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#31 Arey

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

2 a day. 1 around 4:00PM and 1 after dinner.
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#32 huiray

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Nowadays, around 2-3 cups of Chinese green tea or oolong tea or jasmine tea on average. I still drink coffee, although it used to be almost always coffee in the mornings (and after a good meal at a nice restaurant). "English-type" or Indian teas, none at all. I can't remember the last time I had something like Earl Grey (gag) or tea with milk in it. The latter I guess it would have been the last time I had a full-blown English Tea with crumpets and scones and all but I can't remember when the last time for *that* was.

#33 Charcuterer

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

I have 3 (12 oz) cups per day. Usually 2 in the morning and one after lunch. I drink either a Scottish breakfast blend or a Keemun in the morning and a Darjeeling in the afternoon. Lately though I've been drinking a lovely Assam Bukhial for one of my cups in the morning very malty and rich. Right now I am having a cup of Keemun that I got on a visit to Chinatown in New York City last weekend. It's very good but so strong it could double as paint remover.

#34 qrn

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

one,but its lots more than a cup,,,(haven't measured its actual size.....

#35 Wholemeal Crank

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Many cups: but as the cups range in volume from 2 to 12 oz, what's perhaps more relevant is that I brew up 2-3 sessions with different sets of leaves.

#36 nasi goreng

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:38 AM

2 to 3, but from a stone beer mug, so that equates to about 1 to 1.5 ltr per day, sometimes more.
I drink all types of tea, from the cheap tea bags, to a special mix designed by my grandma to green tea.
I don't drink a lot of coffee anymore. I used to and it never gave me any problems. But were I live now, people mainly drink instant coffee and I don't care for the taste.

#37 Tri2Cook

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:27 AM

Okay, maybe my answer should have been "zero". My tea is basically just serving to replace the coffee I mostly dropped. I'm just tossing a Red Rose tea bag in a big mug of hot water and adding a bit of sugar and milk. If I'm feeling fancy, I may toss in an Earl Grey bag instead. I'm pretty sure that doesn't even count among true tea lovers. :biggrin:

As an aside, has anyone else noticed there's a temp where tea is really soothing going down? It seems like there's a temp where it's almost, but not quite, too hot to drink that is really nice in the throat. It doesn't stay at that temp for very long, I wish it did.
It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#38 naguere

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:41 AM

Years ago, as a British soldier, tea was provided at every meal,


brewed in Tea Urns, always freshly made and a can of Carnation Evaporated milk added.


This is the same method since WW1, and perhaps before


Fresh and hot it was splendid and revived you, but it could not keep, a second mug, carried back to your barrackroom never tasted the same.


I have never had the courage to buy a can of Carnation Evaporated Milk to replicate that feeling.

Who cares how time progresses..

Today I am drinking ale.

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#39 Hassouni

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:14 AM

Totally depends. If it's a day I have the samovar or stacked kettle going, then I'm drinking stikans of chai (what's in my avatar-always ceylon tea, incidentally!) all day long, at half hour to hour intervals. If I'm feeling like busting out my Tokoname teapot, then typically 3-6 mugs of Japanese green tea, depending if I do 1 or 2 loads (3 mugs or so per dose of tea). And if I'm doing neither, then it can range from 0 cups per day, to a pot of Lapsang, to one or two mugs of Ahmad English Tea No. 1 tea bag with milk.

#40 egalicontrarian

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:01 AM

On good days I have two pots. On great days I have two pots of something strong like Pu-erh in the morning and two pots, usually of a green tea, in the afternoon.

#41 Tri2Cook

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

My new answer to this question is "zero". I went off tea completely 3 weeks ago. I'm going to stay off of both coffee and tea for a while. The goal is to eventually allow myself an occasional cup of coffee or tea without getting back into the extreme excess. If I'm too weak-willed to do that, then I'll be staying off of both altogether.

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#42 John Delaney

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

It depends on the day for me but usually around 4 to 6 cups of tea. 

#43 ericparkr

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:45 PM

2 in a day. One with breakfast and one around 4:00 pm..