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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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Shu
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Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)
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Posted:I like my tea/coffe as follows:

Tea: 2xGrass Extract + 2xCow Juice
Rooibos/Herbal: 2xGrass Extract
Chai Tea: 1xGrass Extract
Coffee: 2xGrass Extract + 4xCow Juice

Personally I prefer Rooibos Tea, and not so much straight Tea. Herbal Teas are also good.
Coffee is just an addiction!


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Posted:taken a liking to peppermint tea recently as i ran out of cow juice and it was the only thing i could find to drink without it

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Posted:I found some of the nicest tea bags ever!

Tetley do some lovely concoctions, namely Earl Grey and Vanilla Tea bags... Lovely! ubblove


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Just_Another_Clown
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Posted:I take my tea, with milk, 1 sugar and a tea spoon of honey. It makes the flavour nice and sweet and adds a bit more flavour to it.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:milk, two sugars.

Awww yeah.


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Dut
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Posted:green and hot. honey if i'm at a coffee shop, straight up if i'm at a resteraunt or at home. chai is a different animal entirely.

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Location: Cambridge(ish)/Bath Spa Uni
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Posted:Well, Im a bit of a snob with tea because its like the best thing in th world!

I have loose leaf Kenyn tea, milk and 1/2 a sugar. but then i also have at least 2-3 cups a day so ...................

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Posted:I don't drink tea, nor coffee. Well, the only tea I drink is chai, very sweet. And no, I don't smoke. Does that put me out of the statistics? My choice of hot drink is hot chocolate, yes, sweet.

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Sokara
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Posted:I like chai. 50% chai tea with a bit of sugar, and 50% soy milk.

I like my hot chocolate with a little chili pepper.

I like coffee to be 50% soymilk and 50% coffee.

I like my stuff sweet, but often leave out the sugar anyway. I don't smoke.


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Posted:Oooh... Hot chocolate and Chili pepper... That sounds mighty interesting...

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GeoffonTour04
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Posted:tea, no sugar, very little milk. Sugar is poison in tea, I can't even drink it once it's been spiked - recently a m8s mum tried putting 4 grains in to see if I could taste it, drank it but only cause I was being polite & she couldn't believe I noticed.

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Posted:one sugar and milk. Brewed well. Thanks

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Posted:FAIR TRADE!! Tea direct, strong with no sugar and the tiniest bit of milk. The big companies that sell prety much anything that grows ruin people's lives. They have workers living right next to the fields and they air-spray fertilizer and pesticide and all sorts of nasty stuff. They have some of the highest rates of birth defects, still births and cancers in the world. All bad. Buy fair trade!

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Posted:Written by: screech

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.




dude!!! that is soooo true ubblol


off topic i do like milky coffee, no boiled water just milk, heat it in the microwave till its hot enough and add 3 sugars ubbloco


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Posted:yeah milky coffee is goooood. It goes similar if you make a normal white instant coffee, stirring the granules or powder or whatever into the milk before you add the water. It isn't as good as milky but it's less faff.

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Posted: Written by: Liquifies_Through_Contact


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.




I thought of this a couple a weeks ago so I must have missed this thread the first time around.
Editing the first post to include a list of everyone's preference - to save time in case of tea emergency biggrin - while letting the discussion continue would be good.

Mine's milk and 1 sugar in both tea and coffee.

Will also drink:
Chai, fruit and herbal tea depending on what's on offer
Hot chocolate
Juice - except grapefruit because it's rank
Malt drinks - except Ovaltine because it sometimes makes my eyelids stick together
Water

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Posted: Written by: Spanner



Juice - except grapefruit because it's



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I think its lush!

Fruit juice with banana or mango in it is just wrong.

I have no gone down to just 1 sugar in my tea biggrin


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Posted: Written by: Aime


Fruit juice with banana or mango in it




I think that's lush ubblol


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Posted:Im way too fussy about how my tea is made.

First goes the milk, about 1 5th of the mug but i look at it as 1 inch. Yes its a lot but thats the i like it.

Next goes 2 level teaspoons of sugar followed by 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of coffee depending on its strength.

Then goes in the boiling water... give it a stir. Then the tea bag, im not fussy about that PG will do.

Swish it around a little then give it a good squeeeeeeese for exra tea goodness.

1 more little stir and tadaaa the perfect teoffee. (sometimes include hot chocolate too (teoffolate)) ubbrollsmile


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jenster
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Posted:i only drink herbal teas. I dont like caffinated drinks, especially coffee - the caffine gets too much for me.
I think its wrong to have milk in herbal teas, just doesn't mix. I love peppermint tea and nettle tea. i wish i had some now


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Sezzie
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Posted:I don't like normal tea. I used to drink it as a kid but went off it. Fruit teas I can't stand, they smell great but then the taste just doesn't live up to it. I do like some types of tea - like honeybush which I discovered while on a caffeine free kick and that was a no milk, no sugar deal.

Now I'm once again a coffee addict - usually very strong, black, no sugar. Sometimes I'll have milk. Not a smoker now but have been for about 12 years and never had sugar - got my sweetness from chocolate I guess! ubbrollsmile clap


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Posted:tea - milk and 2 and im a smoker. so i fit in with the trend... *baaaa*

coffee - milk and 2.

not that i drink them that often. but it has to be sweet when i do biggrin


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:tea: as it comes. preferably with honey.
preferably not eglish breakfast either.

coffee: 2-3 brown sugars. milk can go either way.
(leant to drink coffee in romania in winter when there was no milk)


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Posted:NOT english Breakfast!!!??

In Spain, I can't buy that stuff for love nor money... I miss it... I think I'll pick some up when I go to england again on wednesday...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:not english breakfast. i think it's vile stuff.

and surely there is enough english tourist traffic in spain to be able to find it!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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Posted:Every morning I have a cup of Earl Grey with brown sugar (two teaspoons) and half & half.

taken out of context i must seem so strange
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iansmith
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Posted:I drink proper tea - Tetley, typhoo etc., none of your weird tasting stuff. Until recently it was with milk and two sugars, but now it's black with no sugar in an effort to save my remaining teeth. Crucially, it has to be in a man-size mug, dinky little teacups are for dollhouses. The recent posters have forgotten that you're supposed to say if you smoke - I do.

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Flynt
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Posted:tea, chai or regular black, honey, 1 tsp, and a good dollop of soy milk, but will also take sugar and regular milk if the alternatives arent available.

basically I'm the hippy version of white n one.

now if we were talking about teacups.... dont get me started.


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iansmith
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Posted:Nobody's starting anything, I'm just giving you the facts: a mug of tea is just fine. A tiny little cup just leaves you wanting more. Make yourself useful, go and put the kettle on for me...only kidding!

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