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View Poll Results: Do you drink Tea sometimes mate?
Yes. Everyday, multiple times a day. 10 28.57%
Yes. Everyday, but only once a day. 5 14.29%
Yes, at least once a week. 1 2.86%
Yes. Randomly though, I dont include it in my daily routine. 13 37.14%
Rarely. 3 8.57%
Never. 3 8.57%
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yes sir they usually even say 99 cents on the can. cheapest drink you can usually get at the convenient store. i remember in college id often walk by this little shop and get their bologna and cheese sandwhich with peppers and a arnold palmer. delicious lunch. they also make the pink lemonade ones too. ive never been a big fan arizona tea to be honest.

never will i drink hot tea. it just tastes terrible to me. even ice tea ust doesnt taste the same to me unless its from a can
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I live on green tea throughout the day, and black tea in the morning.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I drink tea all day everyday. Most of the time it's green but black and oolong is also quite good. I don't drink white tea much. My favorite is genmaicha--brown rice green tea. But sencha will do quite nicely. And Chinese green tea is outstanding. I also like the Korean teas like daejak. As for black, I prefer lapsang souchong which is roasted over a fire so it has a smoky flavor. I like my tea straight--no sweeteners, no flavorings and f-uck chai. Also, it must be loose--no bags. Tea leaves need to expand in hot water and a bag restricts that so you don't get the full tea flavor. And f-uck the Brits and their milk. Milk does not belong in tea. Finally, ALWAYS re-steep your tea. The caffeine comes out in the first cup, after you re-steep, there's still plenty of flavor but the caffeine is mostly leeched out so you can drink 3 or 4 cups with minimal caffeine. Black teas can't be re-steeped as often as green--maybe twice and then it gets nasty weak. Black teas need to be black but green tea should actually be weak. It should barely color the water. You can re-steep the same batch all day. I've had people complain that their green tea comes out goopy. Because you're using too much, ya dope! It should NEVER be goopy. If it looks like an asparagus piss, you overdid it. Takes practice to make the perfect cup of tea.

Another great tea is matcha. It's powdered tea that the Japanaese use for their tea ceremony called cha-no-you. It's made from pulverized tea leaves so you don't steep it--you can't. You just dump it in a cup then pour the water. As you pour, you have to whip the tea into a froth using a bamboo whisk. You can buy this stuff off the internet and I think Teavana sells them. In fact, Teavana is a good place to get tea and tea accessories. A proper cup of matcha is divine. It's the color of emerald or green jade with a taste to match. There is nothing else like it. But you have to make it right!!

What about tea balls? Don't fill a tea ball more than half way. The leaves must expand to give the full flavor. If you're jamming the tea ball with leaves, you're going to get a half-assed cup of tea. Never more than halfway--somewhat less, really.

Lastly, the water--always use boiling water. Some will tell you to use different temps for the different teas--horseballs! Boiling water--always.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Just a question guys, do you solely use Tea Bags to prepare your tea or you also add things like milk, leaves etc?
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Tea is the national beverage of the UK. It's prepared with a teabag into boiling water, then once the colour is right a bit of cold milk is added. Also sugar is added if needed to make it sweeter and the whole country is fuelled on mugs of tea, because without tea here, everything would come to a standtill.
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Tea is the national beverage of the UK. It's prepared with a teabag into boiling water, then once the colour is right a bit of cold milk is added. Also sugar is added if needed to make it sweeter and the whole country is fuelled on mugs of tea, because without tea here, everything would come to a standtill.
I didnt know. Well, thats very interesting. In Israel we just put a tea bag and some sugar but thats it, usually.
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I don't drink hot tea that often, when I do I prefer a twist of lemon over a splash of milk. For me ice tea is the perfect substitute because 1. I love cold beverages - usually with a lots of ice, 2. I avoid hot beverages 3. and I'm always running late for work and it's quicker than making hot tea. My favorite brand of ice tea is Gold Peak Tea. Also I like to add mint to my ice tea. I grow mint in the backyard and usually I add fresh spearmint to ice tea in late spring early summer, but come mid summer I stop adding it because the leaves look kinda dried out and weather beaten.

If I do drink hot tea the kinds I like are Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Peppermint herbal, Chamomile, Sleepy Time, Tetley tea and various Chinese teas. There are probably other blends and flavors I enjoy, but there the ones I most likely drink.
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hehe tea bag
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:04 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Twinings sent me a load of teabags a couple of years ago, there were all different teas in there. Might send them an email and ask for another.
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drink tea and coffee everyday. just not after seven otherwise i dont sleep.
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