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Can Electrical Audio make a decent cup of tea??

Postby rashiedgarrison on Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:53 pm

Or is it fucking coffee or nowt? Cos I ain't booking if there ain't no tea, you bastards.
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Postby slowriot on Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:11 pm

andrew made me a very nice cup of tea when i was there
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Postby rob v. on Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:26 pm

we have been working very hard on perfecting our cup of tea here at electrical. It has not hurt much that we have been surrounded by english girls for the past month +. Personally, I believe that my cup of tea has come a long way. Although now that our english friends are gone i'll probably get beaten for drinking tea. they hurt us with a huge braided piece of 1/2 inch tape when we start acting weird. not to mention the bishops folley. anyway, if anyone needs to learn how to make tea i would read orwell's essay entitled..."the perfect cup of tea". thats the format that my tea guru has passed on to me.
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Postby Shurat on Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:06 pm

"The English do not know how to make a decent cup of coffee. You do not know how to make a decent cup of tea. It's a fair swap."

From booklet given to G.I.s going to Britain, 1942.
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Postby Gibby on Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:55 am

Orwell was wrong. You can have sugar. The perfect way to diffuse the tea in the bag is to pour the water from a height. Leave for 1 minute, add milk/sugar. Bob's your uncle.
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Postby DregsInTheCrowd on Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:43 am

This isn't to say that Starbucks is the best purveyor of tea, but during my time at Starbucks, I was trained to allow tea to steep for 3-4 minutes. Usually comes out to my liking that way, but I agree with the pouring method.
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Postby Chapter Two on Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:21 am

Gibby wrote:The perfect way to diffuse the tea in the bag is to pour the water from a height. Leave for 1 minute, add milk/sugar. Bob's your uncle.


If intending to take just a minute, pouring alone is insufficient; such a method may be more suitable for a longer steep, although some spoon-dunking should always play a part in my book. But for a minute-method, dunking is necessary. This is not stirring, it is dunking. Before this, allow the bag to steep for half of the said minute. Full diffusion will be better acheived by allowing the spoon to hold the tea bag to the bottom of the mug during this time (I don't do cups. If it's an actual, literal cup of tea you want, make a pot of tea). Help the bag do little turns, upside down, up and over. Allow the tea to swim around inside the bag. That's it. With this method, only a minimal squeeze of the bag against the rim is necessary, as it has already done its job. A hard squeeze is the poor man's dunk.

I am not one to advertise, but it must be said that the PG Tips pyramid teabag is a fine, fine design of a teabag. Why the more refined teas come with an easily destroyed, wrapped up at the top with a piece of string for non-spoon dunking bag I shall never know. What a waste of good tea, this non-spooning bag tea. Leave that shit for the camomile hippies.

Make the tea strong, then add enough milk to make it look like it is neither strong nor weak (unless it's 'builder's tea' you're after). This way, you and your associates may drink a fine, delicious tasting cup of tea, with a kick that not only perfectly equates with good coffee but which will sink in at a steadier pace and provide you with a smoother, longer-lasting ride on the caffeine highway.

Sugar is perfectly acceptable, though I do not walk that path myself.
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Postby MTAR on Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:19 pm

thanks chap2
i love me some tea.
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Postby Chapter Two on Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:35 am

Did I mention the water temperature? No? Okay, this is important. The water MUST BE BOILING. Not boiled, not just boiled, not boiled twenty seconds ago. BOILING. If you don't get this part right, eveything else is pointless, you may as well go get a polystyrene cup from the burger van with the teabag soaked in the milk first. Scald the tea. The water poured upon the teabag must be BOILING.
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Postby Loretta on Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:13 pm

Gibby wrote: Bob's your uncle.


No he isnt. he is my cousin.


Never and i say never put the milk in with the teabag please.

horrible.

chapter has it pretty spot on.
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Postby 154 on Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:29 pm

i recommend this to my fellow tea nerds. loose tea rules.
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Postby bomberz1qr20 on Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:48 pm

rashiedgarrison wrote:Or is it fucking coffee or nowt? Cos I ain't booking if there ain't no tea, you bastards.


Wait a minute, every time an American goes to the UK we have to suffer w/ some ass tasting instant coffee and tea made from water that is boiled in a a filthy electric kettle that has odd deposits that have been collecting on the inside of it for twenty years.


You can go to Electrical and suffer through a few cups of wonderful coffee. Suck it up princess.

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Postby rashiedgarrison on Sat May 27, 2006 4:59 pm

bomberz1qr20 wrote:Suck it up princess.


I do like this line.
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Postby chairman_hall on Tue May 30, 2006 6:29 am

There is nowt worse than stewed Tea. When someone has let the teabag brew for ages. 30 secs will suffice. Otherwise your dup of tea tastes like pure Iron.

Other cardinal rules are the milk must be poured after the tea has brewed, those that put milk in while the tea bag in still in the cup are sickos.


Additional, tea is best served with milk chocolate digestive biscuits.
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Postby chairman_hall on Tue May 30, 2006 6:40 am

Additionally, you can be pretty free form with the sugar.
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Postby ubercat on Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:08 am

OT: (sibilanceuk)

Damn. Who was it that always checked thier mic with, "sibilance"? This is
really gunna kill me. I know that in about three weeks, on a flight to Vegas,
I'll remember who it was and without restraint I'll yell, "It was that guy from
STYX!" Security will have it's eye on me.

Damn, this'll kill me. I hate forgetting who the greatest of tools are.

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Postby Arson Smith on Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:00 pm

ubercat wrote:Damn. Who was it that always checked thier mic with, "sibilance"?

I have definitely heard a tape of a Grateful Dead show where Bob Weir does this...
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Postby ubercat on Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:11 pm

Arson Smith wrote:
ubercat wrote:Damn. Who was it that always checked thier mic with, "sibilance"?

I have definitely heard a tape of a Grateful Dead show where Bob Weir does this...


Did you say Brett Wier? I would love to come over and show him my toolbox.

Yup. That's it. Lol. Thanks man. Now I can fly and not have to worry about
jumping up and screaming, "It was Bob Wier!" Rest easy sky marshal, rest
easy.

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Postby tipcat on Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:22 am

ubercat wrote:ubercat (durfrane, party of two, durfrane)


Cut it out.
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Postby chairman_hall on Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:30 am

ubercat wrote:OT: (sibilanceuk)


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