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    Anyone for a cuppa?

    Intersting that the Chines word for tea is 'cha', as in the cha lady, I wonder if that's where it came from? (do English offices still have the cha lady).
    I prefer hong cha (red tea, nlack to us) and get it from my friends specialist tea shop. he won't accept payment but it's the most richly flavoured tea I've ever had and never fails to hit the spot. It comes out of a big sack and I get it by the bagful.
    Sometimes a cup of tea's just a cup of tea but sometimes..... well, sometimes it's JUST right.
    Do Americans drink tea?

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    I drink the M & S Red in bags... very nice it is too and not that expensive. Their Earl Grey is also darn good. I drink maybe 4 or 5 cups of tea per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Intersting that the Chines word for tea is 'cha', as in the cha lady, I wonder if that's where it came from? (do English offices still have the cha lady).
    No. Different origin. The "Char" in Charlady has its roots in the word "chore". The origin was a woman hired to do odd jobs (around the house or office), which include often making tea.....

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    an indian word from the days of the raj, cha walla, the tea maker, cha bought back by the army returning to blighty,
    found its way into thialand as a word for tea, naam cha,

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    In the US South people drink sweetened black tea on ice more than any other beverage.

    Americans in general tend to be coffee drinkers, not tea drinkers.

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    Just the plain 'ole Lipton yellow label, no milk or sugar, for me.

    I don't got a very sophisticated palate.

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    Generally speaking:

    Peoples who originally got their supply of "Tea" overland call it Cha, which is the original Cantonese word or chai which is Persian.

    Peoples who got their supply by sea (Europe), got it from the port of Xiamen, which is in southern Fujian province. There the Amoy word for it is Te or tê.

    I'm a heathen I drink Lipton from teabags in the yellow box (7/11). Although during my only time in China I did buy some real green tea for $100+plus a bag. I figured if I'm only here once I might as well buy some of the best! Little pea sized balls that expanded into leaves when infused.

    The lady has nothing to do with tea. As has been said she is a chore-woman.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Intersting that the Chines word for tea is 'cha'
    Same in Thai ( Hot Tea ) Cha ron !!

    I love a cup of tea and drink PGTips here ...I get them from a guy called Steve

    PG Tips Tea Bags Pack of 80 Bht 200.00

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    I drink PG tips, i cant tolerate that Lipton piss

    ^I think i pay over 200 for 40

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    ^^Technically that makes Steve a drug dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Intersting that the Chines word for tea is 'cha'
    Same in Thai ( Hot Tea ) Cha ron !!
    Lots of Chinese words in the Thai language. Not surprising really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post

    ^I think i pay over 200 for 40
    I saw some in Pattaya for that price ...Steve's are the cheapest I've found

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Just the plain 'ole Lipton yellow label,
    is this the ''man juice'' you like to inbibe ?

    what tea brand can I drink now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Intersting that the Chines word for tea is 'cha'
    Same in Thai ( Hot Tea ) Cha ron !!
    Lots of Chinese words in the Thai language. Not surprising really.
    Including other bastardized language influences from Lao, Khmer, and Mon [among other that have trickled through].

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    Quote Originally Posted by toslti View Post
    I drink the M & S Red in bags... very nice it is too and not that expensive. Their Earl Grey is also darn good. I drink maybe 4 or 5 cups of tea per day.
    Earl Grey is like drinking perfume, what an odd way you have picked to come out of the closet.

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    I always bring back as many Tetleys tea bags as I have room for. A cockney mate who has been my saviour many a time, grumbles when he has to use anything else.

    Rarely touch the stuff meself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    (do English offices still have the cha lady).
    Maybe they're now called 'Chief Corporate Beverage Distribution Officers'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by toslti View Post
    I drink the M & S Red in bags... very nice it is too and not that expensive. Their Earl Grey is also darn good. I drink maybe 4 or 5 cups of tea per day.
    Earl Grey is like drinking perfume, what an odd way you have picked to come out of the closet.
    Agreed. Perfumed tea, earl grey is aweful and probably only appeals to poofters for whom the real flavour of tea is too strong.
    Tea is tea, if you prefer yours perfumed or flavour enhanced then you're not really doing it right. Though I did mistakenly once buy a bag of lychee flavoured tea, which once you accepted the fact that it was lychee flavoured wasn't actually too bad.
    Took a LONG time to finish it though.

    Although during my only time in China I did buy some real green tea for $100+plus a bag.
    I hope that was a 50kG sack. if not you got stiffed.
    Can't take too much of that Chinese green tea myself though I don't mind a good kong fu cha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Generally speaking:

    Peoples who originally got their supply of "Tea" overland call it Cha, which is the original Cantonese word or chai which is Persian.

    Peoples who got their supply by sea (Europe), got it from the port of Xiamen, which is in southern Fujian province. There the Amoy word for it is Te or tê.
    Interesting. Thanks.

    In Arabic, tea is shay (شاي), so I guess they originally got theirs overland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Do Americans drink tea?
    yes, they do , that's interesting isn't it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I don't got a very sophisticated palate.
    There's your problem . . . use a cup

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    I just got back from a couple of weeks in Blighty and bought 800 tea bags back with me.

    I like tea and I drink lots of it, no milk or sugar.

    Hate coffee.

    I like Ahmads evening tea which you can pick up in the Bangkok stores supermarkets, has a touch of Bergamot to just tweak the flavour nicely. Earl Grey though, is disgusting.

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    Barry's Tea TV Ad - Don't Forget - February 2009


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prikkus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Do Americans drink tea?
    yes, they do , that's interesting isn't it
    Anyone recall The Boston Tea party, they were American tea totalers.

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    The Russians call tea Chai, they squeeze a few lemon drops into it.

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