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TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby robotmel » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:27 am

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In Great Britain tea is seen as a universal panacea for all ills, and the British love nothing better than 'putting their feet up' and enjoying a 'cuppa'.
The quiet gentility of the English tea ceremony is seen as a reflection of the reserved national character.

I was just wondering...

How do you like your tea? With or without milk and sugar? Loose leaf tea or teabags? Milk first then the teabag and hot water? In a teacup or large mug?

Your thoughts...
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:47 am

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Large mug, two sugar, teabag. I'm quite peculiar with my tastes however, as I only like English Blend, Dutch Blend (which has a hint of orange) and Ceylon.

I don't drink tea often enough, I should have at least one a day.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby RhA » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:50 am

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I like my tea when it looks, tastes and works exactly like coffee.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby njb902 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:53 am

I like mint tea with honey.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:10 am

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I should drink it more, but when I do, it's either a small amount of sugar or honey, after the hot water has been poured on the teabag and the bag removed. I usually have a turkey and ham sandwich with it, I don't like to just drink it by itself. I also prefer a large mug.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby alldarker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:20 am

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RhA wrote:I like my tea when it looks, tastes and works exactly like coffee.

Exactly like this.
I use one PG Tips pyramid teabag per large mug of tea, leave it in there for 5 to 10 minutes. Although I do take sugar with that, which I don't do with my coffee.

I also have problems with people who fail to make the proper distinction between actual 'tea' and 'infusions'. I don't much like tea with added flavoring but more than that I can't stand infusions.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:27 am

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I take my tea iced.


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I'm not a big tea fan, I prefer coffee.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby robotmel » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:42 am

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Hmmm, just about to have a lovely mug of tea at work before I start getting ready to leave!
I have a giant 'pint' mug at work, nice English teabag, 4 large sugars (big mug!) with semi-skimmed milk!! Lovely jubbly!! :lol:
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby MagnusPrimal » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:04 pm

Tea bag, in a mug, with honey or Splenda.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby robotmel » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:52 am

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All this talk of tea is making me thirsty!

Tea time I think! "GET THAT KETTLE ON!" :lol:
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby G1 Smoketreader » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:49 pm

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I hate tea but I drink the commercial Iced teas (Liptons Lemon usually cuz lemon stops thirst but I like the green as well) when working outdoors in high summer or a heatwave.(In agricultural fields or Archaeological digs).

The formula: one mega coffee before leaving for work, then an iced coffee on the way, then the still very cold tea to wash out the coffee. One bottle of frozen water (melting fast) until lunch break, then another freezing coffee and very cold water (heating up fast) to last until hometime. Good home food and just room temp water after that.No soft drinks or alcohol.

Winter time, I drink chamomile grudgingly if I feel I need some, or sometimes pour a little chamomile tea or wild (mountain) tea into soups- chicken usually but it works in fish as well.

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Use this as the base for a soup, or, even better, a baked dish. Try chicken-Bacon-Potatoes or else oven pork & potato with mushroom sauce* baked in the oven with the above base, but cut some Tomato slices and put them along the top of the dish as well and let them bake with it.

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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby robotmel » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:25 am

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..TEA!! *slurp*
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby wilcosu35 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:17 am

at work, it's disgusting sort-of-tea from the vending machine, with some sugar
at home, usually a big glass of standard pickwick english blend with a teaspoon of honey
sometimes i do flavors. i like citron and i've picked up some boxes of local hibiscus tea in the czech republic. they have a lot of nice stuff over there that i can't get in holland, including mineral water with the taste of elderberry flowers
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby MGrotusque » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:33 am

I LOVE EARL GREY TEA. Lots of milk and heaps of sugar. But on more adventurous occasions i like to make a locally invented drink called the London Fog.

How you make it is you make an Earl Grey concentrate. To make this you use 4 times the normal amount of tea you would normally use for a single cup.

The next and most important ingredient is Vanilla bean. Buy real vanilla bean still in the husk and open it up and scrape out all that vanilla goodness into the concentrate.

While steeping the tea you have milk heating up on another burner. Use an ample amount if you have guests or you like too have multiple cups.

Once both are hot or tepid to your enjoyment add an ample amount of conentrate and the milk in a mug. Stir and add sugar too taste and the Vanilla bean stack for a garnish. Add sugar if you prefer but the vanilla bean should do the job on it's own.

Super fragrant, sweet and creamy in all the right ways while still light and satisfying. Wakes you up but doesn't make you crazy like coffee.

I'm also a HUGE fan of straight up mint herbal tea. Can't get enough of it. I really like all sorts of herbal teas though. Healthy stuff and warms the belly.

It's in direct contrast too how i like my coffee though. After all the cream and sugar i add too my coffee it's like a hot melted bowl of ice cream. Love it. Gets me too work in the morning.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby robotmel » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:59 am

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monstergrotusque wrote:I'm also a HUGE fan of straight up mint herbal tea. Can't get enough of it. I really like all sorts of herbal teas though. Healthy stuff and warms the belly.

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Funny you should mention that. I popped round to see an old friend a few days ago for a natter and catch up.
He asked if I would like a drink and offered peppermint tea!
I hadnt had a herbal tea in ages, so popped for one and it was lovely! :grin:
Strainght up, no sugar or anything, just peppermint tea bag and hot water! [slurp] >:oP

Well its 09:00 here in the U.K. and all this talk of tea is making me thirsty, so Im off to make a brew.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby njb902 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:36 pm

Mmmmmm sitting here drinking a huge cup of decaffeinated green tea with honey.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby MasterSoundBlaster » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:26 am

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Yeah I'm prefer the commerically processed iced teas. Snapple and crystal light Peach tea are my top choices.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby robotmel » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:59 am

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Had to post this pic of my brew, now contained within my first Fathers Day gift from my newly born son, Daniel! :x
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:46 am

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Had to post this pic of my brew, now contained within my first Fathers Day gift from my newly born son, Daniel! :x


Congrats pal!

My Tea preferences?

When I was a whippersnapper, it was a full on builders tea - which is English Breakfast, half a gallon of milk, and as many sugars as you can add before it starts to climb out of the mug. Now? Earl Grey, Black. Black like my heart :evil:
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby MagnusPrimal » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:49 am

Congrats robotmel!
I love Earl Grey, but I have to have a sugar packet in there, preferably Sugar in the Raw.
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Re: TEA ETIQUETTE - FANCY A CUPPA?

Postby njb902 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:52 am

I never drink tea with sugar, I always go with honey or no sweetener.
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