Tea, glorious tea!

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    Aug 30, 2014 2:25 AM GMT
    This evening I burst into our bedroom, teacup in hand, singing:

    Tea, glorious tea!
    Cucumbers and crumpets!
    While I'm in the mood,
    Gay porno and strumpets!


    (After the actual song "Food, glorious food!" from the British musical "Oliver!")

    My poor husband almost had another stroke. But he should know how nutty I can get when I'm happy. And he was with me today, when I replenished my favorite English tea, Yorkshire Gold, from a local Brit speciality shop run by a gay friend from Manchester, GB (or Mawhn-chestah, in his own inimitable accent).

    I'd been out of it for over a week, until a new shipment arrived. So I had just finished brewing a pot, and this was my first cup. Tea is all I drink now, haven't had coffee since the first of this year. Amazing how civilized old age is making me. Or unhinged. icon_wink.gif

    Plus wonderful timing. Because this Sunday we were already scheduled for tea with 8 other family & friends at a British tearoom right here in Wilton Manors, called Oscars. If ever in this area we do recommend it, very nice and trés gay.

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    http://pondhoppers.net [You can hear the owner's accent in the video]
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    Aug 30, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    silver_phoenix saidFUCK OFF U OLD COW - this site is for JOCKS!

    Excuse me, you're right - it must be for jerk-offs like you. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 30, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    Yorkshire tea is the best!
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    Aug 30, 2014 2:57 AM GMT
    Actually, the thread's jock-apropos - caffeinated tea makes for a great fat burning preworkout drink.
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    Aug 30, 2014 2:59 AM GMT
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    Aug 30, 2014 3:02 AM GMT
    dannyboyUK saidYorkshire tea is the best!

    I love it! And yet not the most exclusive or expensive, but still, the Gold is difficult to find in the States, a stout blend that's my favorite. I thank our Brit friend for introducing me to it.

    BTW, I always brew it in a teapot, never in the cup. I bring the water to just boiling point in the microwave, using a glass measuring cup I have especially for that purpose, and then pour it into the teapot. Two teabags are inside, in a built-in infuser, even though not required with bags. I make 2 US measuring cups (475 mL) at a time, and then drink that throughout the day, does 3-4 teacups.
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    Aug 30, 2014 3:04 AM GMT
    silver_phoenix said
    Art_Deco said
    silver_phoenix saidFUCK OFF U OLD COW - this site is for JOCKS!

    Excuse me, you're right - it must be for jerk-offs like you. icon_razz.gif

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    I don't see how finally posting your image proves anything. Other than you are a jerk-off, as I said.
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    Aug 30, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
    bon_pan said

    Ah, thank you! That's the song! My husband & I love that musical. Yet we don't have it on Blu-ray. I told him just tonight (after my silly singing) I would get it for us. Nobody does Dickens better than the Brits, not surprisingly.
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    Aug 30, 2014 3:10 AM GMT
    I played Bill Sykes in HS...grrrrrr....Strong men tremble when they hear it....icon_mad.gif
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    Aug 30, 2014 3:12 AM GMT
    bon_pan saidI played Bill Sykes in HS...grrrrrr.....Strong men tremble when they hear it....icon_mad.gif

    REALLY??? That's a great role! A villain, but villains offer great acting opportunities, even if not singing ones.
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    Aug 30, 2014 4:34 AM GMT
    My mother was a great tea drinker.
    Must be where I get it.

    For years, I've ordered tea from The English Tea Store.
    I'll have to see if they have that Yorkshire Gold. Indeed, they do. I just ordered some.

    I have this cup and saucer, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee.


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    Aug 30, 2014 4:51 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidMy mother was a great tea drinker.
    Must be where I get it.

    For years, I've ordered tea from The English Tea Store.
    I'll have to see if they have that Yorkshire Gold. Indeed, they do. I just ordered some.

    I have this cup and saucer, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee.

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    Lovely. From the tearoom where we'll be on Sunday:

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    Do I need to mention that this place is owned by a gay couple from the UK?
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    Aug 30, 2014 3:58 PM GMT
    At the risk of sounding like an "old cow," even if I don't take milk in my tea, any serious tea drinker should give Five Roses, a South African brand, a try. Like Red Rose on steroids!
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    Aug 30, 2014 4:05 PM GMT
    The morning after: I overslept way late, because I didn't get to sleep until nearly dawn. The tea was great, but caffeine at bedtime is terrible for me, and I haven't had any in over a week. icon_sad.gif

    "It's about time you woke up," my husband said to me, as I finally started to stir in bed a little while ago.

    ::: mumble :::

    "Well get up, I've got a surprise for you."

    "You packed your bags."

    "No," he replies without a pause, "I packed yours, they're out in the hallway." [We live in a condo]

    "Well, as long as it's ONE of us."

    I stumble out into the kitchen for more tea, wearing only a T-shirt I usually sleep in, and see a warm blueberry pie cooling, which is my favorite. In the oven is a quiche still cooking.

    "Which of us gets to keep the pie?" I call back into the office.

    "That's all yours," comes his reply. "Consider it your going away gift."

    "Good, but do I still get visitation rights on the quiche?"

    "No, I'm making that for Ron." [A friend of ours]

    "Are his bags here already?"

    "Depends on how much he likes my quiche."

    "In that case I'll bring my bags back inside from the hall."

    "Bare ass like that? Put your shorts on first, and then take your golf clubs out there with them. I need the office space."

    Ah, the secret life of 2 old gay men. It's no wonder we took such a liking to the British TV sitcom "Vicious". We could immediately identity ourselves in it. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 30, 2014 4:20 PM GMT
    Mmmmmm....warm blueberry pie.....you're horribly spoiled AD!
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    Aug 30, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidMmmmmm....warm blueberry pie.....you're horribly spoiled AD!

    You just now noticed? icon_wink.gif

    Truth is, seriously, we spoil each other. Another advantage of being "old cows" is that you've learned how to think of your partner first, while he's thinking of you, putting each other's needs ahead of your own.

    Works much better than spoiling yourself, because then every treat is a happy surprise, as well. Like this morning's blueberry pie. And his surprises from me? Every kitchen appliance and gimmick he desires & needs, because cooking is his passion. And eating his wonderful creations is one of mine. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 30, 2014 4:41 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidAt the risk of sounding like an "old cow," even if I don't take milk in my tea, any serious tea drinker should give Five Roses, a South African brand, a try. Like Red Rose on steroids!

    Thanks, I'll check about that brand tomorrow at the tearoom. I know they have many tea selections on the menu, including the Yorkshire Gold I currently like most. I don't believe there's an online copy of their menu I could check right now.

    A very quaint place, and if John Cleese walked in as his Fawlty Towers character I wouldn't be surprised. Except I could do without the manic behavior. We're reserving one of the large round tables for our group.
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    Aug 30, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    Used to work for Williams Sonoma--the corporation, not any retail location. Chuck Williams, the founder--is he still alive?--had a total of three pans in his kitchen--so ironic. The last time I saw him he was about 90...and still had a great ass! lol

    Miss the 40% employee discount. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 30, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
    43rueperronet said
    Art_Deco said
    bon_pan saidMmmmmm....warm blueberry pie.....you're horribly spoiled AD!

    You just now noticed? icon_wink.gif

    Truth is, seriously, we spoil each other. Another advantage of being "old cows" is that you've learned how to think of your partner first, while he's thinking of you, putting each other's needs ahead of your own.

    Works much better than spoiling yourself, because then every treat is a happy surprise, as well. Like this morning's blueberry pie. And his surprises from me? Every kitchen appliance and gimmick he desires & needs, because cooking is his passion. And eating his wonderful creations is one of mine. icon_biggrin.gif

    And then there are those of us who watch what we eat--this is a health and fitness site---Why don't you get healthy?

    And what's unhealthy about blueberries? I thought they were very healthy. And how do you know WHAT my husband cooks for us, to be assuming I'm not eating healthy? Or not behaving in other healthy ways?

    I just joined a new gym that I wrote about here, with a program specifically targeting our senior age group. And got my husband to join, too, so that we go together. I bicycle, golf, stay as active as my health issues will allow.

    We see our doctors regularly, and together. I heard the doctor tell my husband that his most recent lab work was wonderful, not a single problem area, incredible for a man his age. Told us he's gonna live to be 120.

    I immediately asked the doctor if I could have a second opinion. Honest to gawd I did, and of course my husband smacked me, while the doctor laughed.

    We're not only physically healthy, but I think in great emotional & mental health, too. Which can be just as important.
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    Aug 30, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
    It's not tea unless it's ice cold with half a cup of sugar in it.
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    Aug 30, 2014 9:41 PM GMT
    43rueperronet said
    What's the point of going to the gym if you can't quit your drinking and bad eating habits?

    Look, unless you're my doctor and know more about me than some stranger from an online site should be knowing, then you need to just keep your trap shut. If my doctor thinks I live healthy than who are you to be slandering me otherwise?

    Whose sock are you? There's only a few RJ members who have a habit of stalking my posts, trying to disrupt and derail them, no matter what the subject. So I have a pretty good idea who you really are.
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    Aug 31, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThe morning after: I overslept way late, because I didn't get to sleep until nearly dawn. The tea was great, but caffeine at bedtime is terrible for me, and I haven't had any in over a week. icon_sad.gif

    "It's about time you woke up," my husband said to me, as I finally started to stir in bed a little while ago.

    ::: mumble :::

    "Well get up, I've got a surprise for you."

    "You packed your bags."

    "No," he replies without a pause, "I packed yours, they're out in the hallway." [We live in a condo]

    "Well, as long as it's ONE of us."

    I stumble out into the kitchen for more tea, wearing only a T-shirt I usually sleep in, and see a warm blueberry pie cooling, which is my favorite. In the oven is a quiche still cooking.

    "Which of us gets to keep the pie?" I call back into the office.

    "That's all yours," comes his reply. "Consider it your going away gift."

    "Good, but do I still get visitation rights on the quiche?"

    "No, I'm making that for Ron." [A friend of ours]

    "Are his bags here already?"

    "Depends on how much he likes my quiche."

    "In that case I'll bring my bags back inside from the hall."

    "Bare ass like that? Put your shorts on first, and then take your golf clubs out there with them. I need the office space."


    Ah, the secret life of 2 old gay men. It's no wonder we took such a liking to the British TV sitcom "Vicious". We could immediately identity ourselves in it. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I've been telling this story all day today to our friends, who have been in stitches. With my husband right there to confirm it, and add to it.

    So now it's Sunday at midnight, my "Master's" voice is calling me to bed. But we don't have to be at the tearoom until 3 PM, so I can sleep as late as I want.

    Which makes him all jealous and upset, because he never wants me to sleep later than him, like I'm cheating him out of something. Get over it, gurl! I never wake YOU up when I'm the one awake before dawn.

    It's such a joy to have a husband, seriously, but also such a burden at times. Make sure you understand all this before you consider acquiring one of your own.

    Oh, and BTW, I'll tell yah how "high tea" goes later this afternoon. With his sister and her ultra-rich girlfriends it promises to be quite an experience.

    After they had read a glowing review of the place in the newspaper this week, and knowing we live right here, they naturally expected us to be their hosts. What other purpose do gay men serve to wealthy widowed women? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 31, 2014 6:10 AM GMT
    I go through stages where I like coffee and then tea. I keep quite a variety for those moments to indulge in.

    Twinings teas: Vanilla, Earl Grey, Lady Grey, English Breakfast
    Apple Tea and White Diamond Tea (Turkish Apple)
    Tissane infused with Lemon.
    Five Roses and Rooibos is standard tea drinking in most South African households.
    Green Tea, Lapsang Souchong and Flower Jasmine Tea.

    High tea is a nice custom and should be enjoyed by everyone - Jock or no jock.
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    Aug 31, 2014 6:17 AM GMT
    Oh, I thought this thread was about something else. Carry on. icon_lol.gif


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