New tea mug for chrimbo...

#2
Christ I'd be dying for a piss before I got to the bottom of that one.

Funny how I can sink four or five pints of ale before needing to break the seal, but half a pint of tea does it.
 
#3
And how are you going to instruct your man to prepare a brew for that monster, then?

In a tea pot? Say four for the mug and one for the pot?

Or a slack handful of about five teabags?
 
#6
When I was young my dad had a one pint coffee mug he loved. Used it every weekend morning so he could read all the newspapers without getting more coffee. (so long ago that the morning papers were 5 cents in the US). The mug is in my kitchen cabinet but too big for me. I like a large (not huge) mug of tea in the morning.
 
#7
Got a one litre tea mug I use all the time. Usually drink around 2 gallons of tea a day and piss like a horse. Two teabags does the trick, allow to stew for 40 minutes then nuke for a couple of seconds. Dash of milk and a tablespoon of Tullamore Dew (for that smoky flavour) for the first mug of the day to kick start the system. Good with a fry up to avoid having to get up to refill the teapot around the time you get to the kedgeree and fried tomato.

Mug now close to ten years old and well darkened by tannin. My guts probably in a similar state.
 
#8
I'm yet to gain the dark art of making a decent brew, after all these years my brews are fucking shite. Not like my nana's - fucking mint, in-laws make a pretty decent brew as well.
 
#9
Got one of those tea balls you fill with leaf tea and dangle in the hot water. Works like a charm and gives a much better flavour than the sweepings you get in teabags.
 
#14
I'm yet to gain the dark art of making a decent brew, after all these years my brews are fucking shite. Not like my nana's - fucking mint, in-laws make a pretty decent brew as well.
Here's a good start boil the water in the kettle then pour it into a metal tea pot with about 2 tea bags. Then put it on the ring of the cooker for a few mins to boil away then pour/add milk etc.
 
#16
Here's a good start boil the water in the kettle then pour it into a metal tea pot with about 2 tea bags. Then put it on the ring of the cooker for a few mins to boil away then pour/add milk etc.
Philistine!

It's all in the brewing. The water has to be fresh out of the tap and actually boiling so pour it JUST as the kettle switches off.
Brew for a minimum of 3 minutes! Any less and it has that nasty dull greyish colour!
 
#17
Firstly only Earl Grey is good enough to grace my mug. It's served with a slice each of lemon and ginger and is the nectar of the Gods. I will ocasionally enjoy a cup of Oolong or Jasmin or even, when feeling flush some Japanese Sensha, all obviously served sans lait.

I used to use a French coffee bowl for my café au lait and croissant in the morning but it has long since disappeared unfortunately.
 
#19
For all you heathens, tea pots are the only way to infuse tea. Loose leaf with a strainer best of course.

Twinnings Breakfast blend or Chinese Gunpowder tea with fresh mint from the garden.
 

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