NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

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What, if anything, do you add to your cup? You will have multiple options, but please share these with us in your post.

Sugar
5
9%
Non-sugar sweetener
2
4%
Honey
5
9%
Fruit preserves
0
No votes
Milk, cream, soy milk
5
9%
Yak butter
1
2%
Sheep or camel fat
0
No votes
Lemon
3
5%
Fresh fruit
0
No votes
Fresh mint, ginger
3
5%
Lemonade or fruit juice
1
2%
Spices
2
4%
Herbs, dried flowers or roots
2
4%
Flavored concentrate
0
No votes
Chocolate
0
No votes
Caramel
0
No votes
Rum, brandy, tequila
1
2%
Other (please share what it is)
3
5%
Nothing – I am a purist :mrgreen:
22
40%
 
Total votes: 55

Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby Leo_Blue » Apr 12th, '12, 15:32

Interesting. I remember reading about the mongols putting fermented mare milk in their tea, which I thought was quite strange. Sheep/camel fat must be something they do in the Middle East somewhere... now I want to look it up.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby Leo_Blue » Apr 12th, '12, 15:47

I found a food related article that mentioned it. It seems to be something that the Tibetan nomads do.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby Mrs. Chip » Apr 12th, '12, 15:50

Leo_Blue wrote:I found a food related article that mentioned it. It seems to be something that the Tibetan nomads do.

Thanks for looking that up!
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby SlientSipper » Apr 12th, '12, 16:54

When I'm ill. I tend to go for mint.
but, I on an average day I'm purist.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby iannon » Apr 12th, '12, 18:06

I should clarify..my "normal" tea drinking is tea and only tea..but i do make some iced green tea in the summer that i will add honey and mint to. my wife though always adds honey to her tea
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby nrstooge » Apr 12th, '12, 18:15

I tend towards the really dark black blends.. scottisch, irish and english breakfast teas.. also Earl Grey. I'll most often use some cream and sometimes either honey or sugar.

If I'm drinking a green or white.. or even a flavored black, then nothing.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby MIKE_B » Apr 12th, '12, 21:43

Once upon a time, I took my Darjeelings and red teas with a little sugar.
These days I am a purist and drinking mostly oolongs and greens.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby entropyembrace » Apr 13th, '12, 00:23

Usually I´m a purist...if I´m sick I´ll add honey and lemon. If the tea is bad and I´m drinking for caffiene (like on an airplane) I add lemon too.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby Peacock » Apr 13th, '12, 01:10

A purist too for the most part. Unless I am sick or drinking chai tea.

Off topic, but I live in Modesto. This morning there was a shootout and two people were killed, one a sheriff. The gunman barricaded himself inside a apartment complex (still there), and there is over 100 officers from various agencies such as the FBI, SWAT, and the different police departments from different counties. Crazy...

Not only is Modesto known for the murder of Laci Peterson, but also the teacher-and-student relationship last month, and now this...

Here's the local paper news report. http://www.modbee.com/2012/04/12/2154770/sheriffs-deputy-shot-while-serving.html

I'm sure it will make national news, no doubt.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby gingkoseto » Apr 13th, '12, 11:50

I did milk+maple syrup (or other sugars) for my hei cha, and brandy/rum for my Yunnan black and puerh. I also add Mongolian dried milk skin (discovered on taobao :mrgreen: and confirmed by a friend to be something nice to add to Fu brick tea) sometimes.

But today 5 of my new green teas have just arrived. Absolutely no additives today :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby Pawel » Apr 13th, '12, 12:59

I hardly ever add anything to tea with the exception of "tea" bags - lemon.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby SlientSipper » Apr 14th, '12, 00:42

I've read somewhere.
That Tibetan monks drink salt in their tea. Its partly for religious reasons..
(if not entirely)
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/12/12 TeaTakes?

Postby Poohblah » Apr 14th, '12, 15:43

maté + fruit juice (best with citrus) makes for a fantastic cold beverage in summer :mrgreen:

milk with masala chai :)

and of course, nothing but water added to pure c. seninsis
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