- Tell me about posh tea
if i’m using something with ‘real’ tea in it:
I use a mug, add a good dash of cold water, fill with boiling water.
I allow the heat to warm the mug, add then the tea-bag / loose-leaf-swirler, stir gently.
something like darjeeling will be ready in about 20 seconds.
i find boiling water, and long brew-times just make for bitter tea.
this might be true: tea was invented at high altitudes, where water boils at a lot less than 100dCPosted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
Not really posh tea just nice tea…I’ve always been a PG Tips/Typhoo man (yorkshire tea is fine too), but recently had ‘afternoon tea’ at a nice place in Ludlow and all of a sudden we’re buying DJ Miles Original.. Really quite nice. That’s not to say I’ll turn my nose up at a cup of PG now.Posted 4 years ago
You can keep your earl grey <shudders>, by all mean enjoy, but it’s not for me.speed12Member
Tea Pigs black tea is brilliant. I was a little sceptical at first, but having tried it, it really does taste different from ‘normal’ tea bags. I couldn’t drink it all the time, but for when you want to sit down with a cup of tea and a book or something (i.e. not having tea whilst working etc) then it is brilliant. Their Chai is great as well.
Been drinking quite a lot of White Tea recently (Clipper brand) as you can have it black to cut down on dairy intake and because it is a slightly milder flavour it doesn’t have that dry, bitter taste that black tea does if you have it black.Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
speed12 – Member
Been drinking quite a lot of White Tea recently … it doesn’t have that dry, bitter taste that black tea does if you
have it black.brew the 5h1t out of it.
(ALL tea should be drunk ‘black’ – milk in tea is basically the same as lemonade in beer)Posted 4 years ago
Been drinking quite a lot of White Tea recently (Clipper brand) as you can have it black to cut down on dairy intake and because it is a slightly milder flavour it doesn’t have that dry, bitter taste that black tea does if you have it black.
Black tea is hundreds of different things, there are less bitter black teas and more so, there are softer/harsher/milder and everything.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
As above, there are loads of different types of tea, some are mild and are nice brewed for a short time and had without milk (Darjeeling), some are bitter and really need the milk to smooth it out into something thicker and satisfying.
Ignore those who insists you must never use milk. If we weren’t allowed to mix ingredients to get something nice, then most of cooking would not exist!
There is no REAL PROPER way to drink tea – it’s drunk in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways in the countries from where it comes originally.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Thanks all. Some top tea tips there. Shall check out the websites and see if I can find some sort of posh tea starter selection pack or just get some of the recommendations here.
The Tea House Emporium in Bath do strarter packs, I bought one for a mate for christmas a year or so back, they do several different versions;
Coyote – Member
water just off boiling, about 180 degrees 😯
Sorry, I tend to think in degrees F, not C. Water still boils at 212 degrees, as far as I’m concerned.Posted 4 years ago
It’s an age thing. 😉hatterSubscriber
If you really must be a peasant and use a bag, you may as well make it a decent bag.
If you’re talking loose leaf (and you should be) I’m rather partial to a bit of H.R. Higgins’s Duke Street blend as a pick me up, thier Japanese cherry green tea is exceedingly pleasant as well. It’s where queenie buys her brew so it’s good enough for you.
*goes to put the kettle on*Posted 4 years ago
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