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    A tea thread as requested...Gear, Teas etc.
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    I've only really developed a taste for tea in the last couple of years, I was always a coffee man, I still enjoy good coffee but tea is my main drink now. I find it's also a little gentler on my fragile digestive system, I don't drink a huge amount, maybe three or four cups a day but the same amount of coffee would upset my giblets.
    I know PG Tips is hardly a high end blend but the balance of flavours suits me well. I also like Yorkshire tea, the stronger, richer taste makes for a cup for me to savour but too much of it sets off my dodgy innards again. PG is usually served up in my favourite mug but I like to use a nice bone china cup for the Yorkshire, I'm not sure if it makes a difference but I did once read a thin walled cup allows you to take in more air as you drink which enhances the flavour, feels a bit posher anyway lol. I once tried peppermint tea but just one sip was enough for me.
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    Yes it's gentler I think. Probably better for you too.

    This is ginger green tea, brewed at 85c for 3mins. A spoon of honey to sweeten the deal.



    Rather nice. twinings teabag i think it was.
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    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

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    My father in law always insisted on bone china for tea - It does seem to be the right way to take it (although I'm not averse to a big mug of Yorkshire tea - milk, no sugar please)
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    ive got some bone china stuff but cant find it.. i must have put it somewhere safe
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

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    I just got in some tea from whittard of Chelsea just now.
    Lovely packaging I have to say, including the carriage box, and all is recyclable too.

    Came fairly quickly. Not sure if it's great value but we will see what quality is like over weekend hopefully.
    Roobios, puerh and jade oolong.

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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    ive seen these.. a teapot and cup for one. how do they work roy??
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    ive seen these.. a teapot and cup for one. how do they work roy??
    People collect these, I've got two in case one's in the dishwasher.

    You just use the small teapot in the normal way (holds almost two of the cups) & once brewed serve it in the cup, it's just enough to start the day

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    only dishwasher ive ever had is me.. guessing im cheaper? and do a better job
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    Grant .... ؠ

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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