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animatEd
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Posted:Hello. wave



I'm Starting this thread for two reasons:



1) I'm fed up of asking people how they take their tea. I think it would be better to have a sole port of call for tea makers all over the world.



2) It could be interesting. For example, the types of people that take sugar/milk etc...



Anyway, to begin.



I like my tea with milk and two. I like Earl grey tea with milk and two. I like Chai tea as it comes. I'm always willing to try 'different' teas. I like my tea sweet. I think this stems from me being a smoker, as a vast number of smokers I know drink sugar in their tea, and have a bit of a 'sweet tooth'. Not sure of the reason, maybe this thread will find out more...



I do drink coffee, but Tea takes preference. My coffee has to be made in a certain way. Mix the coffee/sugar (two, by the way) in with about half a cup of milk, then add the boiling water afterwards. Somehow it makes the coffee taste so much nicer...



Speaking of tea... I need another cup. biggrin



Anyway, how do you like your tea? Or coffee? or even hot chocolate (gotta remain politically correct these days, equal opportunities and all that). Is there any particular reason for the way you take it (in your opinion)? Do you smoke? Do you have special dietary requirements? Do you take tea this way because when you were younger, your parents took it this way, and you copied?



This *could* be interesting...

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Katrina
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Posted:I strongly advise you all read Nicey & Wifey's "nice cup of tea and a sit down" It's a book about having a sit down, a biscuit and a nice cup of tea. Great book. www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com

I am addicted to tea. I make my tea in the mug (bigger the better) as I don't own a tea pot.

I drink my tea weak, making it by just dunking the tea bag up and down several times in the mug before fishing it out. I then add a splash of milk and no sugar.

I think i drink my tea this way as my parents have always drank weak tea. I prefer to taste the tea not the tannin.

As for the no sugar, I've never drank sugar in my drinks. I don't think I could start now as it is not what I associate with the taste of tea. Personally I do not feel this has anything to do with whether I smoke or not.

I will however drink tea however it is made, out of politeness.


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Pigeon_Wigeon
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Posted:I dont smoke either...by the way smile Oh and I like my tea fairly strong... and with semiskimmed cow juice smile

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TinklePants
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Posted:i wonder if i had used the word unofficial or official in my tea thread if it would still be here.

*mourns her deleted thread*

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Red_RaveN
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Posted:I drink every type of tea differently.. Lemon grass or any other "fake" tea with honey.. Mu tea or yogi or chai as it comes.. Black tea with lots of sugar and ideally with some chocolate to eat.. (darjeeling + chocolate.. yumm..) and I don't drink much green tea.. Dunno why.. : )

As for coffee.. No thanx.. Rather a good foamy cappucino..: )


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Dunc
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Posted:Yeah I hate fake tea, they just can't make plastic tea leaves brew any where near as well as real life tea.

I'll take mine the builders way.....well brewed, milky and one sugar please love in the biggest mug you can find. If I'm lucky there may even be a chocolate hob nob involved somewhere biggrin

Talking of which, anyone fancy a cup right now? I'll go ask the bear to put the kettle on and get the teapot warmed


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Posted:wow!!! Princess Tea!!!

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milky tea with no sugar would be ace Dunc. Thankies!!
and a chocolate hob nob would be grand!

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Posted:can i have mine string with two please?

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Posted:I asked the bear if he would and aparently I have to speak to his union, it was hard enough negotiating the uniform.......

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Posted:oh and as I've stated many time now in this forum.....coffee is the skank from Satans balls and should be rid from this planet once and for all! It's only slightly worse than Martmite but that's a whole other discussion umm ubblol

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Posted:i smoke, i adore many teas , smoked, sweetend,herbal.. anything but lyons/barrys/pg tips kinda tea.

i sometimes drink very strong coffee with no milk.. and maybe a little dash of this


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Posted:tea is nice

espresso is better. pint of, please.



both with milk and 2 sugars and a smoke, thank you.


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MrConfused
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Posted:I'm of the opinion that tea should be black and unsweetened, otherwise all you can taste is sugary milk. Perhaps the fact that I don't like milk has something to do with this. I'm an occasional smoker, only seem to do it around HoPpers for some reason.... umm

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Boo_Bunny
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Posted:I dont drink tea. I dont drink coffee. I dont smoke.

But i do *LOVE* hot chocolate.

How does that fit into you theory?


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aka rita queen of cheese
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Posted:i have my tea very milky and with to sugars biggrin hug

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Igirisujin
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Posted:LOL @ the tea bear.

Well I smoked for a while 3 years before I gave up, but back then didnt drink tea or coffee at all.

I went straight to black coffee and stayed with that for a long time (no suger either) but I really only tried to drink cart noir, I never liked the other brands, plus its in a stylish jar.

then I moved onto tea because coffee I find makes my ar pits sweat a little more than usuall. I used to have normal tea (milk and 2 sugars) but then gave up the sugars (and for a short time milk, I might go back to 'black tea' yet) because Ive given up sugar and crap food (so sweets, sugar, chocolate, cake, prescesed food, pizza's and stuff. Occasionaly I'll go to a take away if im out anywhere but not often.

My fav tea is resberry and nettle, but I normally have plain tea with milk, but I really do think im gonna go back to no milk couse I prefer that.


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thelost
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Posted:No...pizzas?! Oh my god the inhumanity!! Then again, i can't really afford to eat pizzas atm..just plain pasta and rice from time to time frown

Other than that it's fine with me too tongue

Oh, er, i take my tea with milk and 1 1/2 sugars (my mug is double the size of a normal mug so it's not as much as you'd think).

I drink a load of other strong chinese teas as well so just hot water with them (parents brought me up on it). Dunno what they are in english shrug


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Julie2022
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Posted:Give me some sweet southern tea...

Dark Tea, a bit of raspberry juice, some lemon juice, a touch of orange juice, heavy on the brown sugar...and enjoy smile

I am, though, a coffee addict as well - give me coffee in the morning or give me 2 more hours of sleep! Yes, I will drink from the groin of satan, if thou art mortified, then turn thy eyes!

Tazoberry tea is nice- though it's more fruit juice than tea.


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Skulduggery
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Posted:I wonder if this smoking thing applies to chocolate too.

Do Smokers like milk chocolate that has low cocoa content and more sugar and the non smokers like dark, more bitter chocolate with a high cocoa content?


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thelost
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Posted:Yeah, i prefer dark chocolate and i don't smoke.



The chocolate bars you get nowadays makes me wanna heave after i've finished one frown



(misread last post so had to re-phrase)

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Posted:Written by: thelost_seraph
I drink a load of other strong chinese teas as well so just hot water with them (parents brought me up on it). Dunno what they are in english shrug



ooohhh... chinese teas are the BEST! my friend always used to have a fantastic selection of them, but i never knew what was in most of them anyway, she had miscellaneous flowers and things to add to normal green tea - although not bagged, loose tea... loose tea's gooood.....


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thelost
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Posted:Ah, found on the net some commercial name and the translation is as close as it gets: Iron Buddha Tea

This is by far my favourite, but it's not to everyone's taste because it has quite a bitter flavour (because of the strength of the actual tea). It's a type of Oolong (red) tea.


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Arty Farty
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Posted:I like many teas, but Earl Grey (with lemon, too) and a good ole fashioned PG tip are my favourites



All my tea (except the Earl with lemon) must be severely brewed, one sugar, and a healthy slosh of milk-a splash wont cut it!!



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Trippie Hippie
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Posted:I drink a whole host of teas on a daily basis......all brewed strong enough that you can stand your tea spoon up in without support biggrin with one sugar and a dash of milk, MMmmmmm ubblove , in fact........*wonders off to make yet another brew*
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jinvincible
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Posted:My Irish grandmother started me very young on 3/4 strong black tea, 1/4 milk and several sugars... since I am now all growed up, I usually find one sugar to be sweet enough - but the tea to milk ratio is crucial.

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Posted:i hate tea!!!

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Posted:Earl grey is good, with milk and 2-3 sugars (depends on how hyper I am.)

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screech
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Posted:nato standard is white with 2 and thats how i take mine

however only talking english breakfast as i drink earl grey without sugar and some teas i drink black.

there is a link to smoking most stoners find that milky and sweet tea stops GMS (gammy mouth syndrome)

i know some people who only ever have sugar in their tea when stoned.


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Lost83spy
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Posted:Earl grey with lemon is good. MMMMMM

Occasionally I'll have green tea, apparently its good for you or sumthin like that. But normally, milk with one sugar.


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Mynci
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Posted:tea is evil unless served by a pretty girl....then white with 2 or black with 7.....(mmmm warm doctor pepper taste)

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LMSP
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Posted:I don't like tea, I'm a coffee bird myself so shall I go out the way I came?

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