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  • n. Alternative form of builder's tea.


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  • addendum: you can't make it with wretched Lipton teabags, which are woefully popular overseas :(

    April 8, 2008

  • A cuppa; a brew. Made in a sturdy mug. Milk and two sugars — depending on the builder, of course. The ones I've shared a kettle with take it unsweetened and with just a dash of milk to make it a shade more akin to redbrick than latte, as do I. The most consistent factor among builders' teas is the brew itself: a bag (sometimes two) of household-name blended black tea steeped for a good several minutes, producing plenty of tannins. Strong stuff.

    Also found in greasy spoons or caffs.

    October 23, 2007