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    Tea bag in first then add water, remove teabag then add milk.
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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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    We've all watched in horrer as we watch someone make us a cup of tea the wrong way before and then listened to their lame excuses afterwards.

    We're here now to get the definitive student opinion on the correct way to produce a cup of tea to put this to bed once and for all.

    Often the debate comes in the do you add milk before or after removing the teabag?

    Then you get the people who insist on adding the teabag after the water to the mug.

    I've also heard there are maniacs that want the milk in first to stop it denaturing as it gets added to the hot tea.
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    I do:

    -add teabag
    -pour water and leave to brew
    -remove teabag
    -add milk
    -add sugar

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    - teabag in
    - sugar in
    - water in
    - milk in
    - remove teabag
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    I do:

    -add teabag
    -pour water and leave to brew
    -remove teabag
    -add milk
    -add sugar

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    Good choice. People that add milk before removing the bag makes the bag weird and milky. It's weird.

    And suger?
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Good choice. People that add milk before removing the bag makes the bag weird and milky. It's weird.

    And suger?
    I agree

    Of course :teehee:
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    Get the loose leaf green tea

    Put it into the metal cage with the chain attached

    Put the metal cage into a teapot

    Shake it about a bit

    Leave it for a few minutes

    Another shake

    Serve

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    Well for me, it goes:

    1. Add sugar
    2. Add milk
    3. Add water and stir
    4. Add tea bag and let it brew
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    (Original post by 29Bilal96)
    - teabag in
    - sugar in
    - water in
    - milk in
    - remove teabag
    Milk before teabag removal? You fiend. You don't mind the weird milky teabag?

    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    I agree

    Of course :teehee:
    So far both commenters are sugar people...

    I started with sugar though but have changed and now can't go back.
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    I'm not too fussed about how people choose to make their tea. They way I like to do it is like this:

    1. Pour boiling water on tea bags and let it sit for half a minute.
    2. Take out tea bags, add honey, stir.
    2. Add evaporated milk, stir.

    Or

    1. Heat up a big mug of semi-skimmed/whole milk in microwave until nearly boiling
    2. Add teabags, let them sit in the milk for a while
    3. Take out teabags, add honey

    Or

    1. Pour boiling water on tea bags, let it sit for 30 seconds or so.
    2. Take out tea bags, add honey and fresh mint leaves.
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Milk before teabag removal? You fiend. You don't mind the weird milky teabag?



    So far both commenters are sugar people...

    I started with sugar though but have changed and now can't go back.
    HAHAHAHAHA LOLOL that really made me laugh, "weird milky teabag" LOL I don't like that! haha
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    What if I don't add water at all?

    Put in tea bag
    Add sugar
    Put in hot milk.
    Take tea bag out
    Mix it.
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    In Yorkshire, using Yorkshire water and Yorkshire tea. If you're a bit poncy then Taylor's.

    The rest is detail.
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    Oh, I put the teabag and sugar in the cup, then add milk and put the water in last
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    ~ Put tea bag in
    ~ Add sugar
    ~ Add hot water
    ~ Add milk
    ~ Stir
    ~ Remove tea bag

    That's how i make it
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Milk before teabag removal? You fiend. You don't mind the weird milky teabag?



    So far both commenters are sugar people...

    I started with sugar though but have changed and now can't go back.

    looool this isn't even for me, i dont drink tea :P
    but been making tea for my parents like this for ages...
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    Teabag, then water, then take teabag out and add milk. Anything else is horrible.
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    Q. what does denaturing mean?
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    (Original post by Stinkum)
    I'm not too fussed about how people choose to make their tea. They way I like to do it is like this:

    1. Pour boiling water on tea bags and let it sit for half a minute.
    2. Take out tea bags, add honey, stir.
    2. Add evaporated milk, stir.
    Or
    1. Heat up a big mug of semi-skimmed/whole milk in microwave until nearly boiling
    2. Add teabags, let them sit in the milk for a while
    3. Take out teabags, add honey
    Or

    1. Pour boiling water on tea bags, let it sit for 30 seconds or so.
    2. Take out tea bags, add honey and fresh mint leaves.
    Fair enough, I've never had honey or mint leaves in tea. Is it good?

    Tea made out of milk? I knew people did coffee like that but not tea.

    (Original post by Stinkum)
    HAHAHAHAHA LOLOL that really made me laugh, "weird milky teabag" LOL I don't like that! haha
    Same, It's kinda gross. Especially when you have teabag holders or teabag recycling. When that gets milky...
    (Original post by Rosie786)
    What if I don't add water at all?

    Put in tea bag
    Add sugar
    Put in hot milk.
    Take tea bag out
    Mix it.
    I feel the need to try this now 2 people have suggested it.

    (Original post by Le Nombre)
    In Yorkshire, using Yorkshire water and Yorkshire tea. If you're a bit poncy then Taylor's.

    The rest is detail.
    Yorkshire tea is good. Maybe you need to go make a thread of Best type of tea? to see if TSr agrees. I'm a PG Tips pyramid man personal preference.

    (Original post by bumblebee342)
    Oh, I put the teabag and sugar in the cup, then add milk and put the water in last
    do you not find you need to leave it ages to brew due to it being colder?

    (Original post by ~ Aquamarine ~)
    ~ Put tea bag in
    ~ Add sugar
    ~ Add hot water
    ~ Add milk
    ~ Stir
    ~ Remove tea bag

    That's how i make it
    Another milky tea bag user...

    (Original post by 29Bilal96)
    looool this isn't even for me, i dont drink tea :P
    but been making tea for my parents like this for ages...
    Fair enough if you don't drink it then you can do what you want!
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    Teabag in, water in, leave it for a bit, milk in, teabag out, sugar in.
    Always.

    (Original post by Rosie786)
    What if I don't add water at all?

    Put in tea bag
    Add sugar
    Put in hot milk.
    Take tea bag out
    Mix it.
 
 
 
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