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Anonymous 2013-10-26 01:44:34 No.4897691

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So, I've stopped drink soda, I think. I was drinking like 4-6 cans a day, down to a few a week, and now I only have the occasional one.

But it seems that tea might be replacing it. I don't know a fucking thing about it. I throw a bag in the cup, add some hot water and just drink it straight after it steeps for a few minutes.

How does /ck/ enjoy tea? What are some good flavors? What do you usually add to it?

tldr; tea


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Anonymous 2013-10-26 01:46:31 No.4897696
i add a finger smooshed stevia leaf to my cup of twinnings chai and its pretty fucking good.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 01:49:31 No.4897702
Chinese red tea, just sugar.
English breakfast tea, sugar and milk.
European black tea with lavender, just sugar.
Turkish apple-brewed black tea, just honey.
Indian milk-brewed black tea with mixed spices, sugar and honey.
Pakistani milk-brewed pink tea, salt and sugar.
Matcha, just water.
Thai "tea," evaporated milk and heavy sugar.
Cofftea, heavy milk and sugar.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 01:49:51 No.4897704

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If I'm at work I use one of these glass thermos thing, with a metal grid at the top. Then put loose leaf at the bottom and sip/refill during the day.

Genmaicha and black vanilla tea work great for this purpose.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:01:24 No.4897732
>>4897702
>Adding sugar to tea

Disgusting.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:02:29 No.4897736
>>4897732
You forgot the
>Not
before the
>adding sugar
part of your post. Try again, newfriend.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:02:47 No.4897738
>>4897704
link?

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:04:30 No.4897743
>>4897691
keep up the good work, almost 1 year stopped drinking soda here.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:06:09 No.4897750
>>4897738
for the tumblers? Amazon has a variety of them

I get my teas from these guys.
http://spicetrekkers.com/products-page/shop-teas/

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:11:39 No.4897768
>>4897736
I hope you realize, that the word "newfriend", came from the whole my little pony craze when manchildren bronies changed drawfag and newfag to "drawfreind" and "newfriend" to be more pg, you fucking newfag.

>>4897691
Drink jasmine tea. it already has a flowery taste so you dont need to add anything else to it.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:15:59 No.4897780
>>4897768
I hope you know that you're making things up and I think it's cute that you think I care about your fictional history, newfriend. Hugs all round!

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:24:17 No.4897804
I've been trying to cut back on soda too, though I've replaced it with coffee. Except I hate coffee unless it's full of a bunch of milk and sugar, which kind of defeats the point of quitting soda. I do like tea, but it doesn't give me the kick I get from soda or coffee.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:26:36 No.4897810
>>4897804
try different kinds... green tea, black teas, oolongs, etc...

I have a oolong tea mixed with ginseng that kicks like coffee, but without the hard crash...

However flowering tea that has jasmine and osmanthus in it leaves me wired with shaky hands.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 02:42:04 No.4897847
Yeah, certain kinds of tea make me feel weird. Some teas out of China these days are suspiciously flavorful.

I have tea in the morning but I can't drink it in the afternoon since I end up having trouble sleeping if I do. I mostly drink hot water at night.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 03:35:15 No.4897996
What foods compliment tea?

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 03:43:55 No.4898025
You should know there are many tea elitists. Many of them are at least partly right about things, while still being idiots in other ways. I remember an odd scene of a Teavana store at a local mall where clueless kids upsold vintage style Japanese cast iron teapots and 'special' storage tins to gullible housewives, and seeing a older Chinese man working the foot massage place walk by with an amused look on his face.

Explore, read, try. I'd personally recommend loose leaf teas, and trying hot teas at decent Asian restaurants so you know how things should taste.

A few consistent rules: Green teas should not be made with full boiling water.

Chinese see milk and sugar in tea as an abomination, and meanwhile British teas almost require milk and sugar.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 03:44:59 No.4898029
>>4897996

Totally depends on the tea. The English are obviously known for their foodstuffs going along with tea, but the Japanese and Chinese teahouses also have foods that going along with very well.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 03:45:47 No.4898033
My favorite tea is Turkish tea.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 03:47:39 No.4898040
>>4898025
>Chinese see milk and sugar in tea as an abomination, and meanwhile British teas almost require milk and sugar
And why is that? Is it because the British ones are more bitter or something?

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 03:52:30 No.4898053
>>4898025
>Chinese see milk and sugar in tea as an abomination

really? they started it though.
in the 4th and 5th centuries they were throwing milk, rice, salt, ginger, orange peel and friggin' onions into their tea

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 03:52:49 No.4898054
>>4898040

Milk and sugar definitely complement their tea better. I don't know the history behind it, though I'd guess it has to do with the shipping process originally.

I like both kinds, but I would never put milk and sugar into most Chinese teas. It'd either mask the flavor or throw it off, even for earthier Chinese teas.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 03:53:25 No.4898056
I like making iced tea with Oolong tea... it's pretty sweet - but I also generally prefer Black Tea... like Earl Grey

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 05:27:22 No.4898216
>>4898033
First you show up late, and then you leave out the article. What is /ck/ coming to?

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 05:30:43 No.4898229
>>4897996
Try black tea with a greasy American breakfast. Or try it with scones, muffins, etc.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 05:35:49 No.4898234
>>4898229
>greasy American breakfast
>tfw bacon and eggs, sausage and toast and potatoes

A-anon please I'm hungry now

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 05:41:38 No.4898240
>>4897996
I personally love dim sum with a jasmine tea.

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Anonymous 2013-10-26 07:59:20 No.4898429
>>4897996
Scones with clotted cream and jam, any type of cake you can get your hands on, light sandwiches cut into triangles (smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg and watercress, cucumber are all common) and biscuits.







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