Flash's Tea Drinking MB Thrad

oll_lewis

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Right, who likes tea?

I've just made a new tea MB at easyboard.
So far I'm the only member, there because I haven't advertised it yet, if anyone had an interest in tea at all please follow the link and join it, it's not just tea there, I've set up a chat area and all that tooand theres some nice teapots in the backgrounds of the pages too, the page will get better with more stuf on it as time progresses and you and I post more :D thats the plan anyway.

http://pub90.ezboard.com/btea
 

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23 veiws and not one person's joined yet, that warms my heart that dose :rolleyes:

2 days wasted then. :sad:
 

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Really, haven't you got anything better to do than discussing tea?

Wish I had that much spare time.
 

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Every time I take a look I am reminded of how nice tea is so I have to go & brew up....... :D
(have you tried double lapsang souchong with a single assam then?)
 

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am now a member, along with flash, spooky and the virgin queen, apparently/
 

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am now a member, along with flash, spooky and the virgin queen, apparently/
So do you think the chimps are going to batter the teabirds then, or that the tetly tea folk are going to wing in at the last minite an introduse both teams of combatants to a world of pain?

you see what quality entertainment you're all missing if you haven't joined ?:D
 

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How did you know it was me? I have a different name and everything! :p
it's obviouis when you think about it...
 

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Oh dear, it looks like Oll's Tea Board went AWOL some time ago. We were just not supportive enough when it might have counted.

Now we are going to pay for it!

I've noticed that you can no longer get loose leaf Lapsang Souchong from any mainstream supermarket. Oh they will sell you that dust-bag stuff but you can see it isn't right and you pay through the nose for it.

It may be too late but I'm going to have to find and support a good local dealer. :(
 

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I've noticed that you can no longer get loose leaf Lapsang Souchong from any mainstream supermarket. Oh they will sell you that dust-bag stuff but you can see it isn't right and you pay through the nose for it.

It may be too late but I'm going to have to find and support a good local dealer. :(
Whittards are present in most large cities - they also do mail order.

Loose leaf Lapsang? They got it :).
 

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I'm living in reduced tea-drinking circumstances at the moment. Aside from being quite pleased by having to use a metal, whistling, on-the-hob kettle, I'm surviving on tea-bag shipments from the UK. Green and other teas here are great, but the black wholly fails to cut the mustard.

What do you think are the best tea bags available? I like stronger teas and drink with only a medium to small amount of milk and no sugar. Could I be doing better? Cost is no obstacle as I won't be paying for them!
 

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Yorkshire Strong Tea bags make a decent cup (I like stand-the-spoon-up-in-it tea), or, if the water's soft enough, two bags of PG Tips in a large mug. If it's hard water PG gets filmy and overly bitter.

Again, Yorkshire Hard Water tea is excellent for.. erm.. hard water areas.
 

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At home the water's perect, hard and clear.

Here it's ok-ish, but I use bottled mineral water--extends the lifespan of the kettles.
 
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Yith, ye should seek out Harrods. they will sell any tea from their london shop by mail order over the telephone to anywhere in the world provided you pay the postage on it too.

thats especilly good as they are a majour tea importer anyway and you can get some seriously rare teas there and even exclusives.

Another company with a good selection is the teahouse, here's a ink to their shop:
http://theteahouse.co.uk/buy_tea.html

the selection of teas you can get from the teahouse does tend to urinate on wittards from a great height. Wittards often shreds the tea into a fine powder as if it were coffie too which in my opinion adversely affects the flavour in some teas. tea shreadding is also a method used to 'bulk up' tead with less flavoursome and older leaves, bits of stalk and in some cases teas cheeper teas, this is done with teabags fairly often especilly with supermarket ranges.
 

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Thanks to Stu and Oll for suggested suppliers. Glad to see that Oll is still into the steaming pot - and what quality too, look! Commiserations to Yith. out somewhere nearer the origins of tea, who can't get a good cup of the stuff! Or stup of the cuff as I kept saying as I read this back . . .

Well I can't limit myself to one drink! :D
 
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Talking of tea..

If you were ever tempted to buy Tesco's Finest Earl Grey Teabags, then I would recommend you don't. They taste and smell of disinfectant. Had to go and get some Twinings. No apostrophe apparently. Like Hells Angels. Check if you don't believe me.
 
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Talking of tea..

If you were ever tempted to buy Tesco's Finest Earl Grey Teabags, then I would recommend you don't. They taste and smell of disinfectant. Had to go and get some Twinings. No apostrophe apparently. Like Hells Angels. Check if you don't believe me.
I've noticed this (and been met with scepticism). But it's true, and Sainsbury's offering, for example, is far more flavourful. However, if you pair 1 x Tesco E.G. bag with 1 x Sainsbury's's equivalent in your teapot you'll get a result that is mysteriously greater than the sum of its parts.

One of the best Earl Greys I've ever had was an obscure Eastern European brand called (sic) 'Loyds' (obviously meant to sound quintisentially posh and English whilst costing only 98p per box (whatwhatwhatwhatwhatferfucksake) The contents looked like dust from the factory floor but flavour was delicious, yet so feeble you'd need two bags for a decent cuppa. This double-shot method made an exquisite mug of Rosie and I became quite keen on it.

The pleasure proved to be short-lived: I've only ever seen this stuff in one shop - which closed down after approximately a month of selling off what appeared to be a job lot of similarly random products previously untested in the UK marketplace. Bah.
 
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One of the best Earl Greys I've ever had was an obscure Eastern European brand called (sic) 'Loyds' (obviously meant to sound quintisentially posh and English whilst costing only 98p per box (whatwhatwhatwhatwhatferfucksake) The contents looked like dust from the factory floor but flavour was delicious, yet so feeble you'd need two bags for a decent cuppa. This double-shot method made an exquisite mug of Rosie and I became quite keen on it.

The pleasure proved to be short-lived: I've only ever seen this stuff in one shop - which closed down after approximately a month of selling off what appeared to be a job lot of similarly random products previously untested in the UK marketplace.
Go to a Polish supermarket.
 
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Good thinking. We don't have such a thing round here, but I'll be visiting a couple of places this month that do. I'll see if I can find it. I've never seen it in the Polish sections of supermarkets, nor even in our nearest 'ethnicy' indoor market - where you can buy almost every foodstuff imaginable - up to and including nightmarish sea creatures in jars that look like something out of Lovecraft.
 
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