Tea   37 members have voted

  1. 1. How do u make your tea?

    • Desi style - water, Laung lechia, tea bags or leaves, saunf, milk, sugar all in one pathila (pan)
      20
    • Western style - tea bag (sugar) (milk) in mug with boiled kettle water
      3
    • Black tea without milk or sugar - western style
      1
    • Black tea with sugar - western style
      0
    • Any sort of herbal tea?
      5
    • Adrak (Ginger)
      5
    • No tea
      9
    • Alternatives or additional info. can be added by replying to the post.
      3

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The normal tea & tealeaves before appearing out kitchens goes through 3 processes - CTC ( Cutting Tanning & Curling processes) - I personally I feel if anyone witnesses the tanning process he will never take atleast black tea or the Indian chai . In the process the tealeaves cut inti small pieces ( like we cut cattle fodder ) and mixed with some chemicals and left in pits to rot ( oxidise ) so it gets the required colour , after a few days the wet leaves are roasted on s;low fire when it gets curled and takes for of grannules ( what we get in packs) & dust normally used in teabags . Like i have explained in another post here , my parents stopped having tea when one Mahapurush during his visit to our house explained it . Bujjer kurehats have been proscribed by our great 10 th Master , and during those days tea was not used in our motherland , it was introduced in India by Brits .

Guru Sahib isn't just limited to India, plus he's Atarjami so he must know tea existed. There was a British doctor that helped Guru Sahib when he allowed himself to be stabbed, (because he controls all the events that happen to him).

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Guru Sahib isn't just limited to India, plus he's Atarjami so he must know tea existed. There was a British doctor that helped Guru Sahib when he allowed himself to be stabbed, (because he controls all the events that happen to him).

DO YOU SAY I AM INCORRECT HISTORICALLY ? OR THE FACTS PUT IN MY POST ARE INCORRECT?

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The normal tea & tealeaves before appearing out kitchens goes through 3 processes - CTC ( Cutting Tanning & Curling processes) - I personally I feel if anyone witnesses the tanning process he will never take atleast black tea or the Indian chai . In the process the tealeaves cut inti small pieces ( like we cut cattle fodder ) and mixed with some chemicals and left in pits to rot ( oxidise ) so it gets the required colour , after a few days the wet leaves are roasted on s;low fire when it gets curled and takes for of grannules ( what we get in packs) & dust normally used in teabags . Like i have explained in another post here , my parents stopped having tea when one Mahapurush during his visit to our house explained it . Bujjer kurehats have been proscribed by our great 10 th Master , and during those days tea was not used in our motherland , it was introduced in India by Brits .

The organic tea estate we went to as a family in darjeeling did not add anything to the leaves to oxidise and left leaves to naturally breakdown they stopped fermentation by steaming leaves at different stages so I cannot say if this was unique to them but that is my experience

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besides cha came from China the Portuguese brought it to Europe and then The Britsh brought it to India in a second wave to break Chinese monopoly of market.

It was originally used a medicinal drink not as the gorey drink it cup upon cup with sugar and milk

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besides cha came from China the Portuguese brought it to Europe and then The Britsh brought it to India in a second wave to break Chinese monopoly of market.

It was originally used a medicinal drink not as the gorey drink it cup upon cup with sugar and milk

True. Cha was introduced to India by China, which leads me to something another fella said. He said:

apparently i heard drinking too much chai makes you...

Chai ????? :nono:

Have some Punjabi pride my friend. Cha was introduced to the whole sub-continent by the Chinese and guess what the Chinese word for tea is ?

Yes thats right, its Cha (tsa). Not 'chai'. It's Cha.

Just because them foreign people (Indians) that live in a foreign land to us (south of us in a place called Hindustan) and speak a foreign language (Hindi) have corrupted the correct word, i.e are too stupid to know the proper word, it does not mean we should join them.

Every time I hear Punjabis saying the word 'chai' I feel like punching them for their stupidity.

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True. Cha was introduced to India by China, which leads me to something another fella said. He said:

Chai ????? :nono:

Have some Punjabi pride my friend. Cha was introduced to the whole sub-continent by the Chinese and guess what the Chinese word for tea is ?

Yes thats right, its Cha (tsa). Not 'chai'. It's Cha.

Just because them foreign people (Indians) that live in a foreign land to us (south of us in a place called Hindustan) and speak a foreign language (Hindi) have corrupted the correct word, i.e are too stupid to know the proper word, it does not mean we should join them.

Every time I hear Punjabis saying the word 'chai' I feel like punching them for their stupidity.

do you get twitchy when you hear them speaking Hindi in general too veer ji?, if so , have a nice cup of chamomile and chilll.....

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o you get twitchy when you hear them speaking Hindi in general too veer ji?

Crap new language (Punjabi is more than a thousand years older than Hindi) spoken by crap foreign people that are ILLEGALY occupying my land. Lets leave it at that.

if so , have a nice cup of chamomile and chilll.....

Despite my passionate plea on behalf of the 'word' cha, the fact is I don't actually like the 'thing' cha. If I'm forced, I could tolerate a masala cha but generally I'm a coffee bandha. A cup of Costa's Mocha does me just fine.

do you get twitchy

Yes if I have a large Mocha I get a bit twitchy but if I have more than one a day I'm positively shaking.

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Crap new language (Punjabi is more than a thousand years older than Hindi) spoken by crap foreign people that are ILLEGALY occupying my land. Lets leave it at that.

Despite my passionate plea on behalf of the 'word' cha, the fact is I don't actually like the 'thing' cha. If I'm forced, I could tolerate a masala cha but generally I'm a coffee bandha. A cup of Costa's Mocha does me just fine.

Yes if I have a large Mocha I get a bit twitchy but if I have more than one a day I'm positively shaking.

I used to work with a lady who was so sensitive to caffeine half a cup of tea would make her tiddly like she was drunk...giggly. dizzy etc extra cheap date ...

so how did Hindi come along ?

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DO YOU SAY I AM INCORRECT HISTORICALLY ? OR THE FACTS PUT IN MY POST ARE INCORRECT?

No, but you did mention motherland, to Guru Sahib his motherland is Sach Khand. You were right in historical context, but I think you missed that he's everywhere.

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I used to work with a lady who was so sensitive to caffeine half a cup of tea would make her tiddly like she was drunk...giggly. dizzy etc extra cheap date ...

so how did Hindi come along ?

Don't really know.

And, as its such a newish crap little language don't really care.

But, if I had to answer, I would say its certainly nothing to do with Hinduism, as not only is Sanskrit much closer to Punjabi than it is to Hindi buth the hindu Vedics are also far more akin to Punjabi than they are to Hindi.

So, if I had to guess, given how the typical 'Indian' is, I would say about 400 years ago some very weak looking Indian fella was publicly urinating in the street where children walk, just after he'd finished spitting there, and as he was on his way to discriminate against another, and equally, weak looking Indian fella who was also publicly defecating in public, and rightly so because the second fella's face was a shade darker in skin tone than the first fella, the first fella spoke words befitting his manner and behaviour as a public spitter and urinater and the second fella (the person that defecates in public) , surprising enough, replied in similar words. Hence, the birth of Hindi.

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I start drinking northern delight tea, very good herbal tea with no caffine-

http://www.deliceboreal.com/en/

looks like a good ethical brand I use Pukka Herbs blends

www.pukkaherbs.com

their rooibos and honeybush blend makes a great morning energiser without caffeine.

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The organic tea estate we went to as a family in darjeeling did not add anything to the leaves to oxidise and left leaves to naturally breakdown they stopped fermentation by steaming leaves at different stages so I cannot say if this was unique to them but that is my experience

What you have seen is green , orange & peckoe tea only , which is ready for use in raw or after little processing which does not require adding chemicals . What people usually use is CTC TEA . If my words look unbelievable , plz confirm frm any singh from AKJ or DT

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No brother ^ , its about a clash of civilisations. Our present pitiful existence as gulaams of India means we are losing in this clash (battle).

It is tempting, sometimes, for one looking to win a clash to look at more famous and celebrated clashes and armies for inspiration and 'sameship' but, when doing so, one is unlikely to achieve much and, in our case, we have achieved nothing. Instead, if one is intellectually genuine in his or desire for freedom one must find inspiration in less celebrated (and very apt) examples.

Bangladesh. Who among us ever look to Bangladesh and Bangladeshis for inspiration and respect for anything ?

Very few of us, but the fact is that the Bengalis have shown us the way. Pakistan came into existence in 1947. What we today know as Bangladesh was Pakistan. Pakistan is Muslim.....the Bangladeshis are Muslim. In theory then, no problem. But there was a problem and that problem was language / mother tongue. With Pakistan keen to impose a foreign language on all Pakistanis the Pakistanis that lived in what we today call 'Bangladesh' stood up and gave their lives for their mother tongue. From 1947 to 1971 they never stopped fighting...Never stopped rioting....Never stopped dying. And, in 1971, after the famous 'language riots' in Dhaka, achieved freedom. They may be poor. Very poor. But, unlike us they are free. I would rather be poor and free than to live this life as a gulaam.

If you, my brother, can't see how the slave owners are enslaving us with their language, than you're already a very poor man compared to the Bangladeshis.

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what kind of tea do Taksalis drink? Don't they drink tea without some ingredients? I would like to know.

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I'm addicted to coffee. But tea with ginger is awesome.

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I take my tea like I take... no, never mind.

Apparently, the likes of tea (and more obviously coffee) aren't recommended by those leading a spiritual lifestyle. Previously, I only ever heard Sikh mahapurash say it wasn't worth drinking, but recently I've noticed western New-Age types also talk about how tea should be avoided.

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I'm addicted to coffee. But tea with ginger is awesome.

Yup ginger tea is gud.

I take my tea like I take... no, never mind.

Apparently, the likes of tea (and more obviously coffee) aren't recommended by those leading a spiritual lifestyle. Previously, I only ever heard Sikh mahapurash say it wasn't worth drinking, but recently I've noticed western New-Age types also talk about how tea should be avoided.

Hmm yes that's wat I heard too, also noticed many people have black tea without milk.

Do u remember why it should be avoided?

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Yup ginger tea is gud.

Hmm yes that's wat I heard too, also noticed many people have black tea without milk.

Do u remember why it should be avoided?

I can't recall specifics, but apparently the caffeine in tea isn't desirable. It's meant to be almost a drug of sorts. Of course, it won't damage a person like hard drugs, lol, but I think it disturbs an individual's spiritual equilibrium if you're into that sort of thing.

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apparently i heard drinking too much chai makes you dark !?!

never again drinking tea :nono: haha

Is this true? My brother in law drinks a ton of chai and he has been getting a little dark lol Edited by Singh123456777

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Is this true? My brother in law drinks a ton of chai and he has been getting a little dark lol

Put it this way, tea is loved and consumed in considerable quantities by the English. How many of them have darkened their skin tone by drinking it, lol?

Although, they don't put bare masaleh and meveh into their tea like we do, so who knows!

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I drink mostly Yogi Lemon Detox or Tazo Zen

I think everyone already knows green tea is good for you, but a good article on it if anyone wants to learn more:

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/health-benefits-of-green-tea

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The Tazo one looks good.

Thankuji for the article.

I can't recall specifics, but apparently the caffeine in tea isn't desirable. It's meant to be almost a drug of sorts. Of course, it won't damage a person like hard drugs, lol, but I think it disturbs an individual's spiritual equilibrium if you're into that sort of thing.

Talking of caffeine, I tried some Coca Cola yesterday after 3years of not having it . Omg it was awful only managed one gulp. How on earth do people drink that, too sweet yukk.

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I drink strictly chamomile tea.

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I don't drink tea or any coffee, never going to take anything that can be somewhat addicting :p

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