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    Or how I wish I look when making tea: Portraits in Dramatic Time with Alan Rickman.

    For reference, the scene lasts ~11 seconds in real time.

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    This guy... this guy is too darn boss!!!

    I'm honestly impressed by just how epic a portrayal of making tea they managed to create.
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    As any true Englishman/woman will tell you, tea making is not something to be taken lightly and there's a world of difference between "builder's tea" and a true cup of tea. ^^
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    As any true Englishman/woman will tell you, tea making is not something to be taken lightly and there's a world of difference between "builder's tea" and a true cup of tea. ^^
    What is builder's tea, pray?
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    Builder's tea is milk, sugar and the teabag is optional.
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    Builder's tea is milk, sugar and the teabag is optional.
    Oh, that actually sounds delightful.

    Unless you mean lose the bag, keep the tea. If I wanted to chew a drink, I'd get Turkish coffee
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    I like my tea like I like my men.

    Dark, bitter and full of contempt.


    And the video is awesome. So much expression. :3
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    There is so much drama in that, it makes me feel like he is brewing that teabag with anger.

    "I am angry! Now I will make tea! It isn't helping!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castaras View Post
    I like my tea like I like my men.

    Dark, bitter and full of contempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiuiS
    Builder's tea is milk, sugar and the teabag is optional.
    Oh, that actually sounds delightful.

    Unless you mean lose the bag, keep the tea. If I wanted to chew a drink, I'd get Turkish coffee
    Does anyone actually serve tea with the bag still in the cup? I know it happens at tea houses and the like because the tea is still brewing, and I also recall it happened to the Prince of Wales when visiting the US President once... but, seriously. Take the bag out before drinking.

    Or better yet, make the tea in the teapot (preferably with loose leaf tea) and then you don't even have to contend with a bag.

    Builders' tea is weak tea (hence "optional teabag") with lots of milk and sugar. It has a sort of distinctive orange colour.
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    I like my tea so my tongue feels liek it will shrivel uip and die if I drank it without milk, adding about 3/4 to 1/2 of a centimetre of milk (first, of course!) in a basic mug. Sweetener (sugar) is if I need something extra, and that's rarely.
    I always heat the pot thoroughly and almost obsessively make sure the water is exactly boiling when I pour it.
    When I drink it, I like it almost, but not quite, scalding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Oni View Post
    Or how I wish I look when making tea[...]
    I laughed all the way through it! The first time was with-out sound. I laughed all the way through again with the music on.

    But, what the short film does serve is a very good demonstration of drama and acting. There is much expression and the actor has no trouble keeping the interest of the audience. Honestly, I think theater want-to-bes should take notes from it.

    ...honestly, now I want to see Patrick Stewart's version of epic tea.
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    WARNING: That video contains 512% of your daily recommended dosage of Epic. Your life will not be the same.
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    Sorry to disappoint you guys, but I don't make tea. I'm not sure why you would make a thread dedicated to me specifically making tea though.
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    Sorry to disappoint you guys, but I don't make tea. I'm not sure why you would make a thread dedicated to me specifically making tea though.
    *cracks whip*

    Less backchat, more brewing. Now. And so help me, if you fail to provide any biscuits again I will be very, very grumpy.
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    Milk? Sugar? HERESY!

    I drink my tea straight.
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    I got used to drinking black tea a few years ago in a "cut my nose off to spite my face" incident. My workplace sold tea at the canteen and provided fresh milk for people to use in it. People were also in the habit of bringing in their own teabags and using the boiling water dispenser to make tea themselves. This is what I did. We used the fresh milk and nobody really minded. I was still buying food from the canteen: I just didn't want to have to spend 80p on a cup of tea that was worse than one I could make myself for much less.

    Unfortunately some people took advantage of the milk provided to use with their cereal or porridge, which meant that they used the milk up much more quickly, and they weren't subsidising the canteen in other ways either. So a few months after I started, the fresh milk disappeared and was replaced with UHT sachets given to those who bought tea. I have an abiding hatred of UHT milk and refused to let it anywhere near my tea, so drank it black.

    Now that I'm no longer working there and can have my tea how I like, I've gone back to putting milk in it. I find black tea extremely bitter and even a splash of milk helps to mellow out the flavour (I black coffee to white for exactly the same reason, funnily enough). I do have my tea very strong, though, with only a small amount of milk. Or lemon, if Earl Grey, obviously.
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    Milk? Sugar? HERESY!

    I drink my tea straight.
    If you want Heresy, I drink Earl Grey with milk, just like my Grandfather. Strong brewed Earl Grey too.

    I initially liked Tea so I could dunk my biscuits, but when I was a teenager, I really didn't like tea, though I did have to make it quite often (did you know that British Telecom Vans, Cherry Pickers and Telegraph Pole Erectors all have a built in Kettle?)

    I then joined the officer training corp. and I began to drink NATO standard Tea, with 4 sugars and usually made from the Ration Pack powdered white tea. Not really tea at all, but it began me drinking tea when I needed the caffeine instead of an energy drink.

    And then I read This essay by George Orwell and it changed my perspective on Tea.
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    If you want Heresy, I drink Earl Grey with milk, just like my Grandfather. Strong brewed Earl Grey too.

    I initially liked Tea so I could dunk my biscuits, but when I was a teenager, I really didn't like tea, though I did have to make it quite often (did you know that British Telecom Vans, Cherry Pickers and Telegraph Pole Erectors all have a built in Kettle?)

    I then joined the officer training corp. and I began to drink NATO standard Tea, with 4 sugars and usually made from the Ration Pack powdered white tea. Not really tea at all, but it began me drinking tea when I needed the caffeine instead of an energy drink.

    And then I read This essay by George Orwell and it changed my perspective on Tea.
    I drink tea from china, so yeah they do taste better straight. Green Tea is delicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlan View Post
    If you want Heresy, I drink Earl Grey with milk, just like my Grandfather.
    What!? Heresy!
    ( Hi, Adlan! That was a good article. Really. My first style of tea was Sweet South. Black tea; lots of sugar and lemon. )

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    I drink tea from china, so yeah they do taste better straight. Green Tea is delicious!
    I love green tea. Very mild. It's also kind of dangerous in that it is easy to forget to drink water.
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    Less backchat, more brewing. Now. And so help me, if you fail to provide any biscuits again I will be very, very grumpy.
    What? Is it really so pompous for me to think a thread's named after me? Those guys over at D&D based an entire book off me.
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    I don't drink tea. Or coffee.
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    WHAT! HOW IS THAT EVEN..... possible?
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    Coca-Cola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asta Kask View Post
    I don't drink tea. Or coffee.
    I was like you once. Then I took physics.

    Sipping Earl Grey right now. Normally go for Yorkshire tea, but while there's a hot water machine it's harder to get milk, so I'm trying a tea which is apparently best without milk.

    It's average. Still prefer yorkshire with milk.
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    I'm a fan of Sleepy Time with lots of milk and sugar.

    Sure, sometimes I'll get fancy with the tea leaves but Sleepy Time is the staple round these halls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    Builder's tea is milk, sugar and the teabag is optional.
    I always understood builders tea to be made by putting a teabag in the biggest mug you could find, putting in boiling water, adding as much sugar as you could make dissolve, some milk, and leaving to stew until the teaspoon (or screwdriver if you don't have a spoon) stands up in it.

    Preferably drunk luke warm and on chargeable time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnomeFighter View Post
    I always understood builders tea to be made by putting a teabag in the biggest mug you could find, putting in boiling water, adding as much sugar as you could make dissolve, some milk, and leaving to stew until the teaspoon (or screwdriver if you don't have a spoon) stands up in it.

    Preferably drunk luke warm and on chargeable time.
    Yup, highlighted the main requirement for Builders Tea.

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    I'll also second whoever recommended Yorkshire Tea, the hardness and softness of your water is vital for the flavour of tea, and yorkshire tea takes account of this.
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    (did you know that British Telecom Vans, Cherry Pickers and Telegraph Pole Erectors all have a built in Kettle?)
    And as Adlan will know, BVs (Boiling Vessel, aka a kettle) are also standard equipment on all British Army AFVs.

    I remember hearing that this little luxury made British Army tankers very popular to be around during meal times out in the field in Afganistan, particularly with Americans (well that and our rat packs).

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