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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #75 on: 11 June, 2021, 02:04:35 pm »
Once during the middle of a night ride (FNRTTC?) we brewed up & I gave Wowbagger some Lapsang Souchong (Twinings bag).  I don't recall him being very impressed ...... :D


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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #76 on: 11 June, 2021, 02:41:01 pm »
The Twinings Lapsang tastes of dust and regret. I do rate the Formosa Lapsang Souchong from the Algerian Coffee Store in that London.

When I used to have it at work, people always accused me of drinking whisky.

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #77 on: 11 June, 2021, 02:46:46 pm »
When I used to have it at work, people always accused me of drinking whisky.

Is that not just to do with being Scottish though?
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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #78 on: 11 June, 2021, 02:47:58 pm »
All Lapsang Souchong tastes like hot water that has been strained through a tramp's mouldering underpant gusset.
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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #79 on: 11 June, 2021, 02:49:37 pm »
I'd have thought that the scales on a pangolin make it of more use as a grater... ;)

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #80 on: 11 June, 2021, 02:50:10 pm »
All Lapsang Souchong tastes like hot water that has been strained through a tramp's mouldering underpant gusset.

Who do you think you are, Jilly Goolden?
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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #81 on: 11 June, 2021, 03:04:45 pm »
Never heard of her, but I like her concept of getting paid to get pissed and tell stories.

I'm in the wrong job.

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #82 on: 11 June, 2021, 04:12:43 pm »
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Just don't do the American trick of serving a cup of warm water with a teabag on the side.  :sick:

The same is done in Israel. My advice to a first time would-be traveller was 'Avoid tea'. Some questioned this.

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #83 on: 11 June, 2021, 04:15:41 pm »
Back when Brewdog were going through their phase of having an infuser beer tap at the bar, I had the misfortune to try a beer which had lapsang souchong soaking in it. I did not like, so I have never been tempted to try it as tea.
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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #84 on: 11 June, 2021, 04:28:34 pm »
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Just don't do the American trick of serving a cup of warm water with a teabag on the side.  :sick:

The same is done in Israel. My advice to a first time would-be traveller was 'Avoid tea'. Some questioned this.

I stand by it...
And Poland, at least in cafes, maybe not so much at home. I think it's quite common in various places around the world.
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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #85 on: 11 June, 2021, 04:42:43 pm »
Back when Brewdog were going through their phase of having an infuser beer tap at the bar, I had the misfortune to try a beer which had lapsang souchon soaking in it. I did not like, so I have never been tempted to try it as tea.

Good plan. I like quite a lot of teas but lapsang souchon is horrid.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #86 on: 11 June, 2021, 04:45:15 pm »
Back when Brewdog were going through their phase of having an infuser beer tap at the bar, I had the misfortune to try a beer which had lapsang souchon soaking in it. I did not like, so I have never been tempted to try it as tea.

Knowing your taste in tea, it's not one I would offer you.

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #87 on: 11 June, 2021, 04:56:56 pm »
Wonder what it would be like in a sausage...
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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #88 on: 11 June, 2021, 06:16:12 pm »
Americans boil water on their 'stove top' with a proper whistling kettle. Everyone knows there's not enough electricity in the US to power electric kettles.

I have mentioned before the impressive selection of full-size* anbaric kettles available from Messrs. Target in El Paso and similar devices in hotel rooms in divers locations in Canuckistan, so they’re not totally ignorant of the state of the water-heating art.

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #89 on: 11 June, 2021, 08:01:22 pm »
I always had a stovetop kettle when I lived there, though ironically the oven was electric the first time around (jesus-louise-ous, have you seen the cables they use to wire up a US oven?)

I once literally fell from the sky over El Paso.
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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #90 on: 11 June, 2021, 09:01:37 pm »
I has a stove-top kettle for when the electricity fails, as happens not infrequently in this corner of Outer Suburbia.

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #91 on: 12 June, 2021, 01:00:21 am »
I once literally fell from the sky over El Paso.

Well, no-one would go there by choice.  Would they?
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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #92 on: 12 June, 2021, 08:22:49 am »
I once literally fell from the sky over El Paso.

Well, no-one would go there by choice.  Would they?
Hmm... One of my cousins moved there, shortly followed by her mother. They were previously living in Gillingham, Kent.

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Re: favouritekitchenthings
« Reply #93 on: 14 June, 2021, 01:23:10 pm »
I have finally purchsed a decent sharpening stone for my (mediocre) kitchen knives. What a difference. Tomatoes are cut instead of being bounced off. Happy bunny.
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