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Topic: Have some Tea?
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 14, 2009 06:52PM)
I like Tetley's British Blend. I drink quite a bit so go for the decaff but it sure is good!!!
Message: Posted by: balducci (Apr 14, 2009 06:59PM)
Are you partying tomorrow, or are you just going to watch it on tv?

Live reports from the field, you know that's what I want.

Are you on twitter?
Message: Posted by: balducci (Apr 14, 2009 06:59PM)
And my tea of choice is Earl Grey.
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Apr 14, 2009 07:12PM)
The Mighty Leaf tea company makes some of my favorite teas: African Nectar and or Bombay Chai with a touch of soy milk. Honey in both.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 14, 2009 07:14PM)
Balducci..shame on you. This is a legit tea thread.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Apr 14, 2009 07:22PM)
I know what I think will happen, I will be interested in what DOES happen, and how it is reported.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Apr 14, 2009 07:56PM)
I'll be surprised if any brand of tea or tea related activity mentioned or alluded to in this thread can possibly live up to the hype.

Having said that, Ginger Peach by The Republic of Tea is also pretty darned good.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Apr 14, 2009 07:57PM)
Yes I like a tea. I like it more when it is done the old fashioned way; in a tea pot with china cups and all of that. Itís a lot of work compared to throwing a tea bag in a cup. I donít know why really, its something to do with presentation I guess. I like Tetley's. I like coffee also but I am afraid it doesnít agree with me.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 14, 2009 09:02PM)
Well Doug and Balducci that's not real tea anyway. Lousy, obvious, imitation, paid for by others.

Danny, are we off . . . :)
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 14, 2009 09:16PM)
Tetley's is real tea.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Apr 14, 2009 09:24PM)
I like Earl Grey.

It's been cold and rainy in the Detroit area. I've been drinking tea at lunch.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Apr 14, 2009 11:47PM)
Twinings Irish Breakfast tea, with honey.
Message: Posted by: Tom Bartlett (Apr 14, 2009 11:55PM)
Here in Tulsa; the home of the first big tea party since Boston, like our tea untaxed.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Apr 14, 2009 11:58PM)
Herbal teas ..Celestial seasonings..that's what I like!
What more soothing, more comforting way to top off the evening than with a nice, warm cup o' tea?
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Apr 15, 2009 12:23AM)
Oh! I get it now!
Message: Posted by: balducci (Apr 15, 2009 12:33AM)
If you want to have tea done right, try the Afternoon Tea service here:

http://www.fairmont.com/empress/GuestServices/Restaurants/AfternoonTea.htm

And if that is out of your range ... well, apparently, these go really great with tea and you can make them at home:

http://www.yumyum.com/recipe.htm?ID=7899
Message: Posted by: msmaster (Apr 15, 2009 02:34AM)
Earl Grey with a little rice milk.
Message: Posted by: Chrystal (Apr 15, 2009 02:45AM)
So now I have to ask the question...what do you use to drink your tea? A mug or those beautiful English tea cups. I'm a coffee drinker myself, but have to use a dainty cup to drink Earl Grey.

Chrystal
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 15, 2009 04:52AM)
I use a HUGE cup so I don't have to get up from the keyboard. More than one tea bag.
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Apr 15, 2009 08:20AM)
There is only ONE Tea plant.

All Tea is good no matter what, Black, White, Green, etc. It all comes from the same plant.

Store Tea in Tins only. if you can buy it in bulk, but tea bags will do if that's your only option.

Red Wine is the number one teeth stainer.

Tea is second.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Apr 15, 2009 08:27AM)
Earl Gray with a touch of sugar...
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Apr 15, 2009 12:56PM)
Earl Grey is just a mismash of teas...Basically the left overs to make a blend.
Message: Posted by: hou_dini (Apr 15, 2009 01:01PM)
Any of the black teas from Sri Lanka, Darjeeling, and Lapsang Souchong. Tea should be drunk from a glass. It may all come from the same plant but it's processed differently.
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Apr 15, 2009 01:04PM)
You may be right Justin, But Capt. PIcard loved his earl grey!!!
Message: Posted by: balducci (Apr 15, 2009 01:43PM)
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On 2009-04-15 13:56, Justin Style wrote:
Earl Grey is just a mismash of teas...Basically the left overs to make a blend.
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It sounds as though you are forgetting the bergamot oil, which is the ingredient that makes all the difference.

I was recently introduced to Double Bergamot Earl Grey Tea. The other Earl Grey lovers should give that a try, if they haven't already. As the name suggests, it has an enhanced dose of bergamot oil.
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Apr 15, 2009 02:09PM)
I'm proud to say that when early Australians decided to mutiny against the English (fittingly represented by Governor Bligh, of Bounty fame) we had not a Tea Party, but a Rum Rebellion.

Destiny
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Apr 15, 2009 02:36PM)
Good choice, Destiny.

All we did was tolerate French and play hockey.

John
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Apr 15, 2009 02:53PM)
I like tea straight with nothing in it except water (Organic water).
Message: Posted by: tommy (Apr 15, 2009 03:22PM)
SOYOUWANNA READ TEA LEAVES?

http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/tealeaves/tealeaves.html
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Apr 15, 2009 04:45PM)
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On 2009-04-15 14:04, kcg5 wrote:
You may be right Justin, But Capt. PIcard loved his earl grey!!!
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Message: Posted by: balducci (Apr 15, 2009 05:10PM)
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On 2009-04-15 17:45, daffydoug wrote:
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On 2009-04-15 14:04, kcg5 wrote:
You may be right Justin, But Capt. PIcard loved his earl grey!!!
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Speaking of which, did we enjoy hot tea today or was it generally lukewarm and over-hyped?
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Apr 15, 2009 05:56PM)
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On 2009-04-15 14:04, kcg5 wrote:
You may be right Justin, But Capt. PIcard loved his earl grey!!!
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I have been fighting this reference all day!
Message: Posted by: Payne (Apr 15, 2009 06:24PM)
I like my tea, which arrived through a port most likely built, run or at least overseen by the Government. It is off loaded by Union Laborers, who earn a living wage, and, before it is put on trucks -- driven by union represented truckers on roads built and maintained by the government -- it is inspected by Federal Employees working for the FDA to assure that it is safe for consumption.

I brew it in water that is brought to my house through pipes installed and maintained by our local municipality. I heat it with electricity which too is maintained and operated by our local city government. 100% green power to boot.

I drink my Tea in my house which is on a street maintained by the city. If I forget to turn the stove off firemen, all government workers, will come to put out the blaze. The city employees police to protect my tea, city inspectors, to make sure the construction of my house where I'm drinking it, was up to code as it was being built and people to establish what these codes should be.

So because of the government built and maintained infrastructure I can drink an inexpensive cup of tea in the safety and comfort (again because of government workers) of my home. And for all of this we have one of the lowest tax rates in the industrialized world today.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Apr 15, 2009 07:16PM)
I hope it's green tea, Payne. ;)

John
Message: Posted by: Payne (Apr 15, 2009 08:13PM)
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On 2009-04-15 20:16, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
I hope it's green tea, Payne. ;)

John
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Is there any other kind?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 15, 2009 09:54PM)
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On 2009-04-15 19:24, Payne wrote:
I like my tea, which arrived through a port most likely built, run or at least overseen by the Government. It is off loaded by Union Laborers, who earn a living wage, and, before it is put on trucks -- driven by union represented truckers on roads built and maintained by the government -- it is inspected by Federal Employees working for the FDA to assure that it is safe for consumption.

I brew it in water that is brought to my house through pipes installed and maintained by our local municipality. I heat it with electricity which too is maintained and operated by our local city government. 100% green power to boot.

I drink my Tea in my house which is on a street maintained by the city. If I forget to turn the stove off firemen, all government workers, will come to put out the blaze. The city employees police to protect my tea, city inspectors, to make sure the construction of my house where I'm drinking it, was up to code as it was being built and people to establish what these codes should be.

So because of the government built and maintained infrastructure I can drink an inexpensive cup of tea in the safety and comfort (again because of government workers) of my home. And for all of this we have one of the lowest tax rates in the industrialized world today.
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Ahhh, dirty socialist, go back to Canada.
Message: Posted by: Lord of Illusion (Apr 16, 2009 09:51AM)
Monkey Picked tea

http://www.edible.com/shop/browse.php?cmd=showproduct&productId=23

Personally, PGTips with milk and sugar
Message: Posted by: airship (Apr 16, 2009 09:57AM)
Payne, That's EXACTLY why big government sucks. I don't drink tea, and yet here the government provides all of those expensive services just so YOU can drink YOUR tea! It's just an excuse to pick my pocket so elite, pinky-raising tea-drinkers like you can enjoy your luxuries. :)
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Apr 16, 2009 10:17AM)
Twinings, Bigelow, Republic of Tea, Celestial Seasons...Too many varieties on hand to even pick. I have a cupboard literally filled with various teas- Herbal to black, tons of flavors. Tea is a food group.
I prefer to make it in a Russian tea press and serve it in either Asian teacups without handles or in very small teacups (With a saucer of course!)
But even that depends on the type of tea being served. Chai latte's have specific cups (Larger for the addition of copious amounts of milk) as do certain Russian teas served lukewarm.
Tea is an art and a science.
And if I ever catch someone dunking a tea bag to speed up the process, I smack them. You are damaging the tea! Fools and blasphemers the lot of 'em!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: james prince (Apr 16, 2009 10:49AM)
Brooke Bond PG Tips

Except first thing in the morning when half Brooke Bond PG Tips and half Earl Grey

All with milk and no sugar

All seriously strong

All in repeat doses
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Apr 16, 2009 10:56AM)
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On 2009-04-15 18:56, Dannydoyle wrote:
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On 2009-04-15 14:04, kcg5 wrote:
You may be right Justin, But Capt. PIcard loved his earl grey!!!
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I have been fighting this reference all day!
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Danny, you cant fight it. You will be assimulated. (sp, not up on my Borg)
Message: Posted by: EsnRedshirt (Apr 16, 2009 11:07AM)
Gwyd,

I did read a study where it was reported that dunking tea bags vastly increases the amount of anti-oxidants released into the tea, making it healthier. Anti-oxidants are also more prevalent in freshly-brewed coffee (as opposed to coffee that's been sitting a while), which I prefer to drink anyway.

Which reminds me, I missed this morning's cup! Gotta go brew some up (french press, of course.)

-Erik
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Apr 16, 2009 11:27AM)
Erik,
I believe this is indeed true and it makes sense. Dunking forces the tea to break down and release more of its components, but it also bruises the flavor releasing flavors into the brew that are best left in the leaves.
It all depends what you are drinking the tea for, flavor or strictly for health reasons. A proper cup of tea drank for enjoyment should be properly steeped.
Heathen.
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: JTW (Apr 16, 2009 11:46AM)
A nice English Breakfast from Twinings one yellow packet of sweetner and a dash of milk (preferably cream- I do have a sweet tooth). Served with a nice chocolate biscuit.

Landmark tell me you were joking. Its really sad if you aren't.
Message: Posted by: asithlord (Apr 16, 2009 03:07PM)
Yorkshire tea for me
don't like tetley but the wife keeps buying it
I prefer stronger stuff
milk and sugar
mornings are the best time and with toast
Message: Posted by: jay00513 (Apr 16, 2009 04:58PM)
I like a little "shroom" tea now and again......
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Apr 16, 2009 05:57PM)
Longshoremen making a 'living wage'? Dude, they make one heck of a living wage, most engineers don't make that much of a living wage.
Message: Posted by: Payne (Apr 16, 2009 06:27PM)
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On 2009-04-16 18:57, MagicSanta wrote:
Longshoremen making a 'living wage'? Dude, they make one heck of a living wage, most engineers don't make that much of a living wage.
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Most engineers don't work in strenuous, life threatening situations. Longshoremen have a much higher percentage of being seriously injured or dying on the job than does the average engineer.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Apr 16, 2009 07:17PM)
Based on when I was in transportation the truckers deserved more money then cuz the longshoremen crushed 'em pretty often. They do have a more likelyhood of injury than an engineer though. Now that I think of it pretty much everyone has a higher likelyhood of injury than an engineer, well, maybe not an accountant.
Message: Posted by: Tom Bartlett (Apr 16, 2009 10:56PM)
I prefer to pay for my own tea, as opposed to have it paid for by the government, with money taken from a hard working small business owner.
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Apr 17, 2009 12:16AM)
Dunno Santa, I saw my accountant the other day and she was suffering a purdy severe paper cut! No doubt it could have been avoided had she not been stressed by the April 15th deadline!

I met some Longshoremen back in my canoe club days and the wage they were pulling even back in the mid 70's was pretty impressive!
Message: Posted by: Payne (Apr 17, 2009 09:50AM)
Why is it that no one considers the possiblity that it isn't Longshorman that are getting paid too much but that most everyone else is getting paid too little.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Apr 17, 2009 10:03AM)
Jay
I know what shrooms are, but I never heard of shroom tea.
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Apr 17, 2009 10:18AM)
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On 2009-04-16 17:58, jay00513 wrote:
I like a little "shroom" tea now and again......
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Always fun. Not in years though..
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Apr 17, 2009 10:20AM)
Al, I forgot the recipe, but I think we just dumped the mushrooms in a pot of water. taste better drinking it that eating it!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 17, 2009 12:21PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-16 12:46, JTW wrote:
A nice English Breakfast from Twinings one yellow packet of sweetner and a dash of milk (preferably cream- I do have a sweet tooth). Served with a nice chocolate biscuit.

Landmark tell me you were joking. Its really sad if you aren't.
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My son always says if you have to tell 'em it's a joke, it wasn't a very funny one . . . :)
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Apr 17, 2009 12:42PM)
I prefer my tea to be a bland, pre-packaged, well advertised, corporately produced spectacle (ironically funded by the coffee retailer's lobbyist PR firms. But I'm quite sure that has nothing to do with it at all...) with just a hint of acknowledgment of my very real-but-just-below-the-surface distaste of particularly dark blends of tea.

Even though my taste for a good honest cup of tea is very real, I'll always settle for the above if it's shoved down my gullet with a good does of saccharine sweetness and a milky white watered down taste to suit my sensibilities.

Mind you, I'm talking about my taste in particular, and certainly no one else's taste in tea.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Mar 13, 2010 01:05PM)
According to headlines today, I see that "coffee" is the new "tea".

Happy Coffee Day, you coffee beaners.