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  • unfitgeezer
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    I drink tea. Just made a cup of coffee*

    How in the world do you drink that shit?

    *once a year, for no other reason just to remind myself that it is the world’s worst beverage.

    Tea is for hangovers and washing down fryups.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    far too late in the day to be drinking either you weirdos.

    *slurps at G&T*

    06awjudd
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    I bet it was because you put the milk in before the sugar.
    Try it the other round, it’s a different beast. 😉

    IanMunro
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    Coffee’s just for people who have trouble with subtle complexity of leaves.
    In simple terms if coffee were a band you’d be drinking one-direction.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    How in the world do you drink that shit?

    Hold the cup or mug to your lips, tip it up towards the mouth and the liquid goes in. Drinking. It’s very simple.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Coffee is fine, if you’re from the European mainland or the Americas.

    If not, it is merely an affectation, a rejection of your birthright and an indication of moral turpitude.
    Have a cold bath, make an appointment with your doctor and pray it’s not too late.

    And stay away from my daughters.

    brakes
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    tea is like a session ale, a nice pint of best
    coffee is a strong porter, puts hairs on your chest

    IanMunro
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA[/video]

    wobbliscott
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    Probably because you’ve never had a decent brew. I drink coffee too but I much prefer tea. I never get home after a crappy day at work or a trip away from home and look forward to a cup of coffee. But I’m fussy about the way it’s made and in my experience the majority of people make crap tea. The rules I work to are:-
    1, buy quality tea bags. Loose leaf is better, but life is too short. Decent quality tea bags can make a very good brew. Cheap tea bags are crap. – you’re wasting your time, drink coffee instead.
    2. Heat is the key for flavour. It’s important to pour the water onto the tea bag while its still bubbling on the boil. I’ll hang by the kettle and as soon as the kettle clicks off I’ll pour it. DON’T put milk in first. This cools the water and you won’t extract the best flavour.
    3. Brew the tea, not too long, maybe 1 mins to 1.5 mins depending upon the tea. If you’re at work and have one of those water heaters rather than a kettle then I pre-heat the mug first to get an acceptable brew.
    4. DON’T squeeze the tea bag against the side of the cup. This releases a bitter acid flavour like tannin in wine. Lift the tea bag out, let it drain then chuck it away. Never re use a tea bag.
    5. Add milk but not too much. Milky tea is rank, what’s the point of extracting flavour only to dilute it, just a splash or two.
    6. Sit back and enjoy!

    IanM, well put, sir!

    cyclebiker
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    Wobbliscott, I do believe that you have clobbered the nail on its head.
    Mrs cyclebiker put the milk in first once…I had to have stern words while making it myself with descriptive yet required instructions, terrible.

    bikebouy
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    Tea shops, the new coffee shops here in that Lunnjon.

    wobbliscott
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    Should be taught at school I think. It’s one of those cornerstones of our culture, like proper beer and decent fish and chips – which is coming harder to come by these days.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Marmite on toast. Heaven
    Washed down with a cup of tea. Perfection.
    There’s no way a coffee goes with marmite.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    A little experiment:

    1. Make two cups of tea, one with the milk in first, one with the milk in last.

    2. Taste both, noting the difference:
    Milk first tastes smoother and is bland.
    Milk last tastes better – a more complex drink fit for adults, not some pale emulsion fit only for infants.

    3. Allow the drink made with milk in last to cool, then reheat in the microwave.
    It will now taste the same as if you had put the milk in first.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    If not, it is merely an affectation, a rejection of your birthright and an indication of moral turpitude.
    Have a cold bath, make an appointment with your doctor and pray it’s not too late.

    god, I’m actually slightly ashamed of myself…* 😆

    *I would agree with you, but it tastes so…tea-ish.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Milk in your tea? Tsk, uncultured yokels….
    Tea should be enjoyed black, not diluted with cow feed…
    Squeeze the bag? Unforgivable! The bag acts as a filter, retaining impurities. Boiling water, short brew, NO SQUEEZE….perfect. 🙂

    joolsburger
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    Tea with milk, what is this the bloody stone age?

    I swear I can hear Land of hope and glory playing in the background…

    I do drink mainly coffee, but if forced to choose only one for the rest of my life, it would have to be tea. I’m British by god.

    P.S. leave bag in- gets stronger as you go down the mug. yum.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    I drink coffee. Just made a cup of tea*

    How in the world do you drink that shit?

    *once a year, for no other reason just to remind myself that it is the world’s worst beverage.

    Premier Icon benji
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    Nevermind all that it’s cocoa time, so that’s good night from me zzzzz

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I like tea. I like coffee.

    It’s far easier to make a shit cup of tea than a shit cup of coffee. (Which is why I started drinking coffee in the first place.)

    The whole ‘milk in first’ thing relates to bone china teacups and teapots. It’s at best irrelevant when you’ve got a mug and a teabag. What Wobbliscott said is largely correct (though I’d dispute the loose-leaf comment).

    Sugar in tea is evil (assuming the English norm of black tea with milk).

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    The mug has to be bone china for best results.
    When we go for a meal I will have a beer with my starter but when my main course comes it has to be tea.
    There isn’t a meal that tea doesn’t taste great with.

    Dangerboy
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    Tea is fantastic, to be enjoyed in volume.
    The dangerhousehold has been enjoying punjana (? An irish brand!) of late, cheap as chips from morissons and loads better than yorkshire. Yum.

    twoniner
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    Probably because you’ve never had a decent brew. I drink coffee too but I much prefer tea. I never get home after a crappy day at work or a trip away from home and look forward to a cup of coffee. But I’m fussy about the way it’s made and in my experience the majority of people make crap tea. The rules I work to are:-
    1, buy quality tea bags. Loose leaf is better, but life is too short. Decent quality tea bags can make a very good brew. Cheap tea bags are crap. – you’re wasting your time, drink coffee instead.
    2. Heat is the key for flavour. It’s important to pour the water onto the tea bag while its still bubbling on the boil. I’ll hang by the kettle and as soon as the kettle clicks off I’ll pour it. DON’T put milk in first. This cools the water and you won’t extract the best flavour.
    3. Brew the tea, not too long, maybe 1 mins to 1.5 mins depending upon the tea. If you’re at work and have one of those water heaters rather than a kettle then I pre-heat the mug first to get an acceptable brew.
    4. DON’T squeeze the tea bag against the side of the cup. This releases a bitter acid flavour like tannin in wine. Lift the tea bag out, let it drain then chuck it away. Never re use a tea bag.
    5. Add milk but not too much. Milky tea is rank, what’s the point of extracting flavour only to dilute it, just a splash or two.
    6. Sit back and enjoy!

    Nuff said, well done that man although I would have to throw a china cup in there for the ultimate taste, mugs are no good for tea.

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    cocoa

    ewww
    less worse than ovaltine though

    Tea needs to be real proper tea, like Assam or something. And not Earl Grey. That’s just weird.

    iolo
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    Teabag in the cup? Are you mad?
    Use a teapot. 3 minutes minimum. Colour is not flavour.
    Milk in first to protect the china.
    Sup it like a fine wine.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I bet the OP drinks instant coffee too. Lost cause

    Tea in a pot.
    Tetleys, typhoo, yorkshire, pg are not tea just floor sweepings in a bag.

    If you must use tea bags get something with some proper tea in them.

    Use a pot,

    Use a teapot. 3 minutes minimum[b]the right time for the tea[/b]. Colour is not flavour.

    warm it, put the required amount of leaves in. Use the correct temperature of water for the type of tea – there are many types of tea all need brewed differently. A tea ball or infuser can be used to get the leaves in the water for the right amount of time.

    Milk or no milk, depends on the tea and your mood, some are absolute no’s some are personal preference.

    Tea is a complex beast which needs treating with respect. Same as coffee needs to be made properly.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Pick the tea you like too

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Clipper tea.

    rogerthecat
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    Sipping black Lapsang as I read this, get experimental with tea, loads of subtle flavour variations if you drink it without milk or sugar and use loose leaf tea.
    Is there a, correlation between preferring tea/coffee and that of dogs/cats?

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    All you need to know about what tea means to some people. Not work safe because it is a bit sweary.

    Doc Brown : Tea rap.

    jonah tonto
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    if im working at someone’s house and they offer me a brew, i always go for coffee.
    a crap cup of tea is terrible but a crap cup of coffee is manageable.

    at home though its good espresso in the morning with a dash of milk. then good cups of tea until it’s beer o’clock. anyone bringing ‘freeze dried’ stuff into my house is asked to leave.

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    Use a pot

    Use the door blud…
    Teapots are for stewing…Might as well drink gravy.
    Folks who drink tea black(how it should always be) normally shun a pot, as it stews the delicate flavours.
    🙂

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    If you live dahn sarf, you get crap tea regardless because the water’s s?t?u?p?i?d? too soft.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Teapots are for stewing…Might as well drink gravy.
    Folks who drink tea black(how it should always be) normally shun a pot, as it stews the delicate flavours.

    Then remove the tea leaves using the handy infuser/tea ball/basket
    http://t2tea.com/teaware/accessories/general/?start=9

    Houns
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    Coffee is vile, an insult to the taste buds. But it’s obviously become fashionable over the last few years to ponce around in a generic coffee shop spending £2+ on something that tastes like the stuff you chip off the bottom of the pan after you’ve burnt some baked beans. Most people don’t even like the taste of it so have to disguise it with various offerings of milk, sugar, syrups, chocolate shavings etc, but as long as they can be seen supping from their cup that’s all that matters

    Me? Give me a mug of good old Yorkshire Tea, add milk. Bosh™ Perfect

    unovolo
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    Nowt wrong with a Skinnymachilatteespressocaramelfrappechino with squirty cream and marshmallows on top.

    Personally I cannot stand the stuff(tea) and will only drink it under duress,but then I like Rootbeer must have been a Yank in a former life.

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