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

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

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

Post by soft revolution » Thu Oct 01, 2009 14:00

Right, so, there's a British Standard for producing a cup of tea

That's utterly brilliant. Anyone popping round my house is going to get a sytematically prepared cuppa in future.

Just make sure if you do pop round with shortbread it's 'e' marked...
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Post by Final Loan » Thu Oct 01, 2009 14:10

Bloody hell! 6 minutes? That's gonna be one strong cuppa...
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Post by tonieee » Thu Oct 01, 2009 15:49

Final Loan wrote:Bloody hell! 6 minutes? That's gonna be one strong cuppa...
6 minutes seems about right to me. But I do like my tea quite strong.

Anyway the british standard has been superseded - there's now an *international* standard! Unfortunately you have to pay to see the actual standard document.

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Post by Wheatabeat » Wed Jul 21, 2010 15:37

Elvistears wrote:mmm.. redbush tea today. I'm going through a redbush phase.
I've discovered Redbush too, and I'm thoroughly addicted to it. Took me a while to properly come round (My boss at work introduced me too it), it does have a peculiar smell but it's very, very thirst quenching and refreshing.
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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a cuppa: The Tea thread

Post by northernlight » Wed Jul 21, 2010 23:36

I thought that I wasn't much of a fan of herbal teas.

This was before I discovered Teapigs herbal teas. Best herbal tea around!

Their peppermint tea is amazing. Blows your socks off.

Their chai is very good too. I am more partial to the industrial-strength chai that they sell at Tchai-ovna in Otago lane in Glasgow. Enough ginger in it to clear anyone's sinuses. They now sell tins of that to buy now.

I thought that the mint and licquorice Teapig teabags sounded horrrible - but are actually very good.

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Post by tonieee » Mon Jul 22, 2013 17:28

Today I discovered our local cafe (Gerts for any other Walkleys) sells both anorak and twee tea.

I had some twee tea ("to be taken with sugar and old ladies") at lunch today and it was rather nice it has something flowery (Penny reckons it was lavender) and so tasted a bit like Earl Grey.

The anorak tea was a blend of black and green and I've never managed to get on with green tea so I'll probably avoid it.

Next I'll probably try Sheffield tea as it claims it's strong and to be taken by gas light.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Jul 23, 2013 00:27

tonieee wrote: ("to be taken with sugar and old ladies")
That's a lot of things to have to fit in the mug.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Jul 23, 2013 09:51

tonieee wrote:Today I discovered our local cafe (Gerts for any other Walkleys) sells both anorak and twee tea.

I had some twee tea ("to be taken with sugar and old ladies") at lunch today and it was rather nice it has something flowery (Penny reckons it was lavender) and so tasted a bit like Earl Grey.

The anorak tea was a blend of black and green and I've never managed to get on with green tea so I'll probably avoid it.

Next I'll probably try Sheffield tea as it claims it's strong and to be taken by gas light.
I've tried the Sheffield tea. It was OK, nothing spectacular. Like the sound of the anorak tea though. I like a bit of green, me.

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Post by tonieee » Tue Aug 06, 2013 23:53

I had Crisis Tea on Sunday. It's my favourite one so far. Strong and in a cup that looks like an ambulance. One of Frozy had Opium Tea. It came with incense.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:30

Does anyone else find black tea nicer than white when you've got a hangover?

Normally I find tea too bitter without milk. But if I'm hungover I don't want milk anywhere near me. Is that weird?

The vegans will have an organic field day with this.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:42

Can't do tea with milk full stop. However, for whatever reason I do find black tea nicer the morning after some tasty beer than the morning after no tasty beer. A subconscious thing, perhaps, or is the palate temporarily attuned somehow differently to be more receptive to the leafy goodness than usual? Maybe someone can explain this to me using some of that science they have now.

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Post by bulgariandisco » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:52

humblebee wrote:Does anyone else find black tea nicer than white when you've got a hangover?

Normally I find tea too bitter without milk. But if I'm hungover I don't want milk anywhere near me. Is that weird?

The vegans will have an organic field day with this.
I cut out dairy for a while in a futile search for the source of my digestive ailments. The happy result was that I now prefer my tea black. Tea with milk is just plain wrong. Black, half a sugar, thanks.

I think ultimately the source of my digestive ailments was stress and alcohol. I've since given up stress.

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

Post by nicolnicol » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:48

tonieee wrote:I had Crisis Tea on Sunday. It's my favourite one so far. Strong and in a cup that looks like an ambulance. One of Frozy had Opium Tea. It came with incense.
That place was lovely. Too many options. Me and Irina are both tea nerds, so it was a total treat. I had their Oolong blend, I can't remember what it was called. Delicious though.

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Post by tonieee » Wed Aug 07, 2013 13:33

bulgariandisco wrote:I cut out dairy for a while in a futile search for the source of my digestive ailments. The happy result was that I now prefer my tea black. Tea with milk is just plain wrong. Black, half a sugar, thanks.
I did the same but for ethical rather than digestive reasons. It didn't last except the black tea. Now I can't imagine drinking it with milk. I don't have sugar either.

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Post by tonieee » Wed Aug 07, 2013 13:37

nicolnicol wrote:
tonieee wrote:I had Crisis Tea on Sunday. It's my favourite one so far. Strong and in a cup that looks like an ambulance. One of Frozy had Opium Tea. It came with incense.
That place was lovely. Too many options. Me and Irina are both tea nerds, so it was a total treat. I had their Oolong blend, I can't remember what it was called. Delicious though.
It is isn't it? I took Ace Bushy and The Middle Ones there too when they stayed. I think it was the Opium Tea you had wasn't it?

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Post by humblebee » Wed Aug 07, 2013 14:49

bulgariandisco wrote:I think ultimately the source of my digestive ailments was stress and alcohol. I've since given up stress.
:D

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

Post by nicolnicol » Sat Aug 10, 2013 20:13

tonieee wrote:It is isn't it? I took Ace Bushy and The Middle Ones there too when they stayed. I think it was the Opium Tea you had wasn't it?
I was gong to, but Irina snagged it. Mine was better though, so hah!

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

Post by Kate » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:18

I need to drink decaf tea at the moment- anyone got any tips? I've been drinking decaf earl grey which is pretty nice.

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

Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:28

Kate wrote:I need to drink decaf tea at the moment- anyone got any tips?
Yes - don't!

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