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2014-04-05 08:33:11 AM
I hate to break it to you Smitty, but tea has been pretty much popular since people settled down and realized that the leaves, when dried and steeped, or even just thrown into a damn cup of hot water could help them grind their teeth and feel good. Half the joy of the British Empire was their realizing that invading foreign lands gave them additions to their cuisine that included this magic water that made their rainy, dreary, gray after gray after gray days almost palatable WITHOUT the addition of alcohol at breakfast. Well, and then they realized that the Arabs were roasting and grinding these weird African beans, and things got into a competition between the two beverages...
 
2014-04-05 10:02:53 AM
Oh God, dnrfa yet, but have the hipster douchebags overtaken tea? They have already ruined bacon, cupcakes, coffee and beer...
 
2014-04-05 10:03:55 AM
I drank tea before it was cool.

Because I like warm tea.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-04-05 10:05:07 AM
I wonder if subby has a freaking clue at all? Tea predates coffee so far back it's silly.
IIRC tea started around 2327 BC, coffee around 9th century AD.
 
2014-04-05 10:07:14 AM
 
2014-04-05 10:07:49 AM
I'll stick with my lambs blood thank you.
 
2014-04-05 10:07:59 AM
Coffee is a form of tea... perhaps the BEST form of tea.
 
2014-04-05 10:08:32 AM
Atevi love tea.
 
2014-04-05 10:08:42 AM
Tea is popular because we all secretly yearn to be British Supervillians.
 
2014-04-05 10:09:15 AM

gja: I wonder if subby has a freaking clue at all? Tea predates coffee so far back it's silly.
IIRC tea started around 2327 BC, coffee around 9th century AD.


So it really is driven by Hipsters trying to out before-you-discovered-it one another.
 
2014-04-05 10:10:33 AM
ftfa: ...a tea sommelier

When is a good time to call your tea sommelier?
Before breakfast? Because that's when I drink tea.
 
2014-04-05 10:10:38 AM
Study it out.
 
2014-04-05 10:13:27 AM
Subby's next headline: "Why is chocolate so popular these days?"
 
2014-04-05 10:14:28 AM
Coffee is vile.  Tea is...less vile, but with the amount of sugar I put in it, that's OK.

When I get tea from a coffeeshop or whatever, I order it as "Tea.  Early Grey.  Hot."  Maybe one person in twenty gets the reference.
 
2014-04-05 10:14:59 AM
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2014-04-05 10:15:20 AM
Tea is awesome.  That is all.
 
2014-04-05 10:15:45 AM
Because coffee makes me shiat and makes me crash
 
2014-04-05 10:19:57 AM
Because tea is tasty.

Next question.
 
2014-04-05 10:20:55 AM
Three cheers for tea. Down with coffee!
 
2014-04-05 10:21:39 AM
Why do hipsters have to ruin everything?

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2014-04-05 10:22:37 AM
If it's so damn popular, then why can't I get a decent single estate black tea in my grocery store?
 
2014-04-05 10:26:01 AM

Tom_Slick: Tea is popular because we all secretly yearn to be British Supervillians French starship captains.


FTFM.

/Earl Grey is surprisingly good
 
2014-04-05 10:26:03 AM
I imagine subby's headline was tongue in cheek.
 
2014-04-05 10:26:41 AM

Grumpy Cat: Three cheers for tea. Down with coffee!


Hip ...
 
2014-04-05 10:28:51 AM
I love tea and I love coffee. But not mixed together - that would be disgusting.
 
2014-04-05 10:29:30 AM

Wyalt Derp: I love tea and I love coffee. But not mixed together - that would be disgusting.


Or would it...?
 
2014-04-05 10:29:45 AM
The women I saw at a recent get-together passing around tins of David's Tea and gushing about the smell and taste were the last people I would call "hipsters". Doctor Oz or Oprah or somebody must have recently endorsed it.

Black tea has certainly been around for ages, but I think what has taken off in the last decade is fruited up blends with some tea leaves somewhere in the mix. David's Tea, from what I can see/smell, isn't so much "tea" as "potpourri".
 
2014-04-05 10:32:34 AM
I have picked, prepared, and drank tea in Sichuan, China from the fields of former emperors that would have young beautiful female virgins, who maintained a strict vegetarian diet in order to keep their purity, pluck the downy white tea leaves with their lips. They would then trek a thousand kilometers under armed guard to the capital where only the Emperor, his family, and most loyal subjects would partake.

/Entirely true story
//No, really, it's true.
///From my hipster throne I look down upon all your peasants and your humble dirt tea.
 
2014-04-05 10:33:05 AM

ruta: The women I saw at a recent get-together passing around tins of David's Tea and gushing about the smell and taste were the last people I would call "hipsters". Doctor Oz or Oprah or somebody must have recently endorsed it.

Black tea has certainly been around for ages, but I think what has taken off in the last decade is fruited up blends with some tea leaves somewhere in the mix. David's Tea, from what I can see/smell, isn't so much "tea" as "potpourri".


I know the way my kids love tea is just another form of fruity sugar water to them.
 
2014-04-05 10:33:35 AM
I get Stash brand Earl Grey tea for 10¢ a bag at a Winco grocery store, that is why it is popular with me.
 
2014-04-05 10:33:51 AM
For the record:  Pu'erh  tea tastes like you took a handful of the hay from the bottom of a hamsters cage and squeezed it into a cup.
 
2014-04-05 10:35:20 AM

ruta: The women I saw at a recent get-together passing around tins of David's Tea and gushing about the smell and taste were the last people I would call "hipsters". Doctor Oz or Oprah or somebody must have recently endorsed it.

Black tea has certainly been around for ages, but I think what has taken off in the last decade is fruited up blends with some tea leaves somewhere in the mix. David's Tea, from what I can see/smell, isn't so much "tea" as "potpourri".


Actually, what has taken off is well-marketed, endorsed-by-somebody-of-Oprah's-ilk, tea like David's Tea. I can think of two local tea sellers that have gone out of business in the last year, one of them driven out by David's Tea. David's appears to be the Starbucks of tea.
 
2014-04-05 10:38:11 AM

gfid:


I've had that. But it isn't for drinking, you gotta rip the bag open and chew the contents with a little baking soda. Now that's good tea!
 
2014-04-05 10:38:13 AM
If Americans like tea so much, why can't I get boiling water at a restaurant in order to get the flavour out of a teabag? I don't want to spend twenty minutes dunking a teabag when boiling water would get all the tanniny goodness out in 30 seconds.
 
2014-04-05 10:38:34 AM
BecauseI'vealreadyhadsixcupsofcoffeeandIneedsomethingelsetodrinkandnoI wouldnotlikeaglassofwaterthankyou
 
2014-04-05 10:39:40 AM
Tea of the gods right here

http://www.amanashops.com/product/irish-blend-tea/loose-tea-regular

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Only $3.00 a bag, from a German colony in Iowa.
 
2014-04-05 10:39:47 AM

Comsamvimes: Tom_Slick: Tea is popular because we all secretly yearn to be British Supervillians French starship captains.

FTFM.

/Earl Grey is surprisingly good


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I'd like to get my hands on that fellow Earl Grey and tell him a thing or two about tea leaves
 
2014-04-05 10:40:18 AM
I'm going with "people will drink anything you tell them to" and "nobody told them it was ok to NOT drink the nasty, vile, stuff"...
 
2014-04-05 10:40:25 AM
Because everyone ayes have gotten too fat.
 
2014-04-05 10:43:16 AM
Oh crap, is tea a thing now?

I've been mostly a tea drinker my whole adult life, but I'll drink coffee in coffee type places and tea in tea type places.  I've lived in India and Sri Lanka and have been to the plantations and processing plants, which are really cool if you get the chance.

A few notes:

Pretty much all tea is one plant (some minor variation).  Green tea is the same leaf as black tea, just not roasted. Most variations size gradations or added flavors.  Most herbal teas are not tea, they are something else that is steeped in water.

"Chai" or some close variant is the word for tea in most of the world ("te" in Sri Lanka).  Saying "chai tea" is like saying "leche milk", but "chai tea" or "chai" in the US has come to mean a tea spiced a certain way, cardamom and cinnamon and stuff, similar to common ways to spice tea in India.  Sometimes I'll point out the "chai" thing to people, but that's kinda grammar Nazi-ish.
 
2014-04-05 10:47:28 AM
I'm past tea and on to Rooibos.
 
2014-04-05 10:51:58 AM
It's very popular down on the reservation now, also. I knew an Indian who drank 50 gallons of tea. He drowned in his tea-pee.
 
2014-04-05 10:55:33 AM
Subby: Why is tea so popular these days?

Because coffee is nasty stuff unless you load it up with milk and sugar, which Americans only started drinking because it was un-British.

/needs my black Irish Breakfast blend in the morning
 
2014-04-05 10:56:31 AM
Welcome to the Party, pal.
 
2014-04-05 10:58:11 AM
Wasn't a tea drinker until I happened upon this:

thumbs3.ebaystatic.com

Now I know what I was missing.
 
2014-04-05 11:06:28 AM
Theanine, the tasty chemical that tea has that coffee doesn't, works on the same neurotransmitter and has a similar effect as Alcohol or anti-anxiety drugs.  That's why tea is farking awesome.
 
2014-04-05 11:07:17 AM
Because coffee is nasty, and tea is tasty.  Simple as that.  Plus, there are so many different varieties - traditional leaf teas, fruity floral/herbal teas, earthy matés, and various blends of all those.  My favorite is "té, canela, y clavo" that I stock up on whenever I go to Peru because it's so hard to find here in the States.

Then there are the different effects that different teas have:  High-caffeine black teas like Earl Grey are good for waking up; soothing teas like chamomile or valerian help you sleep; anise-based teas are good for stomachaches; hierba luisa (lemon verbena) helps with menstrual pain; coca helps prevent altitude sickness; the list goes on...  compared to that, coffee is pretty much a one-trick pony.
 
2014-04-05 11:08:30 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: It's very popular down on the reservation now, also. I knew an Indian who drank 50 gallons of tea. He drowned in his tea-pee.


www.databreachwatch.org
 
2014-04-05 11:09:38 AM
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2014-04-05 11:14:46 AM
Love tea, love coffee. Love herbal tea and rooibos too. Herbal coffee can suck a big pile of dirty donkey dicks.
 
2014-04-05 11:15:46 AM
Just because...
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-04-05 11:19:53 AM
Because tea is awesome? Zero calories, tasty, lots of interesting varieties to switch between, a nice dose of caffeine, and a lot fewer idiots paying $5 for an eight syllable drink that's mostly sugar and milk.

Subscribe and save from Amazon can get you good tea really cheap.

Now, back to my cup of Prince of Wales
 
2014-04-05 11:23:09 AM
Tea sommelier... Right. Sure. We'll go with that.

Anyhow, I admit to having a bit of a sommelier moment years ago. We went out to a nice restaurant, and since I felt ordering a Coke would spoil the mood, I asked for tea (as I do). They came out with an Earl Grey from a company I'd never heard of and ohmygod was it good. Not bitter at all (I'm a lifelong Twinings drinker, for comparison). Anyhow, it was the basic Earl Grey from Harney and Sons, here in the States. It's not too strong, but it doesn't get that edge that the Twinings Earl Grey does (which I drown with sugar).

Thus ends my CSS. Give them a try if you like that sort of thing. And don't over-steep or else it'll taste flat.
 
2014-04-05 11:24:47 AM

QueenMamaBee: Just because...
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I swear that man could make cleaning the cat's litter box sexy.
 
2014-04-05 11:31:09 AM
Can somebody tell me when "accoutERments" became an appropriate spelling for "accoutREments"?  I've never seen the former before and it seems to be just a bastardization of the latter by somebody who didn't know how to actually pronounce the word.
 
2014-04-05 11:33:59 AM
Because people are re-discovering King Diamond?
 
2014-04-05 11:44:38 AM

SpacemanSpoof: Then there are the different effects that different teas have:  High-caffeine black teas like Earl Grey are good for waking up; soothing teas like chamomile or valerian help you sleep; anise-based teas are good for stomachaches; hierba luisa (lemon verbena) helps with menstrual pain; coca helps prevent altitude sickness; the list goes on...  compared to that, coffee is pretty much a one-trick pony.


Just to kind of echo WanPhat's sentiment a few posts upthread... If it doesn't have tea in it, it ain't tea. It's an infusion/
 
2014-04-05 11:46:11 AM
Meh
 
2014-04-05 11:48:26 AM
Just in case nobody noticed my earlier post...


THEANINE.

 
2014-04-05 11:50:11 AM
My vaguely English friend always makes a point of ordering English Breakfast Tea when we're out, and she's really finicky about making sure it's not plain old tea.  So, I finally decided to see what it was.  It's black tea leaves, that's it.

Tea's generally pretty good for you, but black tea does stain the teeth pretty aggressively.
 
2014-04-05 12:00:15 PM
Because while I prefer coffee, tea is pretty damn nice too.
 
2014-04-05 12:03:52 PM

Ker_Thwap: Tea's generally pretty good for you, but black tea does stain the teeth pretty aggressively.


Black tea for breakfast. Brush teeth. Green tea for the rest of the day.
 
2014-04-05 12:19:55 PM

Wyalt Derp: Wyalt Derp: I love tea and I love coffee. But not mixed together - that would be disgusting.

Or would it...?


I can confirm that it is in fact vile.
 
2014-04-05 12:23:35 PM
Cup Of Brown Joy - Professor Elemental

Keep your sodding coffee in a proper copper coffee pot
And stop me lobbing teapots at your poncey rotten coffee shop!
 
2014-04-05 12:32:34 PM
The only way one could believe hipsters are destroying beer, coffee, etc., is if their enjoyment of something can be ruined by others enjoying it as well.

Which, ironically, makes them a hipster.
 
2014-04-05 12:36:45 PM
The thing about tea is that it is consistently good. With a cup of coffee (like Starbucks, or your work coffee pot), most of the time it tastes like crap. I blame 'dark roast' and the fact that work coffee pots are rarely cleaned.
 
2014-04-05 12:36:50 PM
I remember the day when I thought "Lemon tastes good in tea, and milk tastes good in tea, so why not both at the same time?"
 
2014-04-05 12:45:25 PM
Been drinking tea every day for 30 years. Tastes good and is apparently good for you. My dental hygienist isn't such a fan of my tea habit though.

If I ever give up booze, I'll become a tea connoisseur.

/Like coffee but it rips my stomach apart.
 
2014-04-05 12:50:07 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For the record:  Pu'erh  tea tastes like you took a handful of the hay from the bottom of a hamsters cage and squeezed it into a cup.


if the pu'erh tastes or smells like that it is likely of the very lowest quality.

I've never found decent pu'erh outside chinatown. It either tastes like rotten dirt or its really bland.
 
2014-04-05 01:01:18 PM

my herniated disc: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For the record:  Pu'erh  tea tastes like you took a handful of the hay from the bottom of a hamsters cage and squeezed it into a cup.

if the pu'erh tastes or smells like that it is likely of the very lowest quality.

I've never found decent pu'erh outside chinatown. It either tastes like rotten dirt or its really bland.


I used to enjoy tuocha (a pu-erh) until a friend told me it smelled like the State Fair. Looked down at the cup, made the connection, and could never drink it again. Good thing the local shop has many many more to try.

Yay tea.
 
2014-04-05 01:01:31 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I've liked tea since childhood and one part of the reason I never switched to coffee for long was that coffee upsets my stomach.
 
2014-04-05 01:06:53 PM
Why is tea so popular these days?

THANK OBAMA.
 
2014-04-05 01:17:30 PM
I love the Java Jive and it loves me
 
2014-04-05 01:17:41 PM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: my herniated disc: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For the record:  Pu'erh  tea tastes like you took a handful of the hay from the bottom of a hamsters cage and squeezed it into a cup.

if the pu'erh tastes or smells like that it is likely of the very lowest quality.

I've never found decent pu'erh outside chinatown. It either tastes like rotten dirt or its really bland.

I used to enjoy tuocha (a pu-erh) until a friend told me it smelled like the State Fair. Looked down at the cup, made the connection, and could never drink it again. Good thing the local shop has many many more to try.

Yay tea.


its harder to find but there is an unfermented type puerh that does not brew to poo brown...

i prefer to think of it as rich coffee colour...
 
2014-04-05 01:22:48 PM

impaler: The only way one could believe hipsters are destroying beer, coffee, etc., is if their enjoyment of something can be ruined by others enjoying it as well.

Which, ironically, makes them a hipster.


Well, not really, the way Hipsters really ruin things is by overpricing it by using pretentious buzz terms to justify the increase in cost. Attach the terms, "Locally sourced", "Organic" (FDA definition has been watered down and inspection is lacking), "Cooperative Farm", "Artisan", or another one (either by itself or combined) to some foodstuff and you've just increased it's cost by about 150 - 300 % over what the actual value of what it actually is. There are some Hipsters out there who get mad that some Hipsters will enjoy something that "I enjoyed first! *growls*" (making it popular and no longer "Hip"), but for the rest of us we're basically priced out of our interest level. A Hipster will look down upon one of us as "mundane" and "not understanding the message" when we get curious and look at the menu, see the outrageous prices, and walk out.
 
2014-04-05 01:45:07 PM

adamatari: I don't know about anyone else, but I've liked tea since childhood and one part of the reason I never switched to coffee for long was that coffee upsets my stomach.


Same here.  My parents always kept Constant Comment in the house and I was allowed to drink it as a kid.  I got my husband on to it and now it's what we drink every  morning, we've never owned a coffee pot.  I keep a jar of Folger's in the pantry for coffee drinkers, but most people just want booze.
 
2014-04-05 01:51:06 PM
Aidan:
Anyhow, I admit to having a bit of a sommelier moment years ago. We went out to a nice restaurant, and since I felt ordering a Coke would spoil the mood, I asked for tea (as I do). They came out with an Earl Grey from a company I'd never heard of and ohmygod was it good. Not bitter at all (I'm a lifelong Twinings drinker, for comparison). Anyhow, it was the basic Earl Grey from Harney and Sons, here in the States. It's not too strong, but it doesn't get that edge that the Twinings Earl Grey does (which I drown with sugar).

Harney and Sons is really good. I've liked everything I've ever tried from them. They're a bit pricier than the other stuff on the supermarket shelves, but, well, you get what you pay for.

I order most of my tea online. I've flirted with Octavia and David's (I actually like them, but they're flavored teas don't really taste like what they're supposed to be), but I've pretty much settled on Adagio. They let you blend your own tea, and there's a whole "fandom blend" community there. Their flavored teas are decent, and their straight black/green teas are pretty good; I live and die by their Irish Breakfast, these days.
 
2014-04-05 01:54:43 PM
My favorite tea is Whisky:.www.glenfiddich.com
 
2014-04-05 01:58:52 PM
Because it's awesome and tastes better than coffee.

Had my first cup of tea roughly 55 years ago. Liked it then, still like it now.
 
2014-04-05 02:04:10 PM

SundaesChild: Oh God, dnrfa yet, but have the hipster douchebags overtaken tea? They have already ruined bacon, cupcakes, coffee and beer...


News flash for ya:

If you like Tea, Bacon, Cupcakes, Coffee, and Beer....you too are a hipster douchebag.
 
2014-04-05 02:06:48 PM

ruta: ruta: The women I saw at a recent get-together passing around tins of David's Tea and gushing about the smell and taste were the last people I would call "hipsters". Doctor Oz or Oprah or somebody must have recently endorsed it.

Black tea has certainly been around for ages, but I think what has taken off in the last decade is fruited up blends with some tea leaves somewhere in the mix. David's Tea, from what I can see/smell, isn't so much "tea" as "potpourri".

Actually, what has taken off is well-marketed, endorsed-by-somebody-of-Oprah's-ilk, tea like David's Tea. I can think of two local tea sellers that have gone out of business in the last year, one of them driven out by David's Tea. David's appears to be the Starbucks of tea.


The funny thing is, (or at least was a few years ago) that there are only a couple of actual importers in Canada, so pretty much all the loose tea shops have access to the same teas. The only thing that might be different is herbal blends. The markup had gotten out of control too... It was over 20 bucks for a pound of Mate last time I was in a loose tea shop... Same thing was only 5 at a Latin American import place. Now I just get Coca and Boldo from those places and forget the rest.
 
2014-04-05 02:09:38 PM

gfid:


Yep... I have some mixed with eucalyptus... Fantastic
 
2014-04-05 02:10:10 PM

Alphakronik: SundaesChild: Oh God, dnrfa yet, but have the hipster douchebags overtaken tea? They have already ruined bacon, cupcakes, coffee and beer...

News flash for ya:

If you like Tea, Bacon, Cupcakes, Coffee, and Beer....you too are a hipster douchebag.


Cupcakes are overrated. All the cool kids are eating organic and locally sustained brownies.
 
2014-04-05 02:11:12 PM
I'm perhaps old fashioned, in that I prefer coffee hot, and my tea iced. Hot tea is for when I'm sick, and with plenty of lemon and honey, and the association is too much to overcome. And sans any milk products.

Y'all drink it how you want. Enjoy it.
 
2014-04-05 02:14:10 PM

abhorrent1: Why do hipsters have to ruin everything?

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Have you ever seen a black hipster?  I haven't.  it's not the hipsters ruining things, it's white people.  Goddammit white people quit ruining everything!  You already farked up rock & roll and BBQ
 
2014-04-05 02:21:46 PM

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The finest morning cuppa known to man.
 
2014-04-05 02:37:27 PM

bardicmisfit: I live and die by their Irish Breakfast, these days.


Oh reeeaaaally... *makes notes* I do like a good Irish Breakfast. I'll give them a try!
 
2014-04-05 02:43:34 PM
Aidan:
Oh reeeaaaally... *makes notes* I do like a good Irish Breakfast. I'll give them a try!

It's deliciously jammy, takes milk well, and can be brewed kick-in-the-teeth strong if you like it that way (though be careful if you don't like bitterness).
 
2014-04-05 02:46:54 PM

r1niceboy: If Americans like tea so much, why can't I get boiling water at a restaurant in order to get the flavour out of a teabag? I don't want to spend twenty minutes dunking a teabag when boiling water would get all the tanniny goodness out in 30 seconds.


This.

Allow me to pour some hot water in a tiny 'fancy' metal jug and then leave it to cool for 10 minutes before I bring it to you without having put the tea inside.

Shall I be mother?
 
2014-04-05 02:48:46 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For the record:  Pu'erh  tea tastes like you took a handful of the hay from the bottom of a hamsters cage and squeezed it into a cup.


That's what bad Puerh tastes like. Good Puerh tastes like you're licking the floor of somebody's damp musty old basement.
 
2014-04-05 02:51:19 PM

PercyColburn: r1niceboy: If Americans like tea so much, why can't I get boiling water at a restaurant in order to get the flavour out of a teabag? I don't want to spend twenty minutes dunking a teabag when boiling water would get all the tanniny goodness out in 30 seconds.

This.

Allow me to pour some hot water in a tiny 'fancy' metal jug and then leave it to cool for 10 minutes before I bring it to you without having put the tea inside.

Shall I be mother?


"Here's a Lipton's tea bag! That will be two dollars."
 
2014-04-05 02:53:35 PM
It's a very good English custom
Though the weather be cold or hot When you need a little pick-up, you'll find a little tea cup
Will always hit the spot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQASun9d8E
 
2014-04-05 03:44:45 PM

bardicmisfit: PercyColburn: r1niceboy: If Americans like tea so much, why can't I get boiling water at a restaurant in order to get the flavour out of a teabag? I don't want to spend twenty minutes dunking a teabag when boiling water would get all the tanniny goodness out in 30 seconds.

This.

Allow me to pour some hot water in a tiny 'fancy' metal jug and then leave it to cool for 10 minutes before I bring it to you without having put the tea inside.

Shall I be mother?

"Here's a Lipton's tea bag! That will be two dollars."


Then it would be $16 for one sachet of PG Tips. They look at you as if you're mad asking for a bit of milk, then they bring you a pint of it.

Drinka pinta milka a day!
 
2014-04-05 04:11:46 PM

Cheese eating surrender monkey: Comsamvimes: Tom_Slick: Tea is popular because we all secretly yearn to be British Supervillians French starship captains.

FTFM.

/Earl Grey is surprisingly good

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I'd like to get my hands on that fellow Earl Grey and tell him a thing or two about tea leaves


Maybe you need a Rokassa juice to calm down?
 
2014-04-05 05:07:09 PM
Love coffee but I turn into a short patience, aggressive prick.

Tea I get just as juiced but without the aggression. Yerba Mate is $6.99 a kilo in New London, CT
 
2014-04-05 05:54:05 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For the record:  Pu'erh  tea tastes like you took a handful of the hay from the bottom of a hamsters cage and squeezed it into a cup.


I just came back from China with a brick of that, you could roll a doobie with that stuff. Brought back six other delicious teas.

/bags are for posers and people who like saw dust
 
2014-04-05 06:32:13 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Because it's awesome and tastes better than coffee.

Had my first cup of tea roughly 55 years ago. Liked it then, still like it now.


I bet it would be randy to break a biscuit with you over a cup of tea.
 
2014-04-05 06:52:24 PM
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2014-04-05 07:06:18 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For the record:  Pu'erh  tea tastes like you took a handful of the hay from the bottom of a hamsters cage and squeezed it into a cup.


To me, it is more reminiscent of the crust that forms on top of silage when it gets wet.
 
2014-04-05 07:27:44 PM
Because there's nothing like a good cup of brown joy?
 
2014-04-05 07:32:59 PM

bardicmisfit: I live and die by their Irish Breakfast, these days.


By "Irish Breakfast", you mean whiskey, right?
 
2014-04-05 07:49:05 PM
Steampunks are partly to blame for it, no doubt. With Elemental singing about it, books on it, tea parties at every convention, "tea dueling"... Personally, though, I prefer to be quite punk and order a nice hot cup of joe at such affairs.
 
2014-04-05 08:24:30 PM

Comsamvimes: Tom_Slick: Tea is popular because we all secretly yearn to be British Supervillians French starship captains that sound british.

FTFM.

/Earl Grey is surprisingly good


FTFY

and Earl Grey is really good.
 
2014-04-05 08:49:05 PM

Ex-Texan: My favorite tea is Whisky:.[www.glenfiddich.com image 850x439]


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Cheers!
 
2014-04-05 08:58:35 PM
Its easier on a touchy stomach than coffee.  Also tastes better.
 
2014-04-05 09:00:54 PM
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Actually I drink tea but I love this song.
 
2014-04-05 09:40:57 PM
JohnAnnArbor: I drank tea before it was cool.

Because I like warm tea.


What, you're 5000+ years old?
 
2014-04-05 10:02:33 PM
@fakelibrarystats mixes it with cardigans and cats.
 
2014-04-06 02:41:02 AM
I wish I could drink tea instead of coffee in the morning, but for some reason if I try to drink it too soon after waking up, it makes me puke. So I have a coffee in the morning and tea the rest of the day.

/accidentally mixed coffee and green tea today by forgetting to get the coffee pod out of the Keurig
//it was not at all good
 
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