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The able2know Tea Room:: Now Open::

 
 
vonny
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2014 04:22 pm
@farmerman,
I didn't catch on at first! Laughing Even googled cinder blocks and found out that they are what we call breeze blocks in England - duh! Very Happy
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2014 08:20 pm
@vonny,
it was a feeble attempt at humor. In the SOuthern US, where the Kudzu plant has covered over most of civilization, they recommend using a mulch of paving and asphalt in order to try to control it
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2014 08:26 pm
@vonny,
Also, perhaps my spelling is a bit off. Geologically, the cement block should be called a "sinter" block since its "gravel component is NOT composed of Volcanic ejecta or "cinder"
Which is correct?
Perhaps I can simply ask anyone who gives a ****.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2014 09:23 pm
@farmerman,
In california, where we were correct, they were called concrete blocks. Cement was a component.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2014 09:25 pm
@ossobuco,
Re tea, I don't think I've ever ever sipped tea at a work site. Mostly we had taco trucks.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jan, 2014 03:10 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I grew some apple mint this year, and have a jar of dried leaves. Will report..

Dried leaves tend to lose their freshness factor, imo.

If you like mint tea with a drop of honey (as a lot of people do), I would recommend storing the leaves in honey.
Empty jar.....gradually fill with freshly picked leaves right up to the top ..... pour runny honey over it until jar is completely filled.
Screw on top, tilt jar upside down and back again for a while, to sort out air pockets, then bung away until a dreary winter's day when you are in need of a quick 'summer's day fix'.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jan, 2014 03:13 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

it was a feeble attempt at humor. In the SOuthern US, where the Kudzu plant has covered over most of civilization, they recommend using a mulch of paving and asphalt in order to try to control it


Is the kudzu plant the same as Japanese Knotweed.

Brought in as an exotic by the Victorians, it now causes major structural damage and is virtually indestructible.

The young shoots cook and taste like rhubarb though.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jan, 2014 03:19 am
Here's a good read with a cuppa......

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

"If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it." -The Washington Post

"In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances surrounding a turning point in economic history. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the British East India Company faced the loss of its monopoly on the fantastically lucrative tea trade with China, forcing it to make the drastic decision of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to steal the crop from deep within China and bring it back to British plantations in India. Fortune's danger-filled odyssey, magnificently recounted here, reads like adventure fiction, revealing a long-forgotten chapter of the past and the wondrous origins of a seemingly ordinary beverage......."



http://www.amazon.com/For-All-Tea-China-Favorite/dp/0143118749
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jan, 2014 10:01 am
@Lordyaswas,
Kudzu and Japanese Knotweed are different plants. Both pretty hard to get rid of.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CD0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ces.ncsu.edu%2Fnreos%2Fforest%2Ffeop%2FAgenda2008%2Finvasives%2FKudzu%2520and%2520Jap%2520knotweed.pdf&ei=QRjQUsXYMMSrhAepsIG4Dg&usg=AFQjCNGEbFFnhfizF6awwxcZYDyEXaeUWg&bvm=bv.59026428,d.ZG4&cad=rja
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jan, 2014 10:05 am
http://www.mchumor.com/00images/9076_drug_cartoon.gif
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jan, 2014 10:06 am
http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000eEiMdlbxKUw/s/900/720/Food-Drink-Cartoons-Punch-1935-10-30-486.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jan, 2014 10:15 am
@Lordyaswas,
Too late now, but I'll remember that for the next mint planting.
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2014 07:53 am
Tea time - ahhh, just fancy a nice steaming cuppa!

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Kramer42/dead_kitten_tea.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 10:58 am
@vonny,
Dive in! The water's fine! Very Happy
http://static.tapastic.com/cartoons/39/3e/08/08/6326190fd890416c8
85bd2c45916b277.jpg
http://tapastic.com/episode/29921
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 02:45 pm
@tsarstepan,
Do you have someone there who can read the tea leaves?

http://www.questroyalfineart.com/wp-content/uploads/Roseland-Tea-Leaves1-1024x678.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 11 Feb, 2014 02:15 pm
@vonny,
The position is open. If you have references from 4 past lives you're hired!
vonny
 
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Reply Tue 11 Feb, 2014 02:29 pm
@tsarstepan,
I worked in a friend's coffee bar when I was 17 (for one weekend!)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2014 08:16 pm
@vonny,
By past lives I meant reincarnated lives. Were you a wandering gypsy fortune teller a hundred year's ago. Can you get a reference from back then? Those type of references please. I'm picky about who I hire in my tea spot. Wink
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 13 Feb, 2014 03:44 am
@tsarstepan,
Perhaps I was a tea leaf? What could be better than that for a tea room!

http://www.tea.co.uk/images/tea_leaves_in_cup.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 13 Feb, 2014 04:01 am
Reincarnated as a teabag?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CuaCfVPvT1M/UtkSrlaHgYI/AAAAAAAAXsc/zSIMXJMuTBI/s1600/teabag.jpg
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