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Old 01.12.2006, 09:04
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Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

Okay so i guess this isn't very english of me... but the office here only keep this twinings (very overrated) darjeeling tea bags in the kitchen... but whenever i seem to make a cup it's as pale as a heroin junkie and as weak too...

are you meant to have it without milk ? maybe that's where i'm going wrong !!!

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Old 01.12.2006, 09:18
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

Up to you really.
The tea snobs can go, er, drink coffee.

It's like debating red or white wine with the meat. Who cares?

I like Darjeeling (and other weak pishy teas) and I have it equally with either milk or lemon.

If you like mashed, stewed and spoon dissolving tea then you can get English Breakfast and others over here.

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Okay so i guess this isn't very english of me... but the office here only keep this twinings (very overrated) darjeeling tea bags in the kitchen... but whenever i seem to make a cup it's as pale as a heroin junkie and as weak too...

are you meant to have it without milk ? maybe that's where i'm going wrong !!!

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Old 01.12.2006, 09:22
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

Just wondered if was missing something... cos it tastes of...well...absolutely nothing...

Hmmm..okay...well cheers anyway...

Guess i'm gonna have to go shopping then eh!
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

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Okay so i guess this isn't very english of me... but the office here only keep this twinings (very overrated) darjeeling tea bags in the kitchen... but whenever i seem to make a cup it's as pale as a heroin junkie and as weak too...

are you meant to have it without milk ? maybe that's where i'm going wrong !!!

I agree with GBN, have it how you like it. Personally I hate milk in tea but then I hate milk full stop. But if it is that pale and weak is the water hot enough? Often here there is no kettle and the water from the coffee machines just does not cut it. I've resorted to boiling my water in the microwave at work.
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

The Tea bgs from Migros in a blue box
http://www.le-shop.ch/cgi-bin/leshop...cfkmdhgfdfig.0
and the Migros milk also
http://www.le-shop.ch/cgi-bin/leshop...cfkmdhgfdfig.0

All make a great cup of tea.

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Old 01.12.2006, 09:26
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

@lou Well we have a kettle , quite impressed by that... albeit fluffed up to the brim !!
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Old 01.12.2006, 09:28
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

Cheers DC !!

Have to confess i haven't actually set foot in a supermarket yet so reckon i'll go and get 'em in at the weekend !!
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

Some reason cant edit my post the links didnt work.
Its the Tetley tea Bags and the Migros green boxed Slimline milk.
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

The tea sold here is generally less intense than what you're used to if you come from the UK: you'll notice tea is drunk without milk, hence the rather mild brews available. People will look at you funnily when they see you putting milk in your cup, as that's usually just for kids. What do they know?

It surprises me the amount of tea drunk here for 'medicinal' reasons yet the wonderous delights of the full-tanin stuff is unappreciated. The strong, black stuff you're probably accustomed to is the Barolo of Tea. For the real Amarone, of course, you'll need to bypass the milk and find some 1st Flush treasure from a posh delicatessen/tea-house

White or Red wine with meat, indeed.

Lipton Yellow Label (ugh) isn't available in the UK because no-one would bother drinking it!

SO in answer to your question, no, it's not blended to be drunk with milk. My advice: throw a spoon of Bicarbinate of Soda in the full kettle of water, let it boil a few times to de-fuzz it, and find a source of PG Tips for your morning hit!

http://www.tcworldcup.com/geneva/ - something for your diary

http://www.gillesdesplanches.com/ - chocolate, coffee, TEA! (French)

http://www.schwarzenbach.ch/ - Hmm, my Mecca (German)

http://www.pgmoment.com/ - Why not?
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Old 02.12.2006, 12:09
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

I won't drink from the supermarkets here. Migros does sell Tetleys which has improved, but it still isn't the same quality as in the UK.
Stick to the stuff sold by places like Britshop http://www.britshop.ch.

And to answer the question about Darjeeling.... leave the milk in the fridge.
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

To me tea and milk don't mix.
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

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To me tea and milk don't mix.
With mine, yes. But I don´t like Darjeeling anyway. Wimpy stuff. Give me some of that strong Tetleys or similar anyday.


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Okay so i guess this isn't very english of me... but the office here only keep this twinings (very overrated) darjeeling tea bags in the kitchen... but whenever i seem to make a cup it's as pale as a heroin junkie and as weak too...
Better bring/make the tea yourself. (And a kettle too..) I do that all the time cos I have had enough of the crap (i.e some posh combination of some weirdly named this or that) I am offered when I am out and about or visiting friends. I just say a cuppa of hot water please with a dash of milk and plop in my nice round bag of Tetleys.

jane

p.s. For emergency, I go to Aldi and get their Ceylon/Assam teabags. Ain´t bad as long you put in two instead of the usual one for a cuppa. Better than nothing.
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

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I won't drink from the supermarkets here. Migros does sell Tetleys which has improved, but it still isn't the same quality as in the UK.
I couldn't work out what was wrong with the tetleys at Migros, it didn't seem quite right! I had tried Lipton first as well, but that has been donated to a colleague now.

The solution - I just popped back to the UK for the weekend and brought back 600 teabags (tetley and yorkshire) with me. I didn't go just for the tea, but it was a good opportunity!

As for Darjeeling, its nice, but definitely no good with milk. Same with Earl Grey, a drip of milk is all it takes to ruin the flavour.
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

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My advice: throw a spoon of Bicarbinate of Soda in the full kettle of water, let it boil a few times to de-fuzz it
Interesting! I have never tried baking soda!
Another tip for de-fluffing or de-fuzzing or de-calcifying...

I use a product called Durgol for keeping all my kitchen metal goods sparkly and shiny and looking like new!

Warning, though - you must never use it alone. You combine about a tablespoon of it to a half cup of water, let it sit and then you can scrub away the gunk. Severe cases need repeating, of course, and the more water you use, the more Durgol you add.

If you're not into Durgol, you can use regular household vinegar for the same effect.

P.S. this will also keep your metal faucets "fluff-free."
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...Bicarbonate
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

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LOL try using a spoon ....
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dino, you're such a stirrer
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Sorry LR, not quite as funny.... in fact, it was a shocker !
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Re: Darjeeling Tea.... should i have milk?

To me the only thing that works with tea in the office is heating the coffee machine hot water in a kettle. And if your colleagues are just a bit as mine, don't take any worthwhile tea to the office, or you'll quickly become the "oh, you're the one who has the good tea...would you spare a bag ?" guy.
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Old 06.12.2006, 19:20
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Sorry LR, not quite as funny.... in fact, it was a shocker !
Surely not The Shocker?
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