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Started by machiavelli on Jun 7, 2018 5:58:56 AM
Tea is a national disgrace

Britain’s favourite beverage is a boring, beige relic of our colonial past. But if we admit that to ourselves, what else are we going to start doubting?

This chap just needs a nice cuppa to settle him down.

TRaney - 07 Jun 2018 07:53:07 (#1 of 102)

I have nothing to say, just felt sorry for Mach’s zero thread

SheikYerbouti - 07 Jun 2018 07:54:12 (#2 of 102)

Why has machers linked to a three year old OALA piece?

col2001 - 07 Jun 2018 07:57:09 (#3 of 102)

Just letting it brew nicely.

Brunothecat - 07 Jun 2018 08:02:10 (#4 of 102)

"beige"? What foul concoction is this?

HouseOfLametta - 07 Jun 2018 08:04:17 (#5 of 102)

Beige. Like coffee.

I’m pretty sure it’s coffee he’s thinking of, actually.

Brunothecat - 07 Jun 2018 08:05:38 (#6 of 102)

Coffee is black though. Well, very dark brown. As is tea. This bloke is doing it wrong.

HorstVogel - 07 Jun 2018 08:06:48 (#7 of 102)

Beige from added milk, innit?

reminds me of Germans putting condensed milk into black tea - wrong wrong! Same for coffee mind, if milk needs to be added that is.

This use condensed milk seems to have died out.

Gotout - 07 Jun 2018 08:10:33 (#8 of 102)

I used to drink tea, then I joined the civil service. It was brought round in the afternoon by a tealady. It was served from a large metal urn and tasted foul.

I became a coffee drinker.

HorstVogel - 07 Jun 2018 08:14:58 (#9 of 102)

I do like the odd cuppa, but not in the mornings, coffee, always has been. Parents were relaxed about their kids drinking coffee and booze.

machiavelli - 07 Jun 2018 16:05:19 (#10 of 102)

I don't care if he hates tea. I'm just fascinated by his ability to link the love of tea with multiple, unrelated things.

FrankieTeardrop - 07 Jun 2018 16:08:33 (#11 of 102)

"Joel Golby writes about general stuff for VICE and the Guardian Guide"

Who needs experts?

FrankieTeardrop - 07 Jun 2018 16:09:25 (#12 of 102)

I see he is a fan of mistaking his own behaviour for something "we all" do:

"The nana will walk slowly to the kitchen. She will boil a fresh kettle of water and warm a teapot first. She has a complex hierarchy of doilies. Six different biscuits on the same ornate plate. “Sorry about the biscuit selection,” the nana will say. “Only I wasn’t really expecting visitors.”

It is a crime that you don’t go and see your nana more, but that’s a conversation for a different day. Tea is the thing now. Turn to the nana. She has Countdown on in the background but she has it on mute. Turn to her. “Nana, old lady, whatever your name is: tea – ” you are making very intense eye contact with the nana now – “tea is shit.”"

This chap sounds like an absolute knob.

widenation - 07 Jun 2018 16:21:38 (#13 of 102)

Teabags contain plastic I believe. I find tea a pain in the arse to make for colleagues anyway - especially when they only drink half the mug.

xDiggy - 07 Jun 2018 16:26:32 (#14 of 102)

Very poor clickbait, this.

machiavelli - 07 Jun 2018 16:26:36 (#15 of 102)

I could function without tea, but I wouldn't like to. :-)

FrankieTeardrop - 07 Jun 2018 16:27:01 (#16 of 102)

It is like a comedy article where they left out the comedy.

Yammoto - 07 Jun 2018 16:28:50 (#17 of 102)

Its an undisputed FACT that the best tea is served piping hot and loaded with sugar from an army urn, off the back of a Landrover, on Salisbury Plain and drunk from a plastic mug.

TheExcession - 07 Jun 2018 16:29:20 (#18 of 102)

Tea is grate if you make it properly (ie not piss-weak like some people do) and with only a small amount of milk.

FrankieTeardrop - 07 Jun 2018 16:29:54 (#19 of 102)

Also use proper Assam tea, not weird blends like so-called "Yorkshire Tea".

Rendered - 07 Jun 2018 16:30:15 (#20 of 102)


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