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Here's a daft question 18:57 - Apr 28 with 1858 viewsfooters

Have you ever had a decent cup of tea from a cafe or other outlet?

What is it about our national drink that makes it so difficult to get it right? I cannot remember a single passable cup from a coffee shop, train station or wherever. They've all been terrible.

Is it a question of science, or is there something more sinister afoot? Penny for your thoughts, TWTD.

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Here's a daft question on 18:58 - Apr 28 with 1206 viewsHerbivore

I don't even drink tea outside my own home. There's no point, it's just flavourless brown water.

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Here's a daft question on 18:58 - Apr 28 by Herbivore

I don't even drink tea outside my own home. There's no point, it's just flavourless brown water.


Exactly, Herb... but why, and how have we allowed this to happen?

At home I drink probably 8-12 mugs of builders if WHF but won't touch the stuff outside this place.

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Here's a daft question on 19:04 - Apr 28 with 1188 viewsWeWereZombies

I had a magnificent cup of lapsang souchong in the interval at one of the local chamber music evenings a couple of years ago, it was so good I didn't even put milk in it...

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Here's a daft question on 19:06 - Apr 28 with 1169 viewsjeera

Bury St Ed market.

Used to be a place in Diss years ago that did a nice pot of tea which the owner would bring out on a silver tray with toasted teacakes.

Otherwise I'm struggling.

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Here's a daft question on 19:16 - Apr 28 with 1152 viewssparks

Boston Tea Party have served me a decent one or two.

Other than that- no. But then most home teabags are pretty bad.

More importantly- anythign herbal or fruit based is not a fecking tea. Enjoy them if you like but when I ask for a tea, I do not expect "apple and blackcurrant" to be proposed by the server as one of hte options.

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Here's a daft question on 19:22 - Apr 28 with 1151 viewsSteve_M

Anywhere that provides a teapot and hot enough water is normally serviceable, anywhere that mainly sells coffee and puts some lukewarm water in a paper cup normally isn't.

I went to a work meeting in Ireland once, can't remember where but best part of an hour or so from Dublin and they served really good tea there, from a massive metal teapot. That was particularly good as I was really hungover.

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Here's a daft question on 19:06 - Apr 28 by jeera

Bury St Ed market.

Used to be a place in Diss years ago that did a nice pot of tea which the owner would bring out on a silver tray with toasted teacakes.

Otherwise I'm struggling.


I think what the tea is served in (and how it is served) is almost as important as the ingredients. Even the best tea is going to suffer if it is in a paper cup.

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Here's a daft question on 19:25 - Apr 28 with 1133 viewsgazzer1999

You have obviously never been to Betty's in York or Harrogate then?

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Here's a daft question on 19:30 - Apr 28 with 1123 viewsThe_Last_Baron

There was a cafe in Covent Garden, Neal Street, which is the only place I've ever been which made fantastic tea. It was run by a Christian Charity with volunteer workers, was dirt cheap and the food was also top notch. For £5 you could get a pot of tea and a huge panini.

Sadly it closed down three years ago. Cafe Eterno was it's name.

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Here's a daft question on 19:31 - Apr 28 with 1121 viewsfooters

Here's a daft question on 19:25 - Apr 28 by gazzer1999

You have obviously never been to Betty's in York or Harrogate then?


I tend not to venture north of Highgate, old fruit, most uncouth.

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Here's a daft question on 19:32 - Apr 28 with 1109 viewsPecker

No.
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Here's a daft question on 19:35 - Apr 28 with 1110 viewsfooters

Here's a daft question on 19:32 - Apr 28 by Pecker

No.


Hello mate.

I was surfing the internet over the weekend and came across these. Wondered if you were connected somehow?


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Here's a daft question on 19:35 - Apr 28 with 1107 viewsThe_Last_Baron

Here's a daft question on 19:24 - Apr 28 by WeWereZombies

I think what the tea is served in (and how it is served) is almost as important as the ingredients. Even the best tea is going to suffer if it is in a paper cup.


Agree. The quality of the mug is half the battle.

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Here's a daft question on 19:41 - Apr 28 with 1104 viewsITFC_Forever

Sales of hot drinks should be banned.

Bloody pretentious twits ordering obscure coffee / milk combinations from a machine where the operative has to twist and turn more knobs and create more steam than a steam engine.

Just means that everyone else has to queue to buy an already made sandwich and can of pop.... so their 10 second transaction has to wait behind a five minute per cup faff some brown crap.
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Here's a daft question on 19:44 - Apr 28 with 1098 viewsmonytowbray

I can give you the definitive answer right now...

When you buy tea from a business, it's missing the main ingredient...

Love.

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Here's a daft question on 19:52 - Apr 28 with 1083 viewsDubtractor

Oddly I have had some pretty good cups of tea at music festivals.

But then a lot of the tea/coffee places at the festivals I attend are more like boutique coffee shops!

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Here's a daft question on 19:55 - Apr 28 with 1070 viewsfactual_blue

Lavenham Guildhall tea shop.

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Here's a daft question on 20:02 - Apr 28 with 1055 viewsSitfcB

Here's a daft question on 19:41 - Apr 28 by ITFC_Forever

Sales of hot drinks should be banned.

Bloody pretentious twits ordering obscure coffee / milk combinations from a machine where the operative has to twist and turn more knobs and create more steam than a steam engine.

Just means that everyone else has to queue to buy an already made sandwich and can of pop.... so their 10 second transaction has to wait behind a five minute per cup faff some brown crap.
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This is especially more annoying in pubs!!

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Here's a daft question on 20:04 - Apr 28 with 1052 viewsSitfcB

See, I’m not fussy with my tea so will get it from anywhere I can although I find that the places that let you take the tea bag out and put your milk in yourself it always tastes better but I’m paying for someone to make it for me at the end of the day!

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Here's a daft question on 20:10 - Apr 28 with 1026 viewsHerbivore

Here's a daft question on 19:44 - Apr 28 by monytowbray

I can give you the definitive answer right now...

When you buy tea from a business, it's missing the main ingredient...

Love.


Not sure what you get upto with your tea, mate, but remind me never to pop round to Chez Callis for a cuppa.

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Here's a daft question on 20:17 - Apr 28 with 1012 viewsgordon

Why on earth would you buy a cup of tea from anywhere? The markup has got to be pretty enormous if you're paying anything more than about 10p.
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Here's a daft question on 20:19 - Apr 28 with 1006 viewsgordon

Here's a daft question on 19:41 - Apr 28 by ITFC_Forever

Sales of hot drinks should be banned.

Bloody pretentious twits ordering obscure coffee / milk combinations from a machine where the operative has to twist and turn more knobs and create more steam than a steam engine.

Just means that everyone else has to queue to buy an already made sandwich and can of pop.... so their 10 second transaction has to wait behind a five minute per cup faff some brown crap.
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Christ, why would you buy a sandwich from one of those places?
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Here's a daft question on 20:58 - Apr 28 with 955 viewsITFC_Forever

Here's a daft question on 20:19 - Apr 28 by gordon

Christ, why would you buy a sandwich from one of those places?


It’s more the point that bloody coffee machines are everywhere, wasting everyone’s time while some knob wants a poncey flash drink.
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Here's a daft question on 21:00 - Apr 28 with 946 viewsDubtractor

Here's a daft question on 20:58 - Apr 28 by ITFC_Forever

It’s more the point that bloody coffee machines are everywhere, wasting everyone’s time while some knob wants a poncey flash drink.
[Post edited 28 Apr 2020 22:37]


Such anger over a cup of coffee.

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Here's a daft question on 21:01 - Apr 28 with 942 viewsgordon

Here's a daft question on 20:58 - Apr 28 by ITFC_Forever

It’s more the point that bloody coffee machines are everywhere, wasting everyone’s time while some knob wants a poncey flash drink.
[Post edited 28 Apr 2020 22:37]


I quite like a poncey flash drink.
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