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How should a cup of tea look?

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This is without doubt the most British topic you'll ever find on an internet forum. I've seen the debate thrown around social media a million times so it's time to settle things once and for all in here - how should the perfect brew look to you? Decide from the options down below; 

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Personally, the more milky the better. Top right is a winner for me with the bottom left being a total abomination to society.

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the other debate is how you make it. for me, only ONE way.

Teabag in the cup.
Hot water in.
Let it brew for a bit.
Teabag out.
Bit of milk in.
Sugar (optional obvs) in.

Stir.

Drink. 

Done. 

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5 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

Teabag in the cup.

Flick on the kettle. 

Add boiling water. 

Stir teabag. 

Unload half a gallon of milk. 

Stir. 

Start drinking. 

the order of these 2 doesn't matter xD 

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Milk in tea? Fuck off. Weird Brits. 

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1 minute ago, Tsubasa said:

Milk in tea? Fuck off. Weird Brits. 

how the fuck do you Germans do it?! 

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Just now, Stan said:

how the fuck do you Germans do it?! 

 

Without milk.

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I've been making tea for 2/3s of my life and I still cant get the fucking ratio right.

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1 minute ago, Tsubasa said:

Milk in tea? Fuck off. Weird Brits. 

Hehe, it's extremely weird for me too, although I enjoy Masala chai every once in a while... I don't like tea that much anyway.

Now you should open a thread "How should English breakfast look", I've seen a lot of heated arguments over it xD 

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Just now, Tsubasa said:

 

Without milk.

so you just have black tea? or use a substitute?

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Tea with a dash of milk, never any sugar!

But no action of sacrilege where you add the milk before you've taken out the teabag.

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2 minutes ago, Stan said:

so you just have black tea? or use a substitute?

Black tea, green tea, herbal tea. Either with sugar or no sugar. Absolutely NO milk or any substitute of it xD 

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The only way to make your tea

 

Kettle on

While the water is heating, take an exact teaspoon of your pretentious chinese gunpowder green tea, and put it in a tea strainer.

Take the water off the boil before it hits 90 degrees.

Add water. Stir and brew til colour is perfect. Remove strainer.

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20 minutes ago, Tanksie said:

No milk. No sugar, as strong as you like.  Bottom left.

Ashes optional? :ph34r:

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2 minutes ago, Stan said:

so you just have black tea? or use a substitute?

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:P

Yea, I drink Earl Grey without anything in it. If it's that usual black tea, sometimes people ad a little sugar. But never milk! I like Green Tea as well. 

 

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5 minutes ago, nudge said:

Black tea, green tea, herbal tea. Either with sugar or no sugar. Absolutely NO milk or any substitute of it xD 

oh so we're talking different kind of teas - i know you don't put milk in herbal or green tea. 

I've never had those kind of fruity, green or herbal teas xD 

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3 minutes ago, Stan said:

oh so we're talking different kind of teas - i know you don't put milk in herbal or green tea. 

I've never had those kind of fruity, green or herbal teas xD 

No, same goes for black tea as well. It's just that we drink all kinds of teas without milk xD 

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I'd be interested to know if any other countries/areas of the world have tea predominantly without milk! Thought it was a staple thing to have it with milk xD 

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12 minutes ago, Tsubasa said:

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:P

Yea, I drink Earl Grey without anything in it. If it's that usual black tea, sometimes people ad a little sugar. But never milk! I like Green Tea as well. 

 

Käsekuchen with beer though... xD 

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Just now, nudge said:

Käsekuchen with beer though... xD 

 

Yea, I found this on google. Weird mixture. 

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That's more like it. 

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5 minutes ago, Stan said:

I'd be interested to know if any other countries/areas of the world have tea predominantly without milk! Thought it was a staple thing to have it with milk xD 

Britain and South Asia countries drink it predominantly with milk, the rest of the world without. 

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4 minutes ago, Tsubasa said:

 

Yea, I found this on google. Weird mixture. 

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That's more like it. 

Now that's my kind of tea. 

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Japan has a cold drink aptly named "milk tea". Terrible. But tea in Japan is mostly green tea or herbal stuff. Black tea was common-ish but so was tea with the option of milk!  I don't really drink normal black tea anymkre, but growing up in basically a British family the kettle was always on and would drink a lot of tea close to the top right but I prefer either no milk now or just the tiniest bit.

Green tea and coffee are my usual hot drinks. 

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I would say top row, second from left too.

 

This is how I make tea:

Boil kettle.

Decide which mug I want to drink from.

Wash mug out with water.

Throw tea bag in.

Realise tea bag is partially wet and some of the tea has escaped the bag.

Chuck the bag, wash the mug out again.

Watch the tele whilst I wait.

Get really into the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Forget about kettle.

Realise I've forgotten about kettle, boil water again.

Stand near kettle for what feels like a lifetime.

Chuck teabag in mug.

Pour water over teabag.

Act quickly to prevent scum from sitting at the top of the tea.

Pour milk in, make it too milky.

Grab another teabag, make it too teaish.

Pour more milk in, slightly over do it.

Chuck teabag back in.

Then pour a little milk back in.

One sugar.

Realise I don't actually enjoy tea that much.

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Probably the first cup on the second row, I can only drink tea that I made myself because it has to be just right a little bit too much  milk or sugar knocks me sick.

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Boil the kettle

stick a tea bag and one sugar in the cup

pour water in so it's about 3/4's full

stir it a bit and squeeze the tea bag with the spoon until it goes as dark as possible

chuck tea bag in the bin

add 1/4 of milk

stir again

get the rich tea biscuits out

soak up a full packet until there is no tea remaining in the cup

 

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