Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. When is the last time you added something to hot tea besides water? Bonus, to iced tea? Please share what it was!

Today
5
11%
less than a week ago
5
11%
less than a month ago
2
4%
less than a year ago
3
6%
less than 5 years ago
3
6%
Longer
6
13%
Never
3
6%
Bonus, Today
1
2%
Bonus, less than a week ago
1
2%
Bonus, less than a month ago
2
4%
Bonus, less than a year ago
4
9%
Bonus, less than 5 years ago
5
11%
Bonus, Longer
1
2%
Bonus, Never
6
13%
 
Total votes: 47

Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby Chip » Jan 14th, '11, 00:32

Greetings TeaFans and welcome to TeaDay. Here is hoping that you will drop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day.

Yesterday we discussed, "does luck come into play in any aspect of your TeaEnjoyment including the purchasing, brewing, imbibing, even swapping, etc. etc." You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. When is the last time you added something to hot tea besides water? To iced tea? Please share what it was!

I am looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone, bottoms up.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby auhckw » Jan 14th, '11, 00:47

Adding ice cubes into Tea when having meals in restaurant is very common.

Adding sugar and milk into Tea and pulling them is also common drink for nights hangout in hawker stalls.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby debunix » Jan 14th, '11, 01:19

Just so happens that 2 days ago I added some osmanthus blossom to some golden yunnan black tea--my only routine additive to c. sinensis teas.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby teashel » Jan 14th, '11, 01:24

Sugar. Every time, every day.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby Takarabune » Jan 14th, '11, 01:34

Always sugar, or more specifically, rock cane sugar. Sometimes I add a splash o' milk, depending on the type o' tea.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby entropyembrace » Jan 14th, '11, 01:49

not sure if flavoured teas count if I didn´t blend them myself...

not counting them the last time would be I added kiwifruit, vanilla ricemilk and raw cane sugar to my matcha in the blender...that was near the beginning of December...or the week before Christmas I made matcha sugar cookies :mrgreen:
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby IPT » Jan 14th, '11, 03:06

Never have, never will.

The only thing I have ever added to tea would be another tea to make a blend, or perhaps adding flowers to green tea to make jasmine tea, etc.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby Stentor » Jan 14th, '11, 05:05

entropyembrace wrote:the week before Christmas I made matcha sugar cookies :mrgreen:

Those must have been great! Awesome idea :mrgreen: They probably were nice and green too :)

The last time I've added something to a tea must have been at least a year ago with some random super market tea bag.
However, I drink green tea almost exclusively, and milk and sugar just wouldn't go well with that or overpower the tea's flavor.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby JBaymore » Jan 14th, '11, 06:02

Less than 5 years...... honey... cause I was sick.

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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby laura99 » Jan 14th, '11, 07:59

Stentor wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:the week before Christmas I made matcha sugar cookies :mrgreen:

Those must have been great! Awesome idea :mrgreen: They probably were nice and green too :)


Sounds yummy, I may just try that this weekend :)

Sometimes I will add honey to black tea, but only when I am not feeling well. Occasionally I will add a few jasmine pearls to the last steeps of an green oolong.

I have added chai spices to decaf tea that I drink occasionally at night, but I barely count that as tea :)

Yunnan gold buds in my cup this morning.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby artmom » Jan 14th, '11, 08:51

I received some Lemon Myrtle decaf green tea teabags in a gift bag from Whole Foods. When I feel I've had enough black caffeined tea for the day, I add more lemon to the green tea and have it at bedtime. It's barely drinkable, but it wets my whistle! :lol:
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby Nenugal » Jan 14th, '11, 09:23

Must be more than half a year ago, before I discovered GOOD tea. Then I often used to add sugar to cheap bagged tea.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby Jasmin » Jan 14th, '11, 09:45

Today.
I always add either honey or sugar or stevia to my tea. Not much though. To me it seems like it's not making the tea much sweeter but it changes or brings out the flavors.
Same with iced tea. But iced tea I also like unsweetened.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby TwoPynts » Jan 14th, '11, 09:54

I sometimes as just a touch of raw sugar to my blacks and oolongs. Not enough to make it really sweet, just a touch. My iced tea usally gets nothing added (the bonus vote isn't working).

Having a mystery (red tin) oolong again this morning.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/14/10 Your additives?

Postby tortoise » Jan 14th, '11, 10:18

I almost always add half and half and sugar to commercial black teas. I don't add anything to green, oolong, or puerh -- though once many years ago I had a commercial puerh with cream and sugar it was nice. It had a very pink, clay-like color.

Living in the South, iced tea is available at nearly any restaurant, both sweetened and unsweetened. If I order Iced Tea, I usually get it half sweet, half unsweet.

As far as making my own iced teas, the same rules apply as the first paragraph, nothing in oolong or green, probably in black if it is commercial grade.

I've been out of tea for about two weeks now, so i've been slurping coffee again lately. Hopefully later today that will change.
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