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How many times do you use a teabag?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Johnny Vodka, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. silverfish

    silverfish Sprinkling glitter on turds

    I'm currently sat in front of a half litre enamel mug, It needs two tea bags for each cuppa whether green tea or normal builders tea.

    How do I take it? Julie Andrews
     
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  2. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    If only my husband is having tea, then at least twice because he likes very weak tea with no milk, in fact he hasn't noticed a couple of times when it's just been hot water :D If it's not just for him then once because I'll do a proper pot, although I prefer loose leaf on the whole.
     
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  3. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Black puddings very black today, Mother!

    Once. I may, as others have said, top up the pot with water but more often I would make another pot. I like my tea strong and unperfumed. Unlike my men!
     
  4. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    Brizzle water is not very nice compared to yorkshire water though. It really does make a difference. The water in Goole however is so disgusting that when I was there I bought bottled water for the kettle!
     
  5. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    I use a teabag once.
     
  6. maldwyn

    maldwyn What?

    Just the once, dear.
     
  7. zoooo

    zoooo zero tolerance for walkers

    I use them once, you bloody weirdos!

    It's not the war!
     
  8. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom a Somali pirate riding a dinosaur, obviously

    multiple teabagging <snigger> ;)
     
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  9. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    I drink really weak tea but have never considered re-using a tea bag.

    I may have once or twice when down to the last one, eeked two cups but only at the same time.
    I think once been used and gone cold that's it.

    I am talking 'normal tea' though :)
     
  10. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    Aye i'm off me roker! xx
     
  11. dessiato

    dessiato Galatians 6:10

    You like your men weak and perfumed? :hmm:

    Anyway, I only use a bag once. I make green tea by infusing the bags for about three minutes, sweetening it to taste and drinking it.

    The local tea lady uses a tea strainer full of tea, pours boiling water through it, onto a large scoop of milk powder, a sprig of mint and a scoop of sugar. Tastes great.
     
  12. spliff

    spliff suitably seedy

    The very first time I met Ms Spliff she made a pot of tea without any tea and nobody noticed.
    (We had been taking other substances which may have impacted on our cognitive skills)
    It was nice as I recall, quite hot and very milky. :D
     
  13. ButterPie

    ButterPie Member

    Once - when you do a pot, you always give the pot a bag/scoop, so why would it be acceptable to give each cup less than one. Madness.
     
  14. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Ewww what?

    As I am the only tea-drinker in the house I usually make a single mug of tea at a time (I have teapots for when I have tea-drinking guests and need to make a greater quantity of tea) but the idea of re-using teabags is disgusting. No matter how bad my financial situation, I have never sunk that low. I'd rather go without a cuppa than reuse a teabag. *shudder*.

    I do like proper strong tea mind you, a second cup out of a teabag would be fucking horrible weak shit.
     
  15. moose

    moose Sat here like Piffy on a rock bun

    Never. Teabags are rubbish.
     
  16. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    There's a Three Ginger herbal "tea" (it's a herbal infusion, damnit!) that's powerful enough to get a half decent second cup. It's nothing like the first, but the first is pretty fiery so it's a bit soothing to make a second. I imagine there are some other herbal blends this would work with.

    I would never, ever reuse Tea (meaning an infusion of dried, usually fermented Camellia sinensis). I'll grant an exception if you're continually making tea (like in a good caff) and some of it does sit around from top up to top up.
     
  17. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    Once!!! And I have a pint mug which I gulp down several of a day.

    I must dig out my teapot so I can have a proper brew.
     
  18. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    never - i don't drink tea, of any sort - can't stand the stuff....
     
  19. zoooo

    zoooo zero tolerance for walkers

    I never drank tea until this year.
    I must have got old. :(
     

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