So, I Wrote A Letter To Miss Manners…

Dear Miss Manners:

Your gentle advice has on more than one occasion been the source of a less than gentle laugh on my part.

Nevertheless, I am finicky & even almost fanatical about this issue: the date format most Americans use is visually not appealing. Day, month, year is a much nicer format & conforms to the logical way we, who are still earth-bound, measure time–from the smaller unit (day) to the largest unit (year). You can actually omit a key stroke, for a bonus. The numbers are separated by a word, no comma needed.
I would be delighted to join you for tea! Understanding your busy schedule, may we make a date well in advance? 15 March 2014? Beware, I will probably only have tea bags, but it’s in the spirit that these things fully matter. Ides won’t matter in our case, March or otherwise.

Sincerely, Thomas Outt

P. S. If can, I will try to get something special from DAVIDsTea.

I was unable to resist the obvious!  Really like the quality & look of the sample cups!

I was unable to resist the obvious! Really like the quality & look of the sample cups!

DAVIDsTEA–Westfield On Market Street-San Francisco

First noticed the art design before actually tasting the tea–That was the initial attraction. I often am tempted by art & design before I know anything about the content. (Sounds like how people meet & marry!). Nearly everyone has heard the old saying about a book & its cover. At DAVIDsTEA (the calligraphy of their name grabbed my attention), you can have both a good book with a good cover in the form of their wide array of teas.

I went to the Mall outlet @ Westfield Centre & asked the staff if I could take some photographs & they were quite lovely about it, not put off at all. I steered clear of customers, so as not to disrupt things & it was a nice experience. They gave me one of their splendidly designed booklets. Appropriately entitled the tea menu. The variety is wide & has several with clever names “cold 911”–“forever nuts”–no doubt to drink when reading Forever Amber?!

I like the teas I have tried & enjoy the shop’s upbeat energy. It’s upbeat without being intrusive, and that’s a huge thing in this world of stress & high pressure sales.

One question I have not asked anyone is “What is Kosher tea?” I noticed that most of the teas are labelled as such. Perhaps drinking tea is a religious experience?
I just seek pleasant flavour.

They sell their teas for individual enjoyment, or as gift packages. The seasonal design we see now looks like the call of Autumn. Happy Tea Time!

DAVIDsTEA--maYbe theY can turn Fall into the more desirable Autumn-Autumn is a beautiful word that wold do well in the hands of the right calligrapher!

DAVIDsTEA–maYbe theY can turn Fall into the more desirable Autumn-Autumn is a beautiful word that wold do well in the hands of the right calligrapher!

I was unable to resist the obvious!  Really like the quality & look of the sample cups!

I was unable to resist the obvious! Really like the quality & look of the sample cups!

The Great Wall of DAVDsTEA!

The Great Wall of DAVDsTEA!

MaYbe DAVIDsTEA will help bring back the word Autumn & use Day-Month-Year format, two digressive cultural changes I would like to live to see happen.  But look how engaging the design is!  Enjoy Fall in the Autumn!

MaYbe DAVIDsTEA will help bring back the word Autumn & use Day-Month-Year format, two digressive cultural changes I would like to live to see happen. But look how engaging the design is! Enjoy Fall in the Autumn!

My thanks to the staff who provided me with this lovely menu!  It's thoughtfully designed & nice to hold & enjoy on its own merit.

My thanks to the staff who provided me with this lovely menu! It’s thoughtfully designed & nice to hold & enjoy on its own merit.

HERE IS A YOU TUBE ABOUT DAVIDsTEA!
You will hear a bit about branding–seems to be the word of the moment–Keeping up with buzz words is nearly as big a job as whatever one’s chosen business is these days!

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