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(FoodBev)   It took a decision by a government tribunal to make it official, but now it is: pyramid-shaped tea bags are actually better than square or round ones   (foodbev.com) divider line 82
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2014-07-23 08:58:49 AM  
Who cares? Tea bags are filled with leftover dust from the processing of loose leaf tea. Let your leaves float free!
 
2014-07-23 09:44:13 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Who cares? Tea bags are filled with leftover dust from the processing of loose leaf tea. Let your leaves float free!


^ This.   Putting tea into bags is barbaric.
 
2014-07-23 11:45:11 AM  
I use one of these for my loose leaf teas

teatrekker.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-23 11:58:53 AM  
Tea is for hippies, the English and pussies.
 
2014-07-23 12:00:10 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Who cares? Tea bags are filled with leftover dust from the processing of loose leaf tea. Let your leaves float free!


This is wrong. The tea in tea bags is purposely blended and chopped up specifically for the bags.
 
2014-07-23 12:00:17 PM  
Coming up next, which work better: springy clothespins, or the other kind?

www.tu-pc.com
 
2014-07-23 12:05:24 PM  

ChipNASA: Tea is for hippies, the English and pussies.


You've never had tea made the right way.  Earl Grey with even more bergamot added while brewing and then fortified with a double shot of whiskey.
 
2014-07-23 12:06:44 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: ChipNASA: Tea is for hippies, the English and pussies.

You've never had tea made the right way.  Earl Grey with even more bergamot added while brewing and then fortified with a double shot of whiskey.

Turkish style.

FTFY.
 
2014-07-23 12:07:20 PM  
Hm. That might explain something.
templeofmut.files.wordpress.com
/the eye in the pyramid
 
2014-07-23 12:08:35 PM  
I think ancient aliens created pyramidal tea bags.

I mean, where did we get the technology to do that?

THINK PEOPLE!

/heh
 
2014-07-23 12:08:48 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: ChipNASA: Tea is for hippies, the English and pussies.

You've never had tea made the right way.  Earl Grey with even more bergamot added while brewing and then fortified with a double shot of whiskey.


Sweet mother of God that sounds good.
 
2014-07-23 12:09:12 PM  
The triangle ones usually have a better grade of leaf in them... but it isn't in the same league as a quality loose-leaf product.
 
2014-07-23 12:09:24 PM  

Cheese eating surrender monkey: Turkish style.

FTFY.


1000x's THIS!
 
2014-07-23 12:11:16 PM  
"A governmental tribunal"? The ASA is independent.
 
2014-07-23 12:11:36 PM  
Having been to one of their rallies, I have to say I've only ever seen round teabags. Seriously, they're rather rotund individuals.
 
2014-07-23 12:11:59 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Who cares? Tea bags are filled with leftover dust from the processing of loose leaf tea. Let your leaves float free!


Very much this!!

For the best tea, let the leaves float free inside a Yixing teapot. My little collection:

i283.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-23 12:12:07 PM  

Cheese eating surrender monkey: Turkish style.



Sometimes... but never on the first date.
 
2014-07-23 12:12:29 PM  
"Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.
 
2014-07-23 12:14:01 PM  

incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.


Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.
 
2014-07-23 12:20:57 PM  

skinbubble: I use one of these for my loose leaf teas

[teatrekker.files.wordpress.com image 335x175]


I just finished a cup of English breakfast tea brewed using one of those, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

/used about four times as much leaf as is in a typical tea bag
 
2014-07-23 12:21:25 PM  

HailRobonia: Cheese eating surrender monkey: Turkish style.


Sometimes... but never on the first date.

Well, there's you off my stalking list.
 
2014-07-23 12:22:24 PM  
I don't know...still sounds like a pyramid scheme to me.
 
2014-07-23 12:23:19 PM  
Funny, I never referred to someone as 'pyramid' shaped.  I always thought teabaggers were mostly apple, pear, or amorphous blob shape.
 
2014-07-23 12:24:09 PM  

catmandu: Tr0mBoNe: Who cares? Tea bags are filled with leftover dust from the processing of loose leaf tea. Let your leaves float free!

Very much this!!

For the best tea, let the leaves float free inside a Yixing teapot. My little collection:

[i283.photobucket.com image 500x375]



You sound like someone who has a beard and doesn't wear socks...


/and wears glasses
//and you pants are too short
///and you own a ukulele
////that you played for an hour and then never played ever again
 
2014-07-23 12:25:57 PM  
Triangular tea bags, ok, fine, they work better.  Now if they could only put some good tea in those bags.

Yorkshire gold FTW. Even though they come in lame, overstuffed square tea bags.  Nectar of the gods, it is.
 
2014-07-23 12:31:57 PM  
Notice that in the Weird Al video 'Foil' he starts to become unhinged immediately after drinking a cup of tea. That is the real hidden message he's trying to tell us. Stay away from tea, its kettles and its parties, in whatever forms they may take.
 
2014-07-23 12:32:52 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: ChipNASA: Tea is for hippies, the English and pussies.

You've never had tea made the right way.  Earl Grey with even more bergamot added while brewing and then fortified with a double shot of whiskey.


I do the same thing, only I don't use any additional bergamot and I usually forgo the Earl Grey and hot water.
 
2014-07-23 12:35:35 PM  

catmandu: incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.

Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.


This is the way I make tea. It takes 2 minutes and no effort:

1. Put teabag in mug.
2. Fill with water from the tap.
3. Put in microwave on High for 3 minutes.
4. take out teabag and drink when cool enough.

/teapots, we don't need no stinkin' teapots.
//seriously, this makes tea that tastes good.
 
2014-07-23 12:39:22 PM  

Guadior42: catmandu: incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.

Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.

This is the way I make tea. It takes 2 minutes and no effort:

1. Put teabag in mug.
2. Fill with water from the tap.
3. Put in microwave on High for 3 minutes.
4. take out teabag and drink when cool enough.

/teapots, we don't need no stinkin' teapots.
//seriously, this makes tea that tastes good.


Your recipe doesn't add up.
 
2014-07-23 12:40:21 PM  

anfrind: Guadior42: catmandu: incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.

Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.

This is the way I make tea. It takes 2 minutes and no effort:

1. Put teabag in mug.
2. Fill with water from the tap.
3. Put in microwave on High for 3 minutes.
4. take out teabag and drink when cool enough.

/teapots, we don't need no stinkin' teapots.
//seriously, this makes tea that tastes good.

Your recipe doesn't add up.


It's also criminal.
 
2014-07-23 12:46:20 PM  
Oh Lord, tea snobs. Next thing you know, they're going to tell us it's wrong to put ketchup in our tea.
 
2014-07-23 12:46:45 PM  
Tea sphinx.
 
2014-07-23 12:47:16 PM  
Oh a tea snob thread? In the mornings I drink Twining's Irish Breakfast. Occasionally in the evening I enjoy some Jasmine tea with a bit of honey or iced coffee Vietnamese style.
 
2014-07-23 12:48:10 PM  

Killroy69: catmandu: Tr0mBoNe: Who cares? Tea bags are filled with leftover dust from the processing of loose leaf tea. Let your leaves float free!

Very much this!!

For the best tea, let the leaves float free inside a Yixing teapot. My little collection:

[i283.photobucket.com image 500x375]


You sound like someone who has a beard and doesn't wear socks...


/and wears glasses
//and you pants are too short
///and you own a ukulele
////that you played for an hour and then never played ever again


No beard
wears socks
wears glasses to read
pants are just the right length
no ukulele

Guadior42: catmandu: incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.

Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.

This is the way I make tea. It takes 2 minutes and no effort:

1. Put teabag in mug.
2. Fill with water from the tap.
3. Put in microwave on High for 3 minutes.
4. take out teabag and drink when cool enough.

/teapots, we don't need no stinkin' teapots.
//seriously, this makes tea that tastes good.


The real recipe:

1) Turn on electric kettle (takes 2 minutes or so to bring to boil)
2) Put tea in pot
3) pour hot water in pot
4) pour tea in mug after 2-4 minutes and drink right away

// you get far less tannins in your mug this way.
 
2014-07-23 12:48:45 PM  
ILLUMINATI PLOT!!!!
 
2014-07-23 12:52:27 PM  

lizaardvark: Oh Lord, tea snobs. Next thing you know, they're going to tell us it's wrong to put ketchup in our tea.


I put pepper and honey in my tea, so no stones will be cast from my direction.

/loose leaf in a teapot FTW
 
2014-07-23 12:55:46 PM  
 
2014-07-23 12:59:33 PM  

ChipNASA: Tea is for hippies, the English and pussies.


And if there's one thing ChipNASA wants nothing to do with, it's pussy!

NOTHING!
 
2014-07-23 01:03:56 PM  

Guadior42: catmandu: incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.

Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.

This is the way I make tea. It takes 2 minutes and no effort:

1. Put teabag in mug.
2. Fill with water from the tap.
3. Put in microwave on High for 3 minutes.
4. take out teabag and drink when cool enough.

/teapots, we don't need no stinkin' teapots.
//seriously, this makes tea that tastes good.


Microwave? 3 minutes? That's far too complicated.
1. Put bag in mug
2. Fill mug from instant hot-water spout.
3. Steep, cool, and enjoy!
 
2014-07-23 01:11:50 PM  

Madison_Smiled: lizaardvark: Oh Lord, tea snobs. Next thing you know, they're going to tell us it's wrong to put ketchup in our tea.

I put pepper and honey in my tea, so no stones will be cast from my direction.

/loose leaf in a teapot FTW


Honey is good in some tea.  Personally, I like to add a few drops to breakfast teas, but I tend to prefer afternoon teas straight up.

Side-note (and admittedly this might make me sound like an even bigger food snob): different kinds of honey will add different flavors to tea or whatever else you might use it in, depending on what kind of pollen the bees used to make it.  For example, I find that eucalyptus honey has a caramel-like flavor, whereas meadowfoam honey tastes kind of like marshmallows.  If you can find a vendor that identifies the type of pollen used in a jar of honey, don't be afraid to experiment.
 
2014-07-23 01:20:07 PM  

anfrind: Madison_Smiled: lizaardvark: Oh Lord, tea snobs. Next thing you know, they're going to tell us it's wrong to put ketchup in our tea.

I put pepper and honey in my tea, so no stones will be cast from my direction.

/loose leaf in a teapot FTW

Honey is good in some tea.  Personally, I like to add a few drops to breakfast teas, but I tend to prefer afternoon teas straight up.

Side-note (and admittedly this might make me sound like an even bigger food snob): different kinds of honey will add different flavors to tea or whatever else you might use it in, depending on what kind of pollen the bees used to make it.  For example, I find that eucalyptus honey has a caramel-like flavor, whereas meadowfoam honey tastes kind of like marshmallows.  If you can find a vendor that identifies the type of pollen used in a jar of honey, don't be afraid to experiment.


I splurged on some leatherwood honey a few years back and liked it a lot, but I don't have the funds to do that too often. I get orange blossom honey from a beekeeper who spends half the year with his hives in Florida and then trucks the honey back to CT. When he's up here, he produces wildflower honey. His honey is good, the price is reasonable, and as long as you don't get him started talking about politics it's pleasant doing business with him.
 
2014-07-23 01:25:27 PM  

HailRobonia: Tr0mBoNe: Who cares? Tea bags are filled with leftover dust from the processing of loose leaf tea. Let your leaves float free!

This is wrong. The tea in tea bags is purposely blended and chopped up specifically for the bags.


Lipton started bagging tea to do something with the pulverized low grade leafs that made it to Britain.

Crap tea is the same reason Earl Grey was invented.
 
2014-07-23 01:27:34 PM  

karmaceutical: The triangle ones usually have a better grade of leaf in them... but it isn't in the same league as a quality loose-leaf product.


This is the first tea snob, ahem, connoisseur thread I've ever seen on Fark.  Can I play?  I love the triangle tea bags, Lipton's Blueberry Pomegranate white tea has been my favorite for over 3 years now, yummy.  I also like the White Tea from the Republic of Tea (round bags).  However, nothing beats a trip to Teavana for looseleaf tea so long as you have plenty of money, they are expensive, but their teas are worth every penny :)


/self confessed tea hound
//looseleaf slashies!
 
2014-07-23 01:28:41 PM  

This text is now purple: HailRobonia: Tr0mBoNe: Who cares? Tea bags are filled with leftover dust from the processing of loose leaf tea. Let your leaves float free!

This is wrong. The tea in tea bags is purposely blended and chopped up specifically for the bags.

Lipton started bagging tea to do something with the pulverized low grade leafs that made it to Britain.

Crap tea is the same reason Earl Grey was invented.


I'll just leave this here.
 
2014-07-23 01:45:59 PM  

anfrind: Guadior42: catmandu: incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.

Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.

This is the way I make tea. It takes 2 minutes and no effort:

1. Put teabag in mug.
2. Fill with water from the tap.
3. Put in microwave on High for 3 minutes.
4. take out teabag and drink when cool enough.

/teapots, we don't need no stinkin' teapots.
//seriously, this makes tea that tastes good.

Your recipe doesn't add up.


I used to be like you - bending time to make tea with a microwave - but then I grew up, became smarter and now use a tea kettle. It makes a difference - plus I like the whistle. I haven't made the switch to loose leaf but it's on my list of A Better Life through Quality Tea (TM) improvements.
 
2014-07-23 01:51:09 PM  
I've taken to vaping tea.
 
2014-07-23 01:57:40 PM  

This text is now purple: Lipton started bagging tea to do something with the pulverized low grade leafs that made it to Britain.


http://www.tea.co.uk/the-history-of-the-tea-bag
 
2014-07-23 01:58:37 PM  

meddling_minion: anfrind: Guadior42: catmandu: incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.

Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.

This is the way I make tea. It takes 2 minutes and no effort:

1. Put teabag in mug.
2. Fill with water from the tap.
3. Put in microwave on High for 3 minutes.
4. take out teabag and drink when cool enough.

/teapots, we don't need no stinkin' teapots.
//seriously, this makes tea that tastes good.

Your recipe doesn't add up.

I used to be like you - bending time to make tea with a microwave - but then I grew up, became smarter and now use a tea kettle. It makes a difference - plus I like the whistle. I haven't made the switch to loose leaf but it's on my list of A Better Life through Quality Tea (TM) improvements.


I've had fancy tea from a fancy pot and I just don't taste any real difference. It's tea. It's what I drink from time to time when I don't want to make a full percolator of Maxwell House. Lipton is a nice change from coffee.

I wish I could bend time. Instead, I just suck at typing.
 
2014-07-23 02:09:48 PM  

Guadior42: meddling_minion: anfrind: Guadior42: catmandu: incawarrior: "Let your leaves float free!"
Sure, but what has the time for that? Just pop in a bag and you can go do more interesting things.

Takes no more time to use a pot and loose leaf.

This is the way I make tea. It takes 2 minutes and no effort:

1. Put teabag in mug.
2. Fill with water from the tap.
3. Put in microwave on High for 3 minutes.
4. take out teabag and drink when cool enough.

/teapots, we don't need no stinkin' teapots.
//seriously, this makes tea that tastes good.

Your recipe doesn't add up.

I used to be like you - bending time to make tea with a microwave - but then I grew up, became smarter and now use a tea kettle. It makes a difference - plus I like the whistle. I haven't made the switch to loose leaf but it's on my list of A Better Life through Quality Tea (TM) improvements.

I've had fancy tea from a fancy pot and I just don't taste any real difference. It's tea. It's what I drink from time to time when I don't want to make a full percolator of Maxwell House. Lipton is a nice change from coffee.

I wish I could bend time. Instead, I just suck at typing.


Well that's your issue right there - drinking coffee generally. Your taste buds have been deadened to the real flavors of tea. How were you to know? On the serious side, to each their own. I think there is a difference - so there is for me. I'm not the Tea Police here to make everyone conform.

See you only suck at typing because you admit it - maybe you just had a magical microwave. We'd never know.
 
2014-07-23 02:12:39 PM  
There's red tea, and black tea, and white tea, and green tea, and tea with bits of lemon peel, and tea with bits of orange peel, and tea with mint leaves, and tea made for drinking with milk in it, and tea made for drinking without milk in it, and...

www.moviequotesandmore.com
 
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