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Decent cuppa??

Post by Bob Watson » Tue May 28 2019 18:20

Struggling to find a decent cup of tea, I've given up on tea bags and gone back to loose tea and even that's (PG tips) not like a proper leaf tea now, the dregs are like granules.

Where can I get decent tea?

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Post by Kev Berry » Tue May 28 2019 20:41

Bob Watson wrote:
Struggling to find a decent cup of tea, I've given up on tea bags and gone back to loose tea and even that's (PG tips) not like a proper leaf tea now, the dregs are like granules.

Where can I get decent tea?
Yorkshire tea :thumbs:

I've been drinking nettle tea a bit just lately---handful of fresh nettle leaves, steep for 5mins, tea spoon of honey, mmmm
very good for you as well

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Post by Jason Skilton » Fri May 31 2019 07:16

Try Sri Lankan ;-)
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Post by Mike J » Fri May 31 2019 07:36

Moroccan Mint, on a late summers afternoon or after dinner there is nothing better with a spoonful of sugar. I grow my own.
Jasmine Tea is served free and unlimited in my local Chinese, Im told its a digestiva, most lunchtimes its stuffed full of Chinese all drinking it with their dim sum.

My late Father once lived where they grew tea and he loved it, he complained to PG when he noticed the ground stalks inside their bags, they didnt deny it, just apologising and sending him some free leaves.

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Post by Edward.P.A.C » Mon Jun 03 2019 06:36

Bob Watson wrote:
Struggling to find a decent cup of tea, I've given up on tea bags and gone back to loose tea and even that's (PG tips) not like a proper leaf tea now, the dregs are like granules.

Where can I get decent tea?
I get all my loose tea from the "T" Junction in Norwich. (they have an online shop as well)

I do like their Darjeeling 1st flush and the South African Rooibos teas.... :thumbs:

Im sure you'll find something to your liking from here :wink:

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Re: Decent cuppa??

Post by piker al » Thu Jun 06 2019 21:38

Kev Berry wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
Struggling to find a decent cup of tea, I've given up on tea bags and gone back to loose tea and even that's (PG tips) not like a proper leaf tea now, the dregs are like granules.

Where can I get decent tea?
Yorkshire tea :thumbs:

I've been drinking nettle tea a bit just lately---handful of fresh nettle leaves, steep for 5mins, tea spoon of honey, mmmm
very good for you as well
Got to say Ive never tried nettle tea but Yorkshire is the best tea I’ve tried :thumbs:

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Re: Decent cuppa??

Post by Happy Hayes » Thu Jun 06 2019 21:58

Barry’s tea bags
Lovely cuppa
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Tom

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Post by Kev Berry » Thu Jun 06 2019 23:03

piker al wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
Struggling to find a decent cup of tea, I've given up on tea bags and gone back to loose tea and even that's (PG tips) not like a proper leaf tea now, the dregs are like granules.

Where can I get decent tea?
Yorkshire tea :thumbs:

I've been drinking nettle tea a bit just lately---handful of fresh nettle leaves, steep for 5mins, tea spoon of honey, mmmm
very good for you as well
Got to say Ive never tried nettle tea but Yorkshire is the best tea I’ve tried :thumbs:
Try it....just pick the top 3 sets of leaves...dont pick the lower leaves the dogs have p****d on :laughs:

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Re: Decent cuppa??

Post by Dusty22 » Sun Jun 30 2019 22:10

Bob Watson wrote:
Struggling to find a decent cup of tea, I've given up on tea bags and gone back to loose tea and even that's (PG tips) not like a proper leaf tea now, the dregs are like granules.

Where can I get decent tea?
At last , someone singing from my hymn sheet ! I won’t use tea bags , loose leaf tea only in my household!
Sainsbury’s Red Label Loose Leaf tea is VERY good
If I have to have a tea bag then it’s Clipper Everyday Organic tea
I’m a tea snob and these two are by far the best out there .

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Post by Bob Watson » Sun Jun 30 2019 22:26

Dusty22 wrote:
Bob Watson wrote:
Struggling to find a decent cup of tea, I've given up on tea bags and gone back to loose tea and even that's (PG tips) not like a proper leaf tea now, the dregs are like granules.

Where can I get decent tea?
At last , someone singing from my hymn sheet ! I won’t use tea bags , loose leaf tea only in my household!
Sainsbury’s Red Label Loose Leaf tea is VERY good
If I have to have a tea bag then it’s Clipper Everyday Organic tea
I’m a tea snob and these two are by far the best out there .
Thanks, I'll try Sainsburys!

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Post by Chris Hammond » Mon Jul 01 2019 19:03

We did a job last summer for a couple of fellas that 'catch the other bus home'. They made the best cup of tea I've had in years. They used a pot called a ...well it was a 'brown' something or other. :eek: I quizzed one of them about the tea brand as the tea was the best I've had. I don't usually drink tea but their's was exceptional!

Trouble is I can't recall what it was for sure. Something tells me it might have been Sainsbury's own brand but I can't be sure. We've worked for them many times over the years so we'll no doubt see them again at some point ...which aint much help really but I thought I'd waste a bit of your time anyway. :laughs:
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Post by Chris Hammond » Mon Jul 01 2019 19:05

Just Googled it the pot was a 'brown Betty'.

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Re: Decent cuppa??

Post by Andrew Croft » Mon Jul 01 2019 19:31

I reckon i make a good tea just with teabags :shrug: cant be arsed with loose s**t.

Bag in first
Boilin water in straight away (seems to inflate the bag :shrug: or am trippin)
Stir it but dont just stir it. Show it some love. Gently caress that bag and get the tea leaves all wet and loose. then leave it spinning for a minute or two

The one thing i dont do is squeeze ma bag in the mug or when taking the bag out just bin it. Dont overkill on the milk just enough that its not bitter and no peely wally.

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Post by zodiac » Mon Jul 01 2019 23:21

I let it sit for a few minutes then drink it with the teabag left in. I use demerara sugar rather than the bleached white crap. And a spot of milk so it's a nice terracotta colour. Reckon I could make a nice enough cup of tea with Tesco value tea bags if I had to. But I like Twinings strong breakfast tea or Yorkshire tea. There's nothing wrong with bog standard tetley either.
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Re: Decent cuppa??

Post by nortchul » Sat Jul 13 2019 16:50

Are there many tea plantations in Yorkshire?

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Post by Bob Watson » Mon Jul 15 2019 22:20

nortchul wrote:
Are there many tea plantations in Yorkshire?
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Re: Decent cuppa??

Post by Slug » Mon Jul 15 2019 22:26

I like straight Assam.
No sugar.
Usually just a drop of milk but I drink tea without milk when fishing as I can’t be arsed carrying milk around.

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Re: Decent cuppa??

Post by Mike J » Tue Jul 16 2019 08:17

Tea bags don't rot.
Have you ever wondered why? Worse you are drinking the remnants.

Use a clean mug to drink tea and another to drink 'real' coffee, wash them out as see which is dirtier, don't bother if your using tea bags its the tea mug.
The Bostonians were right and dumped it where it belongs.

Drink coffee and stay pure :grin:

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