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Old 28th Dec 2012, 06:46   #1 (permalink)
 
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R.A.F. Tea better than any old S.H.I. Tea?

If you're fed up with supermarket sawdust in tea-bags, this might raise a smile. It tastes good.

Royal Air Force Tea | Rare Tea Company

Well done to Alexander* Armstrong for giving his time freely and so readily as a measure of respect and recognition for those he parodies, and to the RAF club for not charging for filming. 10% of the price you pay goes towards the Wings Appeal too.

You still can't beat that first good brew on a winter's morning; seen here at Linton-on-Ouse. Do you still cherish your crewroom mug(s)? I still have a decent SaddamBusters GR1 Tornado one somewhere.. .

Videos | Rare Tea Company

* Edit: Cheers!

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 07:37   #2 (permalink)
 
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*Alexander Armstrong

http://www.pprune.org/military-aircr...ea-anyone.html

Good reminder though
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 08:21   #3 (permalink)
 
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Shouldn't that be the "profits go to the RAF Chari-Tea"

I know, hat, coat......
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 10:25   #4 (permalink)

 
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One would presume that the requisite amount of bromide has been added to provide the genuine flavour of air force tea.
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 10:33   #5 (permalink)
 
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But of course not as good as T.W.A Tea

I know...the old ones are err... old
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 10:41   #6 (permalink)
 
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Real tea...... If you really want to know.....

Black tea from the second pickings (the second flush) in the Brahmaputra valley - it has no equal and is nearly as good in tea bags as it is loose. (Horses for courses )
Fortnums will show you how to get it when it's newly arrived in the UK. It does freeze but then needs careful handling.
I got this in a discussion about decent tea with my advanced flying Instructor while we were doing 4minute holds waiting for another ILS at MCR. He was from Kashmir.

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 10:56   #7 (permalink)
 
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But it's not NAAFI char and wads is it?

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 11:17   #8 (permalink)
 
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requisite amount of bromide has been added to provide the genuine flavour of air force tea.
The adding of bromide to Air Force tea was quite ineffective... took 50 years to have any affect on me
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 11:25   #9 (permalink)
 
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Good point about the effectiveness of the bromide, Goudie - as my no.2 daughter will confirm.

P.S. when I was about 8 yrs old I lived next door to a family called Goudie and I fell in love with Eileen Goudie. But that's another story.

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 13:53   #10 (permalink)
 
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Someone mention NAAFI char made with condensed milk ?

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 14:56   #11 (permalink)
 
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And in the Scottish NAAFIs a buttery bap and bacon - a wad!

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 15:28   #12 (permalink)
 
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Droool...not had a Buttery for years
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 15:33   #13 (permalink)
 
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The tea urn at a certain Welsh RAF training base in the airman's mess many many years ago (over 25) and a couple of days the passing out of a certain course, (well you would want to see the results, wouldn't you) was fortified with several packets of laxative, they never saw it coming, but they sure enough felt it....



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Old 28th Dec 2012, 16:40   #14 (permalink)
 
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Lron

About a squillion years ago the best buttery bap in the universe could be had at the cafe on Aberdeen Railway Station platform 1, just after you had disembarked from the Mallard steam driven sleeper express from London Kings X but you had to persuade your mum that you needed to eat and you would behave.

Bit tricky, what can I say?

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Old 18th Feb 2013, 16:14   #15 (permalink)
 
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Smile NAAFI Tea

Hey where did you take the photo of the NAAFI teabags??? Ringtons stopped making it last year and I have not found its equal yet! I will try the new RAF tea, but let me know if you have a secret source of NAAFI tea bags!!
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 16:22   #16 (permalink)
 
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I'm afraid that I do not drink tea - I'm alcohol total.
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 16:25   #17 (permalink)
 
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Talk of Bacon Baps.....

Whilst on a tour at Akrotiri circa 1973, I was detached to Malta with a 56 Squadron 4 ship on an "Airdex"? The one thing I will never forget was the Egg and Bacon Banjoes sold in the NAAFI. I defy anyone to suggest a more fulfilling snack, with a big mug of NAAFI char after a long day on the line. Why is it that great snacks are usually enhanced by the mug/cup of tea that accompanies it?
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 16:28   #18 (permalink)
 
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The trouble is, to misquote Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, "All proper tea is theft."






...chapeau, manteau etc

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