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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby tombombodil » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:55 pm

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DistinctlyBenign wrote:Not everything in life needs a utilitarian approach.


You'll hate my solution then. :lol:


I mean, I'm not against a utilitarian approach to things. I certainly have a utilitarian approach to a lot of stuff in life. For example, my car: As long as it goes from point A to point B I don't really need anything else or care about other 'features' (Well, besides heating and air conditioning, and a functioning radio). And I don't begrudge other people for how they enjoy their tea.

Just saying, everyone has some things in life they want to sit back and enjoy, maybe spend a little extra money on just 'cuz it makes them happy. Tea is one of those things for me.


I didn't mean you would hate that I do it that way, I was just saying that the way I do it is clearly not for you! :thumbup:


That's a surprisingly important quirk of language that I've never really thought about before :think:
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Knaight » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:40 pm

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Lord Foul wrote:In general, any practice that gets in the way of that is at best an unnecessary adornment, and at worst mere pretentiousness.


As an American, enjoying any tea that isn't generic Lipton brand teabags that make something that tastes like dishwater (I wouldn't go so far as to call the resulting brew 'tea') has already branded me pretentious. So, I'll gladly keep crossing this line as long as it's enhancing my personal enjoyment of my tea. ;)


As an American who lives near the Celestial Seasonings factory I don't have this problem at all. If anything it's more common than Lipton around here. It's not my favorite tea (Wagh Bakri produces that, there's a cardamom black tea they make that's absolutely amazing) but it's far better than Lipton.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby McNutcase » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:48 pm

Knaight wrote:far better than Lipton.

And here we see a perfect example of "damning with faint praise". I have cleaned ashtrays that would make better tea than Lipton.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Knaight » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:06 am

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Knaight wrote:far better than Lipton.

And here we see a perfect example of "damning with faint praise". I have cleaned ashtrays that would make better tea than Lipton.

It's actually pretty good - but then Lipton isn't where I draw my low point. That honor belongs to the powdered Nestea "tea" that you stir into water. Also known as why I need to remember to decline when my grandparents offer me "tea".
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby JediSoth » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:38 am

I grew up on Lipton to the point that my parents REFUSE to drink anything else (especially my father).

My wife and I tend to like more exotic teas (exotic for this area) and buy many of them from The Tea Spot. My favorite was a chamomile mint licorice (and some other stuff) they no longer offer.

Typical. Almost everything I like gets canceled.

My wife really like their Gunpowder Green and their Assam. Since I usually don't have tea until 7 or 8PM while I'm watching TV, I stick to the herbal and decaf varieties.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Azhrei Vep » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:18 am

JediSoth wrote:I grew up on Lipton to the point that my parents REFUSE to drink anything else (especially my father).

My wife and I tend to like more exotic teas (exotic for this area) and buy many of them from The Tea Spot. My favorite was a chamomile mint licorice (and some other stuff) they no longer offer.

Typical. Almost everything I like gets canceled.

My wife really like their Gunpowder Green and their Assam. Since I usually don't have tea until 7 or 8PM while I'm watching TV, I stick to the herbal and decaf varieties.


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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby DistinctlyBenign » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:23 am

JediSoth wrote:My wife really like their Gunpowder Green and their Assam.


I order my tea from Adagio, I grabbed their Gunpowder Green sample last time I ordered and its quickly becoming one of my favorites, I need to get a full pouch. My go-to is their Pomegranate Green.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby clintmemo » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:33 am

Since we are talking about tea.....

How long are tea leaves good for? Do they ever go bad? I have bunches of Tea that we bought a few of years ago when we were on a tea fad. On the on hand, I'd hate to through it away if it is still good. On the other hand, I could use all that counter space.

Now that I am getting better sleep, I should switch from coffee back to tea.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Chad » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:47 am

Knaight wrote:
McNutcase wrote:
Knaight wrote:far better than Lipton.

And here we see a perfect example of "damning with faint praise". I have cleaned ashtrays that would make better tea than Lipton.

It's actually pretty good - but then Lipton isn't where I draw my low point. That honor belongs to the powdered Nestea "tea" that you stir into water. Also known as why I need to remember to decline when my grandparents offer me "tea".



Mine is from this fast food joint that's local to STL. I've been to several of their locations and every time their 'tea' is this syrupy (likely as it is from some sort of 'tea' syrup) sludge that has these stringy, swirling floaties of tea syrup that is of different densities than the rest of the liquid.

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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Chad » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:49 am

JediSoth wrote:I grew up on Lipton to the point that my parents REFUSE to drink anything else (especially my father).

My wife and I tend to like more exotic teas (exotic for this area) and buy many of them from [url=theteaspot.com]The Tea Spot[/url]. My favorite was a chamomile mint licorice (and some other stuff) they no longer offer.

Typical. Almost everything I like gets canceled.

My wife really like their Gunpowder Green and their Assam. Since I usually don't have tea until 7 or 8PM while I'm watching TV, I stick to the herbal and decaf varieties.


http://www.sensibiliteasonline.com/teah ... emint.html

First hit on google when I looked up chamomile mint licorice.


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