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I've been a bit of lurker on the site, but wondered if anyone had pointed out the recent important dunkability test in Waitrose Food illustrated magazine.
I mostly agree with its findings, but I think they have been harsh on the custard cream - a messy dunker but a delight for me.
|Nicey replies: Yes it was a good attempt by them and earned them a lot of attention in the press. Unfortunately they have made too many naive assumptions, which is highlighted by their dismissal of the Rich Tea. As a recreational skier I may find that if I hop on a pair of race tuned world cup downhill skis and take off down the mountain that I may quickly wrap myself round the nearest tree. So is the case with the Rich Tea which has been pared down for lightning fast dunk times, allowing for huge numbers of them to be seen off with a single cuppa. To the recreational dunker it may seem like a tricky customer but in the hands of a pro its a fine tuned dunking classic. The fact that they tried to dunk a giant chocolate covered finger, shows that they really were a bit clueless. None the less some nice biscuit photography and 10 out of 10 for effort.|
||Dear Nicey and the Wife,|
In response to Ann Perrett's views on china mugs and cups, I would agree with the NCOTAASD view that there is no right or wrong when it comes to tea drinking (or indeed sit downs).
I myself prefer the heft of a good, solid mug with a decent sized handle. I find that the whole tea drinking experience seems to lack something when the tea is served in a dainty china cup, particularly when the handle is too small to get my fingers through.
In fact, if anyone who knows me is reading this, a NCOTAASD mug would make a very welcome Christmas present.
||Hi Nicey - saw the article in todays Telegraph and had visit the site. I believe we may have the equal of the ancient Russell Hobbs Forgettle - wedding present from my Great Aunt, in daily use until early this year since 1972! It has not broken, just having a rest. 20 years ago it did have a new element, and it had a new switch at some point so it is a bit like George Washingtons axe. Now have a new Russell Hobbs to go with our swanky new kitchen. We keep the old one in case the new one goes wrong. Love the site, will be a regular.|
From Angie, a "Tea Cosy D.A." member.
|Nicey replies: Yes its always easier to sleep soundly at night knowing you have a back up kettle in case the new fangled one goes wrong.
Nairns Stem Ginger Wheat Free Biscuits Review
|Hello - nicecupofteaandasitdown|
You have got it all wrong!
Tea should ONLY be drunk in best china - cup or mug. Those awful heavy things like the one you are advertising now do not do justice to tea - or coffee for that matter, although its tolerable in them.
You try one cup of each - china mug and awful mug and taste the difference - no comparison!!
N.B. The ginger Nairns are gorgeous!
Thanks for the site
|Nicey replies: Ann,
Actually our mugs have been found to lovely in the extreme, perhaps you should get one just to make sure of your position.
Ever since a young lad I have had the habit of dipping marmite toast in tea, a bit like the french dipping criossants in coffee.
Am I the only person to do this?
|Nicey replies: Quite possibly.|