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(Btw: I currently live in a place that's basically one big room)

1. Boil water, pour over teabag.
2. See piano. Start practising.
3. Forget tea.
4. Get up and discover tea is now cold tar.
5. Grumpy Sibylle.

Every. Single. Time.

Does this kind of thing happen to anyone else? grin


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Originally Posted by Sibylle
(Btw: I currently live in a place that's basically one big room)

1. Boil water, pour over teabag.
2. See piano. Start practising.
3. Forget tea.
4. Get up and discover tea is now cold tar.
5. Grumpy Sibylle.

Every. Single. Time.

Does this kind of thing happen to anyone else? grin

Same idea but with hot cocoa instead thumb



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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Originally Posted by Sibylle
(Btw: I currently live in a place that's basically one big room)

1. Boil water, pour over teabag.
2. See piano. Start practising.
3. Forget tea.
4. Get up and discover tea is now cold tar.
5. Grumpy Sibylle.

Every. Single. Time.

Does this kind of thing happen to anyone else? grin

Same idea but with hot cocoa instead thumb

At least that’s still drinkable when it’s cold! Or you could pour it over a scoop of vanilla icecream laugh


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Usually my 'tea-type problem' is noticing that the sun is shining so I'm going to go out, but first I'll just play this - and then this etc. and it's then either gone dark or, living here in wildest Brittany, started raining.


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For me, even when I'm not going to practice, I'll make about two or four cups of tea, drink one or two, and promptly forget to drink the rest.


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Don't drink tea or coffee before going to an exam. You will be running to the loo.

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Originally Posted by meaculpa
Don't drink tea or coffee before going to an exam. You will be running to the loo.


I don't drink black tea, so never really had an issue. No exams in my life either, fortunately!


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*.*.* Tea! *.*.*

If you want proper tea, and not just water that was poured over a teabag (sorry Sybille), but only wish to drink one cup at the time, and not a whole pot of tea, here is how you do it.

1. Put 2 tsp of loose leaf tea in a little can
2. Boil water, pour into the can and cover
3. Put your iphone on 4 minutes
4. See piano. Start practising
5. Turn off you iphone when it starts to ring and just keep on playing
6. Get up and discover tea is now tar.
7. Grumpy Animisha

But if you would not simply turn off you iphone, and instead pour the tea through a filter into another little can, you would have concentrated tea in this can. Now, whenever you feel like a cup of tea, boil water, add some of the concentrated tea so it is as strong as you like it, maybe add some milk and sugar, and start practising again drink a lovely cup of tea. cool



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Well, this is a little known fact, microwave ovens were invented specifically to enable the quick reheating of cold cups of tea...

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I’m with Animasha - what’s a tea bag? And I’m an American! You should be ashamed of yourself, Sib, not using proper tea. frown


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Hahaha, you've obviously never been to Ireland grin What people call "tea" here looks more like the dust that accumulates where tea used to be stored. This is scooped up into tea bags and sold, it's strong as tar and I avoid it like the plague!

Having said that, my favourite cafe serves loose tea, and I have loose tea at home too. But the rest of the time, I use teabags (the rooibos, eco kind) smile

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Maybe the Irish should invent potato-based tea! wink

I never drank real tea until someone gifted me an assortment from Harney & Sons. I will admit it’s quite a bit better. In fact, I think I’ll make some now! Then off to my weekend piano scale practice - hope I don’t forget about it!!!


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Loose tea is *so* much better! It's what I discovered and fell in love with as a teenager. It was quite a shock at first when I came to Ireland, haha.


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Oh, I get to post one of my favorite passages from Thomas Pynchon’s novel Mason & Dixon. I’m a coffee man, myself, so the “curing hides” line gave me a good chuckle.

Here is the passage, with Dixon commenting on tea:

““Can’t understand how anyone abides that stuff.”

“How so?” Mason unable not to react.

“Well, it’s disgusting, isn’t it? Half-rotted Leaves, scalded with boiling Water and then left to lie, and soak, and bloat?”

“Disgusting? this is Tea, Friend, Cha,— what all tasteful London drinks,— that,” pollicating the Coffee-Pot, is what’s disgusting.”

“Au contraire,” Dixon replies, “Coffee is an art, where precision is all,— Water-Temperature, mean particle diameter, ratio of Coffee to Water or as we say, CTW, and dozens more Variables I’d mention, were they not so clearly out of thy technical Grasp,— ”

“How is it,” Mason pretending amiable curiosity, “that of each Pot of Coffee, only the first Cup is ever worth drinking,— and that, by the time I get to it, someone else has already drunk it?”

Dixon shrugs. “You must improve your Speed . . . ? As to the other, why aye, only the first Cup’s any good, owing to Coffee’s Sacramental nature, the Sacrament being Penance, entirely absent from thy sunlit World of Tay,— whereby the remainder of the Pot, often dozens of cups deep, represents the Price for enjoying that first perfect Cup.”

“Folly,” gapes Mason. “Why, ev’ry cup of Tea is perfect . . . ?”

“For what? curing hides?””

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One time a saleswoman made 3 cups if tea for me at a piano dealer, because i forgot to drink the first 2 while playing all the piano's.

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“Folly,” gapes Mason. “Why, ev’ry cup of Tea is perfect . . . ?”

“For what? curing hides?””

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Tea bags in Irealnd? eek

The world is coming to an end.


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