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Canoez
08-02-2016, 09:32 AM
http://i63.tinypic.com/2cgmohy.jpg

TomF
08-02-2016, 09:39 AM
I think that sporran has inadequate protection against a hostile 3rd party. While the cup is secured with a strap through the trigger guard, the saucer is completely accessible.

When my son was a side drummer in a pipe and drum band, the sporrans they used had a secured full-flap cover, which prevented any unauthorized access. Sure, it meant an extra second or two in an emergency, but with tea as with anything else, situational awareness is everything.

CWSmith
08-02-2016, 05:51 PM
Terrific! Thank you. Good to hear from a civilized country.

switters
08-02-2016, 05:59 PM
Is there a concealed tea bag in there?

Canoez
08-03-2016, 07:15 AM
Is there a concealed tea bag in there?

Might be a whole box!

TomF
08-03-2016, 07:55 AM
Loose tea, I'd hope. None of those floor sweepings concealed in bits of paper for serious tea addicts.

Canoez
08-03-2016, 07:57 AM
Loose tea, I'd hope. None of those floor sweepings concealed in bits of paper for serious tea addicts.

Where's the tea ball, then, hmmm? :rolleyes:;)

TomF
08-03-2016, 08:06 AM
Herself, who began her own tea addiction during a brief childhood stint in Aus, just puts loose tea in the bottom of an oversized mug. It mostly stays there provided she drinks without too much urgent sloshing. We've taken to re-purposing a French Press, dedicating one now just for Her tea ... because a tea ball just doesn't contain enough of the drug for her. It's been alarming to see the addiction progress these 27 years ...

My own addictions are much less intrusive. Coffee, the Forum, the occasional longing for Heroin ...

Canoez
08-03-2016, 08:34 AM
Herself, who began her own tea addiction during a brief childhood stint in Aus, just puts loose tea in the bottom of an oversized mug. It mostly stays there provided she drinks without too much urgent sloshing. We've taken to re-purposing a French Press, dedicating one now just for Her tea ... because a tea ball just doesn't contain enough of the drug for her. It's been alarming to see the addiction progress these 27 years ...

My own addictions are much less intrusive. Coffee, the Forum, the occasional longing for Heroin ...

SWMBO is from the UK and has been here in the US for more than half of her life. She is an avid, but not rabid tea drinker and satisfies her cravings with Tetley's British Blend in (*GASP!*) teabags.

TomF
08-03-2016, 10:33 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if I sauntered into the kitchen in the wee small hours to find Herself using loose tea like chewing tobacco. :D A sad, terminal case.

Canoez
08-03-2016, 11:03 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if I sauntered into the kitchen in the wee small hours to find Herself using loose tea like chewing tobacco. :D A sad, terminal case.

It's when she starts 'mainlining' these that you have an issue:

http://g02.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1GVlpJXXXXXaGXXXXq6xXFXXXv/Factory-direct-wholesale-2014-Yunnan-Pu-er-tea-font-b-leaves-b-font-by-hand-small.jpg

CWSmith
08-03-2016, 11:04 AM
It's when she starts 'mainlining' these that you have an issue:


I've never seen them before. Are they commonly available?

Canoez
08-03-2016, 11:05 AM
I've never seen them before. Are they commonly available?

If you go to your local Asian foods store, you will likely find them.

CWSmith
08-03-2016, 11:08 AM
If you go to your local Asian foods store, you will likely find them.

Thank you. I will. My wife likes green tea, so that may be a pleasant surprise for her.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
08-03-2016, 11:09 AM
Herself, who began her own tea addiction during a brief childhood stint in Aus, just puts loose tea in the bottom of an oversized mug. It mostly stays there provided she drinks without too much urgent sloshing. We've taken to re-purposing a French Press, dedicating one now just for Her tea ... because a tea ball just doesn't contain enough of the drug for her. It's been alarming to see the addiction progress these 27 years ...

My own addictions are much less intrusive. Coffee, the Forum, the occasional longing for Heroin ...

My American grandmother always maintained that tea was a dangerous substance, capable of altering behaviour and causing addiction. She never touched the stuff, and genuinely regarded it as wicked.

Good strong coffee, on the other hand, was wholesome, American, and could be drunk all day...

birlinn
08-03-2016, 11:10 AM
UK member of the Tea Party?

Jim Bow
08-03-2016, 11:19 AM
http://i63.tinypic.com/2cgmohy.jpg
Look at that hand. Is this Trump?

Canoez
08-03-2016, 11:24 AM
Look at that hand. Is this Trump?

It may be small, but I don't see him sporting nail polish.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
08-03-2016, 11:24 AM
https://americangallery.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/peace.jpg?w=433&h=615

Painted by her father, when she was a girl. She was not a lady to disagree with, as you may see...

Canoez
08-03-2016, 11:30 AM
https://americangallery.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/peace.jpg?w=433&h=615

Painted by her father, when she was a girl. She was not a lady to disagree with, as you may see...

Timeframe for the image? Early 20th century? Late 19th?

Andrew Craig-Bennett
08-03-2016, 11:43 AM
Timeframe for the image? Early 20th century? Late 19th?

Late 19th. Dad came along in 1903.

Stiletto
08-03-2016, 07:33 PM
I liked working for Poms, you could always be sure of a decent cup of tea!

PeterSibley
08-03-2016, 10:49 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if I sauntered into the kitchen in the wee small hours to find Herself using loose tea like chewing tobacco. :D A sad, terminal case.

I recommend one of these to capture and hold the loose leaves in her cup.
I use one frequently


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