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I am no fan of tea at all, strangely enough, though, I don't mind Russian Caravan or Chai latte.
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Portreve wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:09 am
I've had Yunnan Bonay tea before, which I presume is a different tea to the one you mentioned. I love herbal teas.

Actually, I just made a cup of Swiss Miss K-Cup hot chocolate and, actually, it was pretty decent.
Yunnan Gold is a black tea, and I like it brewed strong.
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Going for the espresso machine in the next couple of weeks, since the price is right.
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Old thread, but I made a DISCOVERY! That discovery is a Chemex with its filters makes a just amazing and I mean amazing cup of coffee. No acidity, no bitterness with good beans (Black Rifle Coffee- Freedom roast). Yes, it takes a tiny bit longer than the Keurig, but OMG, the taste is so worth it!
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Instant coffee -- or as we call it in England: coffee -- about 1-2 sugars, no milk. I don't drink tea often, because I'm not a fan of milk, and I've tried all the alternatives with tea but it just doesn't work for me. That said, I drink herbal tea often enough, like peppermint, lemon, ginger, etc.
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I have been trying to switch my caffeine intake method to tea. Mostly bagged tea, but I just came into possession of a good tea pot. I need to make a tea caddy out of paracord and I will be set. I already have a tea ball so now I need to find some good loose tea.

I have occasionally been drinking a cup of instant coffee in the morning with some flavoured almond milk and I have noticed that I am getting a wicked coffee buzz. HUUMMM
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I can't stand the taste of coffee (although I love the aroma) and I'm not a huge fan of tea unless it has enough lemon and sweetener (can't have sugar) to make it more like lemonade. I can't have caffeine anyway so I don't miss either.
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Hi jeannie,
I can't stand the taste of coffee (although I love the aroma) and I'm not a huge fan of tea unless it has enough lemon and sweetener (can't have sugar) to make it more like lemonade. I can't have caffeine anyway so I don't miss either.
You might like my favourite, "Earl Grey" that has "bergamot" citrus flavouring as one of its main ingredients, and is available from the original makers, (Over three hundred years by "Appointment to the Queen"), From "Twinnings" Teas of London and availble as decaffeinated as well as the original...DAMIEN
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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:41 pm
Hi jeannie,
I can't stand the taste of coffee (although I love the aroma) and I'm not a huge fan of tea unless it has enough lemon and sweetener (can't have sugar) to make it more like lemonade. I can't have caffeine anyway so I don't miss either.
You might like my favourite, "Earl Grey" that has "bergamot" citrus flavouring as one of its main ingredients, and is available from the original makers, (Over three hundred years by "Appointment to the Queen"), From "Twinnings" Teas of London and availble as decaffeinated as well as the original...DAMIEN
Not really. Of all the teas I've tried, Green Tea was the "best" (relatively speaking) but let's say I just couldn't get excited over it. I've tried various herbal teas but none were my cup of tea (pardon the bad pun). I have a pretty particular palate (now pardon the alliteration; I need to go to bed :roll: ).
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MurphCID wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Old thread, but I made a DISCOVERY! That discovery is a Chemex with its filters makes a just amazing and I mean amazing cup of coffee. No acidity, no bitterness with good beans (Black Rifle Coffee- Freedom roast). Yes, it takes a tiny bit longer than the Keurig, but OMG, the taste is so worth it!
Another former Keurig user here (mine bit the dust a couple of months ago, after 5 or 6 years service). I switched over to grinding my own beans with a burr grinder and using an AeroPress to make single cups. I'm using more coffee for the same number of cups, but paying less because I don't pay for the pods. And the coffee is much, much better tasting.
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I am a hard core and shameless tea drinker ( I AM southern after all), but the Chemex makes just the smoothest, flavorful coffee I have ever had. It is revolutionized how I look at coffee. I will not drink an inferior brew (snob mode on).
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t42 wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:55 am

This morning...


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I truely wish Twinnings had kept the Russian Caravan tea available in the US. What a great hot brew.
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Definately Coffee - I drink a fair amount of Tea , but given a choice I always pick Coffee :)
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The only bad coffee I had back in the old days when a new shipmate arrived on board, fresh out of navy boot camp, who had the misfortune to mistake the salt water sink for the fresh water sink. The only coffee we had was USN issue that came in five pound tins and doled out by the Chief cook. While in the Tonking Yacht Club that was the only option. It was good enough to keep you going and learned to appreciate it, no matter how vile it tasted. All that mattered that it was hot and black. Sugar was for weenies and officers.
Now that I've learned to appreciate GREAT civilian coffees, I wonder why anyone would spoil an excellent coffee with cream and/or sugar?
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farkas wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:16 am
The only bad coffee I had back in the old days when a new shipmate arrived on board, fresh out of navy boot camp, who had the misfortune to mistake the salt water sink for the fresh water sink. The only coffee we had was USN issue that came in five pound tins and doled out by the Chief cook. While in the Tonking Yacht Club that was the only option. It was good enough to keep you going and learned to appreciate it, no matter how vile it tasted. All that mattered that it was hot and black. Sugar was for weenies and officers.
Now that I've learned to appreciate GREAT civilian coffees, I wonder why anyone would spoil an excellent coffee with cream and/or sugar?
I have been told that a pinch of salt totally changes the flavor profile of the coffee. That being said, I like cream in my coffee, even the great Chemex brew.
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Having just recently been in Key West and to Sloppy Joe's Bar, I'd like to re-answer this question:
Tea or Coffee?
I'll have a Sloppy Mojito.

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To everyone here, if you haven't been to Key West, stop whatever it is you're doing, and go. Well, maybe wait for the pandemic to be over, but go down there. Go to Sloppy Joe's Bar for drinks and such, and pub crawl your way along Duval Street.

Trust me: there's nothing you're doing in life right now that's more important than you going to Key West.
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NOTE #2: Key West is a wildlife refuge, so be very careful if driving not to hit any of the roosters or chickens which like to walk across the various streets, as harming or killing them is a $500 (~ €411) fine per incident.
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Portreve wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Key West is a wildlife refuge, so be very careful if driving not to hit any of the roosters or chickens which like to walk across the various streets, as harming or killing them is a $500 (~ €411) fine per incident.
Sounds like a good place to "accidentally" detour if you're a poultry supplier! :razz:

Maybe take your cats for the ride, whom I'm sure will be happy to remove the feathers for you, then you bag them, attach supermarket poultry labels (make sure you printed a few receipts too) and sweep the feathers out the doors, appeasing the cats by giving them some remnants of last night's  hit-and-run   drive-through  dinner
… This might help you avoid falling fowl of the law as one wouldn't want to end up in front of the beak.

BTW about 1½ pints (30Fl.Oz Imp.) of tea per day on a regular basis these days. Still have some of the loose Kenyan tea left which I have as an occasional treat. Then 10 trips to the dunny … :roll:
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