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#1 Jun 8th, 2015, 20:25
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Most of us start our day with a morning cuppa and many end the day with a nightcap. After sifting through some older threads, I dared open a new one. This one is dedicated to your drink - be it tea, coffee, beer or cider.

It'd be nice to hear about your latest drink and see a photo. So pour in your posts.

Mine's usually chai.
#2 Jun 8th, 2015, 21:09
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I start morning with two glasses of water - plain water, just after brushing my teeth!!

Chai only after breakfast...
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I have a tea with biscuits in the morning. Then later on in the day 3-4 cutting chai along with cigarettes.
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Generally I drink about a litre of coffee and lots of water in the morning. Maybe a cup of tea in the afternoon. Wine usually with dinner.

Except for when in India, it would be many cups of chai and lots of water in the morning; plus - if anywhere near a good coffee shop - a cup of coffee later on in the day. And usually a cold beer with dinner, or else more tea.

I have tried to drink green tea, but I don't care for it. I am a caffeine addict, since the age of seven, or thereabouts. Without caffeine, I am in a fog. Sometimes I give up coffee and tea and suffer withdrawal symptoms for as long as it takes to realize I can just resume my addiction. Record would be three weeks on green tea, when I never felt fully awake at all.

"Everything is hard before it is easy." - Goethe
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It's a big mug of strong thick milky tea without any water and minimum sugar in the morning at breakfast. Lots of yogurt at lunch time and in the evening. A glass of fresh fruit juice somewhere in between. A little thick curd with dinner, and finally a big cuppa hot milk before I sleep. I'm teased for drinking so much milk/curd but I don't care

Nice thread!
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Yorkshire tea, brewed for a good 1-2 mins, dash of milk... no sugar...

At least 5-6 cups a day! I think I have an addiction. Some people can't cope without a ciggie first thing on a morning... I'm useless without my brew.
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I've tried different kinds of tea over the years - given up on Darjeeling (too refined) , Sri Lankan - Dilmah (limited availability) and Tetleys. I usually mix high grown Niligiri tea (Korakundah estate or Nonsuch) with the worst tea dust from Assam (Tata Agni) or just some Taj Mahal. The former brings aroma and the latter gives a strong kick. All tea is brewed Jaipur style - i.e. boiled in pure milk. I use honey instead of sugar as sweetener.

p.s. I tried Typhoo Orange Spice today for the first time. I thought it tasted great - except one cant add milk, just a bag dipped in hot water. It's not much of a tea but quite fancy. The brand is British but now owned by an Indian conglomerate.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post .....and Tetleys.

My ex once made the mistake of getting Tetleys tea when the Yorkshire stuff ran out... lets just say he never made that error ever again
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Nothing better in summer than a nice ice cold pint of Strongbow cider-roll on Friday when I finish work!!
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A cup of tea in the morning to start the day. Water for the rest of the day and a single malt in the evening.
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A glass of cold chocolate milk in the morn to bring out the kid in me and remind me no matter how bad the day its going to be great to be alive. Works well in India to lower culture shock back & forth to India and makes Indian milk more familiar. At tea time (must) Indian chai, no ifs, buts, herbals or worst of all tepid water. Evening meal cold day Limon rum a splash and guava juice, etc. hot day Amaretto on ice (never order the drink, order the shot glass & pour it into ice). With both a spot of wine usually Liberty School. And no Chard crud, a Cab..
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Nothing happens till I've had 2 mugs of black coffee (2 parts Peaberry A, 1 part Kerala) in the morning.

GoanGoan......here & there..Goa
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I just brewed a pot of Second Flush FTGFOP1* from the Ilam valley in Nepal. It lies just across the border from Darjeeling, the tea is just as good and a lot cheaper (I'm talking about a factor of 10).

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*A joke among tea aficionados is that "FTGFOP" stands for "Far Too Good For Ordinary People".
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post I just brewed a pot of Second Flush FTGFOP1* from the Ilam valley in Nepal. It lies just across the border from Darjeeling, the tea is just as good and a lot cheaper (I'm talking about a factor of 10).
Nepalese tea is up there with Darjeling tea. Ilam is just one area, there are other tea producing areas in Nepal.
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