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jedijudy

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There are several versions of tea eggs here.

It's cool enough this morning that an iced coffee would not be as nice as usual. Very glad to have my mug of pu-erh!

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{{{{THANK YOU!}}}}

While there's no duplicate of my long-lost porcelain tea egg, I now have multiple excellent possible replacements, and the PERFECT Christmas gift for a tea-drinking buddy!

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Curiosity killed ...

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Watch the sizes of those tea eggs - I have one that works beautifully but doesn't fit inside any of my mugs.

I'm another coffee addict, nothing noticeable until I get a headache from withdrawal if I'm somewhere without a fix. But that's easy to resolve nowadays with coffee shops serving decent amounts of caffeine in their brews, unlike the old cafes.

But trying to persuade people to serve black coffee without sugar can be a challenge in a lot of places.

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Did anyone see the Nigelissima reciepe for coffee ice-cream ? So tempted to make it !

Plus you can surely do the same thing using coconut products for dairy intolerant dudes.

[ 27. October 2013, 12:28: Message edited by: Doublethink ]

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Not sure that the coconut products would whisk up so well to produce the whipped textures. You'd probably have to use an egg white as the other thing I can think of that whips up in the same way.

(Sadly it wouldn't work for us, she's allergic to alcohol too, and you need that to keep it at ice-cream texture.)

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I saw this thread as I got into the office today, and had to giggle.

This morning, I woke up with a pounding headache, caused by... no coffee yesterday. So I diverted from my usual route to the office to go via a coffee shop and am now inhaling my caffeine.

I used to drink a lot more caffeine, and was threatened by the Dr that if I didn't stop, I was going to make certain very minor health issues A Lot Worse. So I stopped drinking caffeinated sodas, and maintained my coffee intake.

These days, I'm on 2 cups per day (quite strong). Cup 1: Once I arrive in the office. It's my reward for having gotten out of bed at ungodly-o'clock and driven 55 miles to work. Cup 2: somewhere in the noon-2pm window, depending on whether I have to teach freshmen or go to a faculty meeting. Coffee makes those two activities less painful for all of us.

I can make it through the day on those 2 without physically feeling the effects, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't crave more.

Hi, I'm Kasra, and I'm a coffee addict.

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I am so addicted that I got withdrawal when the thread started discussing tea. [Help]
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quote:
Originally posted by The Midge:
My wife goes on a annual Coffee Cruise. The decent coffee is so much cheaper over the Channel. There is a bigger price difference than a bottle of vino.

Now I need to go and put the coffee maker on.

Mmm - that depends on which sector of the coffee market you are buying from. There is plenty of well-priced generic blend beans available over the channel, but the single-estate and specialist end of the market is far cheaper in the UK - often it can cost over twice as much in France.

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I'm definitely a coffee addict. One year I gave up coffee for Lent but allowed myself to drink extra tea instead. I was up to about 20 mugs of tea a day and it still didn't satisfy the craving. Never again.......

I've managed to cut down to 2 mugs of coffee on work days, 4 mugs on non-work days. But the temptation is to make the stuff stronger and stronger to compensate.

I don't smoke and seldom drink alcohol. Hey, a woman's gotta have some vices, right?

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This thread reminds me - free coffee week at McD's starts tomorrow. If I've plotted my route correctly, I think I can nab 2 on my way to work. [Biased]

Okay, okay - it's not shade-grown dark-roast nirvana, but it's still a darn sight better than the gritty brownish liquid that oozes from the office pot. And on a cold, dark Monday morning, I'll take it!


Did I mention it's free? [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by NJA:
quote:
Originally posted by OddJob:
On a positive note, at least the 1960s/70s pursuit of time-wasting coffee mornings shows no sign of being resurrected.

Yes, society has changed. Though even then I remember them being combined with "bring and buy", a sort of d.i.y. jumble sale.

The Church Sale may be extinct back in Blighty, but sadly it's alive and kicking here in Newfoundland. We had the Cathedral autumn sale yesterday and, according to Ancient Tradition™, our duty as choir members was to bake for, and serve, the morning coffee.

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David
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Things must have changed - there wasn't a single good cup of coffee to be had in the UK last time I was there. I didn't try every joint of course, just enough places to let me know it was time to take a break from coffee for a month or so.

Must be picky.

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quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:

But trying to persuade people to serve black coffee without sugar can be a challenge in a lot of places.

WHAT??? I cannot STAND sweetened coffee. none of it!

oh dear lord! now I don't know what to do if I visit over there someday. should I bring my own?!?

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Sugar in coffee? Not for me, ever, no matter what type of coffee.

None of those sweet artificial syrups beloved by a certain firm which went broke down here. You know the sort of thing, chocolate, mocha, hazelnut goo with extra sweetener. The firm shut almost all of its outlets here, so others must think along similar lines.

Good coffee, well made, stands by itself without additives.

I have one cup, made by myself, at breakfast and then drink mostly water. If I'm out I may have another cup, and occasionally as a treat, I will allow myself a second cup at breakfast.

[ 28. October 2013, 04:34: Message edited by: Lothlorien ]

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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:

But trying to persuade people to serve black coffee without sugar can be a challenge in a lot of places.

WHAT??? I cannot STAND sweetened coffee. none of it!

oh dear lord! now I don't know what to do if I visit over there someday. should I bring my own?!?

I take it you are familiar with this rant regarding the corruption of coffee with other flavours?

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quote:
Originally posted by Meg the Red:
This thread reminds me - free coffee week at McD's starts tomorrow. If I've plotted my route correctly, I think I can nab 2 on my way to work. [Biased]

Okay, okay - it's not shade-grown dark-roast nirvana, but it's still a darn sight better than the gritty brownish liquid that oozes from the office pot. And on a cold, dark Monday morning, I'll take it!


Did I mention it's free? [Big Grin]

This I find astonishing - and I'm NOT a coffee snob, I drink instant most of the time, including, when at work, from the ubiquitous giant tin of Nescafe that every workplace kitchen seems to have - but I have never had a coffee from McDonalds here in NZ, including from their 'McCafe', that even approached being worth paying for - and even if it's free, hey, so is the Nescafe at work, which is weak and boring, but doesn't taste like burnt silt and iron filings!

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Honest Ron Bacardi
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quote:
Originally posted by David:
Things must have changed - there wasn't a single good cup of coffee to be had in the UK last time I was there. I didn't try every joint of course, just enough places to let me know it was time to take a break from coffee for a month or so.

Must be picky.

Probably not. There is an ocean of bad coffee served in the UK. The great stuff is available but you need to research where first. Or buy and make it yourself.

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I'm really finding it amusing at how many people are cheerfully admitting to their caffeine addiction and the withdrawal symptoms they suffer if they've not had their fix. I wonder if they'd be so open if it were alcohol or drug addiction.

[ 28. October 2013, 10:23: Message edited by: Spike ]

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Had a cup of instant decaff (supermarket's own brand) the other day which smelt and tasted very much like Bovril. This was a revelation to me as I didn't think it was physically possible to do this to coffee.

(No, I didn't finish it.)

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The way some people talk you'd think coffee was bad for you. In fact it is good for you if you drink two or more cups a day. The more you drink, the longer you live. Mind you any extra effect tails off when you go above six.
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quote:
Originally posted by Honest Ron Bacardi:
quote:
Originally posted by David:
Things must have changed - there wasn't a single good cup of coffee to be had in the UK last time I was there. I didn't try every joint of course, just enough places to let me know it was time to take a break from coffee for a month or so.

Must be picky.

Probably not. There is an ocean of bad coffee served in the UK. The great stuff is available but you need to research where first. Or buy and make it yourself.
Be fair. We're versatile. We do a lot of bad food to keep it company. [Biased]

The very worst coffee of all is that found on Sunday mornings, all over the country, in our churches. What is named the "coffee rota" is usually staffed by those who can make a half-decent cup of tea but seriously think coffee is a warm, milky drink. If anything it is worse if it is fair trade, as those making it feel that their duty has already been done (lower-middle class guilt and all that).

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I am a coffee addict. Tend to have fairtrade instant most of the time, but do have a press. We have a branch of a British coffee chain a few doors down so go there a few times a week. I rarely drink tea. This year I have had 3 cups of tea and that is more than normal.

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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
quote:
Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
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But trying to persuade people to serve black coffee without sugar can be a challenge in a lot of places.

WHAT??? I cannot STAND sweetened coffee. none of it!

quote:
Originally posted by Lothlorien:
Sugar in coffee? Not for me, ever, no matter what type of coffee.

Absolutely (although I've never had difficulty in a coffee-shop with the whole 'black [or espresso], no sugar' concept).


Coffee should be dark and bitter and twisted.
If people want sweetness, rainbows and sunshine they should fuck off and drink something else.

Sugar in coffee is a bad and wrong thing. I'll drink it black or white, but put sugar in it and you're likely to get it involuntarily sprayed back over your shoes.

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Ariston
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My coworkers at the bike shop think I'm strange for drinking a strongish pot a day. That's what, a cup every two hours or so? Not that much when you think about it, especially if it gets you through the Hell that is morning, then through that long afternoon slog. Usually African, especially Ethiopian Peaberry Harar or Yirgacheffe, though the occasional Sumatra or Guatemala has been known to work its way into the rotation. Freshly ground, basic filter process (French presses get broken too easily in a bike shop, aren't the easiest things in the world to clean, and my boss still talks about the last time I killed one of those by myself), almost always black. At home, same thing, but French press/homemade gravity drip brew. In shops, I'll do a cappuccino or espresso macchiato (yes, it is important to qualify what kind of macchiato—Starbuck's assumes a "macchiato" is a latte macchiato, which is the exact opposite of what I want, and causes people at the local coffee/bagel place to repeatedly ask me if I know what I'm ordering, since they've been yelled at so much by people expecting hot milk, foam, caramel syrup, and a dash of coffee), sometimes with a bit of honey in them.

Yes, honey. It's an Italian thing. I can't stand sugar in my coffee (makes it bitter in a bad way, rather than bitter in a very, very good way), but honey, for whatever reason, just Works. Sue me later. I also have a soft spot for espresso simple syrup (1 part very strong and very hot espresso, 1 part raw/brown sugar) over ice cream or mixed with an equal part dark rum or brandy and half a vanilla bean and bottled.

As for the whole "addiction" thing...yes, I need my coffee/tea fix to pay attention, but that's less a product of addiction than the fact that I'm just reaaaalllyyy out of it and spacey without some sort of prodding. Always was, even before I started drinking tea/coffee. Yes, I'm noticing that I can drink more without FREAKING OUT, but it still works fine. What I have gotten addicted to, however, is the act of drinking coffee while at work; I have to have something coffee flavored near at hand while I'm working, even if it's decaf. When at the Office Job, I'll brew half strong, half decaf just so I can have more to drink at proper strength.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariston:

Yes, honey. It's an Italian thing.

And a Hungarian thing. The last night in Budapest, the restaurant's speciality was a small cup of layered honey/espresso/foam.

Mostly our house runs on giant tubs of Costco own brand filter - varied by postings of Bean of the Month from a coffee club.

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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
I'm really finding it amusing at how many people are cheerfully admitting to their caffeine addiction and the withdrawal symptoms they suffer if they've not had their fix. I wonder if they'd be so open if it were alcohol or drug addiction.

I thought about this too when I was last posting. It has always been a source of fascination to me that, while I like coffee very much, I don't need it. I drool whenever I smell it, but I can just not drink it and it doesn't bother me in the slightest. I can have one, in the morning, and it satisfies me rather than making me want more. My tolerance to its effects does not seem to increase over time, either. None of these are true for alcohol, as far as I'm concerned. After eighteen years of drinking, I know that it is something that I will always have to watch, always have to keep a lid on - that I will have to actually stop every now and then just to demonstrate that I still can (and I can, but by God, I hate it) - and I often think to myself, I have such an easy and casual relationship with coffee - and it seems to me that this is what it's like for many of my acquaintances with the booze. All the same, one way or another, whether you have a drink. Or another drink.

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Curiosity killed ...: But trying to persuade people to serve black coffee without sugar can be a challenge in a lot of places.
In many parts of Brazil it is very difficult to get unsweetened coffee. Including where I am right now.

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Black Coffee, that is all. Anything else is a softies, pagan, snivelling, weak-assed coffee flavoured beverage.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pyx_e:
Black Coffee, that is all. Anything else is a softies, pagan, snivelling, weak-assed coffee flavoured beverage.

I love a double espresso (no sugar) after a meal.

Does that count?

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quote:
Originally posted by Pyx_e:
Black Coffee, that is all. Anything else is a softies, pagan, snivelling, weak-assed coffee flavoured beverage.

Yes, if you are going to sin, it should be painful.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pyx_e:
Black Coffee, that is all. Anything else is a softies, pagan, snivelling, weak-assed coffee flavoured beverage.

Yes, but a mocha or a coffee with pumpkin spice or a bit of flavoured syrup are nice though.
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Originally posted by Spike:
I'm really finding it amusing at how many people are cheerfully admitting to their caffeine addiction and the withdrawal symptoms they suffer if they've not had their fix. I wonder if they'd be so open if it were alcohol or drug addiction.

Says the man with the coffee mug avatar.

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I used to be a hardcore coffee drinker; if there was a coffeemaker within easy pouring distance, I'd be drinking from it constantly. A few years ago, though, my doctor told me to limit my caffeine, so I quit the caffeinated stuff cold turkey and switched to decaf.

One colossal headache and many mornings later...I still "need" (decaf) coffee, psychologically, in the morning. It's just a nice, comforting drink with which to start the day.

I do find myself drinking far less coffee overall...two cups in the morning is enough for me, unlike my former habit of drinking coffee all day long. It might be because it's so hard to find decaf coffee that doesn't taste like swill. (We have a couple of go-to locally roasted coffee blends that taste as good as the non-decaf versions...and the humble store brand decaf coffee beans from Meijer's, our regional big-box store,also make a decent pot of java.)

Now, on the rare occasions when I do drink "real" coffee, I can feel the caffeine almost instantly; makes me jittery and uncomfortable.

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can feel the caffeine almost instantly; makes me jittery and uncomfortable.

Ain't it awesome.

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I think I saw a TED talk once that hypothesised that, prior to coffee arriving in Britain, people could only drink wine or beer due to the water cleanliness and therefore the entire country was mostly drunk most of the time. Which is why basically nothing other than fighting happened for about a thousand years.

When coffee began to replace alcohol as the daytime drink of champions, the move from depressant to stimulant accelerated the development of art, science and industry.

I don't know how interesting any of that is for you, but you've got it in you brain cells now so you're stuck with it.

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Welcome to The Ship, The Undercover Christian. (If you want to be a tad less undercovered, there's an Introduction thread in All Saints, but it's not obligatory).

The Chinese, of course, solved the drinking water problem by boiling it up with leaves rather than brewing it, which is doubtless why they are 4,000 years ahead of us in the civilisation thing.

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Originally posted by The Undercover Christian:
I think I saw a TED talk once that hypothesised that, prior to coffee arriving in Britain, people could only drink wine or beer due to the water cleanliness and therefore the entire country was mostly drunk most of the time. Which is why basically nothing other than fighting happened for about a thousand years.

When coffee began to replace alcohol as the daytime drink of champions, the move from depressant to stimulant accelerated the development of art, science and industry.

I don't know how interesting any of that is for you, but you've got it in you brain cells now so you're stuck with it.

But you see, Manchester (England) resisted coffee, and carried on with beer and ale, which is why centuries later, it produced Madchester pop, vintage football, and various industrial projects, such as the Manchester Ship Canal. It were 'ops wot done it.

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I have also heard that the availability of tea for the lower classes enabled the gathering together of people in cities and the development of the Industrial Revolution. Not only did the boiling of the water render it safe, but the tannins inhibited the absorption of bacterial nasties from the intestinal tract. (TV programme some years ago.) Coffee was probably more expensive.

When I first lived away from home in a bedsit, once a month on a Saturday I would have a terrible migraine with sickness. There were a number of precipating factors (one will be obvious), but I eventually stopped them by noticing that through the week I was having coffee in the staffroom about four times a day, but lay in on a Saturday, and had no coffee. Or breakfast. I had proper coffee for breakfast on Sunday. I cut down on the school mugs, and had a morning coffee and a meal on Saturday. No more Saturday migraines. At home, there had been several cups of tea and coffee throughout the day.
Now I have no caffeine after noon.

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quote:
Originally posted by Penny S:
I have also heard that the availability of tea for the lower classes enabled the gathering together of people in cities and the development of the Industrial Revolution. Not only did the boiling of the water render it safe, but the tannins inhibited the absorption of bacterial nasties from the intestinal tract. (TV programme some years ago.) Coffee was probably more expensive.

When I first lived away from home in a bedsit, once a month on a Saturday I would have a terrible migraine with sickness. There were a number of precipating factors (one will be obvious), but I eventually stopped them by noticing that through the week I was having coffee in the staffroom about four times a day, but lay in on a Saturday, and had no coffee. Or breakfast. I had proper coffee for breakfast on Sunday. I cut down on the school mugs, and had a morning coffee and a meal on Saturday. No more Saturday migraines. At home, there had been several cups of tea and coffee throughout the day.
Now I have no caffeine after noon.

It was a well know effect IIRC called (unimaginatively) something like Saturday or weekend migraines..
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Not well known to me at the time, but obvious that it could be common - but only once a month with me. I once experimented by eating a lot of Marmite (or maybe Bovril, one of the forbidden precipitating foodstuffs, anyway) in between, with no bad effects at all. On a couple of occasions I got a chocolate binge at about the time as if it was necessary to precipitate it.
Haven't had the headache or the sickness for years. Have started to have the visual aura occasionally, with no apparent trigger, but I've begun to notice a precursor state. I'm not bothered by it as it only lasts about 20 mins, and it's interesting to compare with Hildegard von Bingen's illustrations.

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When I go to my favourite Starbuck's, which is rarely more than once or twice a month, I get something called a Redeye: it is a couple of shots of espresso topped off with regular coffee. I may also get a scone or a sandwich.

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Originally posted by Spike:
I'm really finding it amusing at how many people are cheerfully admitting to their caffeine addiction and the withdrawal symptoms they suffer if they've not had their fix. I wonder if they'd be so open if it were alcohol or drug addiction.

Says the man with the coffee mug avatar.
It's a tea mug you fool!

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It's a tea mug you fool!

I believe you are mistaken. I have exactly the same one and it is a coffee mug.

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Originally posted by Spike:
It's a tea mug you fool!

I believe you are mistaken. I have exactly the same one and it is a coffee mug.
Bingo. And, what's more, there's no such thing as a "tea mug;" tea is served in teacups, which, while they may resemble mugs superficially, always have a smaller base than opening. Exceptions may be made for those feeling Japanese, in which case handmade tea bowls of exceptional beauty may be used.

But never mugs. Mugs under beer size are only for coffee.

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I have no idea what that sort of cup is—they serve coffee in buckets in the US.

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And, what's more, there's no such thing as a "tea mug;" tea is served in teacups, which, while they may resemble mugs superficially, always have a smaller base than opening.

Ariston, when you come to visit at the Jedi temple, I hope you will take note of the tea MUGS which grace my table. Especially the one I use for those special times when tea is what keeps me from terrorizing the neighborhood. It holds about 3/4 of a quart of the lovely brown liquid.

You won't find any delicate little tiny sissy teacups here.

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quote:
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When I go to my favourite Starbuck's

Thought this discussion was about coffee?

There, I said it.

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Ariston
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Originally posted by Ariston:
And, what's more, there's no such thing as a "tea mug;" tea is served in teacups, which, while they may resemble mugs superficially, always have a smaller base than opening.

Ariston, when you come to visit at the Jedi temple, I hope you will take note of the tea MUGS which grace my table. Especially the one I use for those special times when tea is what keeps me from terrorizing the neighborhood. It holds about 3/4 of a quart of the lovely brown liquid.

You won't find any delicate little tiny sissy teacups here.

Nor will you find any at Ariston's Chanoyu* Palace—here we use handmade Japanese and Korean style tea bowls made on a kickwheel, each of which is capable of holding about a half pot of tea with room to spare—and yes, I drink about six of them at a time. Sure, I abuse retea until there's no taste left in the leaves, but still.

Mugs are for coffee. Cups and bowls are for tea.

*For context: the Japanese tea ceremony is, for various philosophical reasons, never referred to as a "ceremony" in the technical and anthropological literature—"tea cult" or just "Tea" is the usual translation when it's translated, but it's usually just transliterated to "Cha-no-yu" or "chanoyu." Yes, I know, I should put down the academic journals already, but, for a lover of arcane minutia and great pottery, back issues of Chanoyu Quarterly is an absolute gold mine.

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BTW, has anyone else noticed that nobody in The Archers* ever seems to drink tea- it's always coffee?

*With the possible exception of Peggy and Jill, but I'm not even sure about them.

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tangent/
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Originally posted by Penny S:
Have started to have the visual aura occasionally, with no apparent trigger, but I've begun to notice a precursor state. I'm not bothered by it as it only lasts about 20 mins, and it's interesting to compare with Hildegard von Bingen's illustrations.

First time I had visual aura I'd no idea what it was. Sitting at a friend's house quietly freaking out, wondering what the hell was happening. Much relieved when I found out what it was. No idea what triggers or cures, but I shall take your advice on the chocolate. [Biased] /tangent

[ 30. October 2013, 04:51: Message edited by: lilBuddha ]

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