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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Daisy » 26 Mar 2017, 21:22

Julie2owlsdene wrote:Tea which tastes of roses and other things isn't really tea to me, it's just a flavoured hot drink. :lol:

Exactly, Julie.
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Rob Houghton » 26 Mar 2017, 22:17

Yes - I agree. I was friends with a woman who always drank 'fruit teas'. To me, they looked just like Ribena or something made with hot water. I quite like a hot Ribena, especially when I have a cold - but I wouldn't class it as a 'tea' - and yet many fruit teas are not exactly 'tea' as I would describe it, either! 8)
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby IceMaiden » 26 Mar 2017, 23:00

Something rather peculiar has happened, I have, almost by accident, discovered a likeness for a cup of tea :P . I have never liked tea, it tasted horrible, so bland and dull (even with some sugar in it), I couldn't understand why people rave about it or always felt better after a cup, but a couple of weeks ago I went to do a home visit for a customer and while waiting for the village bus, they offered me a cup. Not wanting to be impolite, I accepted and requested two sugars, thinking if it was sweet I could drink it better. They piled in two large spoonfuls of sugar and handed it me while we were chatting away. I took a sip, wondering if I could drink an entire mugfull of something all the while pretending to like it, but to my astonishment I really did like it, so much so that I was quite sorry when the mug was empty! For the first time ever I understood its appeal. The first thing I did on arriving home was make another cup to see if it had been a fluke, but no, I liked that one too, along with the others that have since followed it. I have to say I'm a little concerned, is it normal for one's tastes to change so drastically and rapidly like that?! :?
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Moonraker » 27 Mar 2017, 11:39

Daisy wrote:
Julie2owlsdene wrote:Tea which tastes of roses and other things isn't really tea to me, it's just a flavoured hot drink. :lol:

Exactly, Julie.


Couldn't agree more. All of these flavoured concoctions are the nectar of pretentious snobs. Some are less disgusting than others, but if I will stick with proper tea.

And before you rush to your keyboards in defence of your tea caddies, I fully realise that many of these 'teas' (Earl Grey, Lapsan Souchong etc)are in fact real teas.

Ice Maiden wrote:I have to say I'm a little concerned, is it normal for one's tastes to change so drastically and rapidly like that?!


No need for concern. I would say you've just grown up. Welcome to adulthood! :D
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 27 Mar 2017, 12:03

You can't beat a good old fashioned none pretentious snobbery cup of Tetley! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Courtenay » 27 Mar 2017, 12:28

Moonraker wrote:Couldn't agree more. All of these flavoured concoctions are the nectar of pretentious snobs. Some are less disgusting than others, but if I will stick with proper tea.


I seem to recall you've got a few of those pretentious flavoured concoctions in your own kitchen, Nigel. :wink:
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Rob Houghton » 27 Mar 2017, 13:01

Courtenay wrote:
Moonraker wrote:Couldn't agree more. All of these flavoured concoctions are the nectar of pretentious snobs. Some are less disgusting than others, but if I will stick with proper tea.


I seem to recall you've got a few of those pretentious flavoured concoctions in your own kitchen, Nigel. :wink:


I love how you both 'say it how it is'! :-D

Cup of tea, anyone? :twisted:
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 27 Mar 2017, 15:00

Courtenay wrote:
I seem to recall you've got a few of those pretentious flavoured concoctions in your own kitchen, Nigel. :wink:


Those are just out of date teas he keeps for the unsuspecting guests. :lol:

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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Daisy » 27 Mar 2017, 15:45

:lol: :lol: :lol: Julie. Very good.
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby pete9012S » 30 Mar 2017, 18:51

Whilst it's a bit quiet here on the tea thread I have just made myself a cup of Twinings lemon & ginger tea as we seem to have run out of milk!
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby IceMaiden » 31 Mar 2017, 00:21

Moonraker wrote: No need for concern. I would say you've just grown up. Welcome to adulthood! :D


:lol: Several years late but as they say, better late than never :P . Tea has always seemed to me to be an 'adult' drink, I was surprised when I read in some of the FF's that the children drink tea, and even more surprisingly, coffee. I would think that even more of an adult drink than tea, a cup of coffee was what the on duty teacher would patrol the playground with on a freezing winter morning, it wasn't what us children had, nor would we have got it. The closest I got to it as a youngster was the coffee creams in the Chrismas Roses! I suppose it does beg the question though, if tea is for the grown-up's, why are tea sets made for children? :mrgreen:
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Rob Houghton » 31 Mar 2017, 01:38

I remember drinking tea when I was at primary school, sitting in front of the open fire when I came home. We had a gas fire by the time I was 10, so I was obviously fairly young.

I never had coffee though, until I was much older - and I'm still not a big fan of coffee, though I love coffee cake! :lol:
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 31 Mar 2017, 07:27

I've drunk tea daily all my life (well, from the age of four or so) but I never liked coffee until I was in my thirties. I'm the other way round to you, Rob - I quite like a drink of coffee these days and will usually make myself one every day, but I don't like coffee-flavoured things like coffee cream chocolates or coffee cake.
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby sixret » 31 Mar 2017, 07:36

Same with Anita. I drink coffee everyday but I dislike coffee cake or any coffee-flavoured things. When is the time of day you usually drink your coffee, Anita?
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Re: Favourite brand of tea?

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 31 Mar 2017, 07:46

Usually at breakfast.
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