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Tea?

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by ARRIVALS, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Morning all,

    It's about this time, after all of my daily admin is done that I get to make myself a tea. It made me wonder, how do you take yours? :icon_biggrin:

    For me, white, no sugar and a hobnob.
     
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Green or white tea for me, that's as healthy as I get!!
     
  3. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Large, straight-sided mug, two standard strength tea bags (good quality), water still boiling at point of impact with the tea and milk added last to achieve a mid-pink/brown. No biscuit, no sugar (don't stir it with a spoon previously used for sugar either - I'll know); add tobacco smoke and consume while still steamy.

    It's a bit archaic now (teapots, for example, being the preserve of squares from the past and/or people with more free time than I'm prepared to allow), but this is my general guide:

    A Nice Cup of Tea by George Orwell

    That said, wet and warm will be fine: cheers.
     
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Yorkshire Tea bag in cup, boiling water, leave to brew for about 5 minutes, come back when tea is black, remove bag, add 2 sugars, milk, stir, drink, repeat in 30 minutes.

    I find a coffee in the morning has the kick I need over tea though.
     
  5. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Brew for 5 mins? That's a strong cuppa tea. I put the milk in with the teabag and let it half-brew whilst the water is boiling, then add water once boiled. By this point the teabag is nicely brewed (for me) and no waiting around.

    This also prevents cup stain-age!
     
  6. garywaiman

    garywaiman Member

    I get lazy and resort to Starbucks for a coffee :\
     
  7. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    In work I go for a straight up normal tea with milk, no sugar, nice and easy for people to remember, I even got the rest of the office off sugar so now we all have the same haha!

    At home is another story however, I have quite a large tea collection! My fave at the moment is Bengal Spice, it's like a chai but even better. Then we have green teas, fruit teas, white teas, all kindsa different blends and flavours, I'm like a kid in a sweetshop!
     
  8. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    It's not intentional, I just tend to wander off to do something else and suddenly remember I have a cup brewing :icon_smile:
     
  9. garywaiman

    garywaiman Member

    Plenty of tea buffs here (might have skewed the positive opinions for my tea packaging designs HAHA :p)

    Being of Chinese origin, I do sample a lot of different teas and my favourites are the stronger, earthier varieties, such as Pu-Erh or Longjing/Dragon's Well - not for the casual tea-drinkers by any means!
     
  10. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Normal tea - fairly strong, white, no sugar. Preferably out of a teapot.

    Also drink green tea - with the teabag still in it. And I love Turkish Chai!
     
  11. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Haha, Paul, that's my method;

    Ringtons tea (none of that poxy Yorkshire crap), hot water on top, wander off and do 5 million other things before remembering about the cup of tea I've left brewing, dash of milk, as many biscuits as I can find.

    Sorted.
     
  12. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    I'm fresh out of teabags!

    Coffee it is.
     
  13. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    In A Pantone mug I won on GDF (or a Twin Peaks mug). I actually warm the mug first. Tea first then milk.
     
  14. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Rum in a tea mug so no one can tell I'm drinking until they get up close...

    Nah, very boring. Medium strength tea, medium milk and half a spoon of sugar. No sweetener, that makes tea taste like shit. Too old to metabolise biscuits any more. I can get fat in under a fortnight.
     
  15. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    I've always wanted one of those mugs, never got around to it though. What does warming the mug first achieve? I havn't heard of that before.
     
  16. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Tea infuses at a higher temperature - makes for better tea (probably just in my head)!
     
  17. byronc

    byronc Member

    coffee mate, i'm more of a web developer... none ot this wet leaf stuff... :icon_rolleyes:
     

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