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Do you squeeze your tea? 1504

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #90 on: February 01, 2019, 12:11:51 PM »
...

Easy there,I certainly do not value Tea and I am OK with it too. ???


Wrong choice of words on my part, perhaps? Not sure if I have vexed you  :think: but that wasn't my intention.

Rather, I meant to comment on how tea is a sign of hospitality in the neighouring country and as such one wants to make a good brew whereas here, if one likes tea then  :'(

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Tea is an important part of Turkish culture, and is the most commonly consumed hot drink, despite the country's long history of coffee consumption. Offering tea to guests is part of Turkish hospitality.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_in_Turkey

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #91 on: February 01, 2019, 12:23:29 PM »

You must teach us the way  :pok: :D

Not sure if young Jedi really wants to learn.  :D

That's what I get for translating my thoughts instead of concentrating a bit on writting correctly  :tu:

Man, the guy I showed how to make tea was doing everything wrong (and still does, as far as I know :facepalm: ). You don't make good tea if you:

- Put 2 teaspoonfuls of Earl Grey in a small (~200) kettle
- Use a kitchen boiler till the water is scalding hot
- Immidiately pour said scalding water in kettle
- Start stirring for a while then wait for an arbitrary amount of time
- Finally transfuse to a different vessel while filtering the brew

 :ahhh  :rant:  :ahhh

Edited for spelling
« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 12:25:46 PM by firiki »

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #92 on: February 01, 2019, 12:30:47 PM »
Recent convert to squeezing here. Making tea at work takes too long to brew so I bung some milk in it and carry it back to my office where it sits for many minutes getting stronger and stronger until I fish it out with my fingers and squeeze it dry. Mmmmmmmm, tannin.

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2019, 12:35:40 PM »
Mmmmmmmm, tannin.
I find the tannin stains in the cup reassuring. It's good to know that they are there instead of coating my insides.

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #94 on: February 01, 2019, 12:38:44 PM »
Mmmmmmmm, tannin.

Start filling up a steel thermos in the morning and don't wash it. The tannins will build up in there rather quickly to whatever effect you like  :whistle:

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #95 on: February 01, 2019, 12:40:02 PM »
Mmmmmmmm, tannin.
I find the tannin stains in the cup reassuring. It's good to know that they are there instead of coating my insides.
It's an anti-oxidant supposedly.

Does anyone else admit to not cleaning the cup out in between tea and proper coffee?

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,748
Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #96 on: February 01, 2019, 12:46:58 PM »
You don't make good tea if you:

- Put 2 teaspoonfuls of Earl Grey in a small (~200) kettle
- Use a kitchen boiler till the water is scalding hot
- Immidiately pour said scalding water in kettle
- Start stirring for a while then wait for an arbitrary amount of time

Well, this is how I make tea:
- Take loose leaf Earl Grey and throw it away. Yuck!
- Find a tea bag of good strong gumboot tea. Stephen? Twining said tea bags are perfectly acceptable these days. At work we use loose leaf tea and it's a complete pfaff.
- Once the water has boiled IMMEDIATELY pour it into the cup. The water should still be bubbling as you are pouring it. Otherwise it will be half cold when it's finished drawing.
- Let it draw for 3 minutes minimum, preferably 4-5.
- Remove tea bag, squeezing optional.
- Add a small dash of milk, enough to change the colour. No sugar.

And I make a darn good tea.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,243 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #97 on: February 01, 2019, 12:56:22 PM »
You don't make good tea if you:

- Put 2 teaspoonfuls of Earl Grey in a small (~200) kettle
- Use a kitchen boiler till the water is scalding hot
- Immidiately pour said scalding water in kettle
- Start stirring for a while then wait for an arbitrary amount of time

Well, this is how I make tea:
- Take loose leaf Earl Grey and throw it away. Yuck!
- Find a tea bag of good strong gumboot tea. Stephen? Twining said tea bags are perfectly acceptable these days. At work we use loose leaf tea and it's a complete pfaff.
- Once the water has boiled IMMEDIATELY pour it into the cup. The water should still be bubbling as you are pouring it. Otherwise it will be half cold when it's finished drawing.
- Let it draw for 3 minutes minimum, preferably 4-5.
- Remove tea bag, squeezing optional.
- Add a small dash of milk, enough to change the colour. No sugar.

And I make a darn good tea.

There are some differences, the major one being tea in a tea bag vs loose leaf. Tea in a bag is usually so dessicated that scalding hot doesn't influence the results much. By contrast, much is lost by scorching dried but somewhat fresh herbs. The latter is true for most all herbs. Don't forget pure, distilled water boils at 100C, regular water takes even more heat and that kills the beneficial substances.

Another difference, you observe the 3-5 min limit, my guy doesn't. Although green tea especially keeps brewing and changing past 5 minutes. I've drunk 15 min green tea and it was good!

Water from a boiler seems to cool off much faster. Have you tried putting a lid on the kettle?

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,243 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #98 on: February 01, 2019, 12:57:09 PM »
Does anyone else admit to not cleaning the cup out in between tea and proper coffee?

A-ha!

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,748
Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #99 on: February 01, 2019, 01:09:10 PM »
I sometimes drink green tea but find the last mouthful disgusting.

When making regular tea I pour it into a mug, not a tea pot.

There may be a 'proper' way to make it, but I like my way best.

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #100 on: February 01, 2019, 07:32:46 PM »
Thanks for the tea advice :tu:  :cheers:

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #101 on: February 01, 2019, 08:52:37 PM »

Does anyone else admit to not cleaning the cup out in between tea and proper coffee?



No. No. Just no.

It's not a problem to put coffee in a used tea mug, but it's near sacrilege to go around put tea in a used coffee cup.

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #102 on: February 01, 2019, 08:59:02 PM »

Well, this is how I make tea:
- Take loose leaf Earl Grey and throw it away. Yuck!
- Find a tea bag of good strong gumboot tea. Stephen? Twining said tea bags are perfectly acceptable these days. At work we use loose leaf tea and it's a complete pfaff.
- Once the water has boiled IMMEDIATELY pour it into the cup. The water should still be bubbling as you are pouring it. Otherwise it will be half cold when it's finished drawing.
- Let it draw for 3 minutes minimum, preferably 4-5.
- Remove tea bag, squeezing optional.
- Add a small dash of milk, enough to change the colour. No sugar.

And I make a darn good tea.

Depends....

With black tea, I pour the still-boiling water right into the mug.
Sometimes cover the mug to keep it from cooling too quickly.
Let the tea steep for 4 minutes (min)
Remove tea in strainer/tea bag. Never mashing or squeezing.
Add dash of milk (preferably warmed milk).
Don't even think of adding sugar.

BUT....

For green tea or Oolong the process needs to be altered a bit:
-- take the water off the boil and let it settle down (cool) for 30 to 60 seconds.
-- pour water into kettle (or mug)
-- let steep for a maximum of 3 minutes
-- gently remove tea strainer or tea bag
-- no milk, no sugar

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #103 on: February 01, 2019, 09:03:39 PM »

There are some differences, the major one being tea in a tea bag vs loose leaf. Tea in a bag is usually so dessicated that scalding hot doesn't influence the results much. By contrast, much is lost by scorching dried but somewhat fresh herbs. The latter is true for most all herbs. Don't forget pure, distilled water boils at 100C, regular water takes even more heat and that kills the beneficial substances.

Another difference, you observe the 3-5 min limit, my guy doesn't. Although green tea especially keeps brewing and changing past 5 minutes. I've drunk 15 min green tea and it was good!

Water from a boiler seems to cool off much faster. Have you tried putting a lid on the kettle?

The 'tea' in tea bags is usually made with 'fanning', the dust left over from making good tea.

From Wiki:

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Fannings are small pieces of tea that are left over after higher grades of teas are gathered to be sold. Traditionally these were treated as the rejects of the manufacturing process in making high-quality leaf tea like the orange pekoe. Fannings with extremely small particles are sometimes called dusts.[14] Fannings and dusts are considered the lowest grades of tea, separated from broken-leaf teas which have larger pieces of the leaves. However, the fannings of expensive teas can still be more expensive and more flavourful than whole leaves of cheaper teas.

This traditionally low-quality tea has, however, experienced a huge demand in the developing world in the last century as the practice of tea drinking became popular. Tea stalls in India and the South Asian sub-continent and Africa prefer dust tea because it is cheap and also produces a very strong brew; consequently, more cups are obtained per measure of tea dust.

Because of the small size of the particles, a tea infuser is typically used to brew fannings.[15] Fannings are also typically used in most tea bags, although some companies sell tea bags containing whole-leaf tea.[16]

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,748
Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #104 on: February 01, 2019, 09:23:27 PM »
Some people take the tea bag out immediately, then put lots of milk in to cool it down.  :dunno:

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #105 on: February 01, 2019, 09:40:06 PM »
I only drink Earl Grey, English breakfast, or Irish breakfast. I make them all the same way. I have a Bunn coffee maker, it has a hot water tank built in. I wash out the coffee filter holder. Then fill my cup with filtered water to get the right amount. Pour the water into a small plastic pitcher. I then place the teabag in the bottom of the cup, place 2 packets of Sweet & low  ( yes saccharine ) on top of said teabag. Place the cup (a20oz John Wayne mug) under the spout & pour the water in the top.
 I take the mug to my easy chair & place it, bag & all,  on my cup warmer. Then relax & enjoy very hot tea until it is gone. Then repeat.     :D :D :D

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #106 on: February 01, 2019, 09:51:10 PM »
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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #107 on: February 01, 2019, 09:53:47 PM »
 :rofl:

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #108 on: February 01, 2019, 09:57:13 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2019, 04:49:25 AM »
20oz John Wayne mug? Now that is some serious smurf. :o

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #110 on: February 02, 2019, 06:59:48 AM »
Teabags? Loose leaves all the way for me




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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #111 on: February 02, 2019, 06:25:08 PM »
Some people take the tea bag out immediately, then put lots of milk in to cool it down.  :dunno:


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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #112 on: February 02, 2019, 06:46:21 PM »
Sometimes I drop a few biscuits in my tea for a tasty snack to eat when I finish drinking the cup.

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #113 on: February 02, 2019, 07:39:27 PM »
Loose leaves and this:



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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #114 on: February 02, 2019, 08:59:23 PM »
 :like:

I usually pre-warm my iron tea pots, AZ. How about you?
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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #115 on: February 02, 2019, 09:37:29 PM »
...

Easy there,I certainly do not value Tea and I am OK with it too. ???


Wrong choice of words on my part, perhaps? Not sure if I have vexed you  :think: but that wasn't my intention.

Rather, I meant to comment on how tea is a sign of hospitality in the neighouring country and as such one wants to make a good brew whereas here, if one likes tea then  :'(

Quote
Tea is an important part of Turkish culture, and is the most commonly consumed hot drink, despite the country's long history of coffee consumption. Offering tea to guests is part of Turkish hospitality.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_in_Turkey

No really I was just being funny,or so I hoped?
Maybe I need to stop trying that?
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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #116 on: February 02, 2019, 09:51:40 PM »
:like:

I usually pre-warm my iron tea pots, AZ. How about you?

I usually just use the electric kettle to boil the water and pour in  :dunno:

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #117 on: February 02, 2019, 10:13:34 PM »
Given that this thread is about squeezing tea bags, loose leaf tea is irrelevant here.  :pok:

Next y'all will be talking about how great the Swisstool Spirit is in the Leatherman threads...
« Last Edit: February 02, 2019, 10:16:41 PM by Syncop8r »

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Re: Do you squeeze your tea?
« Reply #118 on: February 02, 2019, 10:39:52 PM »
:like:

I usually pre-warm my iron tea pots, AZ. How about you?

I usually just use the electric kettle to boil the water and pour in  :dunno:

That's what I do with ceramic tea pots, but with those iron pots, I pre-warm them with hot water for a few minutes (until I can feel the heat coming through the tea pot sides.). Then I empty the old hot water, add my tea, and add fresh boiling water.

That way the tea doesn't cool the tea too quickly and the tea stays warmer, longer. If the pot gets too hot, you can always lift it with your Swisstool.

Give it a try!  :tu:
« Last Edit: February 02, 2019, 10:40:57 PM by Nix »

 

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