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Old 03-04-2014, 06:29 PM   #11
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I wonder if they just want you to use more tea if it's not strong enough. My other thought would be that some residue would escape from the bag and would cloud your tea. Our UK folks are probably the best authorities.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #12
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At least they said please.

My vote is to squeeze away.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:09 PM   #13
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I wonder if they just want you to use more tea if it's not strong enough. My other thought would be that some residue would escape from the bag and would cloud your tea. Our UK folks are probably the best authorities.
I like my tea strong but I thought 2 minutes brewing for a teabag in an approx. 7 ounce mug is a bit long. Perhaps they are thinking about squeezing extracting too much tannin out of the tea and making it bitter. Dunno, really. I 've just had a look and good ol' Tetley tea bags and Yorkshire Tea don't have that instruction on the box.

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To be honest I think tea made from loose leaves tastes better than bags and works out cheaper too (which is a consideration when you drink as much of the stuff as I do!) but there's a lot of faffing about with teapots and tea strainers. I have a little gadget which works like an electric coffee filter machine and makes just one cup of tea at a time using leaf tea straight into the cup. Worth it's weight in gold.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:24 PM   #14
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I like my tea strong but I thought 2 minutes brewing for a teabag in an approx. 7 ounce mug is a bit long. Perhaps they are thinking about squeezing extracting too much tannin out of the tea and making it bitter. Dunno, really. I 've just had a look and good ol' Tetley tea bags and Yorkshire Tea don't have that instruction on the box.

\there has been talk recently about the paper used to make the bags not being good for you
Tea Bags Made of Paper: Are They Harmful to Your Health? - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com

To be honest I think tea made from loose leaves tastes better than bags and works out cheaper too (which is a consideration when you drink as much of the stuff as I do!) but there's a lot of faffing about with teapots and tea strainers. I have a little gadget which works like an electric coffee filter machine and makes just one cup of tea at a time using leaf tea straight into the cup. Worth it's weight in gold.
I can't really taste a difference, when it's the same brand. I have some loose tea, but here it usually works out more expensive. I guess it's more "gourmet".
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:41 PM   #15
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The reason you are not supposed to squeeze the bag is because it can make the tea taste bitter. If you do not find that to be the case then feel free to squeeze. It will not do anything bad.
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... To be honest I think tea made from loose leaves tastes better than bags and works out cheaper too ...[/SIZE][/FONT]
my feeling too. I like to make tea essence and then make cup of tea using it. Don't do it often enough.
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It my bag and I can squeeze it if I want to.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:47 PM   #18
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Just don't squeeze the Charmin.
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Scoop the bag out in a spoon, wrap the string around the bag in the spoon and pull to squeeze out the liquid.
What Andy said.
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I make my tea in a teapot so no squeezing required .
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