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The learning to like tea thread.

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Viper101, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Moshe ben David

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    Hate to bust your bubble, but you may thank me...

    Oolong and other 'real' teas absolutely have caffeine! The corn, wheat, barley 'teas' are more along the lines of herbal and to the best of my knowledge are caffeine free.

    I can remember decades ago when I lived in Taiwan, we frequented an actual tea house. This was the sort of place where serious tea drinkers had their own tea pots -- and usually some were dedicated to particular teas. One night we sat around brewing and drinking what was called 'bird's tongue Oolong' - named for the growing tip of the tea leaf that looked like a bird's tongue. Very high potency! None of us were able to sleep that night... True story.

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  2. smokingfish

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    Thanks for that info! Good thing I dont drink much of it!

    I usually make a pitcher of barley mixed with corn and keep it in the fridge to refill my thermal can.
     
  3. Moshe ben David

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    Glad to be useful....

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  4. jackknife

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    I've been a tea drinker my whole life. Growing, a pot of tea was always on the stove, part of an Irish background. Twinings is good for a store bought tea, and Tetley is a decent store brand. More would be tea drinkers has been turned of by Lipton and Red Rose and other cheap teas.

    A hot cup of black tea with a little, (not more than a half teaspoon) of brown sugar is a nice thing. I refuse to drink those green and other light teas, no better than hot water.
     
  5. BklynBoy

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    I prefer strong teas such as PG Tips and Lifeboat