This week in the Monzo Office Slack: tea science

This is excellent. I, however, will be disturbed for some time about this particular point:

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Is it just me or anyone else think tea with milk is just horrible. Or black tea in general :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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Measuring milk with a teaspoon? Thats just wrong

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:joy:

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When I was younger and my grandparents took me to a tea room one time, I proudly ordered “Tea, Earl Grey, hot” (for reasons that should be obvious to most reading).

It turned out to be one of the most disappointing experiences of my life to that point :face_vomiting:

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And when on the roadmap will this problem be resolved?!

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If everyone sent some to the Monzo office we could solve this problem…

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Can I also just add that I worry about the validity of this study. Where was the double-blind preference tests? Palate cleanse between samples?

I’ve been wondering how I can make my career in Food Science relevant for a job at Monzo, but I think I have found my way in.

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I was practically weaned on tea, and my tea of choice hasn’t changed in all those many years. I know I get looked down on for my tea choices, it’s not fancy or owt, but I don’t care: PG Tips, medium strength, with milk and 1 sugar.

I plan on being one of those people that reach 100 and when asked how they managed it, I will insist it was the tea. And the gin.

Oh, and ALWAYS rinse out your cup before you start! Them’s the basics!

People still drink tea??

Everyone in my office up North drink coffee…

Erms. Black coffee only.

Tea takes too much effort for me!

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Definitely, @LifeofRiley! Love a good cuppa :tea:

We do love our coffee here too, though. I think we get ours from Pact, though I may be wrong.

I actually love a bit of Earl Grey, but I can see why you might have been in for a nasty surprise @HoldenCarver! :sweat_smile:

You’ll have to explain to me though the “obvious” reason for needing to order tea to come hot? :thinking:

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It sounds like we could have used you during our experiments, Ben!

I’m on the case :running_woman:

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I second this. I scoff at PG tips. Please get some proper tea in- Yorkshire Tea is where it’s at!

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All other brands are for people afraid of the taste of tea.

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It’s the whole phrase, and it’s all because of this TV show:

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I think we’re Ozone fuelled these days

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Try Barry’s tea. If there’s a people that know about tea, it’s the Irish.

If Barry’s tea (the green box) is on offer it’s practically war fighting to grab as many boxes as possible :joy:

My Northern Irish housemate swore by Punjana. Yorkshire Tea was fine too but she would drink nothing else :joy: brought over two boxes every time she flew back!