Not A Member Yet? See All The Features Of The Forum By Clicking Here To Register For FREE! Or Members Login Below:

Cyprus Eastern Forum Index Cyprus Eastern Forum Index
Offering Free Help, Advice, Tips & Support for those buying or living in:
Paralimni - Protaras - Pernera - Kapparis - Agia Napa - Larnaca - Oroklini - Pervolia - Kiti - Xylofagou
Vrysoulles - Frenaros - Dherynia - Sotira - Agia Thekla - Liopetri - Ormidia & surrounding areas...

 
Main Homepage Cyprus Eastern Forum Index Register Directory Memberlist Search

  Ads By Forum Sponsors

    
Cyprus Eastern Forum Index » Coffee Shop Chat » Teabags or loose tea?
Post new topic  Reply to topic   View previous topic : View next topic 
Teabags or loose tea? 
Post: #1   PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:10 pm Reply with quote
devil
Joined: 28 Jul 2008
Posts: 5473
Pictures: 1
Location: Mosfiloti

 
I'm vehemently opposed to teabags because:
a) I mistrust the chemicals used to make and treat them, some of which must leach into your drink
b) the tea inside them is out of sight and possibly of unknown quality after treatments
c) the bag itself decomposes slowly, by its very nature, and the polymers used could present an environmental hazard.

Our tea is made from loose tea, that hopefully contains fewer chemicals than the bags. However, in recent years, we no longer see real tea in the supermarkets (AlphaMega, for example, stopped selling both Typhoo and their Tesco brand some years ago). I recently found some Typhoo tea in a local supermarket but it was reconstituted and sold for 4.50 for a 250 g packet!!! We are now constrained to drink M&S reconstituted tea at less than half that price, but I question its real quality. I miss good, old-fashioned tea leaves that make a proper brew.

What do you think?

_________________
Devil
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel


Hide These Ads? Register for Free or Login

 
Post: #2   PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:16 pm Reply with quote
badger
Joined: 04 Mar 2008
Posts: 2432
Pictures: 25
Location: lake district & Tersefanou

 
Ther's a place called Ristretto shop in Larnaca sells leaf tea, black, green , white etc.
It's somewhere near the Livhadiotis Hotel.
Don't know the prices, i might be going in to Larnaca tomorrow so if my puddled old noggin remembers i'll have a look.
Hell, if a man can't have a good brew.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #3   PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:38 pm Reply with quote
linglieglen
Joined: 11 Apr 2009
Posts: 534
Pictures: 0

 
Possibly a move to India, or Sri Lanka might solve your problem, perhaps a bit extreme, but definitely a solution (Of tea)

Linglieglen
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #4   PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:58 am Reply with quote
badger
Joined: 04 Mar 2008
Posts: 2432
Pictures: 25
Location: lake district & Tersefanou

 
Had a look this morning, sounds expensive at 4.25 for a small bag.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #5   PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:04 pm Reply with quote
spanner
Joined: 07 Aug 2008
Posts: 5876
Pictures: 0

 
linglieglen wrote:
Possibly a move to India, or Sri Lanka might solve your problem, perhaps a bit extreme, but definitely a solution (Of tea)

Linglieglen


Why limit the choice?

The top 15 tea exporting countries in 2017:-

    China: US$1.6 billion (20.6% of total tea exports)
    Sri Lanka: $1.5 billion (19.3%)
    Kenya: $1.4 billion (18.2%)
    India: $591.2 million (7.5%)
    United Arab Emirates: $286.8 million (3.7%)
    Germany: $245.2 million (3.1%)
    Poland: $189 million (2.4%)
    United Kingdom: $137.7 million (1.8%)
    United States: $136.1 million (1.7%)
    Japan: $129.9 million (1.7%)
    Vietnam: $123.7 million (1.6%)
    Indonesia: $114.2 million (1.5%)
    Netherlands: $100.5 million (1.3%)
    Argentina: $95.6 million (1.2%)
    Russia: $92.3 million (1.2%)

_________________
"In the works"
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #6   PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:00 pm Reply with quote
badger
Joined: 04 Mar 2008
Posts: 2432
Pictures: 25
Location: lake district & Tersefanou

 
They have Earl Grey and Ceylon tea in tin caddies at Alpha Mega.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #7   PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:25 pm Reply with quote
bromerzz
Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 3963
Pictures: 0
Location: Deryneia

 
Yorkshire - picked on the east facing slopes of the Don Valley.
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
 
Post: #8   PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:52 pm Reply with quote
linglieglen
Joined: 11 Apr 2009
Posts: 534
Pictures: 0

 
Yorkshire, one of the premier tea bags. Not tea easy to locate in Cyprus.

Lingliegen
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel


Hide These Ads? Register for Free or Login

Teabags or loose tea? 
  Cyprus Eastern Forum Index » Coffee Shop Chat
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
  


All times are GMT  
Page 1 of 1  



  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic   
Search Tags: #Teabags #loose



 Facebook Page    Facebook Group    Our Channel    Cyprus eBay Search    Shopping To Cyprus    Contact Admin   SmartFeed RSS Feed



BUYING PROPERTY IN CYPRUS? PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE FIRST.
Cyprus forum covering Kapparis, Protaras, Pernera, Agia Napa, Agia Thekla, Paralimni, Larnaca, Oroklini, Pervolia & surrounding areas
Please note that the views expressed on this forum are those of the author and may not reflect the views of the management.
* Problems Logging In? Click To Contact Us | Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group Design Style: VTrushkin | View Lo-Fi Version