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Tea drinkers, please decide!

In my experience living with a tea drinker rquires an extra kitchen cupboard.

Why can't tea people decide on 1 or 2 teas? In my time I have only met coffee drinkers who keep one, or at the most three, different coffees, but Tea drinkers revel in at least 10 different tea bags! Then they drink half the box, and leave the rest, just taking up space and making it difficult to choose which one to offer.

Q: Would you like a tea dear?
A: Yes please
Q: Er which one?
A: The breakfast tea
Q: Is that the lemon, or cherry?

and so it goes on... I really am grumpy today.
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Old 23.01.2013, 10:48
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In my experience living with a tea drinker rquires an extra kitchen cupboard.

Why can't tea people decide on 1 or 2 teas? In my time I have only met coffee drinkers who keep one, or at the most three, different coffees, but Tea drinkers revel in at least 10 different tea bags! Then they drink half the box, and leave the rest, just taking up space and making it difficult to choose which one to offer.

Q: Would you like a tea dear?
A: Yes please
Q: Er which one?
A: The breakfast tea
Q: Is that the lemon, or cherry?

and so it goes on... I really am grumpy today.
But wine drinkers take up the whole cellar with their wines!
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Old 23.01.2013, 10:53
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

very true indeed, we have 1 type of coffee at home, for visitors, the rest is a vast assortment of different teas that take up all sorts of space.
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

Black, Green and Mint. That's all that needed!
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Old 23.01.2013, 10:59
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

I have a whole kitchen cupboard full of teas and coffees. Mainly teas.

Usually I drink my Yorkshire "hard water" tea, or Earl Grey, or Kenyan Masala tea (my favourite). But I've got small boxes (with teabags) of a few teas I bought from India: MAsala, Ginger, Cardamom and some mix of green tea and "tulsi" (holy basil).

As my other half is from Taiwan and I lived in China for a while, I've also got a taste for Chinese/Japanese teas and have about 8 different types (loose). I've also got osmanthus flowers which I add to some of them sometimes.

And I've got a few cups of instant "bubble tea" and some Japanese roast barley tea.

Then the coffees ... mainly beans for espresso, but also a couple of bags (they were half price) of Starbucks Christmas Blend which is surprisingly tasty. And some coffee mixed with chocolate and mint from Brazil. Oh yeah, and coffee with chicory from Vietnam.

I've probably got more, that's what I can remember.

My wine collection is much smaller!
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

Yorkshire tea, Earl Grey and a box of mixed green/fruit teas.

I guess the request would be reasonable if all teas tasted identical, but they don't. So get an extra cupboard.
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

I only drink black tea.

I guess that makes me easy
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Old 23.01.2013, 11:00
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I only drink black tea.

I guess that makes me easy
There are many different types of black tea. So you could be awkward if you wanted to.
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Old 23.01.2013, 11:03
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There are many different types of black tea. So you could be awkward if you wanted to.
True that. Let me be more accurate: I only have PG Tips.

See? not even posh black tea


Easy and cheap, ehem.
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

Black, green and peppermint for me. We take up more space as we are not limited to a single choice and have a hightened level in appreciating teas. In short, we are awesome you coffee drinkers .
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

I am sure the Swiss also have a tea for countering those grumpy day's.
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Old 23.01.2013, 11:20
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

Yes, I`ve noticed this trend. My family have a cupboard with tea for coughs, for flu, for constipation, for the opposite of constipation, camomile, blueberry, redberry purple berry, fennel, honey and whatever, mixed fruit, etc etc etc ....... and most are half full and been there ages!

Also, I never offer Swiss people tea, it gets too complicated.
To me, tea is Ceylon black tea with milk/sugar.
So I make coffee for visitors. Or give them wine. Or Schnapps. Or all three.
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

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In my experience living with a tea drinker rquires an extra kitchen cupboard.
No. Tea drinkers drink tea and typically have 2 or three favourites. What you mean are girls and their strange tisanes.
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

My wife has a huge bag of Nambarrie tea from our last visit to Norniron. I hardly ever drink the stuff.
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

Quality Gyokuro, rich with L-Theanine , fantastic giggle tea. My colleagues think it's a bag of weed.
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

Full of Teltey's, its all you need really (apart from milk and one sugar)

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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

Tea is a plant - it's leaves are dried and chopped, then hot water added to give a beverage.
There are different varieties of plant, different growing methods and environments, and different production processes which gives many variants.

Anything that doesn't originate from the tea plant is not tea and shouldn't be called as such; i.e. anything that originates from fruit or herbs is just a hot water infusion and doesn't deserve space in any cupboard.

Once people get this straight then the 2 or 3 varieties of proper tea don't require so much space, after all.

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Old 23.01.2013, 11:58
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

There is only one tea, and that is english breakfast tea i.e. PG, Tetleys or the best....Yorkshire.

All other imposters are for fairies.
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

*Gets ready for lots of abuse*

Adopting the female method of constantly questioning (ie 'nagging') I have managed to limit the missus to three different types of Tea. I myself have one, which seems to work for most situations in life when either a coffee (whatever is on special at the time) and alcohol will not suffice.

SamAli - there is a Scheissewettertee, is that what you mean?
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Old 23.01.2013, 12:12
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Re: Tea drinkers, please decide!

I suppose my main gripe is that tea drinkers seem unable to accept that a certain tea has become boring, and are unable to throw away a half box of unused tea.

Maybe I will have to get some Scheissewettertee and man up to the decision, and throw out that box of Tetley Breakfast tea that she doesn't even like.
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