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Time For Tea
My Twinings (now is that Twine-ings, or Twin-ings?) English Breakfast tea has come to an end, so I'm forced to move on to the Twinings Five Tea Selection Box. Here's the chance for you to greatly influence my life by virtue of a LiveJournal poll, and choose what flavour of teas I try, in order of what gets the highest votes. Should I continue with the sample of English Breakfast Tea, or try an exotic Dareeling teabag?

What tea should I choose next?

Lady Grey
Prince of Wales
Earl Grey
English Breakfast

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You should adopt the same attitude towards tea-bag tea as coffee lovers adopt towards instant coffee -- it's all very well if you value the convenience, but it's not something that you should be using if you're hoping to gain some real experience of what a particular type of tea is like.

Find someone to sell you loose leaf tea. Twinings (pronounced as in "twine") will be very pleased to do so.

I'm in coffee loving Brazil at the moment, so finding tea ain't so easy. I have found a cute little shop which has Twinings though, both bags and loose leaf. As mentioned to badasstronaut though it's all a bit of a faff, and I always get tea leaf scum left in the cup.

Actually, Twining Irish Breakfast isn't bad.

There's *Irish* as well? Kooky. Is it made from purest four leaf clovers?

You won't die of a stray tea leaf, you know, and it's more than worth the pleasure.

Well there's all the extra expensive of a teapot and strainer... I guess I can try it, if I can find either here.

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