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Mug or Cup of Tea.... how do you make yours ? Coffee too.

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Mug or Cup of Tea.... how do you make yours ? Coffee too.

Tea
3 minutes is best, tea bag, boiling water, as tested on TV.
Now.... this just happens to be the time taken for bread to be toasted.
So.... Boil kettle, pour into tea bagged mug, depress toaster (Frozen sliced bread)
When bread pops up, tea bag into bin, add some milk, butter toast....
All timed to perfection !


Instant Coffee

I like mine Black..
Coffee into mug
Boil kettle
Add same amount of cold water into mug as you would add milk.
Add boiled water.
Job done
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Tea. Bag & boiling water, stir to brew it quicker. Add cold milk after.
Coffee. Grind beans while kettle boils, filter, hot water. Almost as quick as tea. Warm a bit of milk in microwave in the mug while it's filtering.
Loathe instant (and sugar).
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I like my coffee with substituting the coffee with hot chocolate powder! Smiley
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In my office here in Saudi, I Wait for the Tea Boy Rajarandran  Roll eyes
he has a technique coming from India where he makes the tea in a metal cup first then decants into my cup at arms length from a height
don't know why probably to put a froth on it  Crazy
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Re: Mug or Cup of Tea.... how do you make yours ? Coffee too.

If it's Chai then it's made with spices and milk, sour milk if I remember. Not to most western tastes but I use to like.
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Espresso: fresh ground coffee, tamped with about 20lbs pressure, pumped through in about 20 seconds withe the perfect creme...
Don't drink tea.
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4 off us ordered Espressos while on a skiing holiday in March, they arrived and my mate and I where made the remake as they was no creme were they in fact espressos and not just filter coffee. The other two said there was no creme as they were black coffee.
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Six scoops of ground coffee into cafetierre, pour in hot water, allow to brew, pour into mug several times a day. Stop drinking when you start doing this -> Cheesy
Can't stand instant "coffee", it's like drinking warmed brown water.
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Tea.... Breakfast.... in a china tea pot........  boil kettle... put toast on... boiled water in bottom of pot..... empty when toast pops... add two teabags.... three quarters fill with boiled water.... take to table. exit toast into toast rack, and retire to table. 
any other tea during the day.. tea for one is..... one tea bag in a cup,.... boil just enough water in the kettle.... onto teabag.... brew for a minute or so until deep mahogany colour, decant into a mug, colour slightly with milk and top up with boiled water if necessary... two sugars please....
can`t stand drinking tea when it is made with boiling water in a mug... just like drinking it straight from the spout of a tea pot... far too hot to enjoy... burn lips and tongue if not careful...
Tea s hould be "savoured" like wine.    Smiley    .... not gulped down like beer . Shocked
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Quote from: itsme
If it's Chai then it's made with spices and milk....

Place quantity of milk in a saucepan.
Drop in a Cardamom seed, a piece of Cinnamon and a tea bag.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute.
Pour into cup through sieve and add sugar to taste.
The above from memory....I used to make it for my wife who taught me.
Personally I prefer a tea bag in a cup of boiling water with a little milk added, no sugar.
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Tea in a restaurant in Canada.
Chain is Tim Hortons, very much liked by my relatives. 3,000+ outlets.
Very nice, apart from Tea !!
Apparently they are not allowed to boil water, so Tea is made with hot water, ie Coffee making temperature.
The Tea of course tastes awful.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hortons

The same in America ?
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Place tea bag in a mug.
Add freshly boiled water from kettle.
Leave to infuse.
Come back much later and discover cup of cold liquid.
Pour away liquid, dispose of tea bag in bin and rinse mug.
Bring kettle back to the boil.
Put two level spoonfuls of instant coffee powder into mug and add boiling water.
Add milk until colour looks right.
If even this gets forgotten at least I find cold coffee drinkable!
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Coffee - beans from South America, ground fine and put through an espresso machine. Drunk black with 1 brown sugar.
Tea - Yorkshire blend in bags, brewed in a teapot. Drunk black with sweeteners.

Can't stand the smell or taste of milk! Can't stand instant coffee either!
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