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Author Topic: Teas and other Tea-Like beverages!  (Read 1527 times)
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« on: October 19, 2016, 06:08:41 am »

So who drinks what? Don't be afraid to admit you drink lipton. i drink it.

Though I'm tempted to put an order in for Yaupon tea bags. I've heard it's rathr good, and it's native to north america.
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 04:53:04 pm »

Last year I got a rather nice Christmas Spiced Tea which had nutmeg, clove and ginger in with the black tea; I'm looking out for that one again now the shops are starting to sell Christmas stuff.  The rest of the year?  No particular brand, but usually black rather than green or red.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 07:43:56 pm »

I got into Thai tea for a while.  Very flavorful green tea with, for some reason, yellow dye added.
Fabulous iced with coconut milk.

Available at asian markets or, of course, amazon.

A friend gave me some PG Tips.  They really do taste better than store brand.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 09:36:23 pm »

Whatever is in the tin, but not the kiff at the bottom!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 03:38:06 am »

black, green or oolong.  whatever the wife serves up from her vast collection.  She even has a Zojirushi for perfect temperature steeping.  She takes tea seriously.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 04:04:51 am »

I used to drink a green tea called Imperial Gunpowder, which had huge amounts of caffeine in it and which, combined with high blood pressure, eventually caused problems with my eyes. I was drinking it iced, and it I drank too much too fast, I got headaches. Remember, children, if you are drinking something and it is giving you headaches, stop drinking it before it makes you blind.

So now I drink decaffeinated iced tea, which tastes like paper. So I mix peppermint tea with the regular tea, and the result tastes like peppermint flavored paper.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 02:12:07 am »

My current favorite is the Bigelow American Breakfast tea. Mainly because it has 50% more caffeine! I also like Twining Irish breakfast, ginger tea, peppermint, and the occasional chai. I am not fond of fruit flavored teas, unless the fruit is lemon...
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2016, 03:20:38 am »

The Dominion has a chain called David's Tea; they're headquartered in The Royal Mountain City, but there's an outlet here in The Deforested City. They do quite a decent Lapsang Suchong.
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2016, 09:37:38 pm »

I drink tea...ice tea...tea flavoured candies...(well i eat those not drink...)
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2016, 07:57:42 pm »

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So who drinks what? Don't be afraid to admit you drink lipton. i drink it.

Having tasted the insipid extract of gnats waste product, I would ask why?

A visiting university lecturer bought with her an empty suitcase every year which she filled with PG Tips as she had made the mistake of sharing her tea with her work colleagues  and ran out all too quickly
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2016, 08:05:39 pm »

In various Kilner jars at the moment I have Whittards blends of Assam (very nice), Earl Grey (very nice), and Ceylon (ick).   

I always have to have the loose leaf type, at least so far as 'my' tea is concerned.  It's so much easier to buy the stuff too since Whittards opened a branch in Birmingham.   
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2016, 08:40:51 pm »

I've really never met a tea I didn't like.
My current go-to, though, is a tin of Fortnum's Royal Blend.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2016, 09:01:38 pm »


Having tasted Lipton, I would ask why?

Because I am not the breadwinner nor grocery buyer? Because that's what's there? Because as of this moment finances leave the household stuck between a rock and a hard place so putting requests in for 'fancy' things? Not happening.

I would kindly ask you remain polite. you know not other people's situations.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2016, 09:52:26 pm »

Personally, I can't stand the stuff at all (sorry all, coffee drinker here!) but there is an Australian brand, Nerada, which is supposed to be ok.

The Aboriginal Australians drank an infusion from the plant species leptospermum (a different plant from the tea plant or camellia sinensis). ... In 1884, the Cutten brothers established the first commercial tea plantation in Australia in Bingil Bay in northern Queensland.
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2016, 10:15:04 pm »

And I like to add tea different herbs:

- black currant leaves;
- Linden flowers;
- thyme;
- St. John's wort;
- raspberry leaf.
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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2016, 11:20:24 pm »

Anything to say about combinations of these? I know sometimes two flavors when added together can clash and comingle into AAAUUUGH WHY DID I THINK THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2016, 11:53:38 pm »

this is not the recipe. This is the list of possible additives.

And, you can grate the ginger, add lemon and a little bit of cognac. As it warms the throat.
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2016, 02:23:03 pm »

my favourite tea is hibiscus and rose, by the way, but I also really like liquoridge tea (which is strictly no tea because its an extract from liquoridge roots rather than tea leaves)
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2016, 07:51:36 am »

My basic every day tea is Yorkshire (British tea gets much stronger than North American before it stews and turns bitter.) or, at work, Twinings Earl Grey.
Silk Road Earl Grey is lovely but I can't get it here and my step-daughter no longer lives where it is available.
Very occasionally Csar Nicholas - slightly less smoky than most lapsangs but definitely an acquired taste.
Summer breakfasts call for Pink Panther - black tea that tastes like you just finished a bowl of strawberries and cream.
My dessert tea is usually Secret Garden's Secret Recipe or Mad Hatter or if I want something sweet Royal Wedding that we brought back from Sweden for my step daughter and that she forgot to take when she moved into her own place.
Not fond of the darjeeling
I also have various herbal and rooibos for non caffeinated friends.
Ooh, I just checked the tea shelf and found a forgotten tin of Jasmin tea.  Perfect for my last cup of the day.
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2016, 10:34:49 am »

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2016, 04:43:10 am »



Soyer,  or some other culinary catering   expert from the era , has recipes for alcoholic punches made with tea as a bas.
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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2016, 08:48:44 am »

I know a recipe for an earl grey cake if anyone is interested
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2016, 06:23:16 pm »

I know a recipe for an earl grey cake if anyone is interested

Does it involve a member of the peerage and a pot of battleship grey paint?
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2016, 07:54:21 pm »

I know a recipe for an earl grey cake if anyone is interested

Does it involve a member of the peerage and a pot of battleship grey paint?

no, fear not. it involves tea, cake batter and lemon icing.
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« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2016, 11:23:02 pm »

I generally prefer assam or chai when using leaf tea (occasionally I'll have Earl Grey). When using bags however I usually insist on Twinings everyday or Yorkshire Tea (which we use at my workplace), although I'll use PG tips if nothing else is available.

The only other 'tea-like' beverages I drink are the occasional cup of Camp coffee (the closest I reckon I'll ever get to actually drinking "The p*ss of Lucifer") or tea wine (which is so far the best usage I've found for 'herbal teas').
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