@jst1ofknd I can’t stand tea either. When I lived in the Netherlands I was expected to drink it daily. I drowned it in milk and sugar. Then I was asked why I was drinking tea like a child drinks it. Umm because then it is mostly milk and milk I like?
I like tea on occasion but found I do not like Earl Grey. I have enough tea to have a party in Boston, in the harbor… I want to like it more than coffee. But… I still have tons of it, lol. Coffee wins.
I like unsweetened iced tea.
Few restaurants have good iced tea.
We use Red Rose tea bags, maybe 6 or 7 to a gal water. Also adding 1 teabag of Constant Comment to it sometimes.
Let it stand in the sun for a while.
@daveinwarsh@f00l You can even get good iced tea at McDonalds here, but it depends on the location- the one by my house goes through unsweet tea fast enough to keep it fresh, but a lot of locations sweet is much more popular and unsweet gets icky. I hate icky iced tea. Ick.
I admit I first tried Earl Grey because of Captain Picard. I asked my mom what it was like when I was eleven or twelve, and she brought me home a box. (She also bought me a jar of chutney after I got into Red Dwarf - I didn’t like that one so much.)
It was my go-to tea until I discovered lapsang souchong. I still keep some on hand for when I feel like changing things up - though I usually prefer coffee these days.
@OnionSoup As far as bad writing goes, my pet peeve is “stealing from the future.” It comes from writers’ conceit that they cannot understand technology, so therefore it must come from the future (or an advanced alien race). There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio…
Although it was neat to see Sarah Silverman in Trek.
I just listened to this, and it made me misty eyed. It’s worth listening to, and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with tea, Earl Grey or otherwise. It doesn’t have anything to do with coffee either. Although… I am headed off to bed, and the next thing you know, it’ll be time to wake up and have some coffee. I love coffee.
Many response comments about “anything and everything that might be imagined to be ever so slightly political” are scary right now.
A zeitgeist, for some, of: Bullying and stupid drown-them-out-obnoxiousness
as valid tactics.
Instead of, for instance, thoughtful and respectful comments that people would be proud to show their parents, co-workers, neighbors, extended family, and friends (comments from any reasonable perspective).
Our nation goes thru these phases.
Imagine the guts it took to be active in Civil Rights in the deep South in the 1940’s-1950’s. What we face is nothing compared to that.
Surely we (those who are committed to thoughtful civility) have a little courage. A little resilience.
Just keep going.
@eonfifty I assume you mean name. Per Wikipedia:
Earl Grey tea is a tea blend which has been flavoured with the addition of oil of bergamot. Bergamot is a variety of orange that is often grown in Italy and France. The rind’s fragrant oil is added to black tea to give Earl Grey its unique taste.
I would not have suspected Picard either. I pictured something more bland. I’ll have to side with Janeway. Coffee. Black. Hot.
@unksol Yes. NM AA MK EE. Stoopid phone keyboard. Regardless of the beverages’ caffeine content, I’d choose coffee if I’m tired and tea, Earl Grey, or other varieties, if I just wanted something hot.
/giphy coffee tea typographical error
@RiotDemon Black tea that’s bitter may be oversteeped. As for herbal a lot of them taste like I imagine grass clippings would taste. I like chai type herbals and peppermint though. And rooibos can be good.
@RiotDemon There’s a few bubble tea places that make a mean Earl Grey Creme drink–I highly recommend it. If you’re wanting something on the sweeter side, you should try the London Fog with Coconut Milk at Starbucks. It can be hot or cold, either way it’s tasty.
@f00l@RiotDemon Bubble tea is an iced drink or a smoothie type drink that has tapioca or various jellies in the bottom. This is the one here in DFW that is really great: http://www.fatstraws.co/. It’s more commonly called boba tea. I highly recommend it if you want something different–they usually have a ton of different flavor options or you can go with just normal tea. You really can’t go wrong!