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03 Aug 2011 - 13:5765280
Quote Amy-Lou:


I wish I could like the fruit and flower teas, they smell sooooo good I want to like them. Then I drink some and I can't taste anything but the faintest tang leaving me really dissapointed. Is there a trick to it?


Iv'e found adding a bit of sugar, 1 tsp at a time and tasting it until you start to get the real taste of the fruit come through. Even adding slices of lemon, squeezing some lemon into it if your after something bitter and some people add honey (iv'e not tried honey as the smell of honey on it's own makes me wretch)

The sugar takes the edge of the bitter tang too, Iv'e always found that whenever I add sugar, I can taste what the tea is meant to taste like.

Like when Iv'e drunk Twinings berry infusion number 102 or whatever the hell they are these days. If I drink it with no sugar it just tastes like sour water, with an odd after taste, SMELLS and LOOKS great but just.....doesn't taste how you'd think.

Then adding sugar bit by bit, I noticed the flavours of the actual berrys and fruits coming through. It's almost as if the sugar acts as a catalyst?

Ohh one tea I forgot, Jasmine tea, I absolutly love that! no sugar in that though.

LOL JAE! we should totally trade teabags like pokemon cards and have epic tea drinking sessions, like wine tasting, but for tea and sit there all fancy with hats for tea is the drink of kings.

tea is love, love is tea, belive in the tea that belives in you that belives in me! (macha toppa gurren lagan?) an anime about tea mechs..... can it exsist?!


03 Aug 2011 - 14:1965288
Quote Lulu Rose:

LOL JAE! we should totally trade teabags like pokemon cards and have epic tea drinking sessions, like wine tasting, but for tea and sit there all fancy with hats for tea is the drink of kings.

tea is love, love is tea, belive in the tea that belives in you that belives in me! (macha toppa gurren lagan?) an anime about tea mechs..... can it exsist?!


IT ****ING SHOULD NOW.

LULU! Omae wo supuun ha, ocha to ashita wo tsuranuku supuun nanda yo!

I'll bring my top hat.




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03 Aug 2011 - 14:2865291
Quote JaeXD:

Stir the infusable, Make the unmashable, Brew Brew fight da power.


I love you so very much.

For me, tea is currently Typhoo, as it's what was on sale. No sugar (I don't understand why people add sugar to things, it takes away from the actual flavour of the thing!), not too much milk, drink it while it's hot. <3


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03 Aug 2011 - 14:4865302
Quote diphenhydramine:
(I don't understand why people add sugar to things, it takes away from the actual flavour of the thing!), not too much milk, drink it while it's hot. <3


It depends how your tastebuds work, everyones are slightly different and for some people, adding sugar can bring out the flavour (mostly for the fruit type teas though, and flower teas like rose)


03 Aug 2011 - 14:5265304
Quote diphenhydramine:
Quote JaeXD:

Stir the infusable, Make the unmashable, Brew Brew fight da power.


I love you so very much.

For me, tea is currently Typhoo, as it's what was on sale. No sugar (I don't understand why people add sugar to things, it takes away from the actual flavour of the thing!), not too much milk, drink it while it's hot. <3


That's how I have my tea too.

Your affection, is justified and reciprocated.

<3


03 Aug 2011 - 14:5965305
I've pretty much been brought up on Chinese tea, it's only these past couple of years that I've suddenly gotten hooked on English tea, I blame Costa at college XD

My favourite is Oolong tea although I drink green tea more regularly (I like eating the leaves...), I enjoy several other tea as well but I don't know how to spell it out in English orz... (I have around a dozen different types of Chinese tea downstairs with the English written on it but I'm too lazy to go down )

For English tea however I like it very strong. I usually keep the tea bag in and then pour the tiniest bit of milk once I put the water in. No sugar otherwise it's too sweet for my liking.

I'm not a massive fan of coffee but I've recently grown to like lattes. Not often though, only had them on very rare occasions at college. And well, I'm not at college anymore, so I don't have them xD

EDIT: Forgot about fruit and flower tea! I really cannot stand them but I've never thought about putting sugar into them... I might try that someday as I agree that they smell gorgeous, just can't really stand the taste of them!



Last edited by CrystalNeko (03 Aug 2011 - 15:00)
03 Aug 2011 - 15:3965309
I drink coffee in the morning, with a stupid amount of milk and sugar, I also drink it on long journeys etc.

The rest of the time I drink tea, again, with a stupid amount of sugar and a fair amount of milk.

Flavoured teas I drink more than anything else, any type of flavoured tea i've either drank or have in my cupboard. No milk and add sugar to my liking.

I have no idea what i'd do without coffee or tea. I think i'd disintegrate.


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03 Aug 2011 - 15:4065311
I'm usually a tea-drinker, 2 sugars and very little milk.
But when going to Starbucks I'll get a frappuccino almost every time, usually caramel, but I don't like coffee normally. ^^
Oh, and it probably doesn't count, but I love iced tea. i miss that stuff, don't get to drink it much since no one else i know likes it XD


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Last edited by magicalpantsu (03 Aug 2011 - 15:41)
03 Aug 2011 - 15:4465312
Well my drink of choice used to be mostly green or jasmin tea, fairly strong. I quite like earl grey too. Since I'm now a grad student in final year hell I've started drinking more strong coffee! The old stereotype about us being coffee addicts is so true.


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03 Aug 2011 - 15:5165313
Tea FTW! I very rarely drink coffee, if I do it's a Latte and that's only when I'm uber tired can't drink it before 7am though, it doesn't agree with me.

My tea creating ways, tea bag in, boiling (lava like, not tepid, it has to be fresh out of a just boiled kettle, if the kettles sat for a minute it gets reboiled) water in, stew, stir, de-teabag then milk in (a splash, if that's even a measurement).

One thing that I don't understand is people that add sugar when the teabags is still in. It's such a waste of sugar. Take the teabag out, Put the milk in and then add sugar and your tea will be much sweeter without needing as much sugar.

Quote JaeXD:

- Add milks
- Add Sugar
- Add Water
- Add Teabag
- Stir
- ???????
- Profit!!

I bet that makes you feel all funny now.

Heresy!!
Never milk before tea bag, what was he thinking. I hope you exposed him to lots of nasty chemicals and he's Swamp Thing-like now or even the guy at the end of Robocop.

I can't drink the flavoured teas like mint and fruit ones, I just don't enjoy them. I find them too weak even after stewing for ages. One of my friends got me to try Roomba...wait no that's a robotic vacuum cleaner...Rooibos but I wasn't a fan of that either.

P.S. Pyramid bags rule!



Last edited by Kata-san (03 Aug 2011 - 15:52)
03 Aug 2011 - 17:2265330
Quote Kata-san:

Heresy!!
Never milk before tea bag, what was he thinking. I hope you exposed him to lots of nasty chemicals and he's Swamp Thing-like now or even the guy at the end of Robocop.



It was a she and she's trying out for the role of my PA.

And yes, I did check to see if "properly wrong tea making" is grounds to get one fired.

Good job bad grammer isn't grounds to get one fired either or I'd be long gone.

Still, I make a good brew.


03 Aug 2011 - 18:0165334
Quote JaeXD:

And here's a story to make you cringe. A new worker here just made tea like this;
- Add milks
- Add Sugar
- Add Water
- Add Teabag
- Stir
- ???????
- Profit!!

I bet that makes you feel all funny now.

I...can't even imagine this, it's just WRONG. AN ABOMINATION.

As for tea, unlike most people here, I have tea with an ABSURD amount of milk and an even crazier amount of sugar, and it's absolutely delicious. <3

Either that or I have it black, with no sugar. With tea, there is NO middle ground for me! ^^


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03 Aug 2011 - 18:2665338
Quote Heartherequiem:

With tea, there is NO middle ground for me! ^^


Always a rhyme with you, it's as you do
show passion at times and dive into rhymes

A pattern I see between you and me
it fills me with glee, now lets have some tea.


03 Aug 2011 - 18:3965342
Quote JaeXD:

Always a rhyme with you, it's as you do
show passion at times and dive into rhymes

A pattern I see between you and me
it fills me with glee, now lets have some tea.

It's true that I am not averse
to talk in rhyme, or speak in verse

Tea, my dear, would be sublime
Now shall we continue with this rhyme?


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03 Aug 2011 - 20:1565357
Black Earl Grey tea. Anybody putting milk into Earl Grey tea might as well pour custard on a fillet steak.

I drink 1000 cups of coffee a day (and my car can go 100 miles an hour) but I crave tea more than coffee.


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03 Aug 2011 - 20:2665362
Now THIS is what I call a thread!

I love tea! I have about 3 - 5 cups a day, normally 4 on average. I can put up with it being medium, strong or even stewed. Strong is my favourite, no sugar, moderate amount of any milk. I love traditional tea the best.
Earl Grey is pretty good. Green tea isn't bead either.

I'm not really a coffee drinker. I ate instant. I can handle a Latte but thats about it so far. I'm warming to it, though its taking a while.

What you said with that tea story... thats outrageous! What was going through their head, I don't know.



Last edited by ValkyrieLight (03 Aug 2011 - 20:28)
03 Aug 2011 - 20:4165367
Neither, I don't like any hot drinks, be it tea, coffee, hot squash or hot chocolate. Out of tea or coffee, I would have to choose tea because I can actually stomach it without feeling sick. I can't drink coffee at all


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03 Aug 2011 - 20:4665368
Since becoming Publicity Officer of the Cardiff Tea Party Society, i've become quite a tea nerd

BUT I DONT LIKE 'NORMAL' TEA like PGTips or whatever

My favourite is green tea with apple and pear Or rose tea or cammomile tea made with cammomile flowers.

Coffeewise I'm not too fussy, but I like coffee to be very stong with no milk or sugar~ I only take milk in cappuchino/mocha


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03 Aug 2011 - 21:0365374
I used to drink coffee all the time and then I switched for some reason and I mainly drink tea now. If I have coffee I tend to prefer it black or in a cappucino/mocha form.

Tea wise I drink PG Tips and English Breakfast mainly. I have it very strong (if there's no milk I'll happily drink it black) and take 4 and a bit sugars. I can't drink tea without sugar so if I run out I sulk =(

I love proper Turkish apple tea but don't really drink fruit teas otherwise. If I'm preparing my voice for singing I will drink lemon and ginger tea with a dash of honey.

*is drinking tea right now*


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03 Aug 2011 - 21:2965382
Quote DizzieDee:
Neither, I don't like any hot drinks, be it tea, coffee, hot squash or hot chocolate. Out of tea or coffee, I would have to choose tea because I can actually stomach it without feeling sick. I can't drink coffee at all


I find that coffee makes me feel queasy too. But essentially, tea is flavoured hot water, which is why I dislike it (I don't mind the smell though lol). And with my general dislike for hot drinks, I'd put a tonne of milk and sugar in it, and be neatly filled under the "THAT'S WRONG" category of the tea purists lol


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03 Aug 2011 - 21:4565388
I'll drink most things... Tea, coffee, mocha (WHITE Mocha FTW), cappachino, latte, jasmine, oolong and hot chocolate are among my favourites.

I like my tea quite strong with one sugar. I also don't like it tooooo milky, but I also don't like it when it's not milky enough. How many I drink depends on whether I'm at my mum's or dad's. My dad buys really crap tea so I never bother, my mum buys great stuff! Oh yes, and my favourite brands are Twinings and Lady Grey. Earl Grey is alright, but it's not really strong enough to me.

It's more or less the same with coffee, I can only drink coffee if either I make it at home or it's from a coffee shop. Can't stand the stuff they have at work. D: I only have one sugar and a bit of milk... I actually quite like nescafe as well... That's just me, though.

Also, my favourite coffee shop is Starbucks, their white cafe mocha's are BEAST! Costa coffee is ok, but most of the girls who work in my local one are complete bitches, soooo I tend to steer clear of it. Not bad coffee, though.


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03 Aug 2011 - 22:0365395
I am allergic to/intolerant of tea in all its forms, even iced and decaff (except the occasional cup of chamomile; weak, no milk). Sad times, I am not a proper Brit at all. I used to love tea, but not enough to risk anaphylaxis for a cuppa.

As for coffee, I can only have weak decaff, preferrably instant... as caffine is a big no-no when you have multiple chemical sensitivities. I like it very milky/a latte or a good decaff coffee cooler/frappa.

I can't have hot chocolate really, but I can risk a cocoa very occasionally as long as I make it myself. If you make it in a pan over the hob (gas is best) with lots of milk, it tastes devine.

Things that I have found are a good substitute for tea are:

Just a cup of boiled water. Surprisingly refreshing and warms you up good and proper.

A mug of hot pear juice (the only fruit I can ingest safely). It's delicious, actually genuinely better than a cup of hot orange for a cold... though how much of that is to do with the fact that citrus fruit actually make me more ill is anyone's guess...



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03 Aug 2011 - 22:5165402
I love hotchocolate, so so much.

But I'm trying to lose some weight so I'm trying to drink more tea (since I take it with no sugar and only a little milk)

In the past year several friends have educated me in fancy teas and what not. My parents only ever buy pgtips...
Its so depressing being back home and having them do the shopping now, I want peppermint tea! (I may go invest in some, but I'm too lazy...)


But Hotchocolate is my absolute weakness, I could drink it all day.

There was a Thorntons Cafe in Warrington at one point and they did a hot choc to die for, it was so good...

Not been to Warrington in ages, I'll be so sad if that place is gone...


03 Aug 2011 - 23:3565407
Mmm, tea. I, uh, can get obsessive about this.

I'm a big fan of flower-infused black teas (rose especially, but violet is pretty kickass too). Depending on mood, I'll crave different black teas - assam for comfort, earl grey for refreshment, lapsang or chai for warmth. I've also tried a brilliant vanilla and coconut black tea before which I must try and seek out again. All taken with milk (sorry, purist types, black tea doesn't taste right to me without it), and usually without sugar.

I also like white and green teas sometimes--but more in summer or when I'm feeling milk-averse. Matcha flavouring--especially in sweet stuff--is totally my kryptonite.

(At work, meanwhile, I drink lots of PG tips because that is what there is unless I remember to restock my own tea. I can cope. But I usually add a sugar to it.)

Coffee I am far less finicky about, but I drink it every so often--usually as a latte, when I'm bleary-eyed on my way to work and want a hot coffee milkshake to wake me up.


03 Aug 2011 - 23:4265408
Well once upon a time I wouldn't drink any tea at all, but tat was mainly because all we had was Sainsbury's Red Label and it's too strong for me.

Then I got into fruit teas-just had some sugar in them (I think I took only one sugar). From what I can remember I really liked the teas with berries but to be honest I can't really remember that much, it was a good few years ago. Only problem is that they take a long time to cool down.

Then I tried some Earl Grey at a place I used to work. Hello delicious brew of choice! Generally I take my tea with one brown sugar cube and some milk (I prefer to add the tea first). Sometimes I'll go for Lady Gray or Duchess of Bedford (really nice but Tesco have sadly stopped doing it) or just something that isn't too strong.

Coffee however I have less often. I usually have it from the pot (never tried instant but I prefer it from the pot-usually keep some Lyons coffee in the house). Usually I have coffee just when I need that extra boost or just when I fancy it. I don't really have it often when I'm out-I mostly go for tea with the odd hot chocolate (though I've really cut down on that-used to be my go to).


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