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World War Tea - English Vs American Tea [Pic]

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mikesex
Male, 60-69, Europe
 72 Posts
Friday, March 21, 2014 1:56:46 PM
@ McGovern

RICH HALL, a US stand-up comic, explained: when you go to work in the morning, if your name is on the front of the building, you're upper class; if your name is on your desk, you're middle class; and if your name is on your shirt, you're working class.

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 403 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:29:08 PM
Angilion, I am currently in the states, but I am originally from the Netherlands. I assumed the bag in a cup thing was an American habit and am surprised to find it is common in England as well.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11645 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:56:59 PM
Iced tea was invented in 1904.


It was invented before then, sometime in the mid-late 1800s. There are recipes from the 1870s.

It became widespread in 1904 because that was when it was sold to the public on a fairly large scale and got media coverage.

How is it no one thought to drink it cold all those centuries it was around before then?


i) It's made hot, so people thought of it as a hot drink.

ii) Ice wasn't generally reliably available at a reasonable cost until the invention of artificial refridgeration at a reasonable cost, which was ~1900.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11645 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:47:16 PM
The English got their tea from India not from China.


Not originally. Tea became very commonplace in England when it was grown in India, but it was originally obtained from China. Given how badly England acted to get tea from China (massive scale drug running followed by outright war), I expect English businessmen simply stole tea plants or seeds from China in order to grow tea in India.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11645 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:39:03 PM
beer might come from egypt originally


I'm almost sure that the oldest known beer is Sumerian, but it's not proven where it came from originally because beer is prehistoric. We only know about the Sumerian beer because it was carved on a piece of stone that was discovered by archaeologists in modern times.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11645 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:33:12 PM
Why do people use a tea bag in a mug? Isn't that wasting tea? A tea bag is meant for an entire pot.


Perhaps you have bigger teabags in the USA or you like your tea weaker.

Over here, a teabag is the right amount for a mug of tea. More than one would be used for a teapot (how many would depend on the size of the teapot).

In some cases, you might use 2 teabags in one mug, if you have a very large mug and like strong tea. Yorkshire comes to mind - tea strong enough to stand the spoon in and mugs that hold half a pint or more.

FredSpudman
Male, 18-29, Europe
 606 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:04:05 AM
@McGovern If you think that people correcting you is pretentious, then yes, I think the British are a pretentious bunch. But by the same token, plenty of North Americans could be said to be as well.

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 403 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:42:17 AM
Why do people use a tea bag in a mug? Isn't that wasting tea? A tea bag is meant for an entire pot.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13542 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:31:09 AM
Come on dear boy, try and use the language we bequeathed unto you.


Thanks for supporting the original statement.

McGovern getting it wrong as usual. In UK, tea drunk by the working class, coffee by the middle class.


Say whaaaa? Working class isn't middle class at all? Lets talk about getting things wrong.....

Tea times? Is that like an Oirish three times table? Or do you think, you know using the Queen's English and all, that you meant to shorten the phrase 'Tea time is' in which case you were missing some good old English punctuation, you heathen drater.


Wow ya a missing apostrophe you must be a wise one if you need to discern the meaning of words.... Back to that original statement thanks for proving my point.

These little girls get quite upset when you knock their little tea parties. Did you miss that whole world war tea theme?

LemonCurry
Male, 40-49, Asia
 1043 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:26:53 AM
lol, and frankly, how can you call tea bags "proper tea"? brrr, good tea for me is always loose leaf tea.

LemonCurry
Male, 40-49, Asia
 1043 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:23:39 AM
the whole "x did it first" argument is such nonsense, though. who cares who did it first, and how they did it.

cocoa was first consumed in latin america brewed in water with chili powder added. interesting, but i still prefer a nice cup of van houten, brewed with milk and sugar.

beer might come from egypt originally, but take a quick look at egypt and the u.s. today and tell me which country has more exciting choices ...

LemonCurry
Male, 40-49, Asia
 1043 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:19:37 AM
The English got their tea from India not from China.
No Chinese tea is taken with milk and sugar.
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historically incorrect. tea does come from china, and the british pilfered the plants and started growing them in their colony india to break the chinese monopoly on tea.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:28:38 AM
@Gerry1of1

"Iced tea was invented in 1904. How is it no one thought to drink it cold all those centuries it was around before then?"

I don't care enough to look into it, but I'd hazard a hypothesis: that sounds about the right kind of year to match up nicely with the widespread availability of inexpensive ice via electric refridgeration.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4754 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:04:33 AM
I have consumed hot tea in many countries, nearly all of them without milk. (-UK).
The only tea to drink cold is Long Island iced tea, mixed by a properly trained bar-tender.

mikesex
Male, 60-69, Europe
 72 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:56:25 AM
@FredSpudman

You're broadly right of course, but when you're dealing with McGovern you need to keep it really REALLY simple. He's not too good with facts.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6026 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:22:05 AM
just for the record- yes, you can buy a kind of tea bag in the US- but you cannot make builders tea with it.

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2482 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:17:25 PM
The English got their tea from India not from China.
No Chinese tea is taken with milk and sugar.

Ani187
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 4552 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:15:28 PM
It is now, Listy. It is now.

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2655 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:33:22 PM
" I like a good oolong with a spoon of honey"

Is that some sort of euphemism dear?

Ani187
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 4552 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:23:14 PM
For hot tea, I like a good oolong with a spoon of honey. For iced tea, I want it just a bit sweet, absolutely no lemon or raspberry. Actually, I really like peach Snapple. Wait! Does this mean they don't have Snapple in England?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:19:25 PM

Iced tea was invented in 1904. How is it no one thought to drink it cold all those centuries it was around before then?

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2655 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:12:27 PM
"Tea times for little girls and old women those with important things to do drink coffee. I expect none the less from the pretentious brits."

Tea times? Is that like an Oirish three times table? Or do you think, you know using the Queen's English and all, that you meant to shorten the phrase 'Tea time is' in which case you were missing some good old English punctuation, you heathen drater.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11645 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5:42:29 PM
They've shot themselves in this "tea temperature war" by citing ancient China as the ultimate authority on tea. The ancient Chinese, unsurprisingly, had their tea hot. They also shot themselves with their underlying argument, namely that authority with tea rests on the length of time for which it's been drunk in your country. That would make England more of an authority than the USA. It would also make hot tea far more correct than iced tea, as hot tea (of some kind, not necessarily with the modern tea plant) is prehistoric and iced tea is <150 years old.

So their argument is total rubbish. A much better argument is that the right way to make tea is the way you like it. Make it with warm yak's wee if you want to - that would be the right way for you. And there's probably a website for people into it :)

romapenn
Female, 18-29, Western US
 90 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5:04:08 PM
I dont much like McD's, but I LOVE their sweet tea. Portion control. Portion control.

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:17:10 PM
I'm afraid the Ruskies have us all beat, they have an unusually bitter tea (forget the name) that's too much for the liver to handle in large doses and can kill you. Because Russia.

Additionally, a story from down Texas way, a waiter set out iced sweet tea for a group of visiting Brits and watched in horror as everyone took a sip and promptly spat out the offending beverage in seconds flat. When asking why they didn't enjoy it they replied. "We thought it was some kind of soft drink, it certainly wasn't tea of any kind." XD




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