Saturday must be TeaDay, 3/15/08

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You are out to eat, what are you most likely to drink?

Water
26
55%
Soft drink
4
9%
Alcoholic beverage
4
9%
Tea
11
23%
Coffee
0
No votes
Fruit Juice
1
2%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes: 47

Saturday must be TeaDay, 3/15/08

Postby Chip » Mar 15th, '08, 03:31

Yea...it is Saturday...don't know about you, but I hope to fill up my cup many times today!

So, what is in your cup today? Stop by throughout the day and share what is in your cup with fellow TeaChatters. See what everyone else is sipping.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic...what do you drink when you are out to dinner? Please share if you please!

Have a great TeaDay everyone!!!
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Postby Orange Crush » Mar 15th, '08, 05:06

I don't drink tea out because I can't stand lipton. I always steal a couple swig's of my husband's diet cola, but too much of those chemical sweeteners give me a headache, so I'm stuck with the clear stuff.

The tea in my pot this morning? Haven't decided yet. I might give my darjeeling sample a try, otherwise it'll be oolong.
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Postby tenuki » Mar 15th, '08, 05:49

straight bihydrogen monoxide for me.

I have to say though, tonight I went out late and tried the chinese restaurant next to the ranch 99 near my house and they had a very good oolong tea, clean, strong tea presence, lingering aftertaste and a good solid viscosity without excessive sweetness. I asked the waiter what kind of oolong it was, and he kept explaining to me that it was oolong, that it was sort of between green and black. oolong. I finally gave up. So apparently at _that_ particular restaurant I will be drinking uh, 'oolong' instead of water.

Almost nice to have that lvl of simplicity, I merely know I like it and that it is oolong.
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Postby Trey Winston » Mar 15th, '08, 06:12

Water, preferably San Pellegrino. Never knew water could actually taste great before I tried it.
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Postby Trioxin » Mar 15th, '08, 06:36

Pana (spring water by Pellegrino) if they have it. Seems to make a hell of a cup of tea as well.
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Postby omegapd » Mar 15th, '08, 06:48

Down South you are offered only 2 things. "Coke" which is called Coke regardless if it's a Pepsi or Iced Tea, more commonly known as Sweet Tea.

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Postby olivierco » Mar 15th, '08, 06:54

You are out to eat, what are you most likely to drink?

Water, definitively.

This morning, Yunnan golden tips.
Right now, just back from work: houjicha with my lunch
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Postby TimeforTea » Mar 15th, '08, 08:50

100% of the time, I order water, even if I plan on drinking something else.

Once in a while, I'll have a glass of wine if I'm somewhere nice. Every once in a blue moon, I'll order a diet coke with pizza since it just goes better than water. Since I've become a tea drinker, I look for tea on the menu. I won't have tea with my meal, but I will have it with dessert if it is available.

My preference with tea has really been to not drink it with food. I like to just enjoy the taste of the tea without the taste of food interferring. I will, however, eat these wonderful light and crispy Asian plain rice crackers I found recently, if I feel like having something to munch on while drinking tea.

This morning, I am drinking adagio's casablanca twist for a well needed wake up beverage. I love mint. It is both refreshing and invigorating.
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Postby TimeforTea » Mar 15th, '08, 08:53

Trey Winston wrote:Water, preferably San Pellegrino. Never knew water could actually taste great before I tried it.


You've got me curious. Tell me more.
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Postby TimeforTea » Mar 15th, '08, 08:58

omegapd wrote:Down South you are offered only 2 things. "Coke" which is called Coke regardless if it's a Pepsi or Iced Tea, more commonly known as Sweet Tea.

EW


Not to get off subject here...but my dad tells me that since he moved to the south, he always has to ask for a straw when he orders iced tea, but when he lived up north, he always got a straw. What's that all about?
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Postby witches brew » Mar 15th, '08, 09:06

When we dine out, we usually have wine with dinner. G. likes a cup of coffee after dinner, and I order a decaf to keep him company.

Edited to add:

Sencha in my cup this morning. Not very good. I think I used too much tea.
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Postby Trey Winston » Mar 15th, '08, 10:02

Teasweetie wrote:
Trey Winston wrote:Water, preferably San Pellegrino. Never knew water could actually taste great before I tried it.


You've got me curious. Tell me more.


Well, I grew up with carbonated spring mineral water which was very pure, but when first I tasted SP it was a different experience altogether. There's something about it that makes it stand out among all the different brands of water I've tried. I think it's a combination of bubble size, mineral content and composition that just makes it seem so incredibly pure and soft. My only problem with it is that it's comparatively expensive and not always easy to come by.
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Postby Victoria » Mar 15th, '08, 14:02

At a restaurant, I most often order just water. If it is morning I have my own tea with me, and ask for hot water, the rest of the time, I usually don't bother.

This morning's brew is Harney's Goldan Mudan. Thanks Salsero, this one is interesting. It is a nice mornig blend, it has a bit of a bite, yet an underlying honey taste.
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Postby insanitylater » Mar 15th, '08, 14:14

i usually get unsweetened iced tea

so far all i have had is yerba mate!
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Postby Mary R » Mar 15th, '08, 14:16

Argh! Chip! I can't believe you didn't go with something "Ides of March" themed for the poll today! So sad for me...it's my favorite holiday.

If I don't remember Roman political assassinations, who will? Shakespeare? As if! 8)





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