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>> No. 431971 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 9:52 pm
431971 Tea
This "WW2 Training Film for US Soldiers | How to Behave in Britain | 1943" film says the ration of two ounces of tea per person a week (about four cups) was significantly less than what people wanted.
How much tea do you/we actually drink?
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>> No. 431972 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 9:54 pm
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I'm talking black tea so English Breakfast/Earl Grey, not green tea or fruit infusions; anything it's normal to put milk and sugar in even if you don't personally.
>> No. 431973 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 9:57 pm
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I drink a mug of Earl Grey every morning, but during the day, I mostly drink coffee.
>> No. 431974 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 10:40 pm
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Easily 4 mugs a day. Sometimes as many as 10, i'm guessing. It'd be nice to actually appriciate 4 cups a week, for once.
>> No. 431975 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 11:01 pm
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>>431974
Sorry I meant "(four cups a day)".
>> No. 431977 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 11:13 pm
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8 - 10 cups per day. Easily. I thought I had my last one for the day but reading this thread and writing this post has me salivating for tea. I'm putting the kettle on now.
>> No. 431978 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 11:34 pm
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I drink about 80 cups a week.

The minimum weekly ration was 2oz, but could increase to 4oz depending on the state of shipping. An ounce of tea is about 14 teaspoons, so your 2oz ration makes about 28 cups, more if you eke it out. Tea was relatively easy to ship and had major productivity benefits, so reasonable supplies were maintained throughout the war.

The real hardships were meat, cheese and clothing, which were in constant short supply.

Minor nit-pick, but the film is actually called "A Welcome To Britain". It's a favourite of mine, particularly for the excruciatingly awkward stuff about race at ~25:00.



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>> No. 431982 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 1:07 pm
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>>431978

Bloody hell. America is still struggling to live up to those promises.

This is one of those few things I think we should get to be proud of about Britain, even if it's rather out of fashion to be proud of one's country these days. We've always been at least polite and decent about brown folks, we might privately be racists but basic British manners stops it creeping into public life by and large.
>> No. 431985 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 5:12 pm
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>>431982
>We've always been at least polite and decent about brown folks, we might privately be racists but basic British manners stops it creeping into public life by and large.

Unfortunately not true. You don't need to go far to find anecdotes about shit posted through letterboxes, people spitting in prams, racially motivated violence, etc..

It's an interesting (but maybe too flattering) thought that British culture puts a lid on dolphin rape, but I don't know if the evidence bears it out.
>> No. 431986 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 5:25 pm
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>>431985

Of course we weren't perfect, but I do think our track record in the 20th century was considerably better than others. It's important to remember than in most of the world, such casual dolphin rape was not only tolerated but completely normal and accepted, hence the Yanks having to explain it in their video. It was just a generally accepted view throughout the colonial West.
>> No. 431987 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 5:31 pm
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>>431986
>the colonial West.
Whose colonies?
>> No. 431988 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 7:45 pm
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>>431987
Not ours, we gave them up almost 250 years ago.
>> No. 431989 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 7:53 pm
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>>431978

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SOvr9fLHUM
The yanks say we have shit coffee too.
>> No. 431990 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 9:01 pm
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>>431989
>The yanks say we have shit coffee too.

They're not wrong.
>> No. 431991 Anonymous
7th November 2019
Thursday 9:23 pm
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>>431989
>The yanks say we have shit coffee too.
They're not wrong.
>> No. 431993 Anonymous
8th November 2019
Friday 12:16 am
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>>431982
>>431985
>>431986

>> No. 431994 Anonymous
8th November 2019
Friday 1:03 am
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>>431993
That was meant to link to about 1:26:15 with Champion Jack Dupree.
>> No. 431995 Anonymous
8th November 2019
Friday 1:05 am
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These threads keep planting the seed in my mind of making a nice cup of tea. Awful big coincidence that all the tea brands are doing discounts at the moment ahead of Christmas. Are we being targeted by Big Mug?

>How much tea do you/we actually drink?

4 cups if I'm at home all day (assuming my late night cup of rooibos counts as tea).
On work days I just have a coffee at 11.

>>431986
>I do think our track record in the 20th century was considerably better than others

This being the same time we ruled 23% of the Earth's population? At home we were obviously better but that is awfully easy when you're dealing with limited numbers of exotic foreigners.

To go further with this dickery, the classic historical example is with Japan's Racial Equality Proposal during the formation of the League of Nations. Britain was ambivalent, France was supportive (because of their cultural chauvinism) but, once it was clarified to be only among member nations, the principle opponent was the US and Australia that feared Japanese immigration. So it was ultimately very easy for Britain and Canada to try to play mediators given we had very little skin in the game aside from ensuring Australia stayed a dominion.

Obviously one way to end dolphin rape is therefore to kick out all the fuzzy-wuzzies as our grandparents generation may have suggested after a few too many sherries at Christmas. Unless there's a war on in which case they can stay for tea.
>> No. 431996 Anonymous
8th November 2019
Friday 3:02 pm
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>>431993

A huge number of black jazz musicians went on tour to Europe and never came back. There's undoubtedly a lot of dolphin rape over here, but it's in a completely different league to the systematic, institutionalised dolphin rape that black Americans had to endure.
>> No. 432047 Anonymous
12th November 2019
Tuesday 10:22 pm
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I've just made some.

It is delicious.

Tea is the only reliable thing in all our lives.
>> No. 432051 Anonymous
13th November 2019
Wednesday 4:53 pm
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>>432047
Just discovered tulsi tea which is lovely if hard to locate.

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