WHAT A MARITIME CON!
Earlier today I visited the Maritime Museum at Greenwich. When I decided to have a cup of tea, I discovered just how much a con the price of tea is in the museum’s cafe.
I looked at the price list, and the only tea listed was “Loose Leaf Tea” priced at £2.60p. This I expected, as I have always argued about the price of food and drink in controlled monopolised locations, so I decided to buy one (reluctantly).
On being served I noticed that all they gave me for my £2.60p was a cardboard cup of water with a little ‘English Tea’ teabag in it, and a minature cup with some milk.
On pointing out that this is definitely not loose leaf tea, I was informed that this was how they always serve it.
As the catering manager was in a meeting, I managed to talk to the supervisor, who informed me that they had stopped the loose leaf teas, but the price list had not been properly amended.
I pointed out that with ‘Loose Leaf Tea’ there is a higher level of service required than with the use of the much cheaper teabag service, and asked how much the price of a cup of tea will cost in the future. His answer to this was “The price will remain as it is, unchanged”
Thank you Maritime Museum. Next time I’ll being sandwiches and a flask!