Who /tea/ here?
How do you like it?
Two bags, splash of milk, squeeze of the gay nectar shit my gf buys.
>milk on tea
>Researchers believe that the most likely explanation is that the caseins, proteins found in milk, form complexes with catechins in tea, its most important flavonoids.
In other words, adding milk to your tea makes it less healthy.
I like green tea, sometimes sweetened with honey but usually unsweetened. Occasionally I'll throw in some ginger or mix peppermint + ginger.
I should go brew some green + ginger right now, sweetened and let it cool so I can serve it iced with dinner.
He always has PG tips. I basically kept doing the same when I moved out. Twinings is nice but it can get a bit expensive. I'd much rather buy the cheap but good stuff and put my own stuff in.
If you have a Teavana near you I always buy my "splurge" tea from there. Basically for whenever I feel like pretending I'm posh.
Not him but is that really tryhard?
I assume a tea enthusiast would buy fresh tea. I don't drink tea much but still buy it fresh/loose leaf. Seems like basic tea enjoyment.
I assume bagged tea is for poor people though.
It seems tryhard to me. I mean I drink 3 or 4 cups a day so going with fresh tea every time seems like a joke to me.
If you don't drink it as often as me then I could understand putting extra effort in.
Tetley master race here
>8 bags of lipton yellow label
>8 bags of sweetner
>1 quart of boiled water
>1 quart of cold water
>put in the fridge
>sip served over ice
take the anon out of the south but you can't take the south out of the anon
I like black tea with a little milk, unless it's something a bit smokey like Keemun. Sencha is good too sometimes but I don't crave it like I do black tea.
teavana is shit tier. It's barely even tea.
Bagged tea is convenient even if it is inferior.
>it's not a meme if you actually put in all the effort to prepare it properly
Yes it is. That makes it more of a meme drink, because it's more hipster-y. Proper tea is bunging in the bag and sugar, putting the water in and brewing it 'till it looks decent
It's not difficult to obtain or necessarily expensive, maybe you should make the switch anon. It's also extremely easy to make, about as easy as bagged tea. The only difference is washing out one or two extra things you need to make it.
I've had both tea from a bag and loose leaf, I would say loose leaf taste better because it hasn't been pulverized. There's less surface area and it doesn't seep as much. Doesn't taste as bitter and taste more like the plant itself that was used.
I guess, I pay about 25-50 cents per cup depending on where I buy the leaf. I usually drink coffee though, tea is more of a fun thing for me when I don't feel like drinking coffee in the middle of the night.
>drinking tea dust
I've been drinking 2 pots of whole leaf green tea for the past year. No sugar or anything.
When I can find it for a good price, I'll buy a few ounces of cream earl grey. A spoonful of sugar goes well with it.
you don't understand sweet tea until you've experienced a southern summer I guess, when it's 99F and 99% humidity out
drinking a glass of sweet tea is like having an angel gently tongue your anus while another fans you gently as she jacks you off
Nah, it just tastes awful.
Maybe if you leave out the cold water, the sugar and use actually decent tea it might be good.
But even then, if you don't cool it rapidly you'll lose much of the flavor.
No, you don't use sugar, you don't use teabags and you don't use milk.
Yes, Iced Tea.
Cold Tea over ice.
You don't put anything else into it, it's just rapidly cooled tea over ice.
I drink 2 cups of green tea daily, which is too much anyway. I can buy the leaves cheap in small amounts from the supermarket and they would last for a month or two. It isn't really that much work so i dont see how is it tryhard, i just like the taste so i go with those. Tried a green tea fron teabag but it tasted differently for some reason.
Lower class brits don't have any idea how to make tea and yet they pride themselves on their "culture", it's quite funny.
Coffee obviously tastes better, but getting a lot of coffee in adequate quality is way too much work.
Sweet tea isn't good, I'm even American. It just taste like soda that isn't carbonated, especially that shit you can buy in the can. Arizona Sweet Tea, Lipton, etc.
It all has the same amount of sugar as a bottle of coke. It taste like sugary water with a tinge of tea flavoring.
If I drank as much tea as I do coffee, I would probably look for a better price.
>Drink dollar-per-tea using my star wars tea infuser
>have it black
>claim my superiority over people who know how to drink tea
For fuck sake, ITS A TEABAG. MILK. SUGAR IS OPTIONAL, BUT MOST HAVE 2
>throwing sugar into the tea to saturate the infusion with outside flavor
choose one and only one.
No, I use loose tea in a strainer in a proper porcelain teapot.
It's probably a bit more than that, but let's leave that aside for now.
I like PG and Tetley, but Yorkshire is my favorite.
One hard water Yorkshire teabag
Kettle poured on as soon as it clicks
Leave for two-three minutes
Drain the teabag and throw it away
a splash of milk
For best results serve with toast with marmite.
I drink 4 or 5, and I use loose leaf. It's pricier, but a luxury I allow myself, the taste is worth it.
That's just incorrect. It's like saying defrosted well done steak is as good as marinated medium rare from a nice restaurant.
It's okay if you like teabags, but don't go saying there's no difference.
I make bagged or loose leaf tea, water below boiling, well steeped. I make a very large mug. Then I squeeze an entire lime into it. I don't know anybody else who does this (no sugar, no honey). I make hot toddies occasionally and got it from that. I'm addicted to it now.
I never tried tea as a child and just recently got introduced to licorice tea on a camping trip and I've been drinking a shit ton of it. It's pretty sweet though, sometimes more than I'd like.
Looking for suggestions for someone who is just starting to get into tea
>pic related. It's the only tea I've liked so far
Tetley orange pekoe usually with a quarter spoon of sugar and some 3.25% MF milk.
The metal infuser is just some thing that screws into a travel container.
Looks like this, not the same exact one but does the same thing.
Definitely better than the herbal "tea" (FUCKING PUMPKIN SPICE STARBUCKS SHIT ESPECIALLY) in this thread
herbal tea isn't really tea btw
bait or jew'd hard
enjoy your dried fruit and artificial flavouring
I wish it was easier to talk about TEA in TEA threads
Well, I guess that would make sense
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but like I said, I'm incredibly new to this.
I know tea is supposed to be good for you, is there anything about herbal tea that is less good for you than actual tea?
Or is there like pros and cons to both or is more of just a taste thing
A name attached to any old shit that marketers suggest you steep in hot water
Tea (beverage) = made from TEA leaves. Not licorice or mint or "pumpkin spice"
That article I posted should clear things up
cosy and really, really original
my mech keyboard fucked :c
I know I'm late to the party, but;
>two tea bags
>not specifying milk:water:tea ratio or at least some amateurish description of the colour of your tea once completed
>again "a splash of milk"; appreciate your tea, analyse how you react to variance in the milk:tea ratio and gradually adjust your tea making accordingly.
Emigrate to France.
It's back now though because I'm a connoisseur of old pics ofc
>I know tea is supposed to be good for you
IT"S FUCKING HOT LEAF WATER
Herbal tea and real tea don't necessarily have anything in common. You could steep lawn clippings from Pripyat in hot water and call that "herbal tea" but I don't think it would be good for you. Tea being good for you is up for debate but it definitely isn't bad for you and It shouldn't have any calories.
You probably should have spiced up that ramen, looks tasteless. Next time you should boil an egg with it, also cut hotdogs into little octopus. Buy bean sprouts at the grocery store and throw those in. Also, it taste great with some soy sauce and sesame oil with the seasoning.
Sometimes I add other veggies too. Here's some shitty ramen I ate recently.
you think that
and have a random blart for your troubles
>loose leaf or herbal mixtures
>keep the bag/steeper in the entire time
>black, no sugar, no milk
though on occasion I do like an almond milk chai
If you don't drink you're tea black, you're a fucking plebian.
1) pick a random cup
2) fill it from the tap
3) throw a tea bag on top
4) microwave cup for 2-3 minutes
7) kill myself
i miss when i gave half a shit about tea and would drink loose leaf but at this point i just use it as a meme beverage
Interesting, it seems like my whole life people would talk about health benefits of drinking tea. But I wonder if because of the fact tea really isn't all that popular where I live (Seattle; everyone has coffee beans too far up their ass to give a shit about tea) if it's just general misinformation or all the hipsters just trying to play their little ego boosting game
>you're basically an illegal immigrant on r9k
oy vey anon
Yep it's every other post these days.
I figured the opinions of multiple people who regularly drink tea would be a better route than trusting the opinion of an article, considering my original question and the one I am most curious about is what teas do people recommend for someone who just recently started drinking it
WebMD sources university research and things like that. Your friends might be exaggerating the benefits but it's still pretty good for you. This doesn't apply to every tea, mostly green tea.