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Dearest Teaologists,

As a sheepy I of course enjoy Tea. Tea is my all time favourite drink made from dried and prepared leaves and then infused in hot water.

Look, here's my cup.




Nice eh ?  Notice how I have labelled it all for ewe ?..that's kind of me isn't it ?
That area is a square foot. What is in square foot on your desk ?


What I really want to know is, if I leave my tea bag in for longer than the suggested 1-3 minutes.......will I get a bigger dose of antioxidants ?...

whajafink ?


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neil
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« Reply #1 on: 27/06/2009 12:56:38 »
You know, neil, you are in the wrong business. You should be spending your time selling rubbish to idiots. You'd do it very well.

On second thoughts, perhaps that's what you do for us.

btw, if you have square feet, where do you go to buy your shoes?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/06/2009 03:16:48 »
I guess it depends on how long it takes all the chemicals to diffuse out of the teabag and equalize with the water, once that's happened there's no need for it to be left in any longer. I'm not sure how to measure that but i'm sure someone somewhere has
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/06/2009 09:17:35 »
What I really want to know is, if I leave my tea bag in for longer than the suggested 1-3 minutes.......will I get a bigger dose of antioxidants ?...
If so, won't they suggest something like 15-20 minutes?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/06/2009 10:12:25 »
What I really want to know is, if I leave my tea bag in for longer than the suggested 1-3 minutes.......will I get a bigger dose of antioxidants ?...
If so, won't they suggest something like 15-20 minutes?

Only if they think people like cold tea.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 28/06/2009 10:18:21 »
Doh! I had a feeling someone was going to say that. Drink it with the tea bag inside! Surely you can't finish one in 3 minutes?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 28/06/2009 10:42:01 »
You know, neil, you are in the wrong business. You should be spending your time selling rubbish to idiots. You'd do it very well.

On second thoughts, perhaps that's what you do for us.

btw, if you have square feet, where do you go to buy your shoes?


I have a job-lot of toe nail clippings set in blu tac stuck on a banana skin if anybody's interested !
 

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« Reply #7 on: 28/06/2009 10:45:53 »
I guess it depends on how long it takes all the chemicals to diffuse out of the teabag and equalize with the water, once that's happened there's no need for it to be left in any longer. I'm not sure how to measure that but i'm sure someone somewhere has

Thank Ewe Madidus_Scientia. I am sure this will be a study worth spending lots of government on. I will apply for a grant. I'll of course need a mansion and ten billion pounds to enable to fund my one cup a day but I am sure the results will be worth it and will no doubt be required reading in all educational establishments. ;)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 28/06/2009 10:47:31 »
Doh! I had a feeling someone was going to say that. Drink it with the tea bag inside! Surely you can't finish one in 3 minutes?

Thank ewe Chemistry4me The thing is..I think the premise of tea is to be enjoyed as a drink...the antioxidants are just a bonus !  :)
 

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« Reply #9 on: 28/06/2009 10:53:01 »
No, thank ewe, I said it with tongue in cheek and was merely attempting to be a smart arse. I shall now stop trolling this thread. ::)
« Last Edit: 28/06/2009 11:01:11 by Chemistry4me »
 

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« Reply #10 on: 28/06/2009 11:18:40 »
You know, neil, you are in the wrong business. You should be spending your time selling rubbish to idiots. You'd do it very well.

On second thoughts, perhaps that's what you do for us.
Little bit acid in these times?  :)
I like my friend Neil's questions.  ;)
This one is interesting too, for me, but I sincerely don't know the answer.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 28/06/2009 11:30:33 »
I agree with lightarrow and do enjoy Neils Questions. I also have a thought about the tea and personally feel it benifits would be better the longer the tea sits so as to remove the lvely antoxidents and be able to enjoy their stronger flavors.

I personally leave my bag in the cup or steeper in my cup with loose leaf tea as I want it stronger flavored.. I am a flavor girl for sure!I hate weak tea!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 29/06/2009 12:43:29 »
You know, neil, you are in the wrong business. You should be spending your time selling rubbish to idiots. You'd do it very well.

Your pictures and threads are hugely entertaining. Please keep them coming.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 29/06/2009 13:13:15 »
You know, neil, you are in the wrong business. You should be spending your time selling rubbish to idiots. You'd do it very well.

Your pictures and threads are hugely entertaining. Please keep them coming.


THANK EWE Herman. (luff your Myspace by the way !)


I am sure that  Sophiecentaur did not mean his sentence to be interpreted that way. In fact, I am quite sure it was meant as a compliment  :)

I am thrilled that ewe enjoy my threads  ;D ;D...I enjoy doing them and thank ewe again for your kind support. [:I]

 

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