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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #120 on: August 15, 2009, 02:09:44 PM »

So, did you figure out how to make your drink, yet?
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #121 on: August 15, 2009, 08:18:16 PM »

No, but I think I'm close.

Today I boiled 3 cups of water, added 4 tea bags, let it steep for 5 minutes.

Than I added 5 roughly leveled tea spoons of non dairy creamer and 4 tsp of sugar.  Than I added some ice and chilled it in the freezer till it was cold.

This still is not right... still not nearly as good but I think I have the right idea.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #122 on: August 16, 2009, 05:10:40 AM »

what is (non-dairy) creamer?
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #123 on: August 19, 2009, 02:55:49 AM »

a horrible artificial product made from vegetable fats (usually hydrogenated) and corn starch....not something you would ordinarily want to put near tea unless it came from a motorway service station
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #124 on: August 19, 2009, 07:26:56 AM »

well then why is it voluntarily drunk?!
what's wrong with normal (good for you) milk, or even soymilk if one is vegan?
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #125 on: August 19, 2009, 10:43:38 AM »

well then why is it voluntarily drunk?!
what's wrong with normal (good for you) milk, or even soymilk if one is vegan?

...motorway service station...

It's shelf-stable, keeps forever, and as long as it's in its sealed packet, you can generally assume that
it's safe to consume, and no worse tasting than the day it was manufactured.


I assume also that it inspired Douglas Adams' concept of the tea on the starship Heart Of Gold...
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #126 on: August 20, 2009, 03:13:12 AM »

a bit like dogs milk really...........
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Holly: Hope they've got some odds and sods on board, we're short of a few supplies.
Lister: [drinking tea] Like what?
Holly: Cow's milk, ran out of that yonks ago. Fresh and dehydrated.
Lister: What kind of milk are we using now?
Holly: Emergency backup supply. We're on the dog's milk.
Lister: Dog's milk!
Holly: Nothing wrong with dog's milk. Full of goodness, full of vitamins, full of marrowbone jelly. Lasts longer than any other milk, dog's milk.
Lister: Why?
Holly: No bugger'll drink it. Plus of course the advantage of dog's milk is that when it goes off, it tastes exactly the same as when it's fresh.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2009, 03:46:49 AM »

normal (good for you) milk

hilarious.

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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #128 on: August 22, 2009, 02:38:03 AM »

today I simply had unsweetened green tea.

put about 3 cups of water into a pan, heated it to about 180 degrees F, added 4 tea bags and let it steep for slightly over 3 minutes.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #129 on: August 22, 2009, 07:07:55 AM »

normal (good for you) milk

hilarious.


oh c'mon, milk is good for you as a rich source of vimtamin and especially calcium. so vegans should definitely try and compensate this in their diets.



Vegan Sources of Calcium

Good plant sources of calcium include:

    * Green leafy vegetables: spring greens, kale, broccoli, parsley.
      It is important to note that spinach is not a good source of calcium. It is high in calcium, but the calcium is bound to oxalates and therefore poorly absorbed
    * Fortified foods such as soya milk
    * White flour (as calcium is added by law) and white flour products
    * Calcium-set tofu
    * Oranges
    * Ground sesame seeds (tahini)
      The calcium content is high but variable and absorption of calcium from tahini is not proven so tahini should not be relied upon as a main source
    * Figs and black molasses
    * Drinking hard water can provide 200mg of calcium daily, although soft water contains almost none
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #130 on: August 23, 2009, 03:26:59 AM »

i noticed from Tiervexx's post, what with heating water on a stove (...now why would you do that if you had a kettle?).... you guys (americans) don't have electric kettles, do you?

my auntie told me about her endless hunt for an electric kettle when she moved to America; therefore i'm guessing most people don't have one. instead, apparently you have coffee machines. be this true? do respond with 'aye' or 'nay'.  ;)



btw thanks Syl for the agreement! :)
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #131 on: August 23, 2009, 07:58:58 PM »

i noticed from Tiervexx's post, what with heating water on a stove (...now why would you do that if you had a kettle?).... you guys (americans) don't have electric kettles, do you?

my auntie told me about her endless hunt for an electric kettle when she moved to America; therefore i'm guessing most people don't have one. instead, apparently you have coffee machines. be this true? do respond with 'aye' or 'nay'.  ;)



btw thanks Syl for the agreement! :)
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #132 on: August 24, 2009, 12:40:22 AM »

dark, strong, mildly sweet, on ice



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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #133 on: August 25, 2009, 08:15:30 AM »

its the ice bit that make it all wrong........
and other people have commented on the lack of kettles in the US.....
how do you make pot noodles? or fill up hot water bottles??? or indeed any of the 1000s of things kettles are used for in the UK .... even the poorest and lowliest crackden or even student flat will have a kettle!
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #134 on: August 25, 2009, 08:42:52 AM »

We never had an electric kettle until I was looking to reduce my energy-usage a few years ago. Until then I had an on-the-stove kettle, which is more standard here than the electric kind. I got my electric kettle from this house that often puts random things outside on their sidewalk with a "free" sign on them. Total score.
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