Jumble Spoiler – 09/08/21

Making Tea: Tea Steeping & Preparation

Visual Description:  Not exactly my kinda brew.


Clue/Question:  She sold Earl Grey, Oolong, Darjeeling, etc.  Her customers really enjoyed her – – –

Secrets to Making a Perfect Cup of Tea


(Kind of a trendy Jumble pun.  Lots of folks are into teas these days.  Even I have actually taken up drinking green tea.  I like green tea with lemon, or green tea with mint.  I was drinking mainly Bigelow Tea, because it’s a New York favorite, and it’s relatively cheap.  But I really prefer when I can catch a sale on Twinings Tea.  It’s a smoother/less harsh brand of tea.  I guess I have to hand it to the Brits, when it comes to tea.  As a matter of fact, they’re also very good with my favorite brews . . . beer and ale!

All familiar old clue words today.  And yet, all of their jumbles are coming up as new.  The only one that I had to look at twice was “ottpie”.  Those compound words always kind of freak me out a little.  The answer letter layout was a tender ten letter jumble.  Sufficiently cryptic.  The final answer slots, with the quotation marks and the hyphen, made for a quick solve.

Fun little tearoom scene cartoon.  I know that some people REALLY take their teas seriously.  Store bought teas, in a bag, just won’t do.  They have to get actual tea leaves, and use those strainer things.  That’s just too much work for yer uncle.  When I was a kid I used to love the Red Rose Tea commercials.  They used to use chimpanzees in them.  They were hilarious!  Aah!  Simpler times.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Aimee Mann, formerly of ‘Til Tuesday!

8 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 09/08/21”

  1. 1 Mike September 8, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Seeing you mention Red Rose Tea reminded me of the little figurines they used to include in the box!

    Hope all is well, Yur! Take care.

  2. 2 hal odom jr September 8, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    I agree, UR. I always have to waver between TIPTOE and POTPIE! One has two Ts, the other two Ps.

  3. 3 unclerave September 9, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I remember this older Irish-American woman, from Queens, I used to work with back in the 1980’s-1990’s. She was very protective of me my first few years on the job. She always used to drink tea, and she always had a collection of those little figurines! Mostly animals from what I remember. She was also a heavy smoker, and could she hold her liquor, so I’m guessing she has passed on by now.

    Thanks, for bringing back a fond memory, Mike!

    — YUR

  4. 4 lwc September 9, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    “Red Rose Tea Commercials”

    Never heard of Red Rose Tea; but, love these commercials with the Marquis Chimps. There’re many !

    Here’s three:

    And, the figurines are still circulating on various “Used Items” markets.
    Etsy is just one:

  5. 5 unclerave September 10, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Way to do some research, lwc! Really great stuff, bud. Thank you, my friend. — YUR

  6. 6 lwc September 10, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Unc wrote: “Way to do some research, lwc!”

    Every now and again, you or your contributors will mention something I know nothing about, so I have to go look it up.

    I suppose my life experiences may not be as broad as others, but at least now, I have the Internet.

  7. 7 LindaLee September 17, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Unc, my latest fave green tea is Tazo China Green Tips. Smooth, no bitterness. LL

  8. 8 unclerave September 17, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Sounds yummy, LL! — YUR

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