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    Übermensch John Corteen's Avatar
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    I like an outdoors cafe as much as the next man but why is the tea ALWAYS anaemic and milky?

    Taylor?s of Harrogate, the makers of Yorkshire Tea, recommend that the tea is brewed for 5 minutes in the pot. The café mentality if when someone asks for strong tea they put less milk in it.

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    I LIKE it milky. Yum. In fact I often ask for more milk in caffs!

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    No, not always John. Grindleford Cafe near Hathersage does a nice strong cup if you want one. In fact if you ask for a strong cup I reckon you'll get one in most places, surely?

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    John, wasn't it Pete's Eats where we were offered three mugs of hot water and milk, when we'd clearly asked for tea?

    Damn, that stuff looked weak.

    Si

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    Unfortunately most places use the philosophy of strong tea=less milk with the same amount of brewing time.

    The Pete's Eats incident that Simon described was great; we were delivered three teas which looked like hot water and milk and refused to take them. A bearded gnarly climber behind us said I'll have them and looked at us as if we were far too fussy. While our next batch of tea was being brewed the bloke bought them back and asked for stronger ones.

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    Can't stand strong tea myself. Or filter coffee. I'll have weak and instant any time :-)

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    Filter coffee...hmmmmmmmmmmm

    The stronger the better.

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    But it has a bitter aftertaste, leaves a scum on the roof of my mouth and causes mouth ulcers !!!!

    Maybe I'm allergic to it :-(

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    Tea, quiche and beans at Shepherds caff (High Lodore Farm)Borrowdale is always perfect. Free wind with every portion

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    The National Trust cafe at Carding Mill Valley is ok if you are ever in that area - yummy cakes and scones.

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    Strong on the hill, weak in the pot... why would you want something that visciously removes the lining of your mouth after you have just spent 10 hours removing the skin from your hands and shins whilst scrambling and had your face freeze-dryed by the North Walian wind?

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    If you order a pot of tea then you should get a tea pot with tea and tea bag still in, a pot of hot water, and a jug of milk, then you can have it how you want.

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    Milk in tea? Yeuch!

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    Wilfs - after the KIMM 2003, absolute bliss!

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    How did you do Chris?

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    Oops sorry Simon, forgot to check this thread! Did the 'B' class and came second in the mixed old gits competition despite my partners shoe falling to bits after 3 hours of day one. Its possibly one of the longest 'B' courses I've run. When I say run, that includes shuffling, crawling and falling over when not expecting to.
    But Wilfs was brilliant!

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    Nice one.


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