How to make best tea?and coffe ?

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  1. articleposter profile image60
    articleposterposted 14 years ago

    I am strugling to make good one at work.

    Lets see your methods guys and girls.


    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image70
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Its not the best, but I use the Folger's bags.  They are kind of like tea bags... The coffee grounds are inside (they are real grounds, not instant) and the "tea" bag acts like a coffee filter.  You just fill up your cup w/ hot water, and dunk the bag up and down.  We're not allowed to have coffee makers at work, and the cafeteria coffee is overpriced and not so hot.  But, we do have water coolers w/ hot water, so this has worked out well for me.

    2. waynet profile image70
      waynetposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Bwahahahahaha....this is a gem I missed in the forum!

      Hahahaha.....oh lol!

      Are you writing an article on how to make cups of tea or coffee?

      Did you manage to find out some expert tips on the subject?



  2. TINA V profile image68
    TINA Vposted 14 years ago

    I drink coffee everyday but I am not a tea lover.  I use the Maxwell brand and add flavored honey instead of sugar. Honey  is good for diabetic people. Just don't use too much.

    I hope you will also like it. Have a great week!

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    Poppa Bluesposted 14 years ago

    Well it must be perked. Use 100% Colombian coffee the 8 o'clock brand is best! Buy the whole beans and grind them yourself before you perk them. I use an electro perk pot which works really well and prevents you from over cooking. If you can use filtered water too and pour it as soon as it's done perking. Drink it back to really relish the flavor... cream and sugar are pollutants!

  4. K Partin profile image59
    K Partinposted 14 years ago

    Folger's all the way for the best tasting coffee. smile

    1. kverdasmith profile image60
      kverdasmithposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      uhouh! Folgers!

  5. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 14 years ago

    If you like tea, then how about a stainless steel tea infuser and some loose leaf tea?

  6. cloudy days profile image60
    cloudy daysposted 14 years ago

    French coffee press. French roast, freshly ground, for me! smile

  7. Jewshavemorefun profile image59
    Jewshavemorefunposted 14 years ago

    if available to you buy scottish blend tea bags, one bag per cup, add hot water first and let it brew then put in a good amount of milk and two sugars for a brilliant cup of tea. As for coffee it really depends on how strong you like it. I like to use hot lava java with our coffee machine. It's really strong and makes your eyes go *ping!* in the morning

  8. kverdasmith profile image60
    kverdasmithposted 14 years ago

    Having spent many years in Italy, I no longer like any kind of regular coffee. I use an espresso stove top maker with Italian espresso. I heat milk in a hand pumped foamer and make an old fashioned cappuccino. This is a treat.
    I have herb tea at night. The best is from loose tea simmered in a tea pot and strained or with the one cup strainer that sits with the loose tea in a cup that you pour boiling water over. (more mileage out of the pot though) I am trying to drink less coffee and buy more local products with in my zone to honor the slow moving movement of eco-friendly practices. I don't really drink milk either. I use soy or almond milk. Like I said the cappuccino is a treat. If I order out I always order a double soy latte (12 oz). A double latte tastes like a cappuccino but there is more to drink which is nice socially if you ordered out to hang with someone. In Italy it's too sips and were off!

  9. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 14 years ago

    1. I boil the jug. We are having a bad ant problem at the moment so I make sure there are no ants floating in the jug first.
    2. Pour in cup
    3. Add 3 sugars
    4. Top with milk.

    1. BigBlue54 profile image61
      BigBlue54posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Never use oiling water for tea or coffee. Let it go off the boil before pouring. Boiled water makes you coffee bitter. That's why Turkish coffee has so much sugar in it.

      1. BigBlue54 profile image61
        BigBlue54posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        As for preference I drink black or green tea, not milk or sugar. I drink Italian or French coffee with unrefined cane sugar. I have also used honey.

  10. Alessia Amnesia profile image60
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 14 years ago

    Depends what kind of tea you are making, but my favorite to make is Sun Tea.

    You'll need a clear glass jar. Fill the jar with cold water. Add tea bags. Each tea bag is equal to 1 cup of tea. Close the jar and set out in the sun. Check it in about an hour. (I normally leave mine out for about 4-5 hours, but it really depends on the strength you like). Pour over ice and enjoy.

    Simple and easy to put in a thermos to take to work smile

  11. WriteAngled profile image75
    WriteAngledposted 14 years ago

    I find a good brand of Darjeeling to be the best all-rounder tea. Depending on how I'm feeling, I have it strong with milk or weaker without milk. Leaving out the milk really helps the flavour to come through.

    I love a decent coffee, but drink so much during the day that instant is the only practical option. When I do have time to indulge, I love Greek/Turkish coffee prepared in a traditional briki. I found some Turkish coffee with added cardomom; fantastic!

    Mostly, I drink tea and coffee without sugar and find it tastes better that way. The only exceptions are that I do add a quarter teaspoon of sugar to Turkish coffee or strong espresso to take off the edge, and I do occasionally enjoy a gingerbread latte, which of course uses syrup to give the flavour.

  12. priyapranav profile image61
    priyapranavposted 13 years ago

    Well , I am an Indian ,and am a coffee lover too..but we have our different ways of making coffee and tea..
    I hope if you try this TEA ,you would really like it..
    Take one cup of water add crushed ginger in it with all its juice( believe me it gives it the best flavour) shouldn ot be very much just like a size of a peanut.let it boil,then ad your tea leaves (out of the tea bag)into the wayer.I use open tea ,either Red label,darjeeling tea which you get in Indian stores. Then add some sugar according to tatse let it boil for a min,add milk,I add lots of milk to make it thick not watery ,I like milk tea,then add some cardamom powder and boil for 3 min.Its ready.I bet you will love it..

    For Coffee:(for 2 cups)
    I take 2 spoons of Coffee powder(I use Nescafe) and 3 spoon sugar..add 2 spoon of milk in it and blend it with hand in the cup as you mix it..If dry mix lil more milk.we are making a thick paste..keep mixing it until it gives you light brown colour and starts smelling good.Boil 2 cups of milk.take milk into a jar add coffeee sugar paste and pour it other jar and back into the first one, so that you create foam,it would take just 3 or 4 times.Pour in a cup,sprinkle some choc powder or cocoa or even left coffee paste...and can also add cream over it..

    This the typical Indian coffee..try it and lemme know if somebody likes

  13. tom_caton profile image79
    tom_catonposted 13 years ago

    Being English/Irish my tea preference is a little boring compared to some other post here, to hell with it though! Here's my perfect cup of tea.

    One Teabag in a cup of boiled water, stir, squeeze a little, stir again, and leave for 2 minutes.
    Stir some more, squeeze some more, and remove the teabag
    Add milk to taste (for me, just enough to give it the colour of wet sand)
    Serve, and enter my tea heaven!

  14. jhendenedel profile image58
    jhendenedelposted 12 years ago

    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat...

  15. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 11 years ago

    My best tea would be:
    1. Boil water in a water boiler.
    2. Add the boiling water to a cup with a tea bag and 2 tsp. of sugar.
    3. Let it stay for 5 minutes and then get off the tea bag out of the tea cup.
    4. Add fresh milk. That´s it.

  16. Vacation Trip profile image72
    Vacation Tripposted 11 years ago

    I am not a coffee lover and I only drink green tea without sugar and milk so:
    1. Take boiling water.
    2. Put the tea bags into the hot water.
    3. Add sugar if you want.


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