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    Tea bag in first then add water, remove teabag then add milk.
    165
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    Tea bag in first then add water, add milk then remove teabag.
    81
    28.13%
    Water in first then add Teabag, remove teabag then add milk.
    16
    5.56%
    Water in first then add Teabag, add milk then remove teabag.
    8
    2.78%
    Milk first then adding water/teabag.
    18
    6.25%

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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Same, Am tempted to try the microwaving hot milk idea i read on page 1 though...
    Go on, I dare ya.
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    [QUOTE=Motorbiker;48645483]Same, Am tempted to try the microwaving hot milk idea i read on page 1 though...



    ahhh! It makes it taste funny
    my brother will make us one though he's nice like that
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    do you not find you need to leave it ages to brew due to it being colder?
    It tends to take longer, but that's because half the time I end up putting too much milk in the cup I don't learn though. And I only do it because it's something to do while I'm bored waiting for the kettle to boil :lol:
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    I do what's quickest. It all tastes the same anyway!

    Walk to kitchen
    Turn on Kettle
    Get cup
    Put in tea bag
    Put in sugar
    Get milk from fridge
    Put in milk
    Take milk back
    Kettle should be boiled now, not wasting my time standing around
    Put in water
    Stir it for a bit
    Remove tea bag
    Done

    tea, sugar, milk, water, tea bag out
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    (Original post by AdamCee)
    Yes of course :O

    How can you judge how much milk you need if the cereal isn't already there?!
    Because I have the same amount of cereal each day duh
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Seconded.

    Which way do you fall on the teabag removal/addition of milk though?
    Personally I believe the tea bag should be removed beforehand.

    My tea making ritual tends to be;

    Add teabag
    Add water
    Let it brew
    Give it a stir and a good squish before removing
    Add milk
    Add sugar
    Stir
    To top it all off, a little ping ping with the teaspoon on the rim of the mug

    And that ladies and gentlemen is the ritual for a perfect brew

    P.S I'm enjoying one right now


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    (Original post by Phoebe Buffay)
    Because I have the same amount of cereal each day duh
    What if you have a different sized bowl?!
    What if you accidentally pour too much?!

    And it keeps the cereal crunchy like don't you want it to be slightly softened by the milk?!
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    (Original post by miscounted_time)
    Personally I believe the tea bag should be removed beforehand.

    My tea making ritual tends to be;

    Add teabag
    Add water
    Let it brew
    Give it a stir and a good squish before removing
    Add milk
    Add sugar
    Stir
    To top it all off, a little ping ping with the teaspoon on the rim of the mug

    And that ladies and gentlemen is the ritual for a perfect brew

    P.S I'm enjoying one right now


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    Lol at ping ping. :laugh:
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    (Original post by AdamCee)
    What if you have a different sized bowl?!
    What if you accidentally pour too much?!

    And it keeps the cereal crunchy like don't you want it to be slightly softened by the milk?!
    If I pour too much, I put some back. If I have a different bowl, I err on the side of caution and put only a little drop in. There's nothing worse than pouring milk on top of cereal - it gets soft, which I hate. Cereal has to be crunchy
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    (Original post by Phoebe Buffay)
    If I pour too much, I put some back. If I have a different bowl, I err on the side of caution and put only a little drop in. There's nothing worse than pouring milk on top of cereal - it gets soft, which I hate. Cereal has to be crunchy
    That nearly made me tear up a little :P

    Oh well, I guess our society will always have to have its 'different' people :rolleyes:

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    Ahem, if you're using tea bags you're doing it wrong.
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Same, Am tempted to try the microwaving hot milk idea i read on page 1 though...




    Only 30 seconds? Not a fan of strong tea? Milk afterwards is the correct way though. :yep:
    Nah strong tea makes me ill

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    (Original post by -amy-h-)
    Shocked at how few people use a tea pot

    -boiled water and tea bag in the tea pot, brew for about 5 minutes
    -milk in mug
    -tea from teapot into mug
    -1 sugar


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    Almost RSC approved until you added sugar at the end.

    At least you added it at the very end.
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    See, I don't drink milk in my tea (and tend to not drink black tea )

    (Original post by LadySmythe)
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    This is the proper way, courtesy of CGP.

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    (Original post by miscounted_time)
    Personally I believe the tea bag should be removed beforehand.

    My tea making ritual tends to be;

    Add teabag
    Add water
    Let it brew
    Give it a stir and a good squish before removing
    Add milk
    Add sugar
    Stir
    To top it all off, a little ping ping with the teaspoon on the rim of the mug

    And that ladies and gentlemen is the ritual for a perfect brew

    P.S I'm enjoying one right now


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    Was almost perfect until the Sugar.


    How can you make the tea so perfectly and then ruin it by covering it in sugar at the end?
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    This is the proper way, courtesy of CGP.

    I agree with this description completely.

    Which book of CGP is this in? GCSE/ A level? Subject?
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      (Original post by Slowbro93)
      See, I don't drink milk in my tea (and tend to not drink black tea )



      You should have an opinion on this
      I do :-p

      Most teas brew best at approx 80 deg centigrade so brewing without milk is best. There's some sort of reaction that milk stops IIRC but can't find the link now. Leaving to steep rather than stirring is also better.

      I do however put milk in before the hot water and leave to steep for 2 minutes if I make other people cups of tea (or steep in a teapot first). I don't drink tea with milk, I find it ruins the taste personally

      Oh and different teas step best at different temperatures and at different times. Black tea takes longest and requires higher temperatures than green or white teas
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      (Original post by donutaud15)
      Nah strong tea makes me ill

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      Poor you. :console:
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      (Original post by Motorbiker)
      I agree with this description completely.

      Which book of CGP is this in? GCSE/ A level? Subject?
      All their GCSE Science books.

      Their A-Level Maths books have a page on Cows. :lol:
     
     
     
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