willard- me. i own a teapot. use it regularly too.
tea’s the best. my current favourite is dragonfly huang cha yellow tea, but i do have an entire cupboard in my kitchen dedicated to tea (with at least a dozen different teas in it, and one fruit/herbal infusion too!)Posted 6 years agoz1ppyMember
It’s not as good as coffee
I disagree, coffee’s grim nasty crap, unless in cake!
Let the hot beverage wars commence!
Just to clarify, I’m a PG Tips/Tetley’s tea drinker (will accept yorkshire and a breakfast tea), but you can stick you fancy assam/earl grey poncy stuff up where the sun don’t shine.
Ain’t it great how not even a cup of tea can be unite STWPosted 6 years agodawsonSubscriber
another vote for Tetley from me, none of that fancy stuff!
Used to know someone who left the teabag in whilst drinking it so that it got stronger near the bottom.
In our office there are two types of tea when someone is getting a round in – ‘Southern’ and ‘Northern/builders’ tea 😉Posted 6 years agomattbeeSubscriber
Yorkshire tea, made in a pre warmed pint mug. Its squeezing the teabag against the mug that makes it tasted bitter so just stir it and fish out at end of brewing period. Nice dark brown colour with one sugar. Add a packet of biscuits and relax.Posted 6 years ago
Coffee for breakfast, tea for the rest of the day.nealgloverMember
Approved by the Federation of Master Builders 😉Posted 6 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Can someone please post a link to the scientific evidence that;
A) Tea tastes better if made in a pot.
B) Squeezing the bag against the cup makes the tea bitter.
‘Cos I’m calling bolleaux on that.
I reckon the only difference is in the tea/water ratio.
HOWEVER, I can tell the difference between milk first and milk last – prefer milk last, tastes slightly sharper.
Although if you then leave said tea to cool and reheat in a microwave, it then tastes like you put the milk in first.
Try it 🙂Posted 6 years agomaxtorqueMember
I’ll tell you why Tea is brilliant, it gives you a moment to reflect!
After a long, hard but ride, in the pouring rain, being bounced and slid around, with sloshes of cold muddy water being thrown into your face, the cold rain running off the back of your neck, drips being driven off your nose horizontally by the sharp wind, when which ever way you turn you’re somehow cycling into the wind, your tyres so caked in clag you have to pedal downhill as well as up,
then, you get home,
abandon your wet, steaming clothes and soggy mass of entirely “necessary” bike paraphernalia, and sit in a fugg of evaporating fog, with a nice warm cup of tea clasped tightly in your frozen hands,
at exactly that point you realise you have just enjoyed the last few hrs immensely, the harsh conditions sudden become “character building” the pain and uncertain landing of a slippery tumble on a wet rock becomes an “anecdote”. Friendships are made or solidified, friends united, differences suddenly seem less different.
Riding a bike and Tea, two simple past times that are good for the body and soul 😉Posted 6 years agoHopscotchMember
CHAI its sweet, milkie and drank from a glass is best, you can buy tea bags from Twinings if you dont have the priviledge of drinking it freshly made.
Mint Tea Moroccan stylee and if all that fails a good Yorkshire Tea (picked in Indian blended in Harrogate). Or for a more smokey Lapsang Souchong, quoted from, but If you cant pronounce it dont drink it!Posted 6 years agobrakesMember
I had a revelation recently, and that was that a cup of hot water was AS refreshing as nice cup of tea.Posted 6 years ago
I still prefer a nice cup of tea, but a nice cup of hot water is a good substitute.
coffee is wicked in a good and a bad way, and should be used as you would use any good drug. heavily but with respect.juanMember
Tea tastes better if made in a pot.
The taste of tea as per persived is actually an odour (the biterness of it is a taste). If you make a tea in a pot, pouring it in a cup increases the amount of oxygen in the liquid (a bit like stirring a cocktail) doing so, the quantity of flavouring molecules in the tea reaching the back of the nasal cavity is greater, hence making the tea more “flavoured”. So yes making tea in a tea-pot make some better tasting tea.
Squeezing the bag against the cup makes the tea bitter.
Well that’s easy, polyphenols (or tannin) are the molecules responsible for the bitterness of tea (phenomenon of astringency). Basically, the more you leave tea in a cup of hot water, the more polyphenols you diffuse in the tea. Therefore pressing the bag of tea, will increase the concentration of polyphenols in the tea cup hence making it more bitter.
Any other questions?Posted 6 years agojohn_drummerMember
Morrisons red label by preference here. made in a mug (we do have a teapot but can’t be bothered with all that nonsense).
milk & two candarel clone sweeteners – been drinking it like this for so long that sugar just tastes wrong. But in coffee, it has to be sugar, all sweeteners taste wrong in coffeePosted 6 years ago
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