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#1
So English, Scottish, Irish folk, and whoever else drinks tea in this Pit, I have a serious query. How do you make your tea? As in what's the process?

I'm wondering specifically about the brew time.

So here's my process;

1. Water in kettle, toss on stove

2. Grab mug, spoonful of sugar, set two bags of Earl Grey atop sugar.

3. Pour boiling water in mug, let brew (But for how long?)

4. Pull out tea bags, squeeze excess with spoon on side of mug, toss aside, add milk, stir.

5. Enjoy


Now as an American, I can obviously assume that I'm mucking this up at some point.

Thoughts?
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#2
I pick the leaf I want.

I procure some clean water (spring or filtered) so it will not impact heavily on taste.

I boil the water.

I measure out approx 1tbsp into a my infuser (more or less depending on the optimal strength of the tea variety)

I wait for the boiled water to cool for a minute.

I infuse the tea for 2-3 minutes (depending again on leaf variety)

I remove the leaves immediately to avoid over brewing.

I enjoy.


/tea wanker.
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#3
See what the hell is over brewing? I like the shit strong.
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#4
Turn the kettle on

Put a teabag in a fucking mug

Pour the bastard water in when it's boiled

Put some milk in

Take the fucking teabag out

How the hell else do you make tea you posh pricks?
#5
1. Electric kettle AWWWW YEEEAAAAHHHH
2. Rooibos tea bag into mug, or karkade leaves in tea holder thingy, or mint tea
3. Pour water
4. Steep for absolute ages
5. Take out tea
6. Eat


No sugar or honey, because I know how to make it taste good.
#6
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See what the hell is over brewing? I like the shit strong.



If you want it strong you put more tea in.
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#7
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1. Electric kettle AWWWW YEEEAAAAHHHH

Where the fuck do you live that an electric kettle is something to brag about?
#8
Quote by willT08
Turn the kettle on

Put a teabag in a fucking mug

Pour the bastard water in when it's boiled

Put some milk in

Take the fucking teabag out

How the hell else do you make tea you posh pricks?


^^

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Where the fuck do you live that an electric kettle is something to brag about?


^^
#9
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Where the fuck do you live that an electric kettle is something to brag about?

America There just aren't many over here
#10
I don't even know how non electric kettles work. I don't think I've ever had one.

Do you heat it on the stove/hob or what?
#12
the grade you get in standard bags is hilariously bad, with what is basically just dust you need the milk and sugar in there, and half a dozen biscuits to get it down you.
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#13
1. Pour filtered water into kettle, flick the switch.
2. Get teabag and two sweeteners, put them in mug.
3. Pour water when boiled into mug, take teabag out after 1 min.
4. Pour in lots of milk (yes, I am a little bitch).

I've actually been enjoying this tea much more than the standard stuff recently...

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#14
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the grade you get in standard bags is hilariously bad, with what is basically just dust you need the milk and sugar in there, and half a dozen biscuits to get it down you.

what posh tea leaves do you use?
#15
I buy the cheap ass black tea thats 100 bags for 5 bucks. I just toss a bag in my mug and when Im done with the tea, squeeze it the bag into the mug and toss it and finish the last bit
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#16
Truman Cup O'Tea?
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#17
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what posh tea leaves do you use?



depends on my mood.

currently I've been using an assam, chinese oolong and some puerh.
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#18
Quote by theguitarist
the grade you get in standard bags is hilariously bad, with what is basically just dust you need the milk and sugar in there, and half a dozen biscuits to get it down you.


Hmmm, where do yo purchase your tea then?

Chamomile grows in my driveway, but I'd feel weird drinking that.
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#19
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depends on my mood.

currently I've been using an assam, chinese oolong and some puerh.

like do you buy it from a supermarket or do you have to buy it from special tea shops or something?

i've tried earl grey loose tea and assam that's about it tbh
#20
oh.

I buy most of it online. Most of the tea shops overcharge for the quality they give you.

jingtea.com is the one I buy most of them from atm. but I got someone who sells me japanese and certain chinese teas at cost, cause favours for favours.
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#24
1) Boil water in electric kettle
2) Pour over generic tea bag

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#26
I can't really get into coffee, too bitter, burnt tasting.

Nah, tea is where it's at.
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#27
Quote by willT08
Turn the kettle on

Put a teabag in a fucking mug

Pour the bastard water in when it's boiled

Put some milk in

Take the fucking teabag out

How the hell else do you make tea you posh pricks?

yes
but also add sugar
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#28
I love tea, albeit it the Americanized version (more sugar). But I think I do get my water too hot and burn it a little sometimes. Last time I made it I didn't let the water get as hot and it tasted better.
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#29
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I can't really get into coffee, too bitter, burnt tasting.

Nah, tea is where it's at.



Burnt coffee is a travesty and you should take it back if ever served it
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#30
I put a tea bag in a mug, fill it with tap water, and microwave for 40 seconds. Then I drink it.
I usually use leaves but I put them in my own bags. I'm currently using a box of a puerh-oolong blend.

If I want tea with milk and other stuff in it I ask my mom to make it (she usually makes masala chai) or I buy it for 60-80 cents depending on type from a food court.

If I want something sweet I drink ice lemon tea from a juicebox or McDonald's.
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#31
I stick a teabag in a cup
Boil some water and pour that shit in
Take teabag out
Milk
Sugar
Sugar
Sugar
Sugar
Sugar
Sugar
#32
Quote by willT08
Turn the kettle on

Put a teabag in a fucking mug

Pour the bastard water in when it's boiled

Put some milk in

Take the fucking teabag out

How the hell else do you make tea you posh pricks?

This, unless it's strawberry roobois in which case I make the tea in a little teapot cos it's loose leaf and then strain it out into a cup.
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#33
Flick kettle on

Cup out

Bang two teaspoons of sugar in there and teabag

Clean up any sugar I spilt

BOILED

Pour water in

Check Facebook

Clean up any water I spilt

Drain teabag and place in teabag bin (Glass on the side)

Add a dash of milk and stir

Get some Rich Tea Fingers and we're good to go
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#35
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#36
Quote by theguitarist
I pick the leaf I want.

I procure some clean water (spring or filtered) so it will not impact heavily on taste.

I boil the water.

I measure out approx 1tbsp into a my infuser (more or less depending on the optimal strength of the tea variety)

I wait for the boiled water to cool for a minute.

I infuse the tea for 2-3 minutes (depending again on leaf variety)

I remove the leaves immediately to avoid over brewing.

I enjoy.


/tea wanker.





Unless it's 'normal' tea. Then bag+mug+water+milk. But for speciality teas I go all out like an asian
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#38
Kettle on

Bag in mug

Add water

Mush it around a bit

Wander off

Forget you were making tea

Start again

Tea bag out

Milk

Sugar

Bicuits

Done
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#39
Mug out.

PG Tips in.

Boil water.

Pour water.

Leave it a bit.

Add a bit of milk.

Squeeze bag out to get correct colour.

Remove.

Enjoy.

I've been told by numerous people I make a damn good cuppa.
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#40
Anyone who has sweeteners or sugar is a melt and needs to do one from this thread.

1) Boil water

2) Put tea bag and milk in mug

3) Wait for the boiled water to cool a bit

4) Pour in the water, and leave for 3 minutes (or more) to infuse

5) Squeeze the tea bag and take it out

6) Drink the bastard

I sometimes like to drink leaf tea, but it's too expensive.
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