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The Tea Thread (Teas; Tips; Preferences Etc.)

brownmane

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I have to confess that when I am sick, hot tea with sugar and milk makes me feel better than coffee with sugar and cream.

I don’t know why this is so ?
I think it is the acidity of coffee. I don't drink coffee if I feel unwell, but I will sip a hot cuppa lightly steeped tea.

Black tea I will have with some milk. Not cream nor evaporated milk :puke2:
Green or white tea with nothing.

I love a tea such as chai for those cold, dark, blustery winter days. Just the smell makes me feel warm and cozy.
 

dr wu

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Drinking coffee with Baileys now but I do like tea....Earl Grey , orange pekoe, oolong, green .and chai.
I tend to drink more tea in the winter especially if am feeling a bit under the weather.
Tea in American restaurants is usually crappy.
I like this music track...I'm sure it must have been posted here before.
 

brownmane

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Tea in American restaurants is usually crappy.
^this^. Now, I've not had much experience with American restaurants, but their "sweet tea" is awful - I like iced tea.

When I went to New Orleans and visited the French Quarter, I was near Cafe du Monde and I was excited to have a good coffee and a beignet.

What a disappointment. It was more like lukewarm, weak drip coffee. The beignet was like a plain doughnut. I could have gotten these anywhere.

I guess I should have realized that the word cafe was used more like cafeteria. I was hoping for something outstanding, since it claimed to be of the world.

I did enjoy chatting with the singer (who lived in Treme) of Jazz Cats who played live jazz there. I bought their CD.
 

dr wu

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^this^. Now, I've not had much experience with American restaurants, but their "sweet tea" is awful - I like iced tea.

When I went to New Orleans and visited the French Quarter, I was near Cafe du Monde and I was excited to have a good coffee and a beignet.

What a disappointment. It was more like lukewarm, weak drip coffee. The beignet was like a plain doughnut. I could have gotten these anywhere.

I guess I should have realized that the word cafe was used more like cafeteria. I was hoping for something outstanding, since it claimed to be of the world.

I did enjoy chatting with the singer (who lived in Treme) of Jazz Cats who played live jazz there. I bought their CD.
'Sweet tea' here is just overly sweet iced tea.....apparently the style comes from the southern states,.
One has to ask for expresso or dark roast if you want strong coffee.....but you'd think they could make a decent beignet
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brownmane

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'Sweet tea' here is just overly sweet iced tea.....apparently the style comes from the southern states,.
One has to ask for expresso or dark roast if you want strong coffee.....but you'd think they could make a decent beignet
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I was very disappointed in the beignets, especially as I'd never had one before. Probably will not again.
 

ChasFink

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When I went to New Orleans and visited the French Quarter, I was near Cafe du Monde and I was excited to have a good coffee and a beignet.

What a disappointment. It was more like lukewarm, weak drip coffee.
I've never been there, but I understand the Cafe du Monde coffee is mixed with chicory. Originally a way to stretch the coffee budget, some New Orleaners developed a taste for it.
 
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