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Question: Which do you put in the cup first when pouring tea?
Milk - 13 (39.4%)
Tea - 20 (60.6%)
either - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 29

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« on: July 10, 2007, 05:58:16 PM »

as an adjunct to the tea brewing thread, I thought it may be interesting to find out how most of us do it Smiley
(and I've never played with a poll before!)
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 06:07:09 PM »

I think you need two polls - One for when making tea in a pot and one for making  it in a mug (or cup). Others will no doubt come up with further confounding variables.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 06:08:20 PM »

sounds fair to me! Grin
http://navitron.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1695.0
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 11:38:15 PM »

My Grandmother was trained at a posh Cafeteria in Cheltenham in the 1930s..... she was told to put the milk in first... of course they only used teapots then (and NOT the chocolate variety  Grin). 

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007, 12:08:34 AM »

George Orwell was pretty definite -
 "Tenthly, one should pour tea into the cup first. This is one of the most controversial points of all; indeed in every family in Britain there are probably two schools of thought on the subject. The milk-first school can bring forward some fairly strong arguments, but I maintain that my own argument is unanswerable. This is that, by putting the tea in first and stirring as one pours, one can exactly regulate the amount of milk whereas one is liable to put in too much milk if one does it the other way round." - from this epic tome - http://www.booksatoz.com/witsend/tea/orwell.htm Cool
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007, 12:20:01 AM »

It appears that the hardcore drinkers don't have any milk at all in their tea:

http://www.teamuse.com/article_050102.html

This is turning into a storm in a tea cup  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007, 12:31:02 AM »

more importantly, do you raise your little finger when drinking tea? Grin
My god, the English and tea etiquette!- Hyacinth Bouquet job! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 01:15:36 AM »

MIF - stops the tea staining fine china.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008, 04:24:01 AM »

Martin,

In fairness you should also include us coffee drinkers unless this is for those who are tea total whistlie
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008, 08:19:32 AM »

mug type -

tea - bag, water, stir, remove, sugar, milk.
Reason - bag needs boiling water to work best. If milk or sugar was in first, it blocks bag / cools water. Remove bag before sugar / milk so as not to get tanin taste. Sugar before milk as sugar disolves best at high temps. Milk last so as to regulate.

Coffee - all in at start, pour on water, if you pour on boiling water onto instant, it tastes burnt. Milk helps regulate the temp down a bit.

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008, 10:19:44 AM »

tea in first;(only soft southerners put the milk in first),then you can judge what sort of brew it is,and avoid too much milk;luke warm ,too milky tea.?...bluuuuurk! pour it in the flower vase when shes not looking!
Long term viewers of this site will have noticed a deliberate absence of any referances to tetleys;the thread is still running from the last time!
Any chance of a bacon sarni wi this brew doll? Grin
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008, 11:42:48 AM »

Northern Installer  Angry it is you who has been killing off my flowers with the weasel pee (oops you weren't supposed to find out  wackoold) I have been feeding you. Of course you can have a pigs testicle, I mean bacon, sandwich with your weasel pee, I mean tea  whistlie. Revenge for non delivery is a dish best served cold, how have you been enjoying your iced tea?  Roll Eyes
At least I've managed to keep the mushrooms a secret  whistlie
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2008, 01:39:02 PM »

erm,feeling a bit queasy after that statement actually (martin,wheres that vomiting smiley?) Lips Sealed

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Where do you want all these offset sarking junctions? theres 288 of them(but all left hand) Angry

mushrooms,hmmmmn I think its rather obvious from some of your posts,that the  cat may well have tiptoed ever so slightly out of the bag?
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2008, 02:07:40 PM »

Sorry NI, I thought that's what they all ate up North  Huh Suppose you're scared of black pudding and tripe too  Grin. All posts are unfortunately a result of my unaided  angel imagination ie I guess I must just be mad  wackoold.
Re offset sarking junctions - please could you deliver them to the Navitron warehouse in Oakham  Cheesy
Oh almost forgot, perscriptio in manibus tabellariorum est  whistlie
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2008, 02:29:08 PM »

Eleanor,

I see you have been dipping into that list of handy Latin phrases again  whistlie

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A218882

Nihili est - in vita priore ego radix lecti fui


Have a Nice Day - Indeed  Grin


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