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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by s5tuart, May 31, 2018.

  1. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    After being prompted by another thread, I got to thinking about tea. I rarely drink coffee.

    After 60 years of hardcore English Breakfast tea, strong, no sugar and very little milk, I find that I have migrated from that, through a Green Tea stage and now almost exclusively Redbush (Rooibos) Tea.
    The only time I have "proper" tea now is when I'm out.

    Anyone else on the Redbush trail? I find it really refreshing.
     
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    mmmm tea...
     
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    I love rooibos tea... it’s really good with just a touch of honey in it...
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    Two tea bags, lotsa milk, no sugar please
     
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    Tea. Yes, thanks for reminding me I will go an get another one.
    I've tried to like coffee, for many years I've been round the world drinking what people assure me is really great coffee but it all tastes bad.
    Not a fan of the rooibus either, but it has its followers. I like the green and white but always come back to a plain old builders.
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That sounds like a plan! Must get some honey! I just going out so will do that this morning! :D
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    It's most important that your tea receptacle should be stained a mahogany brown as most of the flavour comes from that:)
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    Are you sure Stu that's really tea your drinking?
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    I only drink green tea my socialist upbringing taught me that all proper tea is theft
     
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    I love tea.. especially when I'm playing guitar.. ;):whistling:

    I too am a drinker of Red-Bush. Don't normally put anything in it. Very health beneficial. Green, Earl Grey, along with good strong builders tea, are my staples. Don't use milk anymore, and luxuriate in actually tasting the stuff.

    When I'm in France I dabble with all their 'infusions'. Always take a good stock of tea bags though. It can get rather expensive over there if you're a 'gallon' a day man.. :D
     
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    Yep most of the tea in Normandy was Lipton's which to me was none too tasty so always had to import the 320 boxes of Tesco or Lidl tea, especially being a 2 bag mug man.;)
     
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    Tea and strumpets !

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    This will probably make most of you cringe, but, I love Iced Sun Tea with a little lemon and sugar. It's so good on a hot day! I've had Earl Grey and it wasn't bad, but I don't really care to drink hot tea when it's 100 degrees outside. Don't drink coffee either.
     
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    Yes, the Rooibus (sp?) is fantastic. I make exclusively loose teas, which I primarily buy at TJ Maxx, although Lipton's grocery store loose tea is wonderful for iced tea. I have dedicated coffee presses I make tea in.

    I make a half-gallon cooler full every day and take it to work. Much less expensive and healthier than soda.
     
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    I like rooibos a lot. First discovered it in South Africa.
     
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    I drink a lot of roobios and also regular ones with mixed berries. This time of year it's good to drink green tea during the day when it's hot, it regulates the body temperature and cools you down. Ice tea peach is nice too, I love tea.
     
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    I too love my tea. Hot in the morning, iced in the afternoon, then hot again in the evening. No sugar, no milk, nothing added.

    I try all sorts of herbal teas, like most of them. Chamomile is a recent favorite.
     
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    Living in Taiwan gave me an appreciation for both "proper" tea (it ain't English! ;)) and how good something as simple as bubble tea (珍珠奶茶, or "pearl milk tea") can be. Here's the place that invented it:

    https://chunshuitang.com.tw

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    and they have a wonderful - and large - tea menu, not all bubble tea, and their bubble tea isn't the cheap, over-sweetened soft drink one often comes across, but it they make it with quality tea and done up right. They have dozens of other options should that be, ahem, not your cuppa tea.

    Here's the menu, over half of which is tea:

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    The more traditional Chinese oolong, green, and red/black teas can be quite good, with nothing added of course but the hot water.
     
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