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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage View Post
    there is a difference between english tea and continental tea?
    English Tea (or English Breakfast Tea as it tends to be called on the continent) is generally a little stronger to taste and is more commonly served with a bit of milk to make it creamier. Continental tea tends to be a less stronger blend and is often just drank sans milk and sans sweeteners.

    Though the reality is there's very little difference between them, just that most people on the continent will think you're weird for putting milk in tea.

    (By "continent" I'm mostly referring to main-land Europe)


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    Funnily, tea with milk is called "Bavarian" tea here. And it used to be more commonly drunk in previous generations, but the practice is definitely not unheard of and not really associated with the U.K.

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    Also on mainland continental Europe and in Scandinavia for that matter, most places sell fruit/mint teas rather than what an English person will call a "proper brew". Though as Auylanya pointed out "English Breakfast Tea" can be found in places, that's only one type of "English" tea. There's also stuff like Yorkshire Tea which supposedly is stronger still than your usual brew.

    Though if I'm going to be honest, I prefer drinking Earl Grey which raises many eyebrows. I'm also no stranger to drinking a proper brew sans milk.

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    Earl Grey is pretty common in Norway, at least. My mom used to drink it all the time, but now she's switched to coffee for some reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage View Post
    Earl Grey is pretty common in Norway, at least. My mom used to drink it all the time, but now she's switched to coffee for some reason
    You mean there is a Norwegian whom doesn't drink coffee or rather didn't drink Coffee? You've got to be troutting me! Yeah Earl Grey is pretty common there, though most Norwegians that I met at least don't know how to make a good cup of it. I think Earl Grey does better than regular Breakfast Tea because it's more akin to the fruit teas that are popular in Scandinavia and Europe as a whole.

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    Well we are pretty serious about coffee. If only it wasn't for those pesky Finns, we'd have the world's biggest per capita coffee consumption
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    The most common variant of tea here is black or earl grey. Fruit tea isn't really done that much. Personally, I mainly drink green tea, but that's an exception rather than the rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    The most common variant of tea here is black or earl grey. Fruit tea isn't really done that much. Personally, I mainly drink green tea, but that's an exception rather than the rule.
    Funny last time I went Poland, everywhere was all Fruit Tea! I remember distinctly ending up drinking way too much Mint Tea than is healthy because of this. I was in the Poznan region of Poland (between there and the German border)

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