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||Hello sir, |
I too am a tea enthusiast, not to mention invetor, animal keeper and exotic dancer.
I have created a lovely tea video which has nearly made it to half a million hits on youtube and had a splendid article in the telegraph.
The link is below if you fancy featuring it on your site, even better if you'd like to host the mp3, I can send it to you and you can pop it up on your site.
do let me know
|Nicey replies: Hello Professor Elemental,
Yes we have been made aware of your work, so its very nice to hear from you in person. Its a one of the YMOS's birthday today so we are enjoying extra tea rations today to help wash down all the the birthday cake.
Well done on the bonkers numbers of hits on your YouTube stuff. Ours is mostly here
||Congrats on your enlightening website Ė the Internet has meaning finally! Myself and Mrs. Myself enjoy v. Much reading your site, a haven for all sane and focussed individuals out there. Unfortunately I have to come clean and inform all that I can no longer drink tea or coffee...... due to a caffeine intolerance (and probably due to drinking far too much of the stuff, it seems that it is possible to have too much of a very good thing).......... and decaf just ainít up to the mark. Donít suppose you have any tips on making the perfect hot water then? Any advice would be welcomed, biscuits just donít dunk the same in hot water!|
Looking forward to trying the Suffolk adventure fruit cake recipe too Ė will it taste as good in Cornwall?
|Nicey replies: I too have problems with caffeine past 6pm, it keeps me up all night. So I've found the best approach is switch tea brands. Being committed PG Tips drinkers having a cup of their decaf is a little flat. So I usually go for Yorkshire Tea decaf which manages to fool my tastebuds into thinking I'm just having a slightly non-standard cuppa instead of a cup of my usual which has something not right about it.
There is probably a PhD to be had getting to the bottom of that one.
Futher to a previous rant about the tea from our machine at work, in which I complained of it smelling like mushroom soup, I can confirm that it has improved considerably, to the point that it is now my beverage of choice.
Thank goodness for that!
Itís still not as good as a proper cup of tea, but itís close enough that you suspect that a tea-leaf may have been involved in itís creation, rather than a fungus.
|Nicey replies: Mark,
Thanks for the heads up on that.
Been temping for a very nice firm of solicitors who put their staffís cuppa needs at the heart of the operation. As such they have a seriously good brew station with as fine a mix of teas and coffees as you could imagine. I found a small sachet of Chai and report thusly: if you brew a really weak cup of black tea, dunked a ginger nut for not longer than disintegration, you would still get a better cuppa than the muck I drank. Ugh. Wonít be drinking another one I can tell you!
PS Why isnít the fig crunch headline news?
|Nicey replies: Don't know why the Fig crisis isn't making the mainstream news. Maybe SKY would go with it if there was some kind of riot as a consequence of Fig Roll shortages. Given the scant coverage of the GingerNut / Morning Coffee crisis of 2006 I don't hold out much hope.|
I stumbled across your website today, and while at first, I really couldn't be bothered looking, I felt this urge of curiosity creep in and thought, oh what the hell, whatís the worst that could happen? I actually quite liked your site, refreshingly amusing and fun to read after a mind bogglingly boring and repetitive day at my desk in work.
I particularly liked your statement to spelling geeks!
As to your tea policy, tad disappointed, tea experts you might be, but please please please, milk first, THEN tea (show some dedication to the cause and pour the water onto a RAISED tea bag (and your fingers while holding the tea bag aloft) or better still, just use leaf tea in a pot and strain it into a cup with milk already in it! Ceramic, before you ask. Canadians have a thing for using tin tea pots - philistines! ;-)
Ok, not I am sounding like a geek (a mad tea geek, I canít spell for toffee!).
All fun aside, I really liked clicking through your website, it was written with great humor Ė thank you
Good work, and keep it up!
|Nicey replies: Fighting our corner I think pouring water over a tea bag to rinse the tea from it is definitely errant and slightly dangerous behaviour as tea needs steeping not washing.
Other than that ideological difference we seem to be on good terms and thanks for dropping by.