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When tea was first drunk it was expensive and drunk out of expensive china.
Tea first then milk.

Tea got cheaper and the middle classes bought a cheap mass produced China to mimic their betters.
But the cheap China could not stand hot tea hence
Milk and then tea
 
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I always put the milk in first.

Forwhatever reason it prevents the nasty floaty oily gunk
 

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transatlantic":dsk74cmt said:
I always put the milk in first.

Forwhatever reason it prevents the nasty floaty oily gunk
Milk after water for me.

I think the gunk is lime scale?



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Bag in mug, hot kettle water on bag, let it brew for 3 mins (ish), add milk until it's the colour of he-man, enjoy.

I like a strong cuppa, no sugar.

My favourite non British style of tea is Turkish.

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sammy.se":2wj6x3ni said:
transatlantic":2wj6x3ni said:
I always put the milk in first.

Forwhatever reason it prevents the nasty floaty oily gunk
Milk after water for me.

I think the gunk is lime scale?



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It is. We have soft water here and tea is nice and clear.
 

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Ahh, I could murder a nice extraction of soluble substances in dried tea leaf, contained in a porcelain or earthenware pot, by means of freshly boiling water, pouring of the liquor into a white porcelain or earthenware bowl, examination of the organoleptic properties of the infused leaf, and of the liquor with or without milk, or both. Put kettle on, love.
 

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burn her at the stake until she does. Worked for me :wink:
 

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Having read through the info, I can see why the tea at the office tastes so bad. Water comes from one of those infernal 'Boiler Taps' at about 85C NOT 100C

Phil
 

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I was tea boy for a few weeks on a civil engineering site. The water went on the little gas ring at 8.00am in a two gallon galvanised bucket, and the tea bags were thrown in at 9.30am for tea break at 10.00am. It wasn't anything like boiling then. I was there for a year, and some of the mugs weren't washed in that time. :D
 

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phil.p":2wd7tndf said:
I was tea boy for a few weeks on a civil engineering site. The water went on the little gas ring at 8.00am in a two gallon galvanised bucket, and the tea bags were thrown in at 9.30am for tea break at 10.00am. It wasn't anything like boiling then. I was there for a year, and some of the mugs weren't washed in that time. :D
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My grandmother had a bottle of Guinness every day and I don't recall her ever washing the glass. She just put a beer mat on it and left it til the next time. She swore it made the Guinness taste better.
 

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