Tea time

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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Cost of McD coffee to expensive

    But same all currently selling coffee

    $12 a large which is ⅔ the amount of my home cup

    For $18 can buy quality granular coffee in glass jar a few hundred serving

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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Age about 9 school camping highlands Scotland

    Fill mattress cover with straw from the barn

    Climb as far as you can up the hill and build a shelter

    Walk across the railway track bridge crossing the valley
    That was our groups idea as a short cut back to camp. It wasn't

    All on bowl of Cornflakes

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  5. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Which country are you in that charges so much???? 12 dollars? Is that HKD? USD? AUD? CAD? 'Cos it sounds quite a bit.
    UK it's about GBP1.00 for a black coffee.
    The bolded part is an oxymoron. Like US Intelligence. Or small crowd.
    "Granular" precludes it from being remotely "quality".

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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Country - Australia so ($) Australia
    Today exchange rate ($) 1 Australia equals

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    Will try to get photos next shopping day

    quality granular coffee in glass jar as opposed to coffee powder in cardboard drum

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    EDIT - How about that? putting dollar sign in brackets ($) stops parts of post following unbracketed dollar sign from being scramble just like SciForum said

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  8. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    So you're paying over £6 for a coffee at McDonald's???
    Okay, the UK sizes are probably somewhat smaller for £1, but still, that's effing expensive!!

    As for the granules, most granules sold in supermarkets here are in glass jars. Even the supermarket cheap own-label stuff. It's really only the economy / catering packs that are sold in the cardboard drums.

    You can even get tea in granules!!

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  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    McD coffee is a bit cheaper

    The little bit up market Soul Food is the £6 range

    cardboard drums have Nescafe and Bushels Coffee

    Coffee I buy

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    The Nescafe version

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    So

    On special ($)18 or ($)4:50 / 100 gram
    against
    On special ($)3:20 / 100 gram

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  10. LaurieAG Registered Senior Member

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    It's actually 5 Australian dollars for a large flat white at McDonalds.

    I learnt how to make billy tea when I started working in a Telecom conduit gang in the 1980's.

    First off you add clean water to the billy, put it on the fire/gas bottle, bring it to the boil and then remove it from the fire/turn off the gas. Add 2 to 3 heaped table spoons of leaf tea to the water and allow it to stand for 3 minutes. Pick up the billy by the handle and gently rotate it 3 times (just twist your wrist). Finally lift the billy up 1 inch/25mm from the table top and then just drop it down, to settle the tea leaves at the bottom, and you will have your tea ready for pouring.
     
  11. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    One way bypassed buying coffee at the shopping centre was to buy a Adult Zippy Cup for ($)2

    Has insulation and a sealable drinking spout. So take your home brewed coffee, take a biscuit from the packet and few moments relaxing before returning home

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  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    This is Soul Food where as you can see coffee at ($)7 but I didn't get size of cup

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  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    At Tim Hortons I can get a large double-double for $2 Canadian (no extra charge for cream and sugar).
     
  14. LaurieAG Registered Senior Member

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    The best way here is to get a government issued Seniors Card and get it for free (in some places like Hungry Jacks/Burger King).

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  15. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    True

    I did it my way (Go Frankie) today

    Glanced at the prices in a Tea and other jucies shop - $10 for a large tea

    Cheapest drink - $1 for a Frothy Milk

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  16. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    Haven't had tea in quite a few years...

    Even after all that time I am not even laughing a bit about the disrespect...

    OK, I might have chuckled a bit about them calling it tea.
     
  17. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    The amount of sugar poured in it could be called Sugar soup

    How does that song go? Diabetes Here I Come

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  18. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    I dunno
    can you hum a few bars?

    Meanwhile
    ditch the sugar and switch to honey
    or
    on a hot day
    find a nice shady spot with a bit of a breeze
    leave the coffee black and add a shot of ouzo or whiskey
    then
    relax

    ............................
    50 cents worth of coffee beans
    3 cups of hot water
    grind beans
    place in jar
    add @180 degree F water
    let settle
    add in a dry egg shell
    let settle
    sip
     
  19. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Diabetes Here I Come
    Test blood drop from my thumb
    Sugers up, what a bum
    Need insulin, please find me some
    Inject in tummy not my bum

    To the tune of California here I come


    Never - need my susu

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  20. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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  21. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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  22. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    \0/ International Tea Day\0/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Tea_Day

    Why not an international 'Travel Kettle Day' ?
     
  23. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    No doubt he will be having a cup of tea and a slice of birthday cake.
     

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