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Dane Cook's Final Horcrux
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I go for Earl Grey if I'm in a nice tea shop, or I want something more refreshing, but generally it's bog-standard English Breakfast. Not so keen on Tetley's, I find it quite dry. At the moment we are working on a huge box of PG Tips.

The best tea, however, is the Betty's own blend (an English breakfast type). To. Die. For. Big fan of Yorkshire Tea, too.



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Twinings English Breakfast Tea is OK, but not really strong enough.



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I found Yorkshire tea at Wegman's yesterday, but I bought the box of Typhoo tea. That's the company that made the Captain Scott tea and this stuff isn't quite as good, but it's pretty good. I waffled about trying the Yorkshire tea because I was sure someone had recommended it.



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I have a tin of Chinese Jasmine tea that I enjoy drinking on occasion.. or make my Ractajino Blend mocha.


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I had my first ever chai latte last night (the cheap, instant kind). I'm sad to report that I do see the appeal, adding one more notch to my "hipster things I actually like"-bedpost.
I won't be paying what Starfucks wants for it, however. And I'm too lazy to make proper Chai myself (25 minutes of cooking stuff in milk? No thanks - I like my gratification a little more instant Razz).
 
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you can get teabags with the cinnamon etc in, and some of them taste pretty good. not perfect, but pretty good.


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I buy Tazo Chai concentrate, which works really well for Chai Latte. Better than any teabags I've tried and quicker than simmering away the home made stuff. I use the milk frother on the coffee machine at work and prep it just like a double shot cafe latte.


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yai we get Tzao here.. really great stuff.. don't know how it compares with "the real McCoy".. but it is tasty.


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So. I have been continuing my adventures in finding tea I like. I started out being kinda 'meh' about the Typhoo tea, but I quickly got used to it, then I ran out of it and the store I bought it at didn't have it anymore. I bought some Barry's Gold something and that was all right, but not fabulous. looked again for typhoo, no luck and bought Barry's Irish Breakfast. Which I do not like.

I've tried Twinings, Stash, Numi, either Earl Greys or stuff with 'Breakfast' in the title and I really don't like Earl Grey.

I'm trying to narrow down what it is about certain teas that I do like, because the boxes are unhelpful: A blend of black teas is all the info I ever get.

I found some more of that Captain Scott Tea from a British foods store online. And a different grocery store had Bewley's Dublin morning tea and I like that too.

Some reviews I found online called it(and Captain Scott's) a 'malty' tea, and I think that's the flavour I really like. And apparently it's Assam tea in the blend that gives it that taste.

And yes, I bought a kettle a while back! I did my own taste tests and was quickly a kettle convert!



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I can't really contribute to discussion of types of tea, as I don't particularly like it, but perhaps this will make you tea-lovers happy:

http://www.webmd.com/food-reci...or-tea-cut-mrsa-risk




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I don't like hot tea, but I really like iced tea. It must be unsweetened and fresh but other than that I don't really have a preference.

My wife drinks hot tea. Like library lady she can't do much caffeine. She really loves the brand Yogi and their Ginger tea. I try to stock up on it when it goes on sale. I have tried to get her other ginger teas but she likes this one the best. There does not seem to be a lot of ginger teas on the market from what I can tell.


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And the rest is history...



In this document from 1681, the Lord Great Chamberlain (looks after the Palace of Westminster for the Queen) gives permission for a Mr Charles Kifftell to establish a novel refreshment facility at Westminster, serving 'Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, etc' for the convenience of members during sittings of the House of Commons.


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I went to Twinnings yesterday with Cobalt yesterday and bought a winter blend! Nom nom nom.


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quote:
Originally posted by D M:
In this document from 1681, the Lord Great Chamberlain (looks after the Palace of Westminster for the Queen) gives permission for a Mr Charles Kifftell to establish a novel refreshment facility at Westminster, serving 'Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, etc' for the convenience of members during sittings of the House of Commons.

I will always, always love that the HoC used to have a canteen known as "Fat Cops".


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I went to Twinnings yesterday with Cobalt yesterday and bought a winter blend! Nom nom nom.


Wanna hang out sometime this week? You near Westminster today at about 1?


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i typically prefer a strong english style black tea on weekday mornings that i dont feel like coffee, i get it from a local shop here loose and use a mesh ball to steep it so not really sure what brand is best but i seem to remember twinnings being pretty good. on weekend mornings and the occasional evening i like green tea, also loose. i take the black with two sugars no milk and the green with nothing. when i am sick i always go through at least a box and a half of celestial seasonings blueberry herbal tea with a lot of honey
 
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At this point I'm convinced making a decent cup tea requires a full moon and some sort of chant-y prayer.

I've never managed to do it, despite it only requiring two ingredients. Razz


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you need to focus your tea chi!
 
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smalltown, lemme dig up the directions Domi sent me. Not only are they hilarious, but they WORK.

ETA: I can't find the paper with Domi's personal directions, but she included Douglas Adams' take on the subject, which can be found here. He says to use Earl Grey. I don't care for Earl Grey. I use English or Irish Breakfast and let it steep about 5 to 6 minutes, because I like strong tea. And I also like it with milk and sugar. Smile

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Some of it may also have to do with what brand of tea you're using. Whenever I drink something from Lipton, for example, it's usually fairly weak and afterward I feel like there's a film in my mouth.

If you're going to use tea bags, I usually recommend Stash or some Celestial Seasonings.

This last bit is probably completely unnecessary but the only other thing I can say is that if you're adding milk or sugar to it, always start small. After all, you can add more, but you can't take it out once it's in.

I can't really say more than that for 2 reasons: I generally just have tea straight up these days without adding anything, and because my sense of smell is extremely weak I don't taste that much of it anyway, so I drink it more for the warmth and whatever partial taste I can get.



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