Making tea

(anon72090214) #61

I’m busy but thought you lot might be interested

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(Mark Robbins) #62

So, in other words, they might take forever to work out how to make a decent cuppa​:joy::joy:

(anon72090214) #63


(Thomas Denne ) #64

For well over a hour today, after PMQ, the House of Commons argued amongst themselves about a relatively trivial parliamentary point of order concerning the Speaker. It’s as if they had no mind at all to address the pressing issues of Brexit.

(anon72090214) #65

Amazing isn’t it. parliament Vs the people. Same in France in a way - time for tea

(Warren Joiner) #66

I work & live in Paris & Burgundy if you live near Auxerre, Avallon, Clamecy or in the North of The Movan etc I can bring you some PG Tips tea from Paris. I think we pay +/- 7 ou 8€ for 300 bags from Indian or Paki shops in Paris.

(William Donald) #67

Three tablespoons of tea! Teaspoons maybe.

You almost got it right, but I use the pot heating water to pre heat the mug after it’s done it’s job on the pot (particularly in winter). Bone China, yes, preferably with a flared rim edged in gold. Milk in first or after, makes no difference. Easier to judge if in after.

Don’t keep coffee beans in the fridge or freezer, just in a container that can expel air and gases the beans create (the bags they come in that have a one way valve are fine). Grind beans as you make coffee. Grinding a large amount for storage is verboten. Beans are best between about 5 days after roasting and you can notice deterioration start at about 3 weeks post roast. At 4-6 weeks you struggle to get decent crema.

(Peter Goble) #68

This beverage info gets better all the time #crema :rofl:

(William Donald) #69

Oh yeah, gotta have some decent jargon :slight_smile: I don’t drink booze, so tea & coffee is as close as I can get to being a wine snob/bore.

(Timothy Cole) #70

Not had a cup of tea for 25 years but make the wife one several times a day, normally get the consistency right but she soon tells me if I don’t, bothers me no end.:grinning:

(Peter Goble) #71

You’re (not) joking, Tim! :joy:

But that accounts for your deep, mellow, cool temperament. You’re caffeine- and tannin-free!

Respec’ man! :raised_hands:

(Helen Wright) #72

I’ve not had a cup of tea for 43 years…! x :smile:

I do love coffee though…x :slight_smile:

(anon72090214) #73

I am impressed, and a little humbled by the knowledge of many of you & have learned a thing or two.
Myself, I use a small company who supply a nice blend of tea, loose leaf of course, been using them for 20 years.
Happy tea drinking

(anon72090214) #74

No small problem.
One can take the tea but not the milk.
In fact I have asked myself, not a few times, can you actually make a good cup of tea east of Dover?
Once you cross the water & head south you hit “lactose intolerance” which of course is on the increase.
Lower demand - lower quality or old
Solution - take your own cow.

(anon72090214) #75

Which is why, for those of you who toot their horn at me, shake their fists and generally act rather “French” is why behind my Defender I tow “Maisy the cow” in the trailer.

(David Martin) #76

Each to his own.

(anon72090214) #77

I’m new here, where would I ask about diesel cars in France

(Ann Coe) #78

Google them Gary, if you can use a computer then you can do research.

Type in what you want to know and hey presto you get results , or not !

If it’s something particular on this site that you need then follow Stella’s sterling advice :slight_smile:

(stella wood) #79

Look under Cars and Motoring in the Categories… lots of stuff

(Warren Joiner) #80

Cars running on diesel ? Same the world over, left / right hand steering wheels may differ. LOL