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#1 samagard

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

In between knitting and making body modifications, I also like to drink tea.
Found a few new ones after the suggestions made in my rather entertaining tattoo thread.
So resident tea experts (tattooed or otherwise) how is the best way to drink these...


#2 HGL

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

There should be a direction on the side advising whether the blend should be served with milk or lemon.

#3 Bluenomi

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Darjeeling should be drunk black and the rest with or without milk depending on what you prefer.

My grandmother won't let me have darjeeling since I love milk and if you add milk to it, it just looks like slightly dark milk!

#4 ComradeBob

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

I drink all of them with a bit of milk.

Which reminds me, I must get myself some more tea for work, I refuse utterly to drink cheapo liptons crap laugh.gif

Edited by WingBob, 01 February 2013 - 02:49 PM.


#5 samagard

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

Yep, they all say suitable with or without milk. Just wondering which is the best way to have them.
I suspect I should have bought the tea versions for a better flavour.


#6 PrincessPeach

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

Irish breakfast is very similar in taste to English breakfast - so however you prefer that one, drink it the exact same way.

#7 kadoodle

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

With a sweet biscuit and a good book in front of an open fire.

#8 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

All except Darjeeling taste best nice and strong, with milk, and for me some sugar - not much though.

Darjeeling I tend to drink like jasmine tea, because its so light, but its great for those who prefer a lighter brew rather than the stronger breakfast teas, so it too can be done with a dash of milk.

#9 samagard

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

I can only imagine that most of the 39 people viewing this thread are disappointed by the light subject matter biggrin.gif
Any other suggestions on types of tea. Once school goes back, I plan on visiting T2 and getting a new tea cup to go with a selection of teas.
Unless I can order some online. Not sure where from though

#10 ComradeBob

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

Fresh, boiling water (always put fresh water in the kettle), steep for a few minutes depending on how strong you like tea, then add milk and enjoy.

You've just made me realise I could really go a cup of strong Assam and a slice of white chocolate mud cake.....

#11 Lady Grey-Mare

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

I would swap them all for some Lady Grey with a pinch of sugar and about 10 drops of milk.

#12 Peppery

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (samagard @ 01/02/2013, 04:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can only imagine that most of the 39 people viewing this thread are disappointed by the light subject matter biggrin.gif
Any other suggestions on types of tea. Once school goes back, I plan on visiting T2 and getting a new tea cup to go with a selection of teas.
Unless I can order some online. Not sure where from though



Not me biggrin.gif I can't recall if it was the tea centre or T2 but they had a pamphlet on the best way to drink the tea i.e. black, milk, sugar, honey.

#13 samagard

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE (WingBob @ 01/02/2013, 04:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fresh, boiling water (always put fresh water in the kettle), steep for a few minutes depending on how strong you like tea, then add milk and enjoy.

You've just made me realise I could really go a cup of strong Assam and a slice of white chocolate mud cake.....


WingBob how good is Assam!
I complained to my Dad that I was drinking way too much coffee late in the evening, and he suggested it. Divine.
You've just made me realise there is no white chocolate mud in my house & it is raining outside  cry1.gif

#14 kadoodle

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE (WingBob @ 01/02/2013, 04:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a slice of white chocolate mud cake.....


I'm not racist, but white chocolate is never as good as brown chocolate when it comes to mud cake.


#15 samagard

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (kadoodle @ 01/02/2013, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not racist, but white chocolate is never as good as brown chocolate when it comes to mud cake.

roll2.gif
That may in fact be the only time that the qualifier "I'm not a racist, but" is approved of.

#16 caitiri

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE (Peppery @ 01/02/2013, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not me biggrin.gif I can't recall if it was the tea centre or T2 but they had a pamphlet on the best way to drink the tea i.e. black, milk, sugar, honey.


I think its the tea centre.

Me i drink milk with most black teas in differing amounts depending on the tea.  Generally the lighter the flavour the less milk and vice versa although I'm sure there are exceptions.

I try and pair my tea with my food (because I'm a bit weird like that) but I like smoky caravan with eggs and bacon and an earl grey with my dessert

#17 Feral timtam

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Darjeeling I like best black, no sugar, no lemon, no honey.
Irish Breakfast and Prince of Wales I like white. I used to have them with sugar but I prefer them without now.

Russian Caravan is best tipped down the drain. It's not a blend I like at all.To me it always tastes like it has been in the cupboard of an older, leaky, mouse infested caravan owned by someone with failing eyesight for the length of time it would take a horse drawn caravan to cross Russia.

#18 Kay1

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

I like Russian Caravan for a change but my favs are Lady Grey and Orange Pekoe. original.gif

#19 Peppery

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

I am now craving a cup of t2 english breakfast and a slice of caramel mudcake



#20 FeralBee

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE (HGL @ 01/02/2013, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There should be a direction on the side advising whether the blend should be served with milk or lemon.


I've often thought this! Why doesn't tea come with serving suggestions?

QUOTE (kadoodle @ 01/02/2013, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not racist, but white chocolate is never as good as brown chocolate when it comes to mud cake.


My white choc mud cake would make you eat your words!

In my house we mostly drink Orange Pekoe and Irish Breakfast from the Yahava Koffee Works, but I'm willing to expand to new tea experiences.

Also, how good are Tea Ducks? Perfect for when multiple people want different types of tea. They come in a range of colours but we just have the yellow ones. http://www.amazon.com/DCI-Tea-Duckie-Infuser/dp/B004DDBUXQ

#21 steppy

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

I'd have the Irish Breakfast with milk and sugar. Yum.

#22 caitiri

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (SqueakyBee @ 01/02/2013, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've often thought this! Why doesn't tea come with serving suggestions?



My white choc mud cake would make you eat your words!

In my house we mostly drink Orange Pekoe and Irish Breakfast from the Yahava Koffee Works, but I'm willing to expand to new tea experiences.

Also, how good are Tea Ducks? Perfect for when multiple people want different types of tea. They come in a range of colours but we just have the yellow ones. http://www.amazon.com/DCI-Tea-Duckie-Infuser/dp/B004DDBUXQ



Oooo I think I might have to email that link to DH for valentines day

#23 (feral)epg

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

I like liptons.  So much that I always take a box with me when travelling o'seas.
Do I fail at life?




#24 caitiri

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

BTW I still cannot find any Russian earl grey in Aus so if anyone ends up finding it please let me know

#25 Peppery

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE (caitiri @ 01/02/2013, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BTW I still cannot find any Russian earl grey in Aus so if anyone ends up finding it please let me know


Liptons or Twinings don't make one??

QUOTE (SqueakyBee @ 01/02/2013, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, how good are Tea Ducks? Perfect for when multiple people want different types of tea. They come in a range of colours but we just have the yellow ones. http://www.amazon.com/DCI-Tea-Duckie-Infuser/dp/B004DDBUXQ


So cute, off to buy........




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