Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

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Post by soft revolution » Tue Dec 11, 2007 14:01

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And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by Miss Anna » Tue Dec 11, 2007 17:38

That wins a spot as Most Useful Tea Equipment ever. For great tea.
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Post by Elvistears » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:46

mmm.. redbush tea today. I'm going through a redbush phase. Perhaps its time to give up caffeine again for a bit? Probably not, though. Coffee is sooo nice.

What you drinking??

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Post by Miss Anna » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:48

Tangerine and peach tea. It's a fruit explosion.

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Post by Elvistears » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:51

It does sound nice. Particularly the peach.

Somehow, I always think herbal teas are going to be more marvellous than they are when I drink them, though. Its all in the smell, rather than the taste, innit?

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Post by Miss Anna » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:54

This is true - with the one exception of ginger tea, which tastes brilliant and smells awful. I've got some kiwi and strawberry tea in the cupboard, which I'm secretly hoping won't taste of either kiwi or strawberry. Don't reckon I'll be disappointed.

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Post by Elvistears » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:14

Ginger tea.. great for colds. Also good for your circulation, I'm told. Not sure how much of it you need to drink to make a difference, though.

Kiwi and strawberry tea - I'm not sure that's going to be a taste sensation. I'm hoping it will be, for you, though. Hoping against hope.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:46

Fruity teas are nice, just not with milk.

I know this makes me a hippy or something, but chai is really fucking nice.

I just had the last of the chai I had in the house, and I feel a little sad.

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Post by Elvistears » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:50

Oooh, I LOVE Chai! Then again I've been called a hippy on occasion too.

You can get chai powder from a lot of Indian shops...don't know if there are any in your area?

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Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Jan 28, 2008 13:01

Oh! I can get chai in lots of places. I was just sad because I wanted to bring some to have at work today.

It's cold (for South Florida) and it would have kept me warmer, possibly even warmer than plain tea.

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Post by Contravene » Mon Jan 28, 2008 22:22

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Post by soft revolution » Tue Jan 29, 2008 00:14

Ok, so get this. Twinnings Afternoon Tea tastes completely different to Whittard Afternoon Tea.

I just don't know who to believe anymore.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon May 12, 2008 18:50

Is it okay to discuss iced tea here in this thread? It's awfully hot already here in the South, and I've just made a nice pitcher of iced tea using some white tea bags that have a little plum flavor.

It's pretty perfect.

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon May 12, 2008 20:51

squirrelboutique wrote:Is it okay to discuss iced tea here in this thread?
NO.
As wrong as it was to do,
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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Mon May 12, 2008 21:02

Sootyzilla wrote:
squirrelboutique wrote:Is it okay to discuss iced tea here in this thread?
NO.
hehe. a bit blunt maybe but someone had to say it.

an aqcuaintance of mine whose opinion on tea (and many other things) i respect most highly, has informed me that the best cup of tea he's had recently was in fact dervied from a tetley's tea bag. go figure.

personally i've been trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with sainsbury's red label. i don't give it the love and affection it craves but i can't bring myself to leave because it's a cheap and convenient source of caffeine. this was never gonna end with dry eyes.

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon May 12, 2008 21:37

I get the idea that lots of people who think iced tea is the worst thing ever haven't really had good iced tea.

Also, they likely don't live somewhere where it's over 90 degrees half the year.

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by lynsosaurus » Mon May 12, 2008 21:45

and i reckon if people are getting away with discussing fruit "tea" in here, then iced tea should be allowed. otherwise i shall have to lay the smack down on you tea fascists.

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon May 12, 2008 21:51

I like that fruit stuff, too. I obviously don't have a very sophisticated palate.

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Mon May 12, 2008 22:00

oh no, i like iced tea alright! but it's just not tea. tea has gotta be hot. iced tea belongs in a cold drinks thread :)

on a related note i drink my cup of tea when it's gone cold sometimes if i'm desperately thirsty and too lazy to fetch a glass of water, but i don't think anyone wants to hear about that... yeuch!

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by humblebee » Mon May 12, 2008 22:15

I had iced tea on a steaming hot day in Georgia. I know that sounds like the best opening line for a song ever, but it is in fact completely true. And it was great!

But if we're going to talk about iced tea – and don't get me wrong: I'm not saying we shouldn't – then it should have its own thread, for certain.

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