Okay the judges are retiring to consider your suggestions for the name of our new vanilla and rhubarb rooibos tea.
As we explained here, the winner will get a free Afternoon Tea for two (worth £28), a gourmet pouch of tea emblazoned with the winning name (worth about £5) and a free pot of that blend whenever they visit Metrodeco in the next year.
There were so many excellent entries, our panel of experts has asked for an extra 24 hours to deliberate.
Don’t be frightened to try and sway their decision in the comments section below!
So – in no particular order – here are the choices:
2. Gold Dust by Sandra Duquenne from the 1931 film ‘Gold Dust Gertie’ – Sandra adds: “Gold dust also refers to South Africa (rooibos tea), dust is like the dry ground in Africa and gold is reminiscent of vanilla.”
4. The Great Gatsby, also by Robin because it was written in the 1930s (by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
6. Roobarb’s Delight, also by Michelle for the same reason
7. Rhunilla’s come here Rooibos (can you get it up?) by Greg Dreyfus
10. The Ghost of Vanilla, also by Rosie
11. Pellissier Silk by Julie Barnett, who says “silk picks up on the smooth taste of vanilla and the Pellissier Building is one of the most famous examples of art deco in the US.
12. Ring-a-Ding Rooibos by The Brighton Hussey, who says: “I got that from a 1930s jive talking dictionary … it means ‘having a good time’…”
15. Rhubarb at Nightfall, also by Nina after ‘Rumour at Nightfall’ by Graham Greene
16. Terracotta Sunburst by Mike because terracotta encapsulates the ‘red’ of redbush and sunburst was a common art deco motif
17. Wedding Belles also by Mike because Metrodeco’s own Helen has just got engaged!
18. Tango Tickle by Ess Kore
19. Candy Girl by Sarah after the song and the fact that candy would be the rhubarb and custard element in reference to vintage sweets.
20. Noel Coward’s Rouge by Justin who says he was “playing about with ideas along the lines of ‘Cowardy Custard’ and so on…”
21. Mackintosh tea by Debbie who adds: “Gorgeous clean lines for a gorgeous clean cuppa”
22. Rhubanilla by Eudalia
23. Red Airport Tea by Vicky Townshend (aka FlyingRoobarb)
24. An Understated Romance by Henry Sayers
25. Fes-tea-val tea by Brighton & Hove Food Festival