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Thu, Nov. 4th, 2004, 06:05 pm
xmattiusx: (no subject)

stupid school ruining plans for world domination. i sort of got off the tea drinking track once school started, but i have been drinking more recently, and i just remembered that this was here. keep drinking tea and don't panic!

Sun, Oct. 10th, 2004, 01:17 am
superaudg: (no subject)

tim and i went to tealuxe on newbury street in boston today and got food and tea.
it's a little pricey but you get your individual pot, and a cute little glass cup, and it's all very cute and nice.

i got the harvard square earl grey and it's fantastic with milk and a little bit of sugar. tim got a spicey chai and it too was fantastic.

come to boston and we will take you there.

Mon, Oct. 4th, 2004, 11:23 pm
normalyabnormal: Hold the Ice

Tea is the greatest. Iced tea is not.

In iced tea, all I taste is water, with slight flavoring, but not enough to be considered not water.

But hot tea is awesome. I love going outside into a brisk autumn day with a hot cup of tea. It's quite relaxing.

Tue, Sep. 14th, 2004, 07:09 pm
xmattiusx: (no subject)


"One or two Americans have asked me why the English like tea so much, which never seems to them to be a very good drink. To understand, you have to make it properly.
    There is a very simple principle to the making of tea, and it's this- to get the proper flavour of tea, the water has to be boilING (not boilED) when it hits the tea leaves. If it's merely hot, then the tea will be insipid. That's why we English have these odd rituals, such as warming the teapot first (so as not to cause the boiling water to cool down too fast as it hits the pot). And that's why the American habit of bringing a teacup, a tea bag, and a pot of hot water to the table is merely the perfect way of making a thin, pale, watery cup of tea that nobody in their right mind would want to drink. The Americans are all mystified about why the English make such a big thing out of tea because most Americans HAVE NEVER HAD A GOOD CUP OF TEA. That's why they don't understand. In fact, the truth of the matter is that most English people don;t know how to make tea anymore either, and most people drink cheap instant coffee instead, which is a pity, and gives americans the impression that the English are just generally clueless about hot stimulants.
    So the best advice I can give to an American arriving in England is this: Go to Marks and Spencer and buy a packet of Earl Grey tea. Go back to where you're staying and boil a kettle of water. While it is coming to the boil, open the sealed packet and sniff. Careful-you may feel a bit dizzy, but this is in fact perfectly legal. When the kettle has boiled, pour a little of it into a teapot, swirl it around and tip it out again. Put a couple ( or three, depending on the size of the pot) of tea bags into the pot. (If i was really trying to lead you into the paths of righteousness, i would tell you to use free leaves rather than bags but let's just take this in easy stages.) Bring the kettle back up to the boil, and then pour the boiling water as quickly as you can into the pot. Let it stand for two or three minutes, and then pour it into a cup. Some people will tell you that you shouldn't have milk with Earl Grey, just a slice of lemon. Screw them. I like it with milk. If you think you will like it with milk, then it's probably best to put some milk into the bottom of the cup before you pour in the tea.* If you pour milk into a cup of hot tea, you will scald the milk. If you think you will prefer it with a slice of lemon, then, well, add a slice of lemon.
    Drink it. After a few moments you will begin to think that the place you've come to isn't maybe quite so strange and crazy after all."
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Mon, Sep. 13th, 2004, 06:42 pm
stageprincess: (no subject)

Hello fellow tea drinkers!

I am currently enjoying a steaming cup of Lady Gray. The bag reccomends a 3 minute brew time, but I won't settle for any less than 5...

Any opinion on the lenghh of proper black tea steepage?

Ps- Hi guys, I miss you :-)

Sat, Sep. 4th, 2004, 02:30 pm
superaudg: (no subject)

my tea experiences began with grandma's decaf black,
english breakfast, etc.
i moved onto Steep in my later years.
my personal favorite was "corduroy hips" a vanilla green tea.
also try "Up Chai Down" for you chai lovers, and "Stupid Love" if you're feeling fruity...cough jeremey cough cough

zach lenane got me into earl grey with milk.
yummy and comforting.

tea definitely is key.
keep it up.
i'll have to find some kickin' tea houses in boston, and you can come visit.



Thu, Sep. 2nd, 2004, 09:40 pm
marionettesque_: (no subject)



oh man!


::add more senseless lj drama here!::


Wed, Sep. 1st, 2004, 08:25 pm
_ilikeyerface: riiiiiiight

hi, my name's rebecca and i like tea.

(this is the part where you say "hi rebeccaaaaaaa" in an indifferent tone)

anywho. glad to be part of the community. i'm drinking tea right now in fact (thus the motivation to join).

okay well. that's all then.

Mon, Aug. 30th, 2004, 01:10 am
mongo534: (no subject)

This stuff is amazing.  Most of the Stash stuff is great.

Mon, Aug. 30th, 2004, 12:43 am
xmattiusx: (no subject)

hot damn that green/white tea fusion is a beautiful thing!

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