Lady Gaga’s “Taste of Gaga” tea is coming soon

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Did you know that Lady Gaga is a hardcore tea-drinker? True story. I think I’ve read that in various interviews, but I never really thought to myself, “I bet that’s something interesting.” Don’t most singers drink a lot of tea? I know when I have a sore throat, some tea with honey works really well. Whatever, Gaga loves her cuppa tea. And now she’s got tea companies – already dwindling from a growing international consumer base of coffee drinkers – fighting it out to see who will get to sign Gaga to an exclusive endorsement deal. The front runner is Twinings (I have a couple of boxes in my cabinet!), and they want to create a new tea that Gaga can be the “face” of – “The Taste of Gaga”. What does Gaga taste like? Crusty old makeup and boob flames, I guess.

LADY GAGA is at the centre of a bidding war – to save tea from hot water. With sales of the traditional form of the drink falling, oddball GaGa – who famously loves a cuppa – has firms fighting to sign her as a brand ambassador.

In the past few weeks GaGa’s management have received offers from all the major tea brands. But at the moment it’s old English firm Twinings who seem most determined to sign her. The company, which dates back 300 years, has made GaGa a multi-million-pound offer to be the face of their specialist teas. If it comes off, it will be a marketing dream come true.

Apart from the Queen, GaGa is the most famous tea drinker in the world. And I couldn’t resist mocking her up as a traditional tea lady.

A source said: “Her management have received a load of offers from major tea companies but Twinings are the front-runners. They want to launch a new tea with her face on it and discussions are taking place at the top level. Names like The Taste Of GaGa are being batted about. The idea is to have tasting sessions in which she would participate.”

“The tasters are coming up with a tea with an oriental flavour. They want to market tea to a new, younger generation – particularly in America, and GaGa is making drinking tea cool again.”

Lady GaGa – real name Stefani Germanotta – is hardly ever without her trusty teacup and saucer. ELTON JOHN presented her with one of his priceless vintage teapots as a thank-you for performing at his White Tie And Tiara Ball last month. But it was her appearance on JONATHAN ROSS’s BBC1 show last year which made people much more aware of her obsession with the brew. She brought her own cup and saucer on to the show and sipped ginger tea throughout the interview.

Normally GaGa doesn’t like to rush into commercial endorsements – which I admire. She recently knocked back a number of perfume offers, whereas other celebrities can’t wait to get their mugs on a fragrance bottle.

[From The Sun]

I give Gaga credit for not going down the perfume route too – and I like what Gaga has chosen to promote thus far. She’s already taken a major role at Polaroid when she signed on as their global ambassador. Becoming the face of tea bags everywhere (giggle) could be an awesome move. I would buy “Taste of Gaga”. But only if it tasted like Lemon Zinger, or green, of Earl Grey.

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30297, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Monday April 20 2009. Complete with her cup of tea, Lady GaGa heads to the BBC Radio One studios in London to appear on Jo Whiley's Live Lounge. The Poker Face singer reportedly threw a temper tantrum at the weekend after leaving her favourite purple bone china teacup and saucer at a top London restaurant. The 23-year-old splashed out £35 ($50) on a black London cab to get her crockery returned to her at her London hotel. Photograph: © Ringo, PacificCoastNews.com UK OFFICE: 131 557 7760/7761/7762 US OFFICE: 310 261 9676

Musician Lady Gaga sipping tea and hanging out with fans outside of her Terminal 5 concert on May 2, 2009 in New York City (photo by ccosact / Meet The Famous) Photo via Newscom

Twit-pics courtesy of Gaga’s Twitter.

 

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  1. Nibbi says:

    i kinda like this about her. tea is a much healthier beverage than other stuff younger people drink and it would be cool if she could effectively promote it.

  2. Ogechi says:

    I love tea so so much -green, strawberry name it…Am not forgetting my hot chocolate :)

  3. Emily says:

    I’m going through a massive tea drinking phase atm, I would so buy her tea.

  4. shorty40 says:

    AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH this chick totally drives me up the wall!! I’ll be glad when this circus-freak of an “entertainer” is HISTORY!!!! Ok, I feel better. LOL

  5. adnovitam says:

    Bottom picture: drinking tea with spaniel’s ears.

    Not a good look with those boobs.

  6. connie says:

    i enjoy gaga’s music, think she’s getting overexposed, but just can’t help looking at her and thinking bitch is fug

  7. oh hey says:

    I can take or leave Gaga, but I might try her tea.

  8. Miss Thang says:

    Taste of Gaga: used dildos and stale cigarettes.

  9. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I like the Whore tea cup.

    I hate when people drink a cup of tea with the tea bag STILL in it, the string and tag dangling out! Why do people do that?

  10. picopink says:

    In what world does someone drink out of a teacup that advertises they are a whore? And Twinings is gunning to sign her to advertise tea? And Polaroid signed her to be their global ambassador? I used to like her music but she has gone too far in pushing sex in her music and her appearances. Children do not need to be listening to her music and she is definitely not a role model to be a spokesperson for national brands. But, apparently, I am in the minority, and morals are disappearing. Anything for the almight dollar. It’s a shame.

  11. Angelina says:

    @Fluffy Kitten -
    What a dumb question. Some people like it stronger so they leave the bag in while they drink so it will continue to steep. Get it?!?

  12. Jillian says:

    @picopink- If I had children I’d rather have them listen to and look up to Gaga than, say, Miley Cyrus. Gaga’s particular brand of sexuality is (in my opinion) healthier and more open than the “don’t tell them ANYTHING except for ‘wait for marriage’” view. I’d rather my kids go into their teenage years knowing what they’re in for, and the risks and benefits of both abstinence and safer sex.

    I like what Gaga does: she sets an example by being celibate, but gives out condoms at her concerts. :3 That’s the message I want my kids to get (when I have them, that is.) “It’s better not to have sex, but since you’re probably going to do it anyways, here’s how to be safer with it.”

    I think that’s moral! I don’t know where you’re looking, but I see morality everywhere. It’s definitely not dissapearing.

    Also, I love tea. I’d buy Gaga’s tea.

  13. picopink says:

    @jillian- Is being a whore what you call morality and a role model? She may claim to be celibate but her videos and song lyrics glorify casual sex with both genders. So by giving out condoms at her concerts she is encouraging everyone to go out and have sex with whoever. That’s moral to you? As long as the sex is ‘safe’? Please explain your definition of moral.

  14. Sandy says:

    Could this broad be ANY more pretentious? Music, art, crap, whatever but Geez what a phony self aggrandizing a-hole.

  15. Oi says:

    I’m with you Picopink. I’m personally really sick of people insisting celeb’s be role models to anyone. I have never had a celeb life style role model. The most I ever get out of them is fashion tips or hairstyles. Why do people need to look up to them? I was astounded when Jezebel and some other feminist blogs went nuts over Taylor Swifts’ lyrics and their potential and- by the way they talked- irreversible ‘bad message’ to young and obviously impressionable girls. It just drives me nuts in general when people want celebrity role models.

    And there is no truly ‘safe’ sex to be had. You are always taking a risk of something.

  16. lrm says:

    I completely and utterly agree with PicoPink’s comments. That is all. Thanks for saying it so I don’t have to.

    Oh Gawd…………………make gaga go awayyyyyyyyyyyyy

  17. Jover says:

    Yes, agree Sandy I’m sick of this poseur famewhore. Google her discography she doesn’t write her songs; their “co-written” like 98 % of pop stars. In this economy do companies like polariod have nothing better to do with their money than squander it on overrated pr creations like Caca. Of course she into product endorsement – her pr people/management team/handlers know her “music” is shallow junk and won’t last so they are milking this famewhore for all she’s worth. Oh for the days of Hendrix and Santana, Zeppelin and Humble Pie, etc. that played real music straight up and weren’t junk product endorsers; their music has stood the test of time, CaCa’s is disposable, and if I want to listen to pop I’ll take 80s MJ and Madonna – at least their music was fun not this prententious empty drivel. Rant Over. Thank you. BTW, I love how CaCa takes faux prog stances on some issues (Gay marriage,say), but she’s more than happy to cash in like any AIG exec. What a farce.

  18. JRP says:

    I agree, in some ways, and disagree in others with you, picopink. I don’t believe that celebrities should be called “role models” or be looked up to at all. They are just doing their job, much like other people. The only difference is that they are more visible.
    However, because teenagers find anything to look up to, some of them are going to find a celebrity and call him or her their role model. What parents should do is have a sit down conversation with them about how celebrities are just average people who make mistakes and have different values and outlooks on life. Lady GaGa is very open about sexuality, Miley is sexual but pretends to be virginal, the JoBros are man sluts (except for the older one) who are also virginal and Christian. All of them are celebrities who are looked up to, and all of them make mistakes. If my daughter looked up to Lady GaGa I would tell her that she should look up to her because the woman has individuality, at least as much as one can have nowadays, and she’s open with herself. I would explain to her while sex is common and natural, and so is homosexuality, casual sex is not. Sex is to be saved for someone you love, and only when you can fully understand the consequences. I would teach her about abstinence and safe sex. I would much rather have my daughter participate in safe sex because that’s what Lady GaGa says, instead of just going out and doing it without any knowledge of being safe… much like Miley represents.

  19. The Bobster says:

    I think it’ll make me Gag Gag.

  20. Angelina says:

    @Picopink, Sandy, Miss Thang, Shorty40, Jover, Bobster -
    If you dislike Lady Gaga as much as you are professing, may I ask why you read and posted on an article about her? Can you not find a better use of your time?

  21. p3rp3tu4 says:

    I am in ! What is a good tea to try?

  22. PICOPINK says:

    Angelina- May I ask why I can’t comment on this article even if I dislike GaGa’s actions and express my opinion? Can you not find a better use for your time than asking why I posted?

  23. Annabelle says:

    Jillian that’s just dumb. “I don’t think you should have sex but you’ll probably do it anyway so here you go” is really just encouraging sex and the “i dont think you should” part gets totally lost. Not the most effective way to teach your kids about sex. Why dont you just try explaining to them like a normal person.

    And I do not like that ‘whore’ mug either — its disgusting and I agree totally with picopink. She promotes sex, just look at her videos. She’s actually bringing attention to sex by saying that she is celibate. if you don’t want to encourage sex, don’t mention it – even if you’re saying that you’re not having it. she’s ugly too and i can’t stand her face.

  24. gg says:

    I might not be buying tea from a dance record singer, like her music though I might.

    What is the deal with the sharpened, poorly painted fingernails. yucky.

  25. DetRiotgirl says:

    I love tea. But, I can’t stand her. Even though I imagine that “a taste of gaga” in real life would have the lingering flavor of desperation and man parts, I’m sure whatever company wound up with Gaga would probably create a really exotic blend instead. So, I would be torn on this one.

    On an unrelated note, there is no way this chick is 24! How can those boobs belong to anyone under 30? That last pic… I mean, really, I almost want to applaud her for caring so little about her appearance. But, then I get a good look at those things hanging off her chest and know that that can never be unseen. Ugh, I wish Gaga wasn’t so against wearing clothes!

  26. matysia says:

    i just cant look at her, sorry..

  27. your momma says:

    well lets hope its fair trade tea. if not shes got some ‘splaining to do.

  28. Angelina says:

    @Picopink – I am not a genius, but normally I try to avoid the stories about celebrities I don’t care for.

  29. a says:

    hooray for tea! plus, i agree about no perfume deals…i’m over celeb perfumes.

  30. Picopink says:

    Angelina- I was commenting on the fact that national brands are vying for Gaga to be their brand ambassador. I didn’t go to the post to just bash Gaga for no reason.

    I think you should have read my post more thoroughly before you jump to comment.

    And why do feel that only positive comments should be allowed and anyone who criticizes a celebrity is ‘wasting their time’? Everyone has the right to express their opinion.

  31. Angelina says:

    @Picopink-Whatever. First you defend your negative comments regarding “Gaga’s actions” and now you say you were drawn to the article because “national brands are vying for GaGa.” Make up your mind. You called her a whore and I don’t understand why the moderators even let you post that. I don’t care to read your negative and judgmental posts. Save your church sermon for Sunday.

  32. Zoe says:

    @Picopink – That’s funny that you were commenting on ‘national brands vying for Gaga’ when you are the one that called her a whore so try defending that. I can’t even believe the moderators posted your comments. Save your judgmental rants for Sunday.

  33. Picopink says:

    Let me break it down so Angelina and Zoe can understand.

    1- The picture on the caption shows Gaga holding a teacup with Whore on it close up to the camera. She is calling herself a whore imo, I didn’t. You seem so offended by thinking that I called her a whore, but don’t mind her drinking out of a teacup with whore written on it. Double standard? If the word is so offensive, why is it okay for her to openly have it on a cup? You have made my point by being so up in arms about the label.

    2-I was commenting on the fact that national tea brands are competing for her to be their brand ambassador, even though her music and image promotes casual sex.

    3- I guess any post that you don’t agree is with is a ‘judgemental rant’. My opinion is no more a judgement than anyone else’s.

    4- I stand by my comments and my right to express my opinion like everyone else, including you. At least I am not personally attacking another poster, which says a lot about your character. Your posts are way more negative than mine.

    I’m not going back and forth anymore. I have no ill will to anyone, just participating in the discussion on this post. Hope everyone has a nice day.

  34. Angelina says:

    I guess questioning someone’s morality isn’t ‘personally attacking’ someone. You sound like the typical hypocrit that frequents these sites.
    By the way, the teacup is a JOKE. And we both know that you weren’t joking when you were referring to her as a whore. THAT is the difference and is not a double standard. You are trying to sound way smarter than you actually are. And you so know that you will reply!

  35. Zoe says:

    Yeah, Have a nice day everyone!

  36. Ladedah says:

    The joke is Twinings and Polaroid wanting Lady Gag-a for their ambassador. Hah! BTW that whore cup is disgusting.

  37. sayso says:

    Totally agree with picopink.

    #34 your argument makes no sense. How do you know the teacup is a joke, do you know her personally?

    Zoe- Can’t you think of anything original to say?

  38. Angelina says:

    sayso = picopink

    That is okay that your small mind cannot comprehend the argument. Go troll somewhere else.

  39. Angelina says:

    It is a cup with the word ‘whore’ on it. How could it NOT be a joke?

  40. sayso says:

    You go troll somewhere else. You would just bust a gut if you didn’t have the last word. There’s nothing to comprehend in pretzel logic. How about get a life besides making sure you reply to every post? You can’t understand what anybody else says that doesn’t agree with your little narrow mind. Of course you are going to have to reply with your usual vitriol and mudslinging. In 3-2-1…….

  41. Stephanie says:

    Personally I love the mug! It reminds me of those picutres from the forties and fifties with the captions. Love it.

  42. Brooklyn says:

    aw her tea cups are so cute! i would love to buy some Gaga tea, I am a tea-a-holic as well. I love that someone else out there drinks it avidly as well. Better than most big celebs promoting Red Bull or overpriced bottled water IMO.

    Go Gaga!!

  43. Angelina says:

    @sayso/Picopink – well you bothered to check to see if I posted a reply so you obviously need to take your own advice and go get a life. Pathetic. But don’t worry about checking back again after you reply to this post, because I am done.