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 The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service

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Cén cineál tae is fearr leat?
Lyons
32%
 32% [ 7 ]
Barrys
32%
 32% [ 7 ]
Twinings
14%
 14% [ 3 ]
Tetley
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Nambarrie
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Bewleys
9%
 9% [ 2 ]
Eile
9%
 9% [ 2 ]
Punjana
4%
 4% [ 1 ]
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PostSubject: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:04 pm

As Defender of the Tealogical Faith, it is my joyful privilege to inform the Machine National Commonwealth that the humble teabag is 100 today. Truly a wonderful invention, let us pay homage to it.



You give yourselves so that we can enjoy the Hallowed Brew. I salute you!


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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:12 pm

A news story proclaiming this wondrous epoch:

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1171024
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:25 pm

Tea Bag! Tea Bag! Tea Bag! Tea Bag! .....
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:42 am

A Tea Bag of the more malevolent variety:

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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:51 am

Shouldn't we have had a tea poll of favourite varieTeas, Ard Tea-seach?
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:57 am

Kate P wrote:
Shouldn't we have had a tea poll of favourite varieTeas, Ard Tea-seach?

Smile That can be arranged, if we are prepared to risk another referendum which turns out the wrong result. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:51 am

Have you considered that the tea bag heralded in the catastrophic decline in employment opportunities in fortune telling? Many were forced to learn other trades like accountancy.
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:54 am

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Have you considered that the tea bag heralded in the catastrophic decline in employment opportunities in fortune telling? Many were forced to learn other trades like accountancy.

Very Happy

I have considered that and I think it a good development. Fotune tellers were not interested in the tea itself, but what truths they could bully out of it. That is sad. That is an outrage. The tea bag ended those indignities. Tealeaves can inhabit a safe environment within the tea bag. All hail the tea bag!
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:06 am

Kate P wrote:
Shouldn't we have had a tea poll of favourite varieTeas, Ard Tea-seach?

OOOOHHHHhhhhhh!

Dynamite !

The Machine Nation Medal of Honour for valiant bravery in the field of The Great Pun is hereby bestowed upon KateP.




An almighty double whammy assault on Pun city centre.
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:30 am

Lyons Tea roaring ahead in the poll.
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:50 am

Is fearr leat - is that 'do you like' or 'do you prefer' or both ?
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:02 pm

Auditor #9 wrote:
Is fearr leat - is that 'do you like' or 'do you prefer' or both ?

I think Is feidir liom is I prefer ?
Don't know Is fearr liom. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:37 pm

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Auditor #9 wrote:
Is fearr leat - is that 'do you like' or 'do you prefer' or both ?

I think Is feidir liom is I prefer ?
Don't know Is fearr liom. Embarassed

Is féidir liom - I can/It is possible with me
Is fearr liom - I prefer/it is best with me

Is féidir liom Béarla a labhairt ach is fearr liom an Ghaeilge
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:39 pm

SeathrúnCeitinn wrote:
EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
Auditor #9 wrote:
Is fearr leat - is that 'do you like' or 'do you prefer' or both ?

I think Is feidir liom is I prefer ?
Don't know Is fearr liom. Embarassed

Is féidir liom - I can/It is possible with me
Is fearr liom - I prefer/it is best with me

Is féidir liom Béarla a labhairt ach is fearr liom an Ghaeilge

Cad faoi Punjana?

"Pick punjana tea, Pick punjana tea, savour the flavour, the big tea flavour, pick Punjana tea....."
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:04 pm

SeathrúnCeitinn wrote:
EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
Auditor #9 wrote:
Is fearr leat - is that 'do you like' or 'do you prefer' or both ?

I think Is feidir liom is I prefer ?
Don't know Is fearr liom. Embarassed

Is féidir liom - I can/It is possible with me
Is fearr liom - I prefer/it is best with me

Is féidir liom Béarla a labhairt ach is fearr liom an Ghaeilge

An bhfuil mé ceart nó mí-cheart, Seathrún?
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:09 pm

Bumpity bump!
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:09 pm

Is fearr liom Lyons nó Barry's tae
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:23 pm

I am a Lyons man myself but my private poll has shown that Barrys will race away with this. Paddy Power have stopped taking cash a le the Lisbon Count and the Betfair market has totally skewed towards Barrys in the last 10 minutes. Sound like JP McManus and the boys have taken an interest.
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:16 am

There have been tea parties (of the Boston variety) chez Kate P in recent weeks. Mother has moved in (with brothers) while some major work is done on the family pile.

The Fair Trade stuff - which the only tea drinker in the house was heretofore perfectly happy to drink - has been unceremoniously tossed overboard in favour of the emergency red Barry's box which has since unceremoniously followed the Fair Trade stuff overboard and been replaced by the green Barry's box.

All's changed, changed utterly.

Don't see an Earl Grey on that list, AT... It's the only one I like; leaves, not bags though. These are handy knicknacks for one-cup tea preparations.




Tekula från Sverige.

I Sverige ja dricka te och äta Kanelbullar.


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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:12 pm

I'm afraid many of you are missing out on one of the great pleasures:

Organic Darjeeling (black tea, not green, and Fair Trade if possible), with a little milk added. No sugar please. Brew it patiently, for a few minutes. Darjeeling is a lighter colour than the others.

But note: It has to be loose tea, not teabags. That means leaves, and not dust, which is what teabags usually contain. Use a strainer.

And finally, do not use fluoridated water.
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:22 pm

Also missing is fine Moroccan tea and Japanese tea. The Moroccans use a variety of their tea and when the tea has nearly drawn they add a good branch of mint and some sugar into it. Then they pour it out of and back into the cups or glasses several times to mix the flavours.

Mmmm.

What is fluoride meant to do to us, Soubresauts ?
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:45 pm

Kate P wrote:


Don't see an Earl Grey on that list, AT... It's the only one I like; leaves, not bags though.

Well, that's not exactly what I'm going after with the poll. I'm looking to see which brand names Machine Nationals prefer as their ideal brew. If I was to list out the varieteas[sic] Wink , I'd have a poll list which would put the fissiparous Italian political system to shame.
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:47 pm

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
Kate P wrote:


Don't see an Earl Grey on that list, AT... It's the only one I like; leaves, not bags though.

Well, that's not exactly what I'm going after with the poll. I'm looking to see which brand names Machine Nationals prefer as their ideal brew. If I was to list out the varieteas[sic] Wink , I'd have a poll list which would put the fissiparous Italian political system to shame.

That's twice in 24 hrs.....
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PostSubject: Re: The Teabag: 100 years of sterling service   Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:54 pm

SeathrúnCeitinn wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
Kate P wrote:


Don't see an Earl Grey on that list, AT... It's the only one I like; leaves, not bags though.

Well, that's not exactly what I'm going after with the poll. I'm looking to see which brand names Machine Nationals prefer as their ideal brew. If I was to list out the varieteas[sic] Wink , I'd have a poll list which would put the fissiparous Italian political system to shame.

That's twice in 24 hrs.....

I've been liking that word, it's so descriptive.
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