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Tea n Biscuits

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Shakil

4:31 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)



Considering the last about Fish n Chips got good results, I thought lets try another one.

Anyway the point I am making is you can NOT beat a good cup of Tea with biscuits.

Far too many tech companies have dropped this tradition and pump their staff with High-Energy drinks etc etc.

Tea & Biscuits, Good for you.

(now which biscuits are the best)

anyone?

Shak

korkus2000

4:39 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Do you guys have tea time at work? Do you get a lunch break?

Shakil

4:40 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)



yes tea in the morning at about 10. lunch at around 1-2, and then Tea n Biscuits at around 4.

Shak

korkus2000

4:41 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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So do you just have tea at your desk or like in a break room? Sorry I just find this quite interesting.

Nick_W

4:43 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Rich Tea Biscuits - Everyday use
Garibaldi's - Mid afternoon treat
Chocoloate Hobknobs - Elevenses
Slice of carrot cake - When you're feeling particularly naughty!

PG Tips for preference

Nick

kevinpate

4:43 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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psssst ... Bilbo, I don't think he knows about second breakfast!

Kevin outta Norman, America
where biscuits are sourdough and best served with
a dab of butter and very peppered cream gravy ..
yumm yummm!

[edited by: kevinpate at 4:45 pm (utc) on Dec. 18, 2002]

incywincy

4:45 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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yorkshire tea is the best and that's coming from a southerner

fresh baked american style chocolate cookies from the supermarket - yummy!

Shakil

4:45 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)



Nick

Shortbread goes down nicely :)

Shak

jackofalltrades

4:46 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)



lol..

ive been in and out a few jobs - some have designated breaks and some didnt.

the best was working for a charity that rented out conference rooms to subsidise their income - whenever there was a booking we could help ourselves to the leftover cakes in the afternoons.

Ive also been at a few places where friday is "cake day" and staff take turns buying a load of cakes for everyone. :)

JOAT

Nick_W

4:50 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, cake day is often a traditional birthday thing in the uk. The birthday boy/girl brings in cakes for everyone...

Nick

creative craig

4:50 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have been stuffing myself for the past two days with tea and biscuits. A strange man with a trolley keeps coming round every 30 minutes or so.. I can see him in the distance making his way towards me again!

As regards to the best biscuit I have been eating half coated chocolate hob nobs, is it an English biscuit? :)

Because of this unexpected kindness from work (probaly another round of sackings coming up) I pushed myself harder at the gym last night and will tomorrow night as well!

Craig

incywincy

4:53 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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company culture is diverse. some provide cakes on a friday, some encourage employees to buy cakes on their birthday, the best was when i worked in munich, the company bought sparkling wine and cakes whenever a major software release was completed. all tools were downed at noon and we celebrated all afternoon in the office. bavarians will celebrate anything at the drop of a hat.

sem4u

5:03 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I wish I lived in Munich! :)

toadhall

5:06 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'll second the Rich Tea nomination for all-round biscuit, and add good old Digestives to the list. Was a big fan of the Jaffa Cake as a wee bairn. Too sweet now.

Although you didn't request it here's my favourite all-round tea - Dilmah. Full leaf, unblended, fresh packed, swiftly shipped, mountain Ceylon. The best. Never goes bitter in the pot.

T

Mike12345

5:07 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I like them pink biscuits that just dissolve if you put them in you mouth but dont eat them quick enough, not that i do that often.. what are they called... Pink wafers or something like that, nothing like keeping it simple.

DrCool

5:14 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Would Krispy Kremes be considered biscuts?

subway

6:23 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Another thread that will confuse any Americans -

"Hey Buscuits are something we eat with our fried chicken"

I say:

PG Tips and Chocolate Hob Nobs

Shakil

6:31 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)



"Hey Buscuits are something we eat with our fried chicken"
===========================================================

You completely lost me now!

(2 pieces of chicken, and a biscuit, please)

Shak

subway

6:34 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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When I was last in America, I went into a place called "Popeyes Chicken", looked up at the menu, and there it was "Buscuits 90c" or something like that, so I got one, and to my surprise it was nothing like a buscuit, more like a dumpling.

Macguru

6:36 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It's Poutine and Liquid Plummer here.

korkus2000

6:36 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Your biscuits are like cookies here. Our biscuits are like rolls. Although cookies and fried chicken sounds good too.

cornwall

6:37 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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"Earl Grey" in the morning

"Lapsang" in the afternoon

No biscuits 'cos I am on a diet

toadhall

7:03 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I take a splash of milk with my Dilmah. No sugar.

cornwall

8:59 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I take a splash of milk with my Dilmah

I strongly recommend it black, no milk. A much more refreshing drink that way, and you can taste the tea too.

toadhall

9:19 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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> recommend it black

This is what my friend Signi keeps telling me. I oblige now and then. Depends on her mood. Not married to it or anything. But given druthers I reach for the moo. What's bred in the bone, eh?

> can taste the tea too

Dilmah has no problem with it. Lot's of flavour. It's steeping as we speak.

T

bateman_ap

9:28 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Tea with a little bit of milk at work, black tea in a restaurant after a meal.

Biscuits:
All time fav: Plain (not milk) chocolate digestives
Second: Shortbread (the more buttery the better, i like McVities)
Third: Mint Viscounts (does that count?)
Forth: Ginger Nuts

Absolutly hate: Hob Nobs, Milk Chocolate Digestives

But 4 o clock is for afternoon tea with scones (no currants, they have no place in my world!)

cornwall

9:51 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Plain (not milk) chocolate digestives

Beware supermarket own label versions of plain chocolate digestive

But 4 o clock is for afternoon tea with scones

You forgot the Cornish Clotted Cream

mivox

9:54 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Phooey on biscuit/cookies. :) Cheese and crackers! Tea is optional. I prefer espresso, but had a really amazing jasmine green tea sample at a london street market... If I could get that over here, I might switch.

oilman

10:02 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>You forgot the Cornish Clotted Cream
I was flying home from PubCon and the snack on the plane was a scone'ish thing and clotted cream and stawberry jam. Never had clotted cream before and quite frankly it didn't look good but I gave it shot (trying to be cultured and all that). It was fantastic - I could definitly see having one of those in the afternoon :)

tbear

10:36 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah..........
Clotted cream
Now you got me goin'.
16 years here in Spain and I still haven't found a place to get it. Hoping my spanish girlfriend will bring me some home when she gets back from UK, but I'm not sure she understood what I meant and she doesn't speak English.
Talk about purgatory..... :(
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