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Post by SirClive » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:37 pm

LOL, how British are we, three pages about a nice cup of tea :D
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:54 pm

I use twinnings every day tea and its a reasonable teabag. I leave it to soak in there for about 3 or 4 mins with a few stirs and then a few squeezes at the end. Finally splash of milk and half a sugar. Perfect every time.
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:55 pm

You can get some reasonable instant coffees (note I said reasonable, not good) if you prepared to pay £7 or £8 a jar. OK for first thing in the morning use.
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Post by OriginalJax » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:58 pm

My old Gran gets tea delivered by Ringtons. It's pretty good stuff.

While I was back visiting Newcastle, I picked up some Twinings Organic Breakfast Tea - now that was nice, but it's a bit expensive.

And I agree 100% with Necronom on the 'correct' way to make a good cuppa. And yes, the water must be boiling when it hits the tea-bag. FWIW, the temperature at which water boils lowers according to altitude. So at higher altitudes, although the water 'boils', it's not reaching 100 degrees centigrade - just something to bear in mind - I learned that on a documentary about aircraft, of all things - while the cabin is pressurized, it's not pressurized to sea-level - go figure! Which is apparently why tea on airplanes is bloody awful.

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Post by Dudley » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:05 pm

Sega2006 wrote:You havent seen how much sugar I put in my coffee on a saturday morning when Im at work. Im normaly 3-5 in my tea or coffee at home, I've cut down to 2 in my tea now though
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Post by sleeper77 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:49 am

Sputryk wrote:Coffee's a drink for the insane :lol:
Coffee saved my life at work in the past and still continues to do so. Mind you, it does give me moments of insanity every now and then.

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Post by djcarlos » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:16 pm

Put a Yorkshire Tea teabag in cup
Boil kettle, and pour water into cup while still boiling
Stir, and apply slight squeezing to teabag against side of cup
Add milk until it is the perfect tea colour
Drink tea
I use twinnings every day tea and its a reasonable teabag. I leave it to soak in there for about 3 or 4 mins with a few stirs and then a few squeezes at the end. Finally splash of milk and half a sugar. Perfect every time.
Don't squeeze the teabag man!!
That's how the evil tannins get into your cuppa in much-more-than-resired quantity.
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Post by woody.cool » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:31 pm

"Can I get a cup of tea on this space ship!?!" .... in the words of that dude from Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy!

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Post by Randall Flagg » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:50 am

djcarlos wrote:
Put a Yorkshire Tea teabag in cup
Boil kettle, and pour water into cup while still boiling
Stir, and apply slight squeezing to teabag against side of cup
Add milk until it is the perfect tea colour
Drink tea
I use twinnings every day tea and its a reasonable teabag. I leave it to soak in there for about 3 or 4 mins with a few stirs and then a few squeezes at the end. Finally splash of milk and half a sugar. Perfect every time.
Don't squeeze the teabag man!!
That's how the evil tannins get into your cuppa in much-more-than-resired quantity.
FFS....Thats how flavour gets into your tea my friend. I like strong tea and I mean strong. If the teaspoon hasn't corroded in some way after a stir, it ain't strong enough
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:48 am

If you're not drinking English Breakfast or Earl Grey then you're doing it wrong. :P

I suppose Lipton Yellow Label isn't bad either.


It's strange, I take mine white or black, with or without sugar interchangably... and depending on what I have got.

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Post by SirClive » Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:09 am

The Penultimate Ninja wrote:If you're not drinking English Breakfast or Earl Grey then you're doing it wrong. :P
You big fat girls blouse!

The only choice with tea is PG, Teltley or Typhoo. Thats it.
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Post by Dudley » Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:43 am

SirClive wrote:
The Penultimate Ninja wrote:If you're not drinking English Breakfast or Earl Grey then you're doing it wrong. :P
You big fat girls blouse!

The only choice with tea is PG, Teltley or Typhoo. Thats it.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:53 am

Dudley wrote:
Tesco at home, TeaDirect fairtrade at work.
Tesco own brand Teabags, made from the crap PG Tips throw away ;)
YUK..!

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Post by Dudley » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:05 am

I stick milk and sugar in tea anyway, not in any way a fussy tea drinker.

I also have Twinnings Lemon and ginger, although that probably doesn't count.
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Post by Sputryk » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:05 am

SirClive wrote:The only choice with tea is PG, Teltley or Typhoo. Thats it.
Bleaurgh! Manufactured rubbish. As are all the 'own brand' blends. None of which can be taken seriously. And as for all those fruit-flavoured editions...

Lapsang Souchong, Earl Grey, Silver Needle, 'Clippers' White Tea, Macha (Japanese powdered green tea) are the only teas worth drinking. Black. Without sugar. Including either additive is wimpish! :wink: :lol:

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