/ Please could the cafe at Outside gets some Redbush tea.

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SCrossley on 02 Sep 2013
Please
goldmember - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc: is it any good?
SCrossley on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to goldmember:
I like it and it`s a good decaff alternative, and the lass in outside said people keep asking for it. Box 60 of redbush teabags, maybe £1, cup of specialist LOL tea at outside £1,20, maybe I will take a flask.
Jamie B - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

This doesn't seem like a very efficient way of putting the question to them. Have you tried talking to them direct?
SCrossley on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to Jamie B:
Me "do you sell Redbush"
Girl serving "No"
Me "it`s very popular, you know climbers are into decaff"
Girl serving " Oh yes we get asked for it often"

and I have been asking there and at the Pool for over a year.

Insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Social Media is the way ahead, which I am using.

Dave Garnett - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to goldmember:
> (In reply to sjc) is it any good?

Rooibos? Yes, if you like boiled sticks.
Mark Westerman - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to goldmember:

No it's not. My Mrs drinks it all the time. You can make your own by adding boiling water to a handful of soil.

And its not tea.

Cheers
mark
Jamie B - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

> Social Media is the way ahead, which I am using.

Interesting tack, I wish you luck. In the past I've seen online campaigns on here about routesetting and entry procedures at walls, customer service at shops, returns to gear manufacturers. Some of these have been quite successful demonstrations of people-power, but whether choice of tea will get the same sort of ground-swell will be interesting to see!

Jamie B - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

PS - talking to front-line staff is rarely productive. They don't care, they just want to get to the end of their shift. Email the management and you might get somewhere.
GrahamD - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

> Me "it`s very popular, you know climbers are into decaff"

No they're not ! full caffeine buzz all the way

> and I have been asking there and at the Pool for over a year.

Exactly who have you asked ? anyone with any say whatsover in the purchasing policy ? because I bet the girl serving your tea has as much influence as I've got.
SCrossley on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to Jamie B: It`s a cup of tea, and using UKC is easy, sending emails to be junked, yawn, I could very easily get the personal phone number of he guy who owns Outside and give him a ring, but really is that necessary?
nclarey - on 02 Sep 2013
Just thinking out loud here - maybe take your own teabags and ask for a cup of hot water?
Clarence - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:
> I could very easily get the personal phone number of he guy who owns Outside and give him a ring, but really is that necessary?

If it really means that much to you then yes, I would say that is the least you ought to do. If it isn't important enough to be bothered telling the only person who could do something about it then why should Outside bother scouring websites to find out someone's preference for South African hedge clippings.
dissonance - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:
> but really is that necessary?

well I would avoid personal if by that you mean home/own mobile but if you are bothered enough to be starting a social media campaign actually speaking to a senior bod first would make sense.
Calder - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:
> (In reply to Jamie B)
>...
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> and I have been asking there and at the Pool for over a year.
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> Insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
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> Social Media is the way ahead, which I am using.

And you think that a thread that'll have at most half a days prominence on a forum that the manager might not read is a better option. Hmmmm - I think maybe next time you're in you should ask to speak to the manager.

More importantly though, stop being a fanny and just drink coffee. Preferably with an extra shot.
SCrossley on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to Calder:
So you think no one at Outside looks at Rocktalk, I would consider that quite insulting to Outside. Maybe they think it`s a good idea and a box of Redbush has been purchased or maybe they think I am a cock, but believe me I bet this thread has been discussed at outside. My work here is done, Adiós Amigos.
Clarence - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

Maybe it has convinced the manager at Outside to never under any circumstances stock redbush tea...
timjones - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:
> (In reply to Calder)
> So you think no one at Outside looks at Rocktalk, I would consider that quite insulting to Outside.

Why?
Calder - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc: I did say 'might not'.
Martin W on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:
> (In reply to Jamie B) It`s a cup of tea, and using UKC is easy, sending emails to be junked, yawn, I could very easily get the personal phone number of he guy who owns Outside and give him a ring, but really is that necessary?

So basically: you've done the minimum necessary to make you feel that you've done something, so that you can then feel justified in your negative opinion of the Outside cafe?

I suppose if we keep critiquing your approach here, it should at least keep the thread visible and increase the chances of it being spotted by someone able to do something about it...
Paul F - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to timjones:
> (In reply to sjc)
> [...]
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> Why?

Why would they ;o)

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/profile.php?id=52485
SCrossley on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to Martin W:
Negative opinion? I have got Outside a shed load of free publicity, I buy there regular, and you think on a busy Sunday morning I should have asked to see the Manager over a T Bag, this is all a light hearted way of me getting my Redbush on a Saturday and Sunday morning in Outside.
Next time I shall pop my monocle in and tell the Gel I demand to speak to someone in authority as the Redbush situation is unspeakable.
Jamie B - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

Your cause needs an online petition and its own facebook page. People power will speak!
Nick Barnard - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

Redbush is arse, they're doing you a favour :)
goldmember - on 02 Sep 2013
In reply to nclarey:
> Just thinking out loud here - maybe take your own teabags and ask for a cup of hot water?

Would that not be like taking single malt into the pub and asking for a glass and water on the side.
In reply to sjc: Good morning. Just to let you know the Redbush drought will be lifting shortly.

We had stopped stocking it due to lack of demand, but as it seems there is now some demand, we're happy to give it another try. Our cafe manager has said he will add some to his next order, so you should be able to get your preferred cuppa next time you're in.

Thanks for the regular visits; we look forward to seeing you soon.

http://www.outside.co.uk/our-stores/cafe-hathersage.php
deepsoup - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Outside.co.uk:
The awesome power of internet mithering at work.

After you've resolved the great tea-bag controversy, if you're not too knackered, could you mend your webcam please? :o)
Wesley Orvis - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Calder:
> (In reply to sjc)
> [...]
> >...
> More importantly though, stop being a fanny and just drink coffee. Preferably with an extra shot.

+1

Wesley Orvis - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Wesley Orvis:
> (In reply to Calder)
> [...]

next time your in there get yourself a full mug of man the f*ck up.
SCrossley on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Outside.co.uk:
Great stuff, thanks a lot :-)
Milesy - on 03 Sep 2013
Do redbush do individual packaged bags? If a type of tea is only popular enough to sell a couple of tea bags a week from a box then sure they could stock it (and it looks like they will) but you will be having a stale cup of tea as tea bags go stale really quickly - they are pretty much stale already by the time you open em.
ice.solo - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Wesley Orvis:

I believe MTFU comes in bags now too.
In reply to deepsoup: We're working on it! Someone will have to go and take it apart and give it a wipe so bear with us.

sjc: You're welcome!
SCrossley on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Wesley Orvis: LOL tastic, looking at your Logbook and best climbing grade it looks to me like you could do with drinking some Redbush
Wesley Orvis - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

hahaha you may be right!!!!
In reply to sjc:
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> Me "it`s very popular, you know climbers are into decaff"

Strange thing to say. Are climbers any more or less into decaff (or into anything else for that matter, apart from climbing) than any other group?


victorclimber - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc: I yearn for the old days when Climbers were into Beer ,and Drugs ####### De caff whats that all about
Tony the Blade on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to sjc:

Redbush = From the cup of Geri Halliwell?

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