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« Reply #25 on: 21/04/2007 02:19:47 »
I can handle some, not alot.. I don't want fire breathing..LOL But I do like spicy.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 21/04/2007 21:36:34 »
I like Jasmine Tea. Or Green Tea. ;D
 

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« Reply #27 on: 21/04/2007 22:20:29 »
I have never tried Jasmine tea.. would one make it using the prescribed method  below???




according to the bbc, this is how to make the perfect cup of tea.

1. Use tea from India or Ceylon (Sri Lanka), not China
2. Use a teapot, preferably ceramic
3. Warm the pot over direct heat
4. Tea should be strong - six spoons of leaves per 1 litre
5. Let the leaves move around the pot - no bags or strainers
6. Take the pot to the boiling kettle
7. Stir or shake the pot
8. Drink out of a tall, mug-shaped tea cup
9. Don't add creamy milk
10. Add milk to the tea, not vice versa
11. No sugar!

although, i have heard that you should not actually take the water to boiling point.

This sounds like the Delia Smith version....if not..it's probably close !
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« Reply #28 on: 21/04/2007 23:01:13 »
Ermm probably. Not sure though. Only have it when we go to a chinese restaurant. And I've never asked how them make em! :P
 

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« Reply #29 on: 22/04/2007 07:16:13 »
Well Here I thought you were making it according to those directions!!
 

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« Reply #30 on: 22/04/2007 12:54:23 »
Oh, LOL ;D Nah.. Just buy it off a chinese restaurant ;D
 

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« Reply #31 on: 22/04/2007 13:02:35 »
Sounds like the way to go.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 22/04/2007 13:04:29 »
Yipee ;)
 

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« Reply #33 on: 22/04/2007 14:07:15 »
The Chinese drink tea correctly without milk...this is how me luffs it...........after all they invented the drink yes ?
 

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« Reply #34 on: 22/04/2007 15:12:51 »
I don't know where tea started. I like mine straight no milk although I have never tried milk in it before. Not that I dislike the taste or anything. Roberts mother had started drinking her tea with milk!
 

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« Reply #35 on: 22/04/2007 16:03:00 »
Hmm.. Tea started when they brought the tea leaves from africa and things, back to england. But then, they realised that the leaves were all rotten, but they made tea with it anyway. They realised that it tasted quite nice, so they decided to make it like that. ;)
 

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« Reply #36 on: 24/04/2007 08:52:02 »
Just as the British ARE  genetically incapable of cooking anything marginally edible. Bangers and beans, fish and chips, boiled meat, Oh My God!


Have you never eaten beef Wellington? Cumberland sausages?

And there wouldn't be a lot left of French, Italian, Indian or Mexican cuisine without boiled meat.
 

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« Reply #37 on: 25/04/2007 17:50:31 »
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The Chinese drink tea correctly without milk

Not forgetting that 98% of South East Asians are lactose intolerant - a genetic difference, from say Northern Europeans where 86% of the population have a gentic make-up making life-long lactose digestion possible.

(At least according to http://www.gnxp.com/MT2/archives/001681.html)
 

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« Reply #38 on: 25/04/2007 18:59:49 »
I'm pretty sure the "correct" way to drink tea is exactly how you like it.
As for
"Hmm.. Tea started when they brought the tea leaves from africa and things, back to england."
What, exactly, were they bringing the leaves here for if not to make tea?

Also I suspect the Chinese were making really nice tea while the population of (the land now called) England were painting itself blue and throwing pointed sticks at one-another.
 

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