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Old 05-17-2006, 06:44 PM   #41
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Nothing in this thread would surprise me any more - it's what the sex thread should be like, except with people admitting they don't own kettles instead of confessing to scatalogical fetishes.
I think I've more than held up my end of the bargain in that thread as well.

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He was from California - whichever that counts as!
California is neither North nor South; California is West.

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Why is not tea not drunk in the South? The climate, or is it somehow just tradition?
Both. It's absurdly hot and humid down here, so we drink our tea over ice and in glasses.

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If it's the climate, I should point out that hot tea cools you down in the long run - it tricks your body into thinking it's hotter than it really is, so your body's cooling response goes into overdrive! It may make you sweat in the short term, but it's worth it!
That could lead to heat stroke down here. For example, this May has been unusually cool...it's a bone-chilling 13 degrees Celsius outside right now.
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:51 PM   #42
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But again... what type of tea?

My parents always set up their own blend. Right now it conatins Earl Grey, some green tea, and some Indian tea.




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Me: "Want some tea?"
Him: "Sure, I'll have a glass of tea."

A glass? But I let it slide.
Sounds like he was thinking of iced tea.

I have had tea served in glass mugs and in pint glasses. Hot tea, that is. It looks nice, and it tastes nice. While I use mugs at home, I think I do actually prefer it in glass. It can be too hot to hold comfortably at first, but at that time it's too hot to drink comfortably as well, at least for me.

Oh, and while I'm on the subject, sugar, but no milk. Coffee, on the other hand, gets both.
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Iīve recently discovered green tea. I boil the water in a electric kettle like the one Mel posted a pic of. Pour the water into a ceramik tea pot and let the green tea leaves (No tea bags!) stay in the water maximum two minutes. If longer it turns bitter and not yummy at all.
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Does anyone else have tea with their meals? Most people with deep roots in Atlantic Canada do, but not in the other parts of Canada. When I travel and go to a restaurant I have to specify that I'd like my tea with my meal, not after my meal. If you don't have a big supply of tea in your house there's something wrong with you, even if it's crap tea like King Cole. I think I read that we consume 90% of the tea sold in Canada, and we only make up 7% of the total population.
We have at least ten different types of tea in our cupboard. Green tea, Earl Grey, Christmas tea, Pharmacist's Winter Fruit tea, Advents tea ("Advent" is what the four weeks before Christmas are called in Germany), Chinese Jasmin Tea, Indian Tea, Herbal Tea, "Feuerzauber" ("Fire Magic" or "Pyromagic"), and Ceylon tea (although this one is in teabags). I think we also have some Chamomile Tea in teabags (I can't imagine this kind of tea in any other way), for when a member of the family is ill.



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My Sister said that americans do have Kettles and you're all just taking the piss!
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Some do. It is true that Americans do not know how to make tea. I've ordered tea in many restaurants only to be served a cup of warm water with a teabag either floating on top, or served in a little dish along with a lemon slice or two and a few containers of half and half. I have learned to stick with coffee.

Most people then swirl the mess around, then lift the teabag out with the spoon then SQUEEZE the teabag with the string over the cup.(you should *never* do this)

I even once saw a friend squeeze the lemon into the tea, then pour in some half and half, stir it around, and then drink it, completely oblivious to my look of absolute horror.

Then did it again, with the next cup, even after being told why that is such an amazingly bad idea.
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your not supposed to squeez the bag? why?
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Because the drops that come out have been trapped inside the bag, and are very high in tannins. They make the tea much more acidic, which gives you that sense that your tongue is wrinkling up or drying out when you drink the tea.

What you're doing, in essence, is adding a few drops of over-brewed tea into your cup.
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My sister said that Americans do have kettles and you're all just taking the piss!
You used an apostrophe! I'm so proud!
What exactly does Sismillo know about the subject? Has she ever been to the US? Did she break into people's houses on a quest to find cleverly disguised kettles?
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My Sister said that americans do have Kettles and you're all just taking the piss!
This thread has me so turned around I don't know what anybody means by kettle anymore.

A kettle to me is this kind of thing. It can be electric or stove top and is used to boil water for various things (tea, hot chocolate, cup noodles, water when you're camping and need hot water for dishes, etc.). You'd never make tea in it, tea is made in a tea pot.
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AHH I just noticed the reflection in that kettle!
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LOL - oh dear. And that image came up "Forbidden" when I first clicked the link, and I had to make a special effort to see it...

...oh dear.
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This is what you get when you rely on google images.
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Copy and paste the URL, Scott.
Done it. I think I've just seen a mouse.
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This is what you get when you rely on google images.
Google need a "nudie reflection" detection algorithm, so these things can be safely hidden by SafeSearch.

Or found via their special "nudie reflection" search, of course.

I should have submitted that idea for Google's Summer of Code! Curses!
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It can be electric or stove top and is used to boil water for various things [...] hot chocolate

BOLD emphasis is mine!

This is slightly off-topic, but it's sacrilegious to prepare hot chocolate with water! Unless you are lactose intolerant, you should always use milk for hot chocolate.

When I am on holiday skiing, I always make a point of asking whether or not they prepare the Hot chocolate with water or milk, when eating on one of the Alms (Yes, this is grammatically correct. It's "Auf der Alm", not "In der Alm" - "On the Alm", not "In the Alm"). I know it's rude, but I will never again drink a hot chocolate prepared with water that I had to pay for. If you are selling the stuff, you're just a cheapskate. I'll accept it if people do it at home (There might be people who prefer it that way, too.), but a restaurant should pay a little more to get milk, if they don't want to lose customers.



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