The way you make your tea or coffee

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_mitchymo, Jan 15, 2010.

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Order of pouring

Poll closed Jul 14, 2010.
  1. Milk first

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  2. Hot water first

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    61.1%
  3. Same time or other

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    25.0%
  1. B_mitchymo

    B_mitchymo New Member

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    I flout the snobs (and professionals) who say that milk should be poured last, i always put milk, sugar and coffee into the cup and the boling water last, evryone at work loves my tea and coffee so i think the commoners way is best.
     
  2. ManlyBanisters

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    Coffee in before water???

    This would necessitate the use of instant coffee. :confused: Does not compute.

    :wink:

    If these so called snobs are giving a fuck about adding milk to their instant coffee and tea bag tea at the socially acceptable moment then they are more than a little odd.

    Real snobs drink fresh ground coffee - like me :biggrin:

    Besides - it's all a load of shite. My folks prefer their milk in first in their tea - I regularly forget and pour the tea, then add milk and stir. They only ever taste the difference when I tell them :wink:
     
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    I put milk in last in coffee, i never drink tea, but if i have to brew up in the office i put milk in with the teabag still in the cup, everyone goes mad, so i don't end up brewing that much. ;)
     
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    Coffee, freshly ground and brewed with steamed milk. Tea, sugar with no milk.
     
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    LPSG has snobs lol
     
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    If I'm making instant then the milk has to go in the cup first but usually I have ground.

    I hate tea and always make sure I make it badly so no-one ever asks me to make it. :wink:
     
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    Corrected Sir ^:biggrin1:
     
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    Coffee, milk first... tea (Which only mom drinks) milk last.

    I normally make brews as strong as jet fuel, so makes no real difference which order they go in :biggrin1:
     
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    i put my milk in last, but with my voice are you shocked?
     
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    Fact your tea had a totally different flavour when the milk is added first. The reason for this is the hot tea caramelizes the milk. It the tea is added first then it has had time to cool enough not to caramelizes the milk wehn added.

    Boiling water should not be poured directly on to instant coffee' as the heat changes the flavour of the coffee. Tastes much nicer when the milk is added to the coffee, before adding the hot water.

    One final tip my Grand mother always put a pinch of salt in her coffee'. When I asked her why she did this, she told me it takes the bitternes away.

    If you dont believe any of the above before you poo poo it give it a try. Then come back and tell me the results

    Tea Vicar
     
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    tea with a little honey
     
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    I don't normally use the bone china, so one doesn't need to put the milk in first any more. :smile:

    Illy.
     
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    Why am i not surprised that YOU like a good brew? :wink:
     
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    I drink tea black with sugar, a good quality tea-bag poured over with boiling water and then a few dunks a few minutes later, works for me, but my mother always heated a tea-pot first with boiling water, to warm it, emptied it, then entered the tea and then filled with boiling water and allowed to steep. Always one teaspoon of tea for each person and one for the pot!! Her tea was best!!
     
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    Can we blame your mum for the various droughts of the world?:biggrin1:



    i joke ofcourse
     
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    I do exactly the same (though I would say brew, not steep).
     
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    Dislike Coffee
    horrible aftertaste
    HATE .. Milk sodden Tea Bags & then the water poured on
    So .. T Bags first with Hot Water & then Milk
    or preferably Real Tea Leaves brewed for several minutes
    enz
    -agree with you Mitch (as per the coffee) i would make it as you do for others
    no exceptions..or else they make there own.
     
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    Milk last for me, in both coffee and tea.

    This is so interesting. I had no idea that some people think it's more snobby to put milk in last. I always thought it was the other way round... :confused:
     
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    same here
     
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