Red Rose Tea

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Red Rose Tea

PostWed Dec 20, 2017 7:49 am

How many remember this ad for Red Rose Tea. I always thought it was based on Louis Prima and his band.

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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostWed Dec 20, 2017 7:56 am

Is this on the right board?
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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostWed Dec 20, 2017 8:13 am

elliothearst wrote:Is this on the right board?


Nope. Sorry.
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PostWed Dec 20, 2017 8:41 am

Moved it to what seemed the right board to me.
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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostWed Dec 20, 2017 5:40 pm

Wow! I haven't seen that since the early 1960's. That commercial usually ran weekdays on our ABC affiliate just before THE GALE STORM SHOW came on. I was a kid then, but remember it vividly. Thank you for the post.
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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostThu Dec 21, 2017 10:24 am

At some point they must have stopped selling Red Rose Tea in the United States, since I grew up with TV ads where the tag line was "Red Rose Tea ... only in Canada, you say? (character takes a sip) Pity!"

In Saint John, N.B., there's still a large brick building with the Red Rose Tea logo promptly displayed. Here in Halifax we had the Morse's Tea Building, but some bottom-feeding developer decided to paint over the logo.
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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostThu Dec 21, 2017 11:19 am

We only watched Boston stations when I was a kid, so this had to have run there. I also remember the tea bags but haven't seen it in a long time. Of course I haven't bought a tea bag in several decades either.
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PostThu Dec 21, 2017 1:43 pm

drednm wrote:We only watched Boston stations when I was a kid, so this had to have run there. I also remember the tea bags but haven't seen it in a long time. Of course I haven't bought a tea bag in several decades either.


That reminds me of an old Newfie joke that Stephen will also surely remember.

A Newf, his wife, and two other couples "from away" are having tea together, and the Newfie is watching the mainlander males for tips on behaving like a gentleman.

One mainlander asks his wife, "Pass the sugar, sugar."

The other mainlander asks his wife, "Pass the honey, honey."

The Newfie suavely asks his wife, "Pass the tea, bag."

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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostThu Dec 21, 2017 2:15 pm

It was the brand of tea in my household.... that, and the stuff from the Chinese restaurants, of course.

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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostThu Dec 21, 2017 11:56 pm

Red Rose has always been a big seller in New Jersey. I have a box in the cabinet over my stove

For a long time in recent years every box came with a little ceramic figurine of some sort of wildlife. Heavy tea drinkers would amass a veritable Noah's Ark of the creatures.
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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 10:30 am

boblipton wrote:It was the brand of tea in my household.... that,, and the stuff from the Chinese restaurants, of course.

Bob


Bob, you didn't sooner Lipton?
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Re: Red Rose Tea

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 10:43 am

drednm wrote:
boblipton wrote:It was the brand of tea in my household.... that,, and the stuff from the Chinese restaurants, of course.

Bob


Bob, you didn't sooner Lipton?


Worst tea imaginable.

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