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It's teatime! What's your poison?

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Re: It's teatime! What's your poison?

Post  Gazongola on Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:29 pm

Recently, i inherited a box of earl grey that was unclaimed when we moved in to student accomodation. There are six of us on the corridor sharing a kitchen, and the others came to the conclusion that the earl grey and coffee were mine. I was not one to complain. Infact, I suppose I was rather flattered. Now I get a wonderful waft of bergamot every time I open my cupboard.
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Post  Rev. Redmond Farrier on Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:49 am

The Kernel wrote:I was experimenting with a new "expresso coffee" maker last night (a machine, not a barista who makes expresso coffee - he adds quickly)

I use an espresso machine to brew my teas. I just took the coffee basket thing off and put my teaball in my cup. It works perfectly.
I enjoy Twinings loose leaf Earl Grey (bagged just doesn't taste right) most of the time. I also drink English breakfast tea, though I use the bagged there since the loose leaf is so fine that it drifts through my teaball leaving a lot of gritty muck in the tea. I always put a fresh cut sprig of spearmint, sometimes a bit of honey, and 5 teaspoons of sugar (no, I do not have that much of a sweet-tooth. My cup is very big. I can fill 2 1/2 cups from my tea set with my cup.) On my next tea run, I plan to expand my horizons and try a few other types.

B. R. Wilson, I was wondering where the quote on your avatar came from. I have heard that before in a song and was curious as to whether it was a quote or original to the band.

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Post  Lady Penelope on Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:52 am

Earl Grey with Lavender is my current favorite, although I enjoy the occasional cup of Darjeeling with rose-flavored sugar.
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Re: It's teatime! What's your poison?

Post  Shameri on Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:19 pm

Some sort of unbranded fairtrade bagged tea most of the time, rooibos (imported from the colonies, doncha know) in the evenings as it doesn't keep me awake and decaf tea deserves to be damned for all eternity.
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Post  The Kernel on Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:33 pm

Shameri wrote:Some sort of unbranded fairtrade bagged tea most of the time, rooibos (imported from the colonies, doncha know) in the evenings as it doesn't keep me awake and decaf tea deserves to be damned for all eternity.

I agree wholeheartedly about the decaff tea
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Re: It's teatime! What's your poison?

Post  Zwack on Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:39 pm

Captain Lyerly wrote:
A stone of scones?

Except Scone (the location with the palace and source of the stone) is pronounced Scoon rather than scown.

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Re: It's teatime! What's your poison?

Post  The Kernel on Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:48 pm

Zwack wrote:[quote="Captain Lyerly"
A stone of scones?

Except Scone (the location with the palace and source of the stone) is pronounced Scoon rather than scown.

Razz

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It didn't quite work for me either as in North-West England we pronounce scone as "skon"

ie it doesn't rhyme with bone!
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Post  B. R. Wilson on Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:37 am

Reverend, I'm afraid I don't know. I just made the avatar from a picture of a shirt sold on thinkgeek.com. I wasn't even aware it was from a song.
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Post  Gazongola on Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:50 am

I have Brooke Bond!
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Post  The Kernel on Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:17 am

The name's Bond, Brooke Bond Smile
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Post  Gazongola on Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:19 am

*groan*
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Re: It's teatime! What's your poison?

Post  The Kernel on Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:21 am

I'm sorry

The temptation was just too great
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Post  Angus McCarthy on Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:01 am

Bigelow Darjeeling. In the violet box.
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Post  Jester on Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:24 pm

Make mine a White Russian.
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Post  gorbal on Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:19 am

I like chai and almond, not to creamy and sweet, but not to bitter and black either.

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Post  Dandeliondream on Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:57 am

JUst had some Earl Grey black,it was lovely Smile
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Post  hellparadiso on Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:14 pm

Currently sipping a smooth but somewhat bitter concoction labeled only as "English Breakfast." While I'm sure this is, in actuality, a genuine type of tea, the name nonetheless makes me nervous - it's far too generic, as if "English Breakfast" consists only of the sweepings of the tea factory floor at the end of the working day.

I do wish the United States still encouraged "tea time," but sadly the mid-afternoon hours tend to be the most frantic. People sense the end of their day approaching and double their efforts to make up for slacking all day; either that, or they cat-nap at their desks. tongue Still, I'd be the first to embrace such a well-meaning ritual.
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Post  Zwack on Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:33 pm

hellparadiso wrote:Currently sipping a smooth but somewhat bitter concoction labeled only as "English Breakfast." While I'm sure this is, in actuality, a genuine type of tea, the name nonetheless makes me nervous - it's far too generic, as if "English Breakfast" consists only of the sweepings of the tea factory floor at the end of the working day.

It's a common blend. If it's bitter it's either been steeped too long or was crap to begin with. Can I ask which brand?

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Post  hellparadiso on Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:45 pm

Flavia...? They specialize in coffee. We have this interesting little machine where you put individual-size packets of coffee or tea in and your drink pops out moments later. Sadly, I have no control over the amount of time the tea spends steeping. I generally make up for the bitterness by adding a little water to it, which of course dilutes it to an unappealing degree.

Cost aside, I suppose I ought to just start bringing my own damn tea to work.
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Post  Zwack on Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:54 pm

Cost should not be a problem. I can buy Stash tea bags in the bulk section for 9c locally. (It's more expensive to buy a box of the same tea bags for some reason).

Or as i work close by I can go to their outlet store. Smile

Their Breakfast tea is good in my opinion.

I have the choice at work... Free coffee from a Starbucks machine, or make my own tea or coffee at my own cost.

I make my own. The Starbucks machine makes a pretty horrible cup of coffee (it's better than what they had before, but that really isn't saying anything).

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Post  lady sakara on Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:01 pm

i am addicted to Tetley's specialities teas -Earl Grey and Vanilla tea. It is the finest, most drinkable tea ive ever had and in fact i often carry the teabags around with me to make sure i can have a cup where ever i am!

I know ill be brining a whole tube of them with me to Whitby!
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Post  hellparadiso on Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:25 pm

Thanks for the suggestions! A quick Google search showed me not one, but two specialty tea shops within walking distance of my new residence! (Is that weird or what?) So I think I'll be taking a little trip this weekend to check out any goodies found within.
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Post  ms_boo_dreadful on Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:12 pm

hmm... i am a tea fanatic. i enjoy a wide range. my typical is irish breakfast tea. (twining) or loose earl grey... or oat straw... all with milk and sugar (or honey if i have it) but i enjoy alot of different types besides my typical. sleepy time,vanilla black tea... herbals of all shapes and colors.

ahem.... i also love coffee.... i know....im a bad steampunk now Razz Embarassed
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Post  The Kernel on Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:52 pm

Right now - looking forward to a "Pimms No 3" or "Harvey's Bristol Cream" Sherry
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Post  electroginge on Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:53 pm

me? pint of coffee before i leave the house then a double espresso from starbucks between college and the car... (I may have a problem) silent

My current favourite alcoholic beverage is "Old Rosie" cider, that comes in a rather lovely glass bottle with a picture of a traction engine on it! Very Happy
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