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The highly classy [Tea and Cake] thread

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Syphyre wrote: »
    Druhim wrote:
    Liiya wrote: »
    They are too fussy with cleaning them out. Much better to just use teabags or some other type of strainer.

    Absolutely. That's why I like these pots:

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    I know exactly what to get my wife for her birthday now.

    Just in case you didn't get the site url from the image: http://www.forlifedesign.com/shop/index.php

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Janson wrote:
    Liiya wrote:
    I've never eaten any!

    !!!

    I'm googling it and there seems to be several types, which would you recommend? Either that or I'm just confused - not hard!

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    SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    A friend of mine who was in the US Air Force told me that the worst thing he ever did while he was in the UK was ask an older English lady about tea.

    Apparently he was subjected to a two hour long lecture which out of politeness he could not leave.

    Edit: @Druhim Thanks!

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Liiya wrote:
    Janson wrote:
    Liiya wrote:
    I've never eaten any!

    !!!

    I'm googling it and there seems to be several types, which would you recommend? Either that or I'm just confused - not hard!

    Well, the site I linked gives a fairly typical recipe (just add cherries if you like cherries, I guess!)

    Sometimes it comes with an added layer of chocolate on top.

    Many tea rooms/cafes sells tiffin, usually! When I was in the UK over the summer I had it in at least 3 places (mostly National Trust/historical properties). I thiiiiink you can buy some in the supermarkets, but it's usually a cafe thing.'

    It's alllll good. :D

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    SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    drinking that yerba mate awoh yeh

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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    Edcrab wrote:
    Went out for an evening at a nice little cafe, I had tea and she had a gingerbread latte

    I have never heard of those until now, I think it's a hoax.

    Tea is a hoax.

    Gingerbread lattes are pretty good.

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Janson wrote:
    Liiya wrote:
    Janson wrote:
    Liiya wrote:
    I've never eaten any!

    !!!

    I'm googling it and there seems to be several types, which would you recommend? Either that or I'm just confused - not hard!

    Well, the site I linked gives a fairly typical recipe (just add cherries if you like cherries, I guess!)

    Sometimes it comes with an added layer of chocolate on top.

    Many tea rooms/cafes sells tiffin, usually! When I was in the UK over the summer I had it in at least 3 places (mostly National Trust/historical properties). I thiiiiink you can buy some in the supermarkets, but it's usually a cafe thing.'

    It's alllll good. :D

    Huh! Well clearly I need to go to more cafes and sample more tea and cake - how ever will I cope? :D

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    You can get tiffins in the Orchard Square Costa Coffee, Liiya

    I know that because I was there today eating one

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Tiffins are nice but I can only ever procure them at bakeries or actual cafes

    Whereas this here sponge cake, purchased in anticipaton of a birthday, was freely available at the local supermarket

    ...I kind of want to eat it now

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    skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    Wait.. what is a tiffin? Google is showing me a lunchbox thing, but I don't think that's what ya'll are talking bout

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Solar wrote:
    You can get tiffins in the Orchard Square Costa Coffee, Liiya

    I know that because I was there today eating one

    Can you? I didn't know! Guess where I was all day? Work work. I will have to try one from there!

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    whats tiffins precious

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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    Edcrab wrote:
    Tiffins are nice but I can only ever procure them at bakeries or actual cafes

    Whereas this here sponge cake, purchased in anticipaton of a birthday, was freely available at the local supermarket

    ...I kind of want to eat it now

    Eat it and buy more.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    I like the occasional french fancy

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    skettios wrote:
    Wait.. what is a tiffin? Google is showing me a lunchbox thing, but I don't think that's what ya'll are talking bout

    Various examples of the best kind of tiffin

    http://www.rampantscotland.com/recipes/blrecipe_tiffin.htm

    http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/7451/chocolate-tiffin.aspx

    Search for chocolate tiffin!

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote:
    Solar wrote:
    You can get tiffins in the Orchard Square Costa Coffee, Liiya

    I know that because I was there today eating one

    Can you? I didn't know! Guess where I was all day? Work work. I will have to try one from there!

    Now you've made me feel bad! I work sometimes I swear!

    But yeah they are pretty nice. You should definitely try one!

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    skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    skettios wrote:
    Wait.. what is a tiffin? Google is showing me a lunchbox thing, but I don't think that's what ya'll are talking bout

    Various examples of the best kind of tiffin

    http://www.rampantscotland.com/recipes/blrecipe_tiffin.htm

    http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/7451/chocolate-tiffin.aspx

    Search for chocolate tiffin!

    oh my

    ...oh my

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Yukira wrote:
    Edcrab wrote:
    Tiffins are nice but I can only ever procure them at bakeries or actual cafes

    Whereas this here sponge cake, purchased in anticipaton of a birthday, was freely available at the local supermarket

    ...I kind of want to eat it now

    Eat it and buy more.

    DON'T TEMPT ME

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    @Janson, ohhh I have eaten that before, my sister has made it in the past.


    No Solar, you will forever be a lazy student! :P

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote:
    @Janson, ohhh I have eaten that before, my sister has made it in the past.

    I knew you couldn't be an English person and have not eaten tiffin!

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Those tiffins look like brownies/nanaimo bars.

    I do not like brownies or nanaimo bars. :(

    I do enjoy tea very much. Not in the mornings, but in the afternoons. I have about a million Korean teas because I enjoy it more than I drink it, apparently.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    They're nothing like really!

    They're quite hard; the chocolate is mostly firm with just a small bit of butter and syrup to make it slightly softer.

    If you like cookies, chocolate and raisins, it's very hard not to like tiffin!

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    I rarely eat chocolate or sweets any more

    guess I'll go grab a carrot stick

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake ! i want cheesecake !

    poo
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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Shazkar lit the @neville signal!

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    Just had my first Nandos

    it was food in England and this is the English food thread so I'm going to talk about lemony chicken in here

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Janson wrote:
    They're nothing like really!

    They're quite hard; the chocolate is mostly firm with just a small bit of butter and syrup to make it slightly softer.

    If you like cookies, chocolate and raisins, it's very hard not to like tiffin!

    Alright then! Sign me up. But if they're like brownies I'm coming after you
    in a sexy way
    which may actually be weirder and more uncomfortable

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    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    you know what is the best sort of pastry?

    macarons.

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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    Edcrab wrote:
    Yukira wrote:
    Edcrab wrote:
    Tiffins are nice but I can only ever procure them at bakeries or actual cafes

    Whereas this here sponge cake, purchased in anticipaton of a birthday, was freely available at the local supermarket

    ...I kind of want to eat it now

    Eat it and buy more.

    DON'T TEMPT ME

    Be a fatty!

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote:
    Shazkar lit the @neville signal!

    CHEESECAKE

    poo
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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    macaroons are pretty tasty, it's true

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    I just made an orange chiffon cake yesterday and it was so yummy we finished it in two days.

    I'm not a tea afficionado but I do enjoy a good chai latte and a brownie cheesecake. I used to walk to a cafe near home in Shanghai and just park myself there for a while eating that stuff and people-watching.

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    People, recommend me teas and herbal infusions and other hot drinks. Sometimes I get tired of coffee and lemongrass tea. On that note, would it be okay to place a stick of cinnamon into a water kettle and boil it directly in that? Or would it ruin the water kettle? Would it smell like cinnamon even after I try to clean it out?

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    bovril

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    also I love a good Chinese tea

    a cup of chrysanthemum mixed with a bit of pu'er

    DELICIOUS

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    Pu er is one of the best things in the world

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I recommend getting a sampler and seeing what you like!

    Or going into a tea shop; that's the best, if possible. They should let you sniff the lids, or try a sample.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Usagi wrote: »
    Pu er is one of the best things in the world

    indeed!

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Janson wrote: »
    I recommend getting a sampler and seeing what you like!

    Or going into a tea shop; that's the best, if possible. They should let you sniff the lids, or try a sample.

    There's a great tea shop down in Pike Place Market (heart of downtown) that will let you just pull jars of tea and open them up and smell them.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    My aunt gave me some of this and I'm really liking it. She also gave me some of this and it's pretty good too, though I haven't drank very much of it yet.

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