British Tea Fan Got Her Final Request To Be Buried In A Giant Tea Box

A tea lover from the U.K. now has an interesting final resting place. She was buried in a coffin designed as a box of her favourite tea brand.  Tina Watson, 73, had her unusual last request fulfilled at her funeral Friday in Leicester when she was buried in a red Typhoo tea coffin.  Watson’s daughter said she gave specific instructions before her death from heart failure, objecting to a typical wooden coffin.  “I want to be buried in a coffin that looks like a giant box of tea bags,” the mom reportedly said.  The request was fitting for the tea enthusiast, who guzzled as many as 40 cups of tea a day, the outlet reported.  “It’s typical of mom,” her daughter Debs Donovan said. “She had a wicked sense of humor and drank about 30 or 40 cups of tea a day, every day.”  Guests watched as the custom coffin, which read “Typhoo: Great British Tea since 1903,” arrived in a hearse at the Gilroes Crematorium.  “I just know mom would be looking down and laughing like a drain at her coffin,” her daughter said.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan