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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea
The Milford Daily News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Arlene Bachinov

Posted on 05/24/2012 6:09:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway

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George Orwell:A Nice Cup of Tea
1 posted on 05/24/2012 6:09:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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My busy person tea.
Put 2 cups H2O in a pyrex pour-able measuring glass.
Micro for 2.5 minutes.
Take out of micro.
Put in tea bag.
Brew.
Drink.
In summer, pour it over large glass of ice.
Voila! Tea in 3 minutes.

It ain’t classy, but it works.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 6:17:10 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: nickcarraway

Well,,,,, I’m a Green Tea nut! I get my tea here;
http://generationtea.com/

Pu Erh is great. But the Organic Gunpowder Green Tea is stunning!


3 posted on 05/24/2012 6:20:05 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway
Tea is native to China but not to India. The Brits had to buy their tea from China (with opium) until some enterprising fellow managed to smuggle some tea plants out of China. That broke the Chinese monopoly, as the Brits developed a large tea crop in India.

The Brits didn't set out to build an Empire, they acquired it first to further their trade of spices and other exotica back to Europe, and then to protect their sea trade routes.

4 posted on 05/24/2012 6:20:47 PM PDT by expat2
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To: TheConservativeParty

Philistine!! :p


5 posted on 05/24/2012 6:24:06 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Great article, NC. I drink Earl Gray during the Winter and iced tea with lemon all Summer long. Love tea....


6 posted on 05/24/2012 6:25:00 PM PDT by momtothree
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Well, here in the South it's not ready to serve until you mix in a shovel full of sugar, but fortunately no one has found a practical method of deep frying it...yet.

Ever the rebel I eschew the devil sweetener and only squeeze the juice of two quartered lemon wedges.

7 posted on 05/24/2012 6:39:43 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Upton Tea Company. Great selection and a really cool catalog.
8 posted on 05/24/2012 7:28:06 PM PDT by redangus
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To: nickcarraway
over-boiling takes the oxygen out of the water.

Since water is H2O, doesn't removing the oxygen also release the hydrogen leaving you with just less H2O?
9 posted on 05/24/2012 7:31:03 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dysart

http://www.southernliving.com/food/how-to/deep-fried-food-fried-sweet-tea-00417000074913/


10 posted on 05/24/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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WOW. I give up.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 7:36:23 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: nickcarraway
Does anyone else remember that episode of The Prisoner, where the girl (#86) is trying to poison #6's tea, and he attacks her tea making skills, giving him an excuse to dump the pot before he shows her how it's done? Nasty place, that Village. But lots of tea.


12 posted on 05/24/2012 7:38:49 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: expat2

Actually the tea plant is native to India (Assam region) and even to Thailand. The problem was the plants were not nearly as robust as those cultivated for centuries in the mountain of China. Just finished reading For All The Tea In China about Robert Fortune who traveled in China disguised as a mandarin, picking up tea plants to send back to India to see if they could grow them in the mountains of India.

I like green tea as well (especially from Emei Mountain where we lived for three years) and I also like Puerh but the tea I have in my hands right now is my favorite, a Yunnan Golden Tips Red (we call it black) tea I picked up in Kunming a couple of years back. Lots of tea blogs have sprung up since I started one back in 2007. A fascinating subject - tea.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 8:02:02 PM PDT by inthaihill (Living in an interesting paradise - Thailand!)
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To: nickcarraway

Here in hot Tx I put my green or black tea in a bottle and sit it outside several hours for the sun to heat it up. Then I squeeze in a slice of lime and stick it in the fridge for iced green tea. No fuss, less muss.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 8:26:31 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Boiling does not break the H2O molecule. There is oxygen in suspension in water. This allows fish to breath. Without oxygenation nothing could live in water.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 8:29:41 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The day liberals grow up is the day tyranny ends.)
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To: Dysart

LOL I think they deep fry just about everything these days.


16 posted on 05/24/2012 8:31:35 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: tflabo

Well I do too! But I like weak tea so within 45 minutes to an hour it’s plenty strong enough for me.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 8:34:12 PM PDT by caww
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To: tflabo

Well I do too! But I like weak tea so within 45 minutes to an hour it’s plenty strong enough for me.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 8:35:40 PM PDT by caww
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19 posted on 05/24/2012 9:01:27 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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20 posted on 05/24/2012 9:12:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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