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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by BG405 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:17 pm

Moem wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:56 pm
Makes perfect sense to me. And the Germans definitely know how to make an alcohol-free pilsener that tastes good to me. I have no idea why the Dutch manufacturers are struggling so much...
Seems we haven't done much better, anyone remember Kaliber? Like a malt syrup but diluted. Awful stuff. Tried it once, put me off these low or non acoholic beverages for a presently undefineable time. I'd sooner wait.
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Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:33 pm
I get the point of drinking water but I don't understand this love affair with bottled water. Here in the US, it has been shown that tap water tastes better, is cheaper, and is safer to drink than bottled water. If I want water, I just fill up a bottle from the tap and that works.
It's the same here for some. I only buy bottled carbonated water as haven't yet gotten round to setting-up my own method of carbonating liquids; It's mostly used with cordial added for a cheap source of fizzy pop. In Barcelona I was advised not to drink the tap water & observed stacks of water bottles at local shops; didn't bothter me though as my teas & coffees were all made with tap water & same with tooth-brushing. Same in the likes of Turkey & Kenya.
CaptainKirksChair wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:33 pm
By the way, as I write this, I'm having a bottle of Stella Artois. It's 32 degrees centigrade here and a good beer tastes great in this heat.
Nothing beats a cold bevvy in hot (especially hot & humid) weather! Got up to 42.5°C in here the other day.
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Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:53 pm
If you can get your hands on it, I recommend a Hoegaarden (white beer, also from Belgium):
This, I would recommend to anyone with a suitably appreciative pallette. I used to drink a lot of this, when it was available locally/ Good stuff indeed. Those Hoegaarden glasses are also practically indestructible it seems. Other favourites include DeKonick Bolleke and Orval. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:02 am

I use tap water as well. But I am still a shameless and hardened tea drinker. Enjoying a nice morning mug (20 oz) of Yunnan gold black tea brewed strong with some lemon and a little turbinado sugar.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MrGrimm » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:31 am

homemade cold brewed triple shot vanilla latte every morning. every week or so a home made iced chai tea. various other teas at random times.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:17 am

One of the things I miss and envy about Europe, is they have great beer, not the swill sold here that is best poured back in the horse it came out of and then bottled.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by BG405 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:00 pm

MurphCID wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:17 am
the swill sold here that is best poured back in the horse it came out of
:lol: :lol: :lol:

A mate of mine who has been to the States a number of times commented on the "near beer" on sale there. I did hear though that there are a fair few micro-breweries these days to challenge the corporate slop. :mrgreen:

Fortunately, in England we can get the Continental beers here as well as having some great breweries with good availability in the local watering holes.
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Iced tea is something I've never tried. I saw it on prominent sale in a number of places in the likes of Spain, Madeira, Italy, Belgium, Czech Repiblic, Turkey etc. but didn't really notice it in Kenya. It seems that most Brits (myself included) and many in former colonies find the idea of drinking cold tea quite unappetizing; same for iced coffee, which seems to be a more recent "thing".
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by lsemmens » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:20 pm

Speaking of Beer, when in China, I had plenty of opportunity to sample their local beer. At 3% it was like drinking soft drink, though marginally more refreshing. The only issue being that refrigeration is almost unheard of, so everything is at room temp, be it a 2C day or a 38C day! We soon found a shop that did have stuff in the fridge. It got a good trade from us. Even the vending machines sold "hot" drinks.

China is a land of anachronisms, everyone was glued to their mobile phones, but sanitation was very hit and miss.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by farkas » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:34 am

Coffee, strong and black. In the morning and early afternoon. No sweeteners. Iced tea on on a hot day, again no sweeteners. Hot tea, occasionally, when a cold or flu strikes, with a splash of dark rum. Evening libations are a glass or two of Rogue Valley pinot noir or one of the other great wines made here. I put decaf, lowcaf versions of coffee, tea and light beers in the "Why Bother!" classification, no reason to drink them. All the processing just ruins the taste.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by lsemmens » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:39 pm

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by all41 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:08 pm

At this moment I am enjoying a nice chamomile tea, with a half teaspoon of raw honey
mixed with a jigger of special family recipe.
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