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Today's question: tea

When I was a teenager, I drank tea with milk and sugar. I gave up sugar in tea for Lent in 1986, and realised that it actually tasted better, so never went back to it. Earlier this year, after many grumblings at Belgian, Turkish and other catering establishments which did not provide milk to put in my tea, I suddenly realised that it tastes better without milk as well. (I might put in the odd drop of lemon juice.)

But what do you think? (I should clarify that Camellia sinensis is the scientific name of the plant which produces yer standard tea leaves.)

When I drink tea, I prefer it to be:

Camellia sinensis, with milk and sugar
18(18.8%)
Camellia sinensis, with milk but no sugar
29(30.2%)
Camellia sinensis, with sugar but no milk
7(7.3%)
Camellia sinensis, with no milk or sugar
22(22.9%)
Tea made from some other plant
10(10.4%)
I don't drink tea of any variety
10(10.4%)

Comments

nickbarnes
Oct. 11th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
It depends. Right now, because it's after midnight, I'm drinking redbush, no milk. In the morning, my revivification requires a large quantity of indifferent tea with milk, one or two enormous mugsful, PG made in the mug as I prop my indifferently-animated corpus against on the fridge. Later, I will make a proper pot: still PG, still with milk, but three bags in a warmed pot with a cosy. Takes longer, tastes far better. Around about lunchtime there might be some proper coffee, or espresso if I go out. At tea time it's PG again. After sunset caffeinated drinks are madness so it's back to redbush.

On mornings-after-nights-before, or on anything under five hours' sleep, the coffee moves up the agenda. But I still start with about a pint of PG-in-the-mug.

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