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rovingjack
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« on: September 17, 2016, 09:50:53 pm »

http://youtu.be/6hMsU71YHk4

Steampunk and Tea drinkers are ahead of the curve.
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 11:41:44 pm »

I love tea!
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Banfili
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 02:19:17 pm »

I don't!

But I keep some for visitors!
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 03:38:49 pm »

Tea drinking is what made the empire great! 
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 06:35:50 pm »

Tea drinking is what made the empire great!  

I remember hearing a treatise once as to why British cities were able to rapidly expand during the Victorian era despite the terrible water quality, this being due to the habit of tea drinking - the tea acting as a mild antiseptic helping to, to some extent, cleanse the water* (the boiling helps too, of course  Wink ) As an aside, I find black tea works well to settle a mild stomach upset.

Yours,
Miranda.

* Of course, the alternative was beer or wine...
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 02:59:26 pm »

Being of 100% Irish ancestry, the thought of making the Empire great does not necessarily fill me with joy! The dislike of tea does not stem from anti-Imperial leanings, however, but from a 9 year old with ASD's dislike of the smell and taste!!
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 05:30:30 pm »

And tea is also very good for 'antiquing' cotton lace, or staining paper for that 'aged treasure map' look!
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 01:03:44 am »

Tea drinking is what made the empire great! 

I thought it was gin & tonic - quinine for the malaria and alcohol for the boredom.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2016, 04:07:04 pm »


I thought it was gin & tonic - quinine for the malaria and alcohol for the boredom.


Maybe too much gin was why it doesn't exist anymore?
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2016, 01:01:55 pm »

Google doodle 23 Sept UK celebrates the introduction of tea. Here's an article from the independent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/history-of-tea-in-the-uk-google-doodle-british-people-are-brewing-tea-wrong-scientists-claim-a7324561.html
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2016, 09:06:27 pm »

It takes three minutes to brew a reasonable cuppa.
And don't add the milk until you've taken the teabag out.
(Loose tea is better still of course).
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2016, 02:24:48 pm »

Being of 100% Irish ancestry, the thought of making the Empire great does not necessarily fill me with joy! The dislike of tea does not stem from anti-Imperial leanings, however, but from a 9 year old with ASD's dislike of the smell and taste!!

The irish drink more tea yearly than the uk does, actually.
Maybe try a different kind? My mother learned me drinking tea by using this liquorice tea, that doesn't have as much of a tea taste
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2016, 11:36:39 pm »

Being of 100% Irish ancestry, the thought of making the Empire great does not necessarily fill me with joy! The dislike of tea does not stem from anti-Imperial leanings, however, but from a 9 year old with ASD's dislike of the smell and taste!!

The irish drink more tea yearly than the uk does, actually.
Maybe try a different kind? My mother learned me drinking tea by using this liquorice tea, that doesn't have as much of a tea taste

Just another way to control the natives!
Not going to happen, Caledonian! I am happy with coffee, and yes, I know it's another Imperialistic imposition! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2016, 08:19:17 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA

Everybody knows...

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2016, 11:46:18 pm »

Is it bad that I forced myself to drink tea even though I didn't like it because I thought it was cool?

Even if it did make me a desperate wannabe, my plan worked! I now adore hot black or red teas with cream.
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