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Drinking tea

Postby Serg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:24 pm

Hi, people!
Please, tell me - in what countries people are drinking true tea (no tea bugs) often enough? (I expect to hear your own observations, but not Wikipedia cites.)

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Re: Drinking tea

Postby tarek » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:20 am

Hi Serg,

People all over the world have converted to tea bags as they are more convenient and less messy.

There are different tea bag qualities as well.
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby Mathimagics » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:42 am

Hi Serg,

Both my daughter and I prefer real tea. The best tea's can be chosen, and the results are (we think) far more satisfying (and environmentally better, tea leaves can be composted, tea bags require paper to produce, etc).

I live on my own, so I don't make it by the pot. I just use one of those "in the mug" infusers with a lid.

Real tea is alive and well in Australia (specialist tea shops still exist), but is probably is now in the minority, judging by tea-bag dominance in supermarket shelves.

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Re: Drinking tea

Postby tarek » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:49 pm

Drinking tea is ritualistic to some. For others tea can be consumed ANYTIME during the day. In some cultures it is not uncommon to keep a pot of tea ready at all times :lol:.

Even better is the concentrated tea pot which you then dilute to your taste with boiled water. This is not uncommon when there is a large group of people around.

There are many cultural influences in all what I'm saying. Other people can tell you their interesting views as well.

I drink my tea without any milk. It is difficult to drink it in that situation without sugar/sweetener, something I had to get used to over the years. If you are a tea connoisseur it will be difficult to accept tea bags. As I mentioned above there are some high end tea bags (Pyramidal in shape) which propose containing tea leaves!

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Re: Drinking tea

Postby HATMAN » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:44 pm

I avoid stolen tea but getting Chinese tea is nigh impossible here and I have not had any Chinese friends visit in a while. OK my last trip to London was excessively busy and I did not get to Chinatown.
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby rjamil » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:17 am

What is tea for us?
• Sleepy? Have tea.
• Headache? Have tea.
• Tired? Have tea.
• Mood off? Have tea.
• Feeling cold? Have tea.
• Want a Samosa? Must have tea.
• Late night study? Have tea.
• Party with friends? tea is a must.
• Not well? Have Ginger+honey tea .
• Zero figure? Have green tea.
• Pocket money, bonus, salary day? Make tea for your parents.
• Guests? Make tea.
• Waiting for train? Have tea.
• Watching TV? Have tea.
• Rainy Day: have tea.

Tea is like opium for us. It's like “if you want success then have tea”.

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Re: Drinking tea

Postby Mathimagics » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:34 pm

:lol:
Don't forget these:
  • doing Sudoku? Have tea!
  • doing Kakuro? Have tea!
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby rjamil » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:20 pm

Mathimagics wrote::lol:
Don't forget these:
  • doing Sudoku? Have tea!
  • doing Kakuro? Have tea!

In future, if someone would like to share time to solve any sudoku variant puzzle, one should also share cup of teas (or any hot/cold/soft drinks/beverages or smokes cigarette/cigar, etc.) consumed during solving the puzzle. :idea:

By the way, anybody reuse tea bags by adding hot water? Me, no.

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Re: Drinking tea

Postby Mathimagics » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:06 am

rjamil wrote:By the way, anybody reuse tea bags by adding hot water? Me, no.


Using tea bags is bad enough, recycling them is worse ...

But the ultimate crime surely has to be the addition of milk and hot water at the same time! Yuk! :?
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby mith » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:17 pm

Keemun is my loose tea of choice. It's lovely. I got to sample a bunch of tea last time I was in China, and it was by far my favorite (though I brought home some nice green tea as well).

(I'm a heathen and use tea bags too, though...)
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby StrmCkr » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:48 pm

Scalding milk with boiking water to break down lipid acids then steepping english breakfast tea in it
My way to go (old European way of making tea)
Those that spoil tea with crream or milk after ick

Tea baller, leave a metalic flavour dont kike them
Tea bags - its just a sachet same thing used for soups and stocks - the staple though see above. Nonstaple then its just cheese cloth which is fine.

Straight in the water- then its a question of what straining method you use... Both involve the top methods but less contamination of metal...

Or just drink them... Ick...
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby Mathimagics » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:13 pm

mith wrote:Keemun is my loose tea of choice. It's lovely.

I love it too! 8-)

Back in the old days, when Twinings sold many more types of tea than they do now, in really nice tins, my favourites were "Prince of Wales" (a Keemun blend), "Queen Mary" (a Darjeeling blend), and "Orange Pekoe" ...
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby mith » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:47 pm

I actually have (in tea bag form) their Prince of Wales and Darjeeling teas right now. (I also like their Irish Breakfast, for something a bit stronger in the morning.)
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby StrmCkr » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:21 am

Pekoe is the leave cut size
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Re: Drinking tea

Postby enxio27 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:48 am

For many Texans, southern-US-style sweet tea is the only choice. I try to cut out the carbs as much as possible, so I prefer to sweeten my tea with stevia instead. I do like to make herbal teas and infusions, as well. One of my favorites is a chai made from equal parts nettle, oatstraw, peppermint leaf, and raspberry leaf and infused (steeped) at least four hours. I mix the strained infusion half and half with milk and add a bit of honey and a pinch of cayenne. Ginger-lemon-honey tea and chamomile tea are staples at our house, as well.
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