"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-04-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,404
Question To squeeze or not to squeeze?

That is the question. I guess I never paid attention before, but on the box of tea I just bought it says not squeeze the bag. I wonder why? Do you have any idea?

__________________

__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 05:14 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 4,170
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
That is the question. I guess I never paid attention before, but on the box of tea I just bought it says not squeeze the bag. I wonder why? Do you have any idea?
Does it refer to the tea bag or the packaging that it's in? Are they proper tea or fruit/herbal "teas"?

I squeeze my teabags all the time. If you don't they make a mess when you fish them out of the mug. I even have a little gadget to do it with.

Never come across this instruction.

Excuse me while I go and put the kettle on.

EDIT: I wonder if they think we're all idiots and will try to squeeze the boiling hot teabag then sue them when we scald ourselves?
__________________

__________________
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 05:14 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
CraigC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,795
Is it Mr. Whipple brand?
__________________
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus & C. Batesii.
CraigC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 05:46 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,404
it is Bigelow brand, Earl Grey tea. I too, always squeeze the bag, otherwise it drips all over the place.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 05:54 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,130
I'm a bag squeezer. Wait, that didn't sound right....
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 06:07 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
Zagut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Friendship,MD.
Posts: 1,230
By all means don't squeeze it.

You might not get all the flavor out of it.




I have no idea why they might place that on the label unless they think you might squeeze too hard and burst it open.
__________________
Zagut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,394
Scoop the bag out in a spoon, wrap the string around the bag in the spoon and pull to squeeze out the liquid.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #8
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Scoop the bag out in a spoon, wrap the string around the bag in the spoon and pull to squeeze out the liquid.
Exactly what I have been doing.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 06:25 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,893
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
I'm a bag squeezer. Wait, that didn't sound right....
A friend of mine ordered tea at a lunch counter. He complained that it wasn't strong enough. He was rather taken aback when the waitress said, "Squeeze your bag."
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 06:26 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,404
Hope you can see in this picture.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00120.JPG
Views:	99
Size:	156.9 KB
ID:	20874  
__________________

__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.