My dad’s tea addiction


My father Simon Moodie and me (Ruslan Kulski, ABC)

My dad Simon Moodie is very concerned that his favourite tea, Robur Green Signal Black Tea, has just been pulled from supermarket shelves.

It’s a Blended China Pekoe, with a distinctive smoky flavour.

The tea was first made by Griffiths Brother’s Tea Company, which was established in Melbourne in 1879 by James and John Griffiths.

We go on the hunt for this historic Australian tea, following my dad as he goes to independent supermarkets around Melbourne to buy up as much of the remaining tea as he can get his hands on and meeting other fans of Green Signal Tea from around Australia.

I produced this story for Blueprint for Living on ABC RN, and you can listen to the story here.