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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: johnstaf] #2856786 06/08/19 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by johnstaf
Tea bags in Irealnd? eek

The world is coming to an end.



With Bloomsday fast approaching, I’ll post this page out of Ulysses about making tea and making water. :-)

Making tea in Ulysses



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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2872852 07/26/19 05:56 AM
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Fun, interesting quick read. Liked the ads/photos as well.



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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: Sibylle] #2875307 08/02/19 01:11 PM
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For me it’s both coffee and tea:
1) See piano
2) open piano
3) dig out music
4) start playing
5) crave coffee
7) take insulin to cover creamer
8) stay playing piano
9) remember I took insulin
for the coffee yet unmade
10) get up and go to kitchen and turn on Keurig
11) get Sugar Free but still has carbs creamer from fridge
12) select coffee pod
13) pour in creamer to empty coffee cup
14) put cup under Keurig spout and watch coffee going into cup
15) realize I was supposed to fill the hummingbird feeder
16) make humming bird nectar
17) see coffee cup sitting on the Keurig
18) take nectar out to feeders
19) grab slightly cooled coffee and place on dining table next to piano
20) resume practice before the first sip
21) After 30 minutes see coffee cup and take first cold sip
22) Become grumpy because my first coffee is stone cold


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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: j&j] #2875313 08/02/19 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by j&j
For me it’s both coffee and tea:
1) See piano
2) open piano
3) dig out music
4) start playing
5) crave coffee
7) take insulin to cover creamer
8) stay playing piano
9) remember I took insulin
for the coffee yet unmade
10) get up and go to kitchen and turn on Keurig
11) get Sugar Free but still has carbs creamer from fridge
12) select coffee pod
13) pour in creamer to empty coffee cup
14) put cup under Keurig spout and watch coffee going into cup
15) realize I was supposed to fill the hummingbird feeder
16) make humming bird nectar
17) see coffee cup sitting on the Keurig
18) take nectar out to feeders
19) grab slightly cooled coffee and place on dining table next to piano
20) resume practice before the first sip
21) After 30 minutes see coffee cup and take first cold sip
22) Become grumpy because my first coffee is stone cold



If I may, let me offer a couple of suggestions.

1) Buy a Temperfect mug from Joeveo that cools down your coffee to a drinkable temperature and keeps it that way for a few hours. Here is the link:

https://joeveo.com

I'm a happy customer. Like you, I am a slow drinker of coffee. I read that drinking liquids that are too hot has been linked to esophageal cancer, so it is worth letting coffee cool before drinking it.

2) Throw away the Keurig and embrace making coffee as a science. Buy a cheap little scale, a burr grinder from Baratza, a little Breville programmable tea kettle, and the Kalita 185 pour over basket and filters.

Weigh your coffee and water and experiment with ratios. For darker roasts, I go for a 1:30, that's coffee to water, in grams, ratio.

Someone on Twitter calculated that they had spent $1000 on Starbucks coffee in the last six months. I figured my cost for a cup at 25 cents, and that was based on paying $30/pound for beans. I drink one cup a day.

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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: Sibylle] #2908791 11/06/19 08:25 AM
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Does anyone else ever feel let down when some one offers them a cup of tea - only when that person display their options not a single one of them has actual tea in it?

I've even asked once, "it's really tea and not tisane, right?" and been given the answer, "oh yes, it's very good tea" and then been shown an array of unrelated vegetable matter... 🤭

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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: LarryK] #2915329 11/23/19 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by LarryK
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:

“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.”


I'm a coffee person myself. Piano has caused me to realize I really do like cold coffee. When I make coffee I only ever make one cup at a time, so it is always the first cup and always the best cup.

Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2915330 11/23/19 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Does anyone else ever feel let down when some one offers them a cup of tea - only when that person display their options not a single one of them has actual tea in it?

I've even asked once, "it's really tea and not tisane, right?" and been given the answer, "oh yes, it's very good tea" and then been shown an array of unrelated vegetable matter... 🤭


Pretty much the only tea I drink now is Redbush or for those with Dutch or Afrikaans language skills Rooibos.

Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: KevinM] #2915336 11/23/19 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Does anyone else ever feel let down when some one offers them a cup of tea - only when that person display their options not a single one of them has actual tea in it?

I've even asked once, "it's really tea and not tisane, right?" and been given the answer, "oh yes, it's very good tea" and then been shown an array of unrelated vegetable matter... 🤭
Pretty much the only tea I drink now is Redbush or for those with Dutch or Afrikaans language skills Rooibos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooibos

😢


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"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: KevinM] #2924996 12/20/19 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by KevinM
Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Does anyone else ever feel let down when some one offers them a cup of tea - only when that person display their options not a single one of them has actual tea in it?

I've even asked once, "it's really tea and not tisane, right?" and been given the answer, "oh yes, it's very good tea" and then been shown an array of unrelated vegetable matter... 🤭


Pretty much the only tea I drink now is Redbush or for those with Dutch or Afrikaans language skills Rooibos.



And it is supposed to be excellent for your health.



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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: NobleHouse] #2925002 12/20/19 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Does anyone else ever feel let down when some one offers them a cup of tea - only when that person display their options not a single one of them has actual tea in it?

I've even asked once, "it's really tea and not tisane, right?" and been given the answer, "oh yes, it's very good tea" and then been shown an array of unrelated vegetable matter... 🤭
Pretty much the only tea I drink now is Redbush or for those with Dutch or Afrikaans language skills Rooibos.
And it is supposed to be excellent for your health.

Which makes it a perfect tisane. It's still not a 'tea'!


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"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: Sibylle] #2925034 12/20/19 10:23 AM
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Are they ever going to fix the character problems? My Mason & Dixon passage has been mangled to death.

I suppose I should send one of you blokes my dried tea leaves so you can hit them with hot water and cause them to bloat and rot. smile


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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: LarryK] #2925054 12/20/19 11:48 AM
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Are they ever going to fix the character problems? My Mason & Dixon passage has been mangled to death.

I suppose I should send one of you blokes my dried tea leaves so you can hit them with hot water and cause them to bloat and rot. smile

It could have been fixed, however, the system administrator decided to leave the mapping of the old characters the way they were. So no, it will never be fixed. However, you can repost your Mason & Dixon passage and it will be fine. Sometimes, there are simple fixes that are just never made.


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Re: Tea, aka The Struggle Is Real [Re: LarryK] #2947404 02/15/20 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by LarryK
Are they ever going to fix the character problems? My Mason & Dixon passage has been mangled to death.


It looks very exotic.


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