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teabag-hotwater-take tea bag out-sugar-milk
some people mess with this system.
Some people will tell you to add milk whilst the tea bag is still in the cup, these people are wrong
it makes no difference what time you put the milk into the tea. some people have bullshit arguments like it "curdles" the milk, not true. if anything it's better to add milk last because you can roughly see what shade of tea you want.
Mash the tea bag a bit
Squeeze the tea bag and remove
I'm not a fan of all this putting the sugar in last business, as most people who do this fail to stir it properly and the last mouthful ends up being a sugarry slurry.
Leave the tea bag in.
and do you squeeze it before taking it out?
me: probably about 3 minutes and yes.
What are you, a child?
1) Get a mug out the cupboard
2) Grab my kettle
3) Fill it to the MINIMUM marker if I'm on my own or appropriate to number of guest by using the marker represented by cup with number in the middle.
4) Turn on Kettle, allow to boil whilst Balonz stares in amazement
5) Place Tea Bag into mug, or mugs depending on number of tea drinking participants
6) *Click* Good news, Kettle has boiled, pick up kettle
7) Pour into cup(s)
8) Once you've put in the desired amount of water ask yourself and the optional co-tea drinkers how'd they like theirs?
9) Stir in the appropriate amount of milk
10) Leave to stand for 3 - 5 minutes
11) Squish tea bag on the side of the mug, no not the OUTSIDE, silly
12) Place teabag carefully into bin/dish/pointless teabag plate
13) Serve your tea and enjoy it's robust flavour
This makes a moderately strong, black cup of tea. Which is how it's supposed to be drunk by anyone who isn't a complete gaylord.
But if you fucking dare do that when you're making a cup of tea and you will be hearing from my solicitor
For tea; no.
I'm not kidding.
Deals with any trauma from stubbing your toe to having a leg amputeted.
There is no situation, however bad, that cannot be made better with a cup of tea.
So fuck all I suppose
I drink it cos it's comforting and when I can't be arsed with the taste of coffee which is every morning but I dunno it's just the default
Too lazy for kettles and saucers and bullshit like that. Also, it's really the only thing the microwave is good at.
I put the tea bag in the cold water, before it goes in, because that way I feel like I'm three minutes closer to drinking it as compared to waiting for the hot water.
But I do let it steep for an extra minute or two. Or three. I like my tea strong. Sometimes I put in two teabags.
Then I add sugar. One rounded teaspoon, please.
Then I use half and half. If they had a thicker cream, I'd probably use that.
When removing the teabag, I was told a long time ago that squeezing the bag releases the bitter part of the tea. I have no idea if this is true, but I follow this rule just in case.
so, boil water on the hob
tea in mug
plop the teabag around in inside of the mug, lifting it up and down
squish it on the inside of the mug and pop it in the bin
dash of milk
stir three times
then add col water. no milk, no sugar.
my flatmate has informed me that drinking lightly brewed black tea will send me to sleep. i find her claim... doubtful.
if I'm honest, I expected you to be like the mecca of good tea or something
i just kind of enjoy my daily consumption of weak rank tasting hot water
depends what tea it is innit.
scold the cup with a little bit of boiling water, give it a swish, pour down sink THEN add tea bag and then water for brew.
that way the cup is nice and hot pre-brew
amateurs you lot
inflate. Makes the tea taste better, not sure why - science or something.
but everyone compliments my cups of tea
put teabag into jeeves + wooster mug
pour boiled water onto teabag.
push teabag down into cup with a spoon and leave it there for 1 min to give it some flavour
take it out and bin it
though sometimes i like black tea and lemon