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#31
(08-07-2014, 01:03 AM)Dirigible Wrote: We Irish have the highest per capita tea intake in the world. I drink a perhaps excessive amount of loose black tea with milk, prepared according to George Orwell's advice on the matter.

Sources please? Some of the figures I have seen look only at imports per capita, without taking into consideration the fact that some tea producing regions also have rather high rates of consumption. For example, Turkey produces tea in the Pontus region, along the shores of the Black Sea, and consumes a large portion of this produce domestically; local green tea is consumed in Kashmir under the name of "kahwa," a loanword from Arabic that often means "coffee" in many oriental vernaculars; the Chinese, of course, both produce and drink tea prodigiously. For the most part, though, tea-producing countries tend not to consume much tea, although reports on the Indian market indicate that the growing Indian middle-class are becoming important consumers, perhaps following the British.

The International Tea Committee publishes detailed statistics in its bulletin each year, but the data is restricted to members:
http://www.inttea.com/index.asp

Wikpedia has a list, but I have been unable to verify the data. Rather ambiguously, the article cites the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, but without providing the exact source for the numbers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cou...per_capita
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#32
(08-07-2014, 08:47 AM)Cyriacus Wrote:
(08-07-2014, 01:03 AM)Dirigible Wrote: We Irish have the highest per capita tea intake in the world. I drink a perhaps excessive amount of loose black tea with milk, prepared according to George Orwell's advice on the matter.

Sources please? Some of the figures I have seen look only at imports per capita, without taking into consideration the fact that some tea producing regions also have rather high rates of consumption. For example, Turkey produces tea in the Pontus region, along the shores of the Black Sea, and consumes a large portion of this produce domestically; local green tea is consumed in Kashmir under the name of "kahwa," a loanword from Arabic that often means "coffee" in many oriental vernaculars; the Chinese, of course, both produce and drink tea prodigiously. For the most part, though, tea-producing countries tend not to consume much tea, although reports on the Indian market indicate that the growing Indian middle-class are becoming important consumers, perhaps following the British.

The International Tea Committee publishes detailed statistics in its bulletin each year, but the data is restricted to members:
http://www.inttea.com/index.asp

Wikpedia has a list, but I have been unable to verify the data. Rather ambiguously, the article cites the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, but without providing the exact source for the numbers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cou...per_capita

I am not prepared to back up my national boasting.  :Hmm:  :grin:
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#33
(08-07-2014, 09:15 AM)Dirigible Wrote:
(08-07-2014, 08:47 AM)Cyriacus Wrote:
(08-07-2014, 01:03 AM)Dirigible Wrote: We Irish have the highest per capita tea intake in the world. I drink a perhaps excessive amount of loose black tea with milk, prepared according to George Orwell's advice on the matter.

Sources please? Some of the figures I have seen look only at imports per capita, without taking into consideration the fact that some tea producing regions also have rather high rates of consumption. For example, Turkey produces tea in the Pontus region, along the shores of the Black Sea, and consumes a large portion of this produce domestically; local green tea is consumed in Kashmir under the name of "kahwa," a loanword from Arabic that often means "coffee" in many oriental vernaculars; the Chinese, of course, both produce and drink tea prodigiously. For the most part, though, tea-producing countries tend not to consume much tea, although reports on the Indian market indicate that the growing Indian middle-class are becoming important consumers, perhaps following the British.

The International Tea Committee publishes detailed statistics in its bulletin each year, but the data is restricted to members:
http://www.inttea.com/index.asp

Wikpedia has a list, but I have been unable to verify the data. Rather ambiguously, the article cites the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, but without providing the exact source for the numbers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cou...per_capita

I am not prepared to back up my national boasting.  :Hmm:  :grin:

But *are* you prepared to divulge which black tea you use?  Please?? :)
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#34
Irish breakfast with milk and sugar in the morning.
Oolong or Darjeeling for lunch, a speck of sugar.
Rooiboss or a peach decaf in the evening, no sugar.

I also have a habit of collecting tea pots, large and small. Fortunately the collection is not out of hand yet: there's still some room on the roof. :LOL: :eyeroll:
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(08-07-2014, 09:42 AM)J Michael Wrote:
(08-07-2014, 09:15 AM)Dirigible Wrote:   I am not prepared to back up my national boasting.  :Hmm:  :grin:

But *are* you prepared to divulge which black tea you use?  Please?? :)

This, because it comes dead cheap in bulk. Tastes pretty good too!  :grin:

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#36
(08-07-2014, 11:55 AM)Dirigible Wrote:
(08-07-2014, 09:42 AM)J Michael Wrote:
(08-07-2014, 09:15 AM)Dirigible Wrote:   I am not prepared to back up my national boasting.  :Hmm:  :grin:

But *are* you prepared to divulge which black tea you use?  Please?? :)

This, because it comes dead cheap in bulk. Tastes pretty good too!  :grin:

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Thank you! :)

Looks interesting.  I'll have to see if any of the stores nearby carry it.  If so, I'll give it a try.
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#37
I love having a few cinnamon sticks in a pot of hot water.  Sweet and gives the home a great scent for the winter time!! reminds me of Christmas!!  I also enjoy a cup of Earl Grey with milk and sugar!!!  Off to the cupboards go I !!!
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#38
(08-07-2014, 11:55 AM)Dirigible Wrote: This, because it comes dead cheap in bulk. Tastes pretty good too!  :grin:

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I'll have to give that one a go. I like the can too.
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#39
Does anyone like cold brewing their tea? I just learned of this not too long ago and not I can't stop cold brewing lots of tea for my week.
My favorite bree right now is, in a 64oz pitcher:
2 bags of Bigelow's Constant Comment (black tea with orange rind)
2 bags of Bigelow's Darjeeling 
2 bag of Celestial's Tension Tamer

After 12 hours of steeping I mix in a 1/2 cup of cane sugar and enjoy. The flavor is a melody of amazing. Does anyone else have some cold brew recipes I can try?
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