Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tea Monkeys, Weird Rooibos Facts & More

What do tea and monkeys have in common? Quite a lot, actually, if you're PG Tips, the British tea firm that's been using monkeys in their advertising for a very long time. If you're in the market for some high quality monkey merchandise (golf club head cover, anyone?) have a look at The Monkey Shop.

Did you know (or care) that Simon Le Von, singer for Duran Duran, never goes on stage without drinking a cup of rooibos? It's one of a number of Weird Rooibos Facts brought to us by TeaDotCalm.

If you're inclined to design check out the contest being sponsored by the good people over at teapigs. As they put it, "we'd like you to produce a design for a real tea print. The winning print will be displayed in cafes and delis that serve and sell teapigs real tea nationwide."

Last up, a tidbit that's not specifically tea-related, but which indicates what lengths marketers will go to to sell a product. As a New York Times article noted recently, "Nescafé has found an avid market there for coffee with collagen, a protein found in connective tissues, on the theory that ingesting it will improve skin. In Japan, collagen is added to yogurt drinks, dried fruits and other foods." Oh, please.

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