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Cross Country Trains buffet car, train to Reading

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Tea and other free stuff from the Cross Country trains buffet car

Tea and other free stuff from the Cross Country Trains buffet car

On my way home from Sheffield I was travelling first class as all the cheaper advance fares had sold out and I was looking forward to my cup of free tea. On the weekends you need to go to the buffet car to get your complimentary beverage but apparently during the week it’s table service. First class travellers in Cross Country Trains also get more free stuff than just free tea and as it was a long journey the lady in the buffet car offered me one of everything and I accepted (purely for research purposes, you understand). I held on tight to my brown paper bag of goodies and made my way back through the train to my seat to see what I had.

The tea was much better than I had expected (that’ll be the fairtrade Clipper teabags again) and the complimentary biscuits were much appreciated. I was also given a packet of nuts, crisps and a bottle of water.

Teapot? No.
Leaf tea? No, but at least the teabags were Clipper.
Milk jug? No, it was those stupid little pots again.
Price? Complimentary.
Cake? No, but I did get biscuits.
Go again? Yes.

Author: tealeaves

I like tea and if possible, I'd like it to be loose leaf rooibos in a pot served with milk in a little jug. I'll try and find the places that do this and I'll tell you what they're like. Let me know if you can think of any cafes I haven't covered, I'll get to them if I can.

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