Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Hoochypooch
    • By Hoochypooch 1st Jul 17, 6:28 PM
    • 1,066Posts
    • 810Thanks
    Hoochypooch
    Blending you own tea.
    • #1
    • 1st Jul 17, 6:28 PM
    Blending you own tea. 1st Jul 17 at 6:28 PM
    Anyone else do this?

    Atm. I have 3 bags of pg tips and one bag of typhoon in the pot,
    seems to taste OK but hard to tell as the milk is a bit sour.
Page 1
    • Hoochypooch
    • By Hoochypooch 1st Jul 17, 7:07 PM
    • 1,066 Posts
    • 810 Thanks
    Hoochypooch
    • #2
    • 1st Jul 17, 7:07 PM
    • #2
    • 1st Jul 17, 7:07 PM
    Made a second cup with fresh milk in it.

    Correction the first post should say tetley not typhoo.

    I normally get Tetley if it is cheapest, the pg tips ones get stuck in the spout.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 1st Jul 17, 7:59 PM
    • 8,396 Posts
    • 10,688 Thanks
    Tipsntreats
    • #3
    • 1st Jul 17, 7:59 PM
    • #3
    • 1st Jul 17, 7:59 PM
    Nowt wrong with Typhoo really cheap in Savers.
    Sorry about your spout BTW.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 1st Jul 17, 8:32 PM
    • 7,132 Posts
    • 13,037 Thanks
    ScarletMarble
    • #4
    • 1st Jul 17, 8:32 PM
    • #4
    • 1st Jul 17, 8:32 PM
    My parents put in one bag of Earl Grey and one bag of supermarket's own standard tea as they find two EGs is too much.
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 6th Jul 17, 1:10 PM
    • 1,058 Posts
    • 1,891 Thanks
    SamsReturn
    • #5
    • 6th Jul 17, 1:10 PM
    • #5
    • 6th Jul 17, 1:10 PM
    I haven't got a teapot, ........ one teabag, one mug, then the milk goes in last.

    There you go Hoochy, that can be a new thread for you to start ...... Should the milk go in first or last ?
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 6th Jul 17, 1:15 PM
    • 59,916 Posts
    • 350,242 Thanks
    PasturesNew
    • #6
    • 6th Jul 17, 1:15 PM
    • #6
    • 6th Jul 17, 1:15 PM
    You should run workshops on this skilled area of expertise that you possess.

    Let others benefit from your vast experiences.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 6th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
    • 3,325 Posts
    • 5,673 Thanks
    avogadro
    • #7
    • 6th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
    • #7
    • 6th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
    I wouldn't be surprised if the tea is all the same, despite the brands being different. It would be interesting to see how tea gets manufactured, from picking to pouring.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 6th Jul 17, 3:20 PM
    • 11,672 Posts
    • 25,097 Thanks
    andygb
    • #8
    • 6th Jul 17, 3:20 PM
    • #8
    • 6th Jul 17, 3:20 PM
    Anyone else do this?

    Atm. I have 3 bags of pg tips and one bag of typhoon in the pot,
    seems to taste OK but hard to tell as the milk is a bit sour.
    Originally posted by Hoochypooch

    That tea will make you really windy
    If the milk was sour, I would flush it straight down the sink.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 6th Jul 17, 3:29 PM
    • 11,672 Posts
    • 25,097 Thanks
    andygb
    • #9
    • 6th Jul 17, 3:29 PM
    • #9
    • 6th Jul 17, 3:29 PM
    I wouldn't be surprised if the tea is all the same, despite the brands being different. It would be interesting to see how tea gets manufactured, from picking to pouring.
    Originally posted by avogadro

    I am on my tea break, so it is a good time to speak "tea".
    There are loads of different types of tea, roughly divided into two camps - black and green tea.
    Most supermarket/commercial tea is black tea, and the tea in tea bags (unless you buy really good ones) is like dust, compared to leaf tea.
    The Chinese teas tend to IMO, taste smoky - Keemun, Lapsong Souchong, Oolong and Gunpowder.
    Indian teas are also split between black and green - Assam, Ceylon, Darjeeling.
    I prefer the subtle taste of Darjeeling, but Assam and Ceylon are both good for a fuller taste.
    I never drink tea black, but I don't add much milk to Darjeeling.
    I reckon 80% of the tea we make at home is leaf tea.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 6th Jul 17, 7:09 PM
    • 3,325 Posts
    • 5,673 Thanks
    avogadro
    YouTube has a few videos on how tea is harvested and produced. I think the different brands make slightly different blends of tea, though how obvious it would be if you were to do a blind taste test I don't know.

    I always have black tea, never with milk, so I prefer the good quality leaf tea to the teabags.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 7th Jul 17, 10:48 AM
    • 7,058 Posts
    • 16,607 Thanks
    Missli
    I like mime black too, although sometimes with a bit of lemon. Tastes so much nicer!
    • Hoochypooch
    • By Hoochypooch 9th Jul 17, 12:15 AM
    • 1,066 Posts
    • 810 Thanks
    Hoochypooch
    I might try switching to black tea, I've never been much of milk drinker, I find it rather sickly, I never drink it neat, don't drink milk shakes either.
    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 9th Jul 17, 12:03 PM
    • 13,479 Posts
    • 52,990 Thanks
    Mrs Bones
    I haven't got a teapot, ........ one teabag, one mug, then the milk goes in last.

    There you go Hoochy, that can be a new thread for you to start ...... Should the milk go in first or last ?
    Originally posted by SamsReturn

    Or my preference of not at all. Milk ruins a good cup of tea.
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

4,227Posts Today

6,791Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Shana tova umetuka - a sweet Jewish New Year to all celebrating. I won't be online the rest of t'week, as I take the time to be with family

  • Dear Steve. Please note doing a poll to ask people's opinion does not in itself imply an opinion! https://t.co/UGvWlMURxy

  • Luciana is on the advisory board of @mmhpi (we have MPs from most parties) https://t.co/n99NAxGAAQ

  • Follow Martin