When the markets open Tuesday, expect a bump in tea stocks — especially makers of hot tea.
Shareholders can thank Mariah Carey, whose ““They told me there would be tea” request midway through her Times Square set on New Year’s Eve trended on social media — with associated snipes and salutes.
The singer, whose year-earlier gig on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” was rapped, didn’t get the tea right away.
“OK, well we’ll just have to ― I’m just going to be like everybody else with no hot tea,” she said. “We’re going to try to do this right for you because I just want to show my appreciation for everyone that speaks out for justice and tries to make the world a better place.”
Anything to warm the pipes would have been appreciated.
As HuffPost pointed out: “Carey, along with the roughly 1 million individuals who went to Times Square on Sunday night, stood in frigid weather to ring in 2018. Temperatures in New York City hit record lows, hovering around 8 degrees Fahrenheit, which felt like minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit when factoring in windchill.”
A year ago, Carey was doing her 1991 hit single “Emotions” when she suddenly stopped, though her dancers continued performing behind her, as ABC News noted.
“We can’t hear,” Carey told the crowd. “We didn’t have a sound check, but it’s New Year’s, baby. It’s OK, guys.”
Refusing to sing, she said, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”
She got credit in the final minutes of 2017 for hanging in there.