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Tycho
05-29-2008, 11:33 PM
I just thought of how nice it would be to have some iced tea.

I actually thirst for just the plain old kind. I just had some like that the other day as a matter of fact.

You can add sugar to it to give it more punch if you'd like.

You can have it with or without caffeine, too.

But ice tea comes in so many flavors, like Snapple, Lipton, NesTea, and many other brands produce.

So I just stopped here to consider iced tea. What a refreshing beverage.

JediTricks
05-30-2008, 02:39 AM
Where have you seen iced tea without caffeine? I've not seen this. And I absolutely refuse to make my own. :p

I don't really care for iced tea, we used to make a powerful sun tea when living in Arizona that brought more character to the party, but that didn't hold me for long (it was a hell of an amp before I got sick of the strong taste tho'). I don't do caffeine either, so I generally don't bother with iced tea. The one thing I do like about it actually is that it's a clean, small taste, it's not a syrupy soda or something like that. But generally I like very few teas, and all of them are hot teas.

Tycho
05-30-2008, 04:14 AM
I've actually never looked to see if any teas were decafe.

I suspect that iced tea was invented one day when someone's hot tea cooled and they drank it unheated - though maybe adding ice on a whim.

This takes us back to when ice was invented. I'm referring more to the introduction of refrigeration, though I think primative ice houses were made and insulated against outside heat, while snow was collected and transported inside to keep things cool.

Changing course again, when some of that snow may have been put into cooled tea, iced tea was invented.

If decafe tea exists, then decafe iced tea would surely exist.

But I don't know the answer to that on my own. It would make for a fascinating topic to discuss at our next tea party though.

plasticfetish
05-30-2008, 05:55 AM
I've actually never looked to see if any teas were decaf.WTF? Seriously... you've never heard of decaffeinated tea? Please tell me you're joking... like with that whole "I loved Transformers" thing that you do.

Tycho
05-30-2008, 06:54 AM
I'm not joking about how much I loved The Transformers movie! Michael Bay rocks! I bet he enjoys the occasional refreshing quench of his thirst with some iced tea, too.

But no, I've seriously never really taken note of whether tea was decafinated.

But obviously JediTricks has not either, because then he'd have heard of decafenated iced tea.

Because all you have to do to make iced tea from regular tea is to add ice and let it cool. So if you did that to decafinated tea, it would become decafinated iced tea.

Now I think JT was unsure of whether Lipton, NesTea, etc. sold a pre-made, decafinated tea product.

But while the subject of the market for such a product is open for discussion, I'd like to recommend that Michael Bay uses product placement in Transformers 2 for such an item as "Energon Tea," a refreshing iced beverage and they can put the frozen Megatron from Transformers 1 on the product label. That'd be cool.

Then you could have a refrseshing, thirst quenching, iced tea party at which rabid fans could discuss Transformers. Wouldn't that be awesome?!

El Chuxter
05-30-2008, 10:03 AM
I recommend iced Earl Grey. Take a pot of water, pour it over a pitcher containing four single tea-bags of EG (or any other type of tea, for that matter), and let it steep (overnight works well). Once it's been out for several hours, remove the bags and put the pitcher in the fridge. It's one of the easiest things in the world to make yourself.

Of course, I dissolve in about a half cup of brown sugar when the water's still superhot, but that's just me. I like my tea sweetened.

Adding ice too early makes the ice melt and waters it down into some nasty brown water.

CaptainSolo1138
05-30-2008, 10:27 AM
I'm not a fan of any tea, per se, but Mrs. Solo uses a really tasty mint tea when she makes sun tea. A glass of that after cutting the grass is akin to a beer at a hockey game.

Blue2th
05-30-2008, 12:36 PM
I like a good sun tea now and then. The Earl Grey iced with a touch of Bergamot in it is what I was drinking yesterday. It's good hot or cold. I like the regular Earl Grey though.

It's what Jean-luc Piccard likes" hot" so it must be good. :squareeye

Exhaust Port
05-30-2008, 01:05 PM
I'm a huge iced tea fan. On the road or at home it's my beverage of choice. Not to sound like an elitist but all those iced teas in cans and most of the iced teas in bottles are junk. If a tea is advertised "with Lemon" it is garbage. Ugh, these lemon iced teas taste like serious crap and in no way resemble the flavor of tea.

When I can't brew my own or get traditional iced tea at a restaurant I will treat myself to Arizona Iced Tea. I like the the Ginsing flavor the best but it isn't the most popularly stocked version.

It wasn't until I was out of college that I discovered "sweet tea" down in South Carolina. I had tried sweetening my own tea from time to time but was unaware that down south they served it sweetened. Yum. It's very tasty but can be too sweet sometimes which makes it like drinking candy. (that would have been great when I was 8 but not for my aging pallet) I discovered Uno Pizzeria's serve Mint Sweet Tea!! Oh man, it's awesome!

What's frustrating is when restaurants offer what they call "sweet tea" only to discover that it's one of the many Lemon or Raspberry flavored teas which, as I already mentioned, taste like crap. Clearly some places have no idea what sweet tea is.

At home I use an old Arizona Iced Tea gallon jugs and make dark tea (which sits in the refrigerator while it brews when compared to sun tea which you obviously put in sunlight). I fill it with warm water, drop in 2 Peppermint tea bags, 3/4 to 1 cup sugar and drape 3 normal tea bags out the neck of the jug. In about 3 hours it's ready to go. I remove the 3 tea bags from the jug but leave the Peppermint bags in there until I'm done drinking the tea. That type of tea isn't as long lasting so it doesn't adversely effect the tea flavor if it takes me a few days to drink it down.

I don't always drink my tea sweet. On a hot day after working outside I like my tea unsweetened. If I'm just looking for something to sip on while I'm at the computer or other lazy activities sweet tea is very enjoyable.

I think I'll go get some now...... Yum

El Chuxter
05-30-2008, 01:43 PM
What's frustrating is when restaurants offer what they call "sweet tea" only to discover that it's one of the many Lemon or Raspberry flavored teas which, as I already mentioned, taste like crap. Clearly some places have no idea what sweet tea is.

Especially when it's got the nastified flavoring, but no actual sweetener! How is that "sweet"? Answer me that, Mister Green Lantern. :confused:

The only flavored tea I think is any good is Snapple's peach. Not stellar, but drinkable. It used to be better years ago, when Snapple actually was a somewhat small company, before they got bought out by Coke or whatever conglomerate it was that bought them out.

Jargo
05-30-2008, 07:33 PM
indeed. I hate herbal, aromatic and fruit teas. I hate ice tea. Ice-T is cool though.

i'm working through my adictions one by one and after I give up smoking cigarettes, i intend to give up tea. it's a diuretic so however much i drink, I end up peeing most of it away with no hydration of my body that i would get if I drank water or a fruit cordial.

have i said this before? I just got a strange sense of deja vu here. spooky.

JetsAndHeels
05-30-2008, 07:35 PM
Bojangles Iced Tea.


Sorry, you folks not in the south don't have it. It is awesome.

El Chuxter
05-30-2008, 09:45 PM
That is correct, sir.

A big ol' Bojangles tea with two steak biscuits and a large dirty rice is the shiznit.

Tycho
05-30-2008, 09:48 PM
I loved Arizona Iced Tea. There is a flavor called "Stress" (meant as a reliever I guess) that I really liked.

bigbarada
05-30-2008, 09:55 PM
I've been drinking a lot of iced tea as a substitute for coffee and sodas. I've been using some Organic Chai tea that I bought. It's made primarily from black tea, but also has ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves and a couple of other spices that I don't recognize (cardamom and star anise). It has a spicy flavor that's reminiscent of a soda but not as sugary.

Aside from that I used to drink a lot of Green Tea and White Tea from the bottles, but those have too much sugar in them and I don't trust the aspartame and sucralose substitutes.

mabudonicus
05-31-2008, 09:56 AM
hey BigB, do ya make yer chai with milk instead of water??
That's how it's done in India, Elf drinks it all the time (with soy milk yeech) but I don't like the looks of it myself
:beard: Iso&Baws

Oyes, milk yeech

TeeEye7
05-31-2008, 11:21 AM
Iced tea. Lipton. Straight. I drink it year 'round. So there! :whip:

JetsAndHeels
05-31-2008, 11:35 AM
That is correct, sir.

A big ol' Bojangles tea with two steak biscuits and a large dirty rice is the shiznit.

Chicken biscuit combo with seasoned fries and a large iced tea. Gets no better than that.

bigbarada
05-31-2008, 01:58 PM
hey BigB, do ya make yer chai with milk instead of water??
That's how it's done in India, Elf drinks it all the time (with soy milk yeech) but I don't like the looks of it myself
:beard: Iso&Baws

Oyes, milk yeech

I didn't know that. Although when I brew it hot, I will sometimes put coffee creamer in it. How do you actually brew tea in milk? I know you're not supposed to boil milk, so how does that work?

Tycho
05-31-2008, 02:38 PM
I had Chi Tea Latte with vanilla added at Starbucks this morning.

Is that really tea or is it coffee?

It tasted good, so I drank it too fast and couldn't hold it down. That happens to me because of my health these days. But I wasn't able to walk good this morning until after I had something to energize me at Starbucks.

I'm just used to the other complications by now.

I think if I took it to go and enjoyed it somewhere silent, I'd savor it a while longer and ingest my tea more slowly, thereby being able to keep it down.

Anyway, that was a hot tea drink. Now I want something icy now that my stomach's settled a bit I think.

A friend is coming over and maybe I'll take her out for tea!

El Chuxter
05-31-2008, 02:47 PM
I'm not usually a huge fan of milk in tea, but it works well in chai.

Exhaust Port
05-31-2008, 06:13 PM
I had Chi Tea Latte with vanilla added at Starbucks this morning.

Is that really tea or is it coffee?

Latte means a drink has been made with hot milk so Chi Tea is in fact still tea just it's mixed with milk rather than water.

I have Chi Tea tea bags which are pretty good but I make those with water. For those that enjoy Chi Tea Latte's check out your grocery stores for Chi Tea mix. It can be hard to find in our stores as it isn't next to the other teas but it comes in a half gallon rectangle box with a spout on the top. It's stored at room temperature until you open it so it won't be in the refrigerator section in the store. Anyway, you mix the Chi Tea mix in a 50/50 ratio with mix and zap it in the microwave. It's like you have $tarbuck$ in your house.


How do you actually brew tea in milk? I know you're not supposed to boil milk, so how does that work?

Coffee houses use those steam machines to heat it up, at home you throw it in the microwave.

Tycho
05-31-2008, 11:17 PM
Interesting. That's possibly why I became sick: I'm supposed to severely limit my milk products.

I'm allowed a bowl with my cereal. Sometimes I'll take a small ice cream, but that's it. Milk stuff has phosphorous in it and my kidneys can't regulate it, so it will act against my calcium and cause my bones to more easily break (in addition to piling up in my blood stream). I don't know if it can make me naseaus or if that's just the way I drank it too fast, but it's a good thing I spit this morning's serving back out.

Now I know to stick to stuff that's mostly real tea or coffee. Decafe is preferrred by my prescribed diet, but not necessarily most useful by me.

El Chuxter
06-01-2008, 01:29 AM
Maybe you should try Silk (or another soymilk) if you're allowed. My daughter has a slight allergy to milk--she can have some, but can't drink a lot. We started getting Silk for her, and she loves it. Nutritionally, it's about the same, with less fat. Taste-wise, well, I think it's really on the sweet side, but if I had to give up milk for some reason, I could probably switch over myself.

bigbarada
06-01-2008, 01:32 AM
Maybe you should try Silk (or another soymilk) if you're allowed. My daughter has a slight allergy to milk--she can have some, but can't drink a lot. We started getting Silk for her, and she loves it. Nutritionally, it's about the same, with less fat. Taste-wise, well, I think it's really on the sweet side, but if I had to give up milk for some reason, I could probably switch over myself.

That's stuff's actually not bad. My brother is lactose intolerant and he buys it. I tried the soy chocolate milk and I liked it.

plasticfetish
06-01-2008, 02:21 AM
Silk makes a creamer for coffee (or tea) also, which I've found is a really good substitute to the old Coffee-Mate sort of thing.

Tycho, has your dietitian (and you better be seeing a good one) given you any recommendations for dairy substitutes?

Phantom-like Menace
06-01-2008, 02:35 AM
I've been told Bojangles has really good tea, but we don't have that chain in the part of the South I'm in. I went to an Italian restaurant called Tuscan Oven and was very surprised to discover their iced tea is better than my family's iced tea, which spoils me for most other iced teas.

Otherwise, I've complained myself about teas flavored with lemon. If I wanted something that tastes like lemon, not tea, I'd drink lemonade, not tea.

Tycho
06-01-2008, 03:47 PM
Tycho, has your dietitian (and you better be seeing a good one) given you any recommendations for dairy substitutes?

I think so, but she said my normal milk intake couldn't be refuted at the moment. I use Lactaid brand 2% lowfat milk and might have one bowl per day with my cereal. Today I have not eaten cereal, having slept through breakfast.

If I desire any tonight for a snack, it remains to be seen. But otherwise, I have only that much per day.

I'm not allergic to milk. I'm just required to watch how much phosphorous I take in. Phospohorous acts counter to calcium. People with normal kidneys balance phosphorous and calcium when they drink milk. I can't. The result might be my bones breaking (though I assume that would be if I engaged in more activity where my bones were at higher risk of injury, like martial arts).

But anyway, if I was just sitting on the couch and drank a whole carton of milk and didn't do anything else, you wouldn't notice a reaction.

If you drink Lactaid versus regular milk, you fart a lot less though. If you ask me, that's a good thing. The Lactaid helps your digestion throughout the day if you have yogurt or ice cream, etc. I am avoiding such food more so if I can.

mabudonicus
06-02-2008, 02:22 PM
Heck Tycho, you should do like I do to avoid milk, just totally don't drink it :D

anything BUT cheese messes me up anyways- I think it's some sort of lactose intolerance but seeing as I think milk in and of itself is kinda gross I don't care what the problem is as the solution is to just avoid the stuff

Soy-milk ain't too bad for the most part, but my hating the "original" makes it hard for me to drink even knowing it's ersatz milk (oddly enough, veggie hot-dogs are the opposite, the "original" is disgusting but the "fake" ones are f-ing AWESOME)

Hope you manage to find a good balance for yourself either way man!!
:beard: Iso&Baws
Speaking of refreshing, I gotta go get some meself

Blue2th
06-02-2008, 02:32 PM
I drink milk like a baby, but I only get organic milk. Too many homones and anti-biotics and who knows what in the regular kind.

My Sis is allergic so I get the whole carton to myself.

It really is suprising how many people are Lactose intolerant.

Tycho
06-03-2008, 03:03 PM
A nice cool, glass of milk is still very refreshing if you try not to think about where it comes from.

But I don't drink it any more and only add it to cereal.

In any case, if you use LactAid brand milk, (available right alongside all the other milk products in every major chain grocery store - just not in 7-eleven type places) the medacine's already added. No stomach problems, more of the calcium you need, and no farting (except having beer later counteracts that benefit of LactAid and I recommend Samual Adams or New Castle if you like to drink and fart).

El Chuxter
06-03-2008, 03:06 PM
A nice cool, glass of milk is still very refreshing if you try not to think about where it comes from.

Pretty much any food is disgusting if you think about where it comes from too deeply. It's all plant sperm and bloody slices of muscles and chicken miscarriages and so on and so forth. :)

Blue2th
06-03-2008, 04:20 PM
Pretty much any food is disgusting if you think about where it comes from too deeply. It's all plant sperm and bloody slices of muscles and chicken miscarriages and so on and so forth. :)

That's enough to make you not want to eat.
Great diet plan btw, think about just what it is you are eating and you'll gross out.

Tycho
06-03-2008, 04:46 PM
Milk is the sweat of the female mammal, mixed together with the liquified and then added food nutrients that are collected in the breasts from supply lines linked to the blood stream and general digestion.

You'd get less nutrients and more chances of catching a disease by licking a girl's unwashed armpit. But there are similarities.

It was discovered that by feeding from a cow's breasts, you actually get more nutrients.

Cow's nutrients come from the grass they eat and process as they digest it. This grass is grown by chemically altering the feces dropped by the cow on the grass seed in the first place (with water and sunlight added).

A girl continues the process when she eats part of a cow. I think some of a cow's best hamburger / steak meat comes from its backside, near its hip joints.

Funny thing, I'm not processing this too deeply right now, because I actually am just about to have BBQ beef for lunch.

JediTricks
06-04-2008, 03:21 AM
Cow's milk has pus in it, that turns me off immediately. And the nutrients are poorly digestible by humans anyway.

It's not sweat, I dunno where you get that from. Milk is essentially butterfat elements in a water-based fluid, but not created from the sweat glands.

And you don't want to know what most dairy cows are really fed... but it's not wholesome grass (it's dead cows and ugly other stuff).

Ji'dai
06-04-2008, 05:22 PM
Mmm... dead cows :drool:

Anyway, I consume about 2 quarts of iced tea a day, mostly in the evenings. I bought my Mr. Coffee iced tea maker years ago and brew up tea every night using two Luzianne tea bags. You know, the brand specially-blended for iced tea.

I got a 3-quart iced tea maker for Christmas last year but I'm not crazy about the redesign the manufacturer made. My old maker has the tea bag strainer over the top of the pitcher, but the new model puts the strainer over the water resevoir.

I never drink bottled tea and rarely drink instant. If I do make instant tea, I drink Nestea.

I usually only drink hot tea during colder weather or with my meal at a Chinese restaurant. My favorite [hot] tea is [Chinese] Jasmine.

TeeEye7
06-04-2008, 07:58 PM
I got a 3-quart iced tea maker for Christmas last year but I'm not crazy about the redesign the manufacturer made. My old maker has the tea bag strainer over the top of the pitcher, but the new model puts the strainer over the water resevoir.


I'm a Mr. Coffee ice maker aficionado as well. As weird as this may sound, I like the machine so much that I have a MIB (old design) unit in reserve that I bought years ago in the event my current one finally melts down. It hasn't, and it's older than Mr. JabbaJohnL! ;)

Ji'dai
06-05-2008, 02:04 PM
I wish I'd bought a back-up unit too, or at least ordered a second pitcher. My 2-quart pitcher has a crack in it, but it's still usable. I could always get the 3-quart model I got for christmas out if I needed it. I still don't care for the design on that model though.

Phantom-like Menace
07-12-2008, 12:33 PM
I went to an Italian restaurant called Tuscan Oven and was very surprised to discover their iced tea is better than my family's iced tea, which spoils me for most other iced teas.

Well, it seems it was a fluke. I've been a couple of times since then and it hasn't nearly been as good . . . but their Margherita Pizza is so good.

Tycho
07-12-2008, 03:50 PM
Funny this thread was refreshed now.

I have something sort of on-topic to post:

Ocean Spray has a new white-cranberry / peach flavor juice and if you like Lipton or Snapple's Peach flavored iced-tea, you'll love this.

For some reason it was too strong when I first started the bottle. But now that I'm half-way through with it, I am in heaven with this beverage!

Old Fossil
07-12-2008, 11:09 PM
Red Diamond brand sweet tea is pretty good. The Wal-Marts here in the Deep South sell it for @ $2/gallon... if, like me, you're too lazy and/or pressed for time to brew it yourself.

Phantom-like Menace
07-13-2008, 01:08 AM
Red Diamond isn't too bad. I prefer it to Milo's, which my brother likes. But then again I threaten to disown him every other day for various [usually dorky] reasons.

InsaneJediGirl
07-14-2008, 08:23 PM
Publix Ice Tea is excellent, but really the only time its super-affordable is during buy one get one free sales.

Other than that, I drink ice tea made at home, on the stove, then allowed to cool with sugar and splenda added. Oddly enough, with "at home" tea, I cut the drink with half filtered water/half tea....yet dont do it with the Publix tea. Hmmm, obviously I have problems :p

Phantom-like Menace
07-15-2008, 12:41 AM
Publix Ice Tea is excellent, but really the only time its super-affordable is during buy one get one free sales.

Hmm, I don't think I've ever tried Publix Iced Tea. I've maybe once or twice grabbed a flavored tea from the deli. Man, I got used to having Publix within walking distance and now that I moved back home, the closest Publix is one that just opened in Gulf Breeze. And I haven't had a Publix sub since I moved from Tallahassee a year ago. I seriously need to get on that, maybe get an Boar's Head Ultimate with some Publix tea to try.

InsaneJediGirl
07-15-2008, 07:39 PM
Always good :) I miss Florida's Publixes(lol) the ones here are completely trashy, not the wide selection and slate floors like FL. Oh well, someday again...maybe :p

Phantom-like Menace
07-17-2008, 12:21 PM
I miss Florida's Publixes(lol) the ones here are completely trashy, not the wide selection and slate floors like FL.

Well, Pensacola here was one of the cities in which Publix bought all the Albertson's stores. From what I understand, they want to move into the old buildings. I'm a little leery of that plan. Thankfully, when the one in Pace opens up in a brand new building, it'll be just over the Escambia Bay bridge from where I work. Gulf Breeze is a bit more of a haul, across town then over the Three Mile Bridge.

Kidhuman
07-22-2008, 11:25 AM
I have been drinking some Arizona Iced Tea lately. It is damn good and the cans are huge

Tycho
07-24-2008, 10:13 AM
I have been drinking some Arizona Iced Tea lately. It is damn good and the cans are huge

They still make a flavor called "Stress?" That is one awesome Arizona Iced Tea!

Exhaust Port
07-24-2008, 11:36 AM
In addition to liking their tea w/ Ginseng I like the blue bottles they use. I use to use them as flower vases in my old apartment. That deep blue is striking.

Ji'dai
04-29-2009, 11:27 AM
My Back to Basics IT400 2.5-qt iced tea maker crapped out on me Sunday. I thought it might be clogged, but the internal plastic parts were broken. I just bought the thing from Target back in November. I was checking online for replacement parts, and it turns out that this model has been recalled (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07306.html). So I contacted the company and they want me to send in my purchase receipt.

Target (http://www.target.com/Back-Basics-Ice-Tea-Maker/dp/B000WXWTXQ/sr=1-1/qid=1241018824/ref=sr_1_1/178-0280398-9910830?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=0&index=target&rh=k%3ABack%20to%20Basics%20ICed%20tea%20maker&page=1) still sells this model in their stores, so I would avoid it at all costs.

I bought a new unit at Walmart yesterday for $15. It's another Mr. Coffee 3-quart maker (http://www.mrcoffeestore.com/detail/COF+TM70). The original Mr. Coffee unit (http://www.mrcoffeestore.com/detail/COF+TM1) I bought so many years ago is still in production too. It's a 2-quart unit, but I used it forever without problem. I really liked the design on that one - the tea strainer is right over the pitcher.

El Chuxter
04-30-2009, 10:03 AM
I've found that the best tea is made as follows:

Boil about 2 quarts of water, pour it in a pitcher with four teabags and about 1.5 cups of sugar, let it sit overnight.

Meanwhile, divide one bottle of Trader Joe's Lemon-Ginger-Echinacea juice into two. (I use the empty bottle from the last batch.)

When the tea itself is ready, top off both bottles of the lemon juice.

mtriv73
04-30-2009, 05:05 PM
I don't like sweet tea, but if you cut a vanilla bean in half lengthwise and put it in the hot water while you're brewing your tea it turns out delicious.

You can use the same bean for several batches until the flavor starts fading. Just wrap it in some saran and stick it in the fridge.

Tycho
04-30-2009, 06:33 PM
Wait, are you guys saying you can use a Mr. Coffee to make tea?

That might be something I'm really interested in.

I like to pretend I'm Captain Picard when I'm drinking tea. (When he was younger and had hair).

Say, that would make an awesome anecdote to a Star Trek TNG "early years" movie: seeing the first moment Captain Picard drank tea!

In flashback to his younger years brought to us by Q, we learned that instead of the cautious, thoughtful captain presented on TNG, he was a brash, show-off, drinker and bar-brawler.

Ji'dai
05-02-2009, 11:00 AM
Wait, are you guys saying you can use a Mr. Coffee to make tea?

That might be something I'm really interested in. There are Mr. Coffee-brand iced tea makers. I bought my latest one at WM for $15 so they are fairly inexpensive. You just need to buy your favorite iced tea bags (or loose tea and filters) and you're ready to brew! Be sure to get one with a nice, durable pitcher. Some Mr. Coffee models have clear plastic pitchers that are brittle and crack easily.


I like to pretend I'm Captain Picard when I'm drinking tea. (When he was younger and had hair). I did too until I tried Earl Grey. Ugh! My replicators are programmed only for Chinese Jasmine, hot!


In flashback to his younger years brought to us by Q, we learned that instead of the cautious, thoughtful captain presented on TNG, he was a brash, show-off, drinker and bar-brawler. ...and a lifestyle that's likely to get you stabbed through the heart by Nausicaans.

Tycho
05-02-2009, 11:28 AM
Right (about Picard's bar-brawling lifestyle choices).

Earl Gray is awesome tea however. I think it tastes great, but different people have many different tastes.

If you drink Chinese-Jasmine tea I recommend you might pretend you are Captain Sulu on the U.S.S. Excelsior instead. (But he is Japanese-American).

You know that George Takei told William Shatner that it was awesome to get his own ship? Shatner responded, "It's just a movie, George."

Still, it's probably nice to see a well-known Asian Starfleet Captain. If anything ever did, it was without a doubt Star Trek that fostered an appreciation for human racial equality within me. (I know all people aren't created equal in reality, but race is not the deciding factor there. "Stupid" exists across all racial boundaries, as does "genius." However, I don't think a smart Pakled was ever shown in Trek.)

Anyway, I'll have to check that Mr. Coffee tea-maker out. Then I can have a tea party and invite Sean Hannity. :crazed:

El Chuxter
05-03-2009, 11:46 AM
Earl Grey is best with brown sugar and cream. The cream is optional. The brown sugar is not.

JEDIpartner
05-04-2009, 01:53 PM
Iced Tea - the refreshing beverage

It's not if you think you are getting Iced Coffee and you put sugar and creme in it!!! BLECHHHHH!!!!!! :cry:

Ji'dai
05-10-2009, 02:08 PM
My Back to Basics IT400 2.5-qt iced tea maker crapped out on me Sunday. I thought it might be clogged, but the internal plastic parts were broken. I just bought the thing from Target back in November. I was checking online for replacement parts, and it turns out that this model has been recalled (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07306.html). So I contacted the company and they want me to send in my purchase receipt.

Target (http://www.target.com/Back-Basics-Ice-Tea-Maker/dp/B000WXWTXQ/sr=1-1/qid=1241018824/ref=sr_1_1/178-0280398-9910830?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=0&index=target&rh=k%3ABack%20to%20Basics%20ICed%20tea%20maker&page=1) still sells this model in their stores, so I would avoid it at all costs. Update: the manufacturer did send me a free replacement tea maker; it's the exact same model as my old one that broke. I put it in storage for now since I've become attached to the new Mr. Coffee unit I got at Walmart.

JediTricks
05-16-2009, 08:41 PM
Maybe they fixed the problem? AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh well, free replacement junk.

When I lived in Arizona, my roommate and I made sun tea in a big glass jug, that was some potent stuff after a day under the Aridzona sun.

Ji'dai
05-17-2009, 12:29 PM
Maybe they fixed the problem? AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh well, free replacement junk. I think I'll contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission and let them know that there are still issues concerning this tea maker. My model had a newer datestamp than the ones that were recalled, but the manufacturer obviously has not fixed this problem.

JediTricks
05-17-2009, 06:41 PM
I think the problem is that the manufacturer exists at all. :p

Tycho
05-17-2009, 09:47 PM
I ordered Nestea Raspberry Ice Tea at the ballpark today and it came in a cup with the Padres entire season ballgame schedule on it. When I finish the tea in it (I put what I had left over in the fridge), I'll wash it out and re-use it for my lucky cup when I'm playing baseball on the Wii.

Actually, my cousin asked me when the Friars were playing the Cubs while we're driving home. I said that I wasn't sure if it was next week or next weekend, and asked if she could get the schedule out of her purse.

I'm getting out of the car later and just then notice that the entire Padres schedule is printed on the cup I'd been sticking right in front of my face in order to drink from. Nothing gets by me for too long!:rolleyes: