'British Airways (IAG) said it plans to introduce tea with with stronger flavor to serve aboard flights to make up for the muting effects of high altitudes on peopleís sense of taste.
The carrier and Associated British Foods Plc (ABF)ís Twinings brand cooperated on the new blends, which will be offered in all cabin classes starting Feb. 1, the London-based airline said today in a statement. '
I haven't come across many threads complaining about the quality of tea on FT, but here you go.
Programs: BA Gold (GGL), Hilton Diamond, AA Gold, US Silver, Marriott Gold
I am not sure about this tea, but I think that there has been a significant 'negative enhancement' of the tea in GF. The old Twinning's in the black sachet was super IMHO, and had the advantage of being compacte nough that one could grab a decent handful to stuff in one's pocket, thus ensuring a good cuppa in the morning in some distant hotel.
The new red & white packaged tea bags contain something that produces a brew close to gnat's pee. Also, the bags are so bulky that even a few fill your pockets like a shop lifter at the Woolies' sweet counter.
Luckily, there still seem to be a supply of black packets in T3 GF.
Every day when I wake up..........
As a tea drinking person, this is one of my main irritation. Normally I bring my own tea bags, but if available on board, I find that the strong teas covers the "strange" taste of the onboard boiled water.
I think this is brilliant. Nice to see that BA are taking iniciative. No where does it mention that the other Twinning's Teas will be enhanced away. In fact that article says quite the contrary. Good real enhancement for those passengers travelling in WT, WT+, and ET as the current "BA Blend" can be quite weak. I welcome the Assam blend, and us people in steerage will now have a good quality tea.