@Bandrik@zinimusprime I don’t think it was scary, just unsettling. The original and the Jeff Goldblum version were both emotional and sad, in a way, while also carrying a warning about science allowed to go too far. Kind of like Ray Bradbury science fiction: always full of unintended consequences.
I am a Yankee. I drink my tea, cold or hot, with nothing but tea and the water to steep it in. No sugar and do not get a lemon within 10 feet of it. Iced tea I’m not picky about the kind of tea as long as it’s not one of those weed or herbal teas. (Not THAT kind of weed guys) Earl Grey is about the only hot tea I enjoy.
Living down south I’m still surprised that the waitresses know what I mean when I order Yankee tea, aka unsweet tea.
Without coming across too much like a granola, I actually really like the flavour (or lack thereof) when using Agave nectar to sweeten tea. Obviously, that applies more to herbal teas. Milk, honey, or otherwise are all great for specific situations otherwise.
I worked for Celestial Seasonings many years ago when it was still a small hippy company privately run by Mo Siegel. It was a fun experience, even though I don’t really like herb tea very much. I learned to drive a fork lift, and if I spent the day grinding herbs I’d go home smelling like mint or cinnamon. I quit because my mother was getting about me not going back to college, but if I’d stayed I could have gotten stock options which ended up being worth a lot!
@ThunderChicken I ought to, I never have. I’m sure it’s a lot faster and slicker; back then it was pretty basic, and some very strange people worked there. There was a guy in the teabag dept. who came to work tripping on acid every day - evidently it didn’t affect his job performance!
@chienfou@ThunderChicken chienfou, you were really lucky to come when you did - it’s gotten chillier (I don’t mind that so much but it’s gotten down to the 30s overnight in the mountain areas) and the SMOKE is back, really heavy in the air. Last night I was out walking and the nearly full moon was blood red! As for touring CS - you’ll just have to come back!
Right now, 3:30 in the afternoon, the sunlight is a weird orange color…
Thanks. That is nice to know.
We seem to always get lucky when we travel. For instance, we were on the MS Sea Diamond the week before it sank in Santorini. We were scheduled to make that itinerary, but they swapped up the islands at the last minute and we went on the opposite week’s itinerary…
In fact, some of the kids on the tour we were leading were berthed in the cabin where the missing Frenchman and his daughter were last seen.
@Kyeh yeah, crazy, hunh?
To top it off, we were on the plane that Andrew Speaker, (who tested positive for a drug resistant TB, but flew to Europe anyway, causing a bunch of panic about TB exposure to passengers) was scheduled to fly. He changed his flight to leave 2 days earlier.
I am actually curious what the breakdown is here, for when someone says “tea”, how many think of something served hot from a tea pot and poured into a tea cup, and how many think of an iced drink served in a glass. Based on milk and honey choices, I am assuming the pollster at least considered hot tea.
I don’t really drink either, but I can count on one hand the number of times I have been at a table with someone drinking hot tea. Conversely, I have plenty of friends and relatives (my wife among them) that drink iced tea literally every day. (probably at least two meals a day)
I know in the UK, the ratios are probably flipped. I can’t think of anywhere I have traveled in the US where iced tea was not readily available, but I suspect that in other parts of the country, the preference for iced tea is not so overwhelming as it is here in the south.
@DrWorm Sweet iced tea is apparently the preference here in the south. (Yuck) It used to be that if you wanted sweet iced tea up north you ordered hot tea and a glass of ice. Sugar was on the table if you wanted it.
@DrWorm@tinamarie1974 I live in the northern south. They will generally ask sweet or unsweet but tea is pretty much always on ice. And in some places (looking at you downtown McDonalds) the unsweet tea gets old tasting because not enough people drink it for them to keep it fresh. Eww.
Hot: if it’s plain-ol’ black tea, some sweet only. If I have a head cold, then lemon and honey. If it’s another tea, like herbal or Darjeeling, etc, I tend to drink without accompaniment.
Cold: i.e. iced tea, sweetened. If I’m brewing it, I’ll use 1 cup bag of Earl Grey with 1 family bag of Luzianne iced tea blend. That makes a quart. If I’m brought plain iced tea, it’s generally just sweet unless it’s with dinner, then the last glass of tea (following the meal) will be juiced with lemon. Lots of lemon.
If you can get your hands on it, try real unflavored, raw carrot blossom honey. The fragrance when it gets warm is really amazing. I’ve never tried it in tea but I put it on my oatmeal every morning. Thank me later.