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05-08-2016, 11:04 AM
RE: Ranting corner
(05-08-2016 10:56 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 05:03 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Sugar free drinks taste like garbage. Either the real thing or water for me.
Water in this case.

I hate, hate, diet anything (coke, Pepsi, whatever).

Diet tea just bugs the shit out of me...

Just leave it the fuck alone. I don't need artificial sweeteners in tea -- ever.

I don't care how much they claim they have been able to make artificial sweeteners taste like sugar...they can't. I have a good reason to avoid diet drinks...some of the older sweeteners give me the hives...almost all of them give me a headache.

That's why I usually carry my own home made iced tea with me.

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05-08-2016, 12:38 PM
RE: Ranting corner
(05-08-2016 10:56 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 05:03 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Sugar free drinks taste like garbage. Either the real thing or water for me.
Water in this case.

I hate, hate, diet anything (coke, Pepsi, whatever).

Diet tea just bugs the shit out of me...

Just leave it the fuck alone. I don't need artificial sweeteners in tea -- ever.

Philistines. The lot of you.


"First of all, one should use Indian or Ceylonese tea. China tea has virtues which are not to be despised nowadays — it is economical, and one can drink it without milk — but there is not much stimulation in it….

Secondly, tea should be made in small quantities — that is, in a teapot…. The teapot should be made of china or earthenware. Silver or Britanniaware teapots produce inferior tea and enamel pots are worse….

Thirdly, the pot should be warmed beforehand. This is better done by placing it on the hob than by the usual method of swilling it out with hot water.

Fourthly, the tea should be strong. For a pot holding a quart, if you are going to fill it nearly to the brim, six heaped teaspoons would be about right…. I maintain that one strong cup of tea is better than twenty weak ones. All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes….

Fifthly, the tea should be put straight into the pot. No strainers, muslin bags or other devices to imprison the tea….

Sixthly, one should take the teapot to the kettle and not the other way about. The water should be actually boiling at the moment of impact, which means that one should keep it on the flame while one pours….

Seventhly, after making the tea, one should stir it, or better, give the pot a good shake, afterwards allowing the leaves to settle.

Eighthly, one should drink out of a good breakfast cup — that is, the cylindrical type of cup, not the flat, shallow type….

Ninthly, one should pour the cream off the milk before using it for tea. Milk that is too creamy always gives tea a sickly taste.

Tenthly, one should pour tea into the cup first. This is one of the most controversial points of all; indeed in every family in Britain there are probably two schools of thought on the subject. The milk-first school can bring forward some fairly strong arguments, but I maintain that my own argument is unanswerable. This is that, by putting the tea in first and stirring as one pours, one can exactly regulate the amount of milk…

Lastly, tea — unless one is drinking it in the Russian style — should be drunk without sugar. I know very well that I am in a minority here. But still, how can you call yourself a true tealover if you destroy the flavour of your tea by putting sugar in it? It would be equally reasonable to put in pepper or salt…." - Orwell

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05-08-2016, 01:00 PM
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I would have to strongly disagree with Orwell.

There is a science to the art of tea.

Boiling hot is a great way to get a bitter tea.

I now use a programmable kettle to dial into the exact temperature required for my tea, whether black, green, white, oolong...

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05-08-2016, 01:19 PM
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(05-08-2016 11:04 AM)Anjele Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 10:56 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  I hate, hate, diet anything (coke, Pepsi, whatever).

Diet tea just bugs the shit out of me...

Just leave it the fuck alone. I don't need artificial sweeteners in tea -- ever.

I don't care how much they claim they have been able to make artificial sweeteners taste like sugar...they can't. I have a good reason to avoid diet drinks...some of the older sweeteners give me the hives...almost all of them give me a headache.

That's why I usually carry my own home made iced tea with me.

I've been drinking Coke Zero for the past few days, and have gotten a couple of headaches. I'll switch to water, methinks.
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05-08-2016, 01:23 PM
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I just use the Lipton tea bags and a tea maker...I am a bad southerner, no sweet tea for me. You all sound far more knowledgeable about tea.

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05-08-2016, 01:27 PM
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05-08-2016, 01:30 PM
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(05-08-2016 01:23 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  I just use the Lipton tea bags and a tea maker...I am a bad southerner, no sweet tea for me. You all sound far more knowledgeable about tea.

Lipton is to tea what Budweiser is to beer.

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05-08-2016, 01:33 PM
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(05-08-2016 01:27 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Weeping

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05-08-2016, 01:42 PM
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When in doubt --- drink beer.....

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05-08-2016, 03:32 PM
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(05-08-2016 01:30 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 01:23 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  I just use the Lipton tea bags and a tea maker...I am a bad southerner, no sweet tea for me. You all sound far more knowledgeable about tea.

Lipton is to tea what Budweiser is to beer.

I know... Sad I think I made Moms cry by admitting to using it.

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