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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:35 PM
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Poll question: Tea or coffee?
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 09:07 PM by Anarcho-Socialist
UK DUers and UK Forum regulars: tea or coffee?



OR



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I used to drink coffee compulsively until the age of 11 before switching to tea. :9

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:37 PM
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1. Tea..preferably PG Tips...the elixir of life...
...I cannot face the day without it...
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:38 PM
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2. Whoops! This non-UKer voted 1 for coffee.
Maybe another non-UKer can vote tea to balance me out?
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puddycat Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:38 PM
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3. I vote for the pretty blue/white cup! very nice.
I would have voted for "both" but there was no option. I like tea in the a.m. and coffee when I want to stay awake.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:38 PM
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4. Tea is medicine. I have proof. That is all... don't want to be accused
of selling sumpin.
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Jon_da_brockman Donating Member (162 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:38 PM
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5. Coffee
Black, black, black coffee. And lots of it.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:42 PM
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6. Oops! Another non-Uker voting for coffee...
but I've been to the UK 3 times!!!
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:11 PM
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7. OK...
You're in...



For voting purposes. :)
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:18 PM
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8. I voted both.
Coffee in the morning (Tim Horton's double double) at all other times tea, Red Rose, with a mere splash of milk.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:24 PM
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9. Coffee.
Fresh beans from the micro roaster.
I hope to purchase my own home roaster soon.
I am sure I would die without coffee.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:47 AM
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10. Diet Coke.
Yes, alas...I am the prototypical ugly American in a handful of ways, and this is one of them. If any of you ever travel throughout Africa and/or the Middle East, and run across either a family that inexplicably prefers Diet Coke to any other common cultural drink, or that owns an Auburn University t-shirt - chances are, Shari was there!

:hide:
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ikri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:52 AM
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11. Coffee
Strong black coffee, not unlike the stuff I'm drinking now
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:06 AM
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12. Both
Drink coffee (black w/ one sugar please!) at work and during the day
at home. Like the occasional tea in the afternoon - Earl Grey for
preference - and will also have some of the "variety" teas (darjeeling,
lapsang souchang, spiced chai, vanilla tea, lemon tea) or even green
tea for a change.

Still prefer a camomile in the late evening.

Standard PG Tips is OK when visiting but I've found myself to be getting
so picky about how brewed it gets (again, drinking it black) that I'll
usually opt out these days.

(I have no intention of stating how much tea I drink compared to red
wine, spirits or beer though!)
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D-Notice Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:15 AM
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13. Coffee
I like the buzz it gives me...
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:00 AM
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14. I love both!
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:20 AM
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15. I voted coffee
but only because there was no write-in option for IPA.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:02 AM
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16. Tea
Anyone else here fond of Earl Grey or any of the other fancy teas?
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:38 AM
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17. Yep
I prefer Earl Grey to the "ordinary" stuff and also have the occasional
lapsang souchang (smoky), spiced chai (refreshing), vanilla & lemon
ones.

I sometimes have green tea at work if I think my coffee intake has
over-hyped my system and like herbal teas (especially camomile) in
an evening (e.g., when not drinking alcohol 'cos I'm minding the kids).
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:23 AM
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18. Like Earl Grey very much.
Drink it at a table outside Blake's or the Theatre Royal cafe in Newcastle and you can admire his column while drinking his tea ... now of how many politicians could you say that ??? :rofl:

The Skin
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:45 AM
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20. Earl Grey is lovely stuff.
I'm also partial to Irish Breakfast and Assam, but Earl Grey is my usual. It's also surprisingly good iced rather than hot.
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:10 AM
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22. Slightly off topic (and possibly silly) question ...
... how do you make iced tea (specifically iced Earl Grey)?

Do you just make a pot/mug/cup full as usual, adding sugar if that is
to your taste, then drop ice cubes in it or do you let it cool first?
If the latter, how do you stop it stewing into a horrible cold tannic
mess?

(Sorry but I've only ever had "iced tea" as a soft drink out of a can
or bottle up to now!)
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:14 AM
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23. For Earl Grey...
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 10:18 AM by Spider Jerusalem
I boil approximately a litre of water (a pot on the stove works better than a teapot for this, really), then take eight teabags and steep for about 5 minutes, add the tea to about 1 litre or so of COLD water in a pitcher (reduces the temperature wonderfully), sweeten to taste, and then pour over ice cubes in a tumbler (it's better if iced by the glass, and the pitcher can be refrigerated).

And you can, of course, adjust the proportions as needed.
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:59 AM
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26. Thanks
Have to give that a try!

:hi:
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:03 AM
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28. You're welcome!
:hi:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:23 AM
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24. Typically you make hot tea; then let it cool down
to add ice. And uh, remove the tea leaves/bags.

And the past few years, they have put out special regular tea that can be steeped in cold water. I've made that quite a bit in the summer time. Somewhat atypically, I prefer it w/o a ton of sugar.

I've never tried any of the fancier teas, like Earl Grey, for iced tea, but I'm sure it would be good. :thumbsup:

If tea is the drink of the UK, iced tea is the drink of the American South. :D
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:00 AM
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27. Thanks! (n/t)
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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:31 AM
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19. Tea, preferably
English Beakfast or Assam.
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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:46 AM
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21. Coffee all the way!
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:32 AM
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25. Green tea
Preferably genmai. Though I'm partial to a decent coffee too (black, of course). :donut:
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