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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #90 on: July 19, 2009, 09:44:03 PM »

It would seem that our Colonial friends stil think that Tea is some sort of sugar beverage to be drunk in a myriad of unneccesarily complex and artifical ways...............
please just try a nice cup of tea made with a decent kettle and some well chosen tea leaves

I hope you're not talking to me since the drink I'm addicted to just consists of black tea, non dairy creamer and sugar...

I'm going to experiment with how to create it sooner or later...
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #91 on: July 20, 2009, 02:31:13 AM »

It would seem that our Colonial friends stil think that Tea is some sort of sugar beverage to be drunk in a myriad of unneccesarily complex and artifical ways...............
please just try a nice cup of tea made with a decent kettle and some well chosen tea leaves
that is a nice simple cup of tea!   I was refering to those that seem to want to add Tapioca (which is a horrible school pudding)

I hope you're not talking to me since the drink I'm addicted to just consists of black tea, non dairy creamer and sugar...

I'm going to experiment with how to create it sooner or later...
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2009, 05:51:22 AM »

Tapioca makes my sking crawl.

I fell in love with Vitasoy Lemon tea when I was in Hong Kong:


And their malted and chocolate soy milk! It is so awesome.
The tea is tasty because it still tastes like tea. So often ice tea is sweetened/flavoured ridiculously and is yuck.

I just recently discovered that our chinese supermarket stocks all the vitasoy drinks and therefore have an expensive new addiction...

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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2009, 10:51:02 AM »

For one album, Ginger Baker joined Masters Of Reality. He wrote a song called "T.U.S.A.".

"Now this is serious! If theres one thing in this country that really bothers me
Is the inability of Yanks to make a good cup of tea
Instructions are printed on the teabag
But either they can't read
Or they think it's a gag

Pour boiling water over the tea
How simple and clear can the instructions be?

They bring you a cup with a lemon slice
And an unopened tea bag beside it (How nice)
And a pot of water and it may be hot
But boiling it isn't so tea you have not

Why can't we
Get our tea
We need tea
To set us free

It's boiling water that brings out tea's flavor
With a dash of milk you've a real brew to savor
They drink luke brown water that looks like gnat pee
And it's got nothing to do with a good cup of tea

Pour boiling water over the tea
How simple and clear
Can the instructions be?"
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #94 on: July 23, 2009, 12:05:20 PM »

At work my options are either microwave a cup of water til it boils (then submerge teabag) or use the very-hot-water-but-def-not-boiling spigot off the coffee maker (which will pour over teabag to steep more like the way it woulld if poured from a kettle). Which is better?
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #95 on: July 23, 2009, 12:59:37 PM »

At work my options are either microwave a cup of water til it boils (then submerge teabag) or use the very-hot-water-but-def-not-boiling spigot off the coffee maker (which will pour over teabag to steep more like the way it woulld if poured from a kettle). Which is better?

The ONLY option is buying yourself a small, portable kettle and making a proper fucking brew.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #96 on: July 23, 2009, 02:48:45 PM »

Hmm. Innovative. I shall investigate this option.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #97 on: July 23, 2009, 02:54:42 PM »

You really, really should. If all else fails, steal one of those little ones from a hotel room or something - tea should always be made with fresh water that is still at boiling point. It makes all the difference. And in pouring it on, you get air into it which is also superimportant - hence why they pour it from way up high in like tea ceremonies and shit.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #98 on: July 23, 2009, 03:02:14 PM »

They don't have kettles in hotels here. They have miniature coffee-makers.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #99 on: July 23, 2009, 05:40:50 PM »

They don't have kettles in hotels here. They have miniature coffee-makers.

those can be used to make tea!  think about it...
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #100 on: July 23, 2009, 06:08:51 PM »

Perhaps, but I don't know if they actually boil the water, which seems to be one of the main components of making a "proper brew". I have an electric kettle at home (that I found on the side of the street. I love NY trash nights), but it's killer huge (okay, so 2L) so I wouldn't really want to bring it to work and back. I need to find a new one for proper work tea.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #101 on: July 23, 2009, 06:48:38 PM »

They don't have kettles in hotels here. They have miniature coffee-makers.

those can be used to make tea!*  think about it...





*However, one must NEVER EVER EVER make his/her tea in such a machine after it's been used to
brew coffee; the coffee contamination is virtually impossible to clean from the basket after even a
single use, and it takes effort and repeated washings even to get it out of the pot itself.

I am somewhat heartened that some fast-food establishments near me (notable the McDonalds restaurants)
seem to have figured this out, as their iced tea no longer tastes like watered-down coffee...
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #102 on: July 23, 2009, 11:21:10 PM »

Perhaps, but I don't know if they actually boil the water, which seems to be one of the main components of making a "proper brew". I have an electric kettle at home (that I found on the side of the street. I love NY trash nights), but it's killer huge (okay, so 2L) so I wouldn't really want to bring it to work and back. I need to find a new one for proper work tea.

You don't have to boil the water to make tea!

I've read that some people in Asia think it is crude that westerners always use violent boiling to brew tea.  80 degrees Celsius is the proper temperature for tea brewing according to some Asian sources.

And in fact, some teas are even brewed cold.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #103 on: July 24, 2009, 07:03:33 AM »

Depends on the tea, foo' - if it's standard black tea, water should have literally just boiled - a lot of the active ingredients just don't develop under 90 degrees. Other teas, like green tea, should use water at about 80 degrees C.
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Re: The Correct Way to drink tea
« Reply #104 on: July 24, 2009, 09:29:22 AM »

Depends on the tea, foo' - if it's standard black tea, water should have literally just boiled - a lot of the active ingredients just don't develop under 90 degrees. Other teas, like green tea, should use water at about 80 degrees C.
BUT that 80C should be attained by boiling the water first, then allowing it to cool rather than only heating it to 80C. I've been doing my tea homework.
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