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perfection161
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 1:06:54 AM
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Is there a specific name for a small equipment given in restaurnts specifically intended to dispose of used tea bags from cups or pots?

What would you call it anyways

I am not referring to slop basins used to strain tea (made with leaf tea)

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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 1:20:37 AM

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I have a litle dark blue dish shaped like a tea pot for tea bags but I dont call it anything. Sorry.
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 2:57:31 AM

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Er...

*cough* - In proper restaurants, tea bags are not used.

In less proper restaurants, you may possible have tea bags in the pot, but there is no need to remove them.

Some teapots include a strainer between the actual pot and the spout (internally, so you do not need anything to put it in).

Sometimes the leaf tea is put inside a strainer in the teapot.



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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 3:48:35 AM

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If I were to use such a utensil (the tea bag, I mean) I would employ another saucer. Otherwise the term you suggested "tea bag disposal plate" or any of the decriptions I might suggest ("tea bag disposal device" - which, incidentally, is a shredder-like appliance which can quite conveniently be placed on the bottom tray of your run-of-the-mill tea trolley - or "tea bag disposal unit") would seem quite appropriate, I deem.

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Tovarish
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 4:38:04 AM

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I have an old fashioned tea strainer for a pot of tea with leaf tea, applied over the top of the cup when pouring.

I have noticed new tea pots have a container inserted into the tea pot to contain the leaf, fancy that???

When I don't feel 'Awfully, awfully' I just use a tea bag.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 4:46:16 AM

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Tea bag holder




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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 4:14:39 PM

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Fortunately, I am a coffee drinker and do not have to deal with bags. But, if I did, I would place them in a wastebasket. I have some small dishes that I use while cooking that is called a spoon rest. Maybe a dish for tea bags could be called a teabag rest.



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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 11:06:33 PM

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I don't usually order tea in a restaurant. I like my tea made properly, in a china teapot. But usually at a restaurant the teabag just stays in the pot, or you put it on the saucer. I have never seen a special dish for a used teabag in a restaurant. If you order tea in the States, ask for hot tea unless you want iced tea.

JJ's pix are what we call teabag savers - for when you want to reuse the teabag at home.

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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 1:55:26 PM
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I think the correct term is a "tea-bag thingy"Whistle
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 5:15:05 AM

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Teabag doodad would sound better ;-)


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Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 5:49:47 AM

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It's a meagre little teapot that survives by consuming the leftovers of the bigger pots in the pack.

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Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 7:51:15 AM

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Romany wrote:
I think the correct term is a "tea-bag thingy"Whistle



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Posted: Monday, September 2, 2013 7:27:34 AM

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Probably not PC but, there is the 'Irish Tea Bag'. Made from plastic and, reusable ad infinitum.

This works quite well for us.Shhh



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Posted: Monday, September 2, 2013 10:56:50 AM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, September 2, 2013 1:06:48 PM

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Tea bag squeezer ;-)




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Hope2
Posted: Monday, September 2, 2013 10:00:24 PM

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JJ, I have the same looking teapot saver as on the right in your picture.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 11:07:49 AM

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I like the squeezer, though I just use the back of the spoon. I use a big mug--16 oz.--when making tea for myself, so I usually just toss my teabag. The 'good' is gone by the time I've steeped the tea. Think

I use tea bags a lot at home, because I'm usually just making tea for me and it's better when each cup is fresh. You can buy small, washable, reusable bags to put loose tea in. Many brands, however, put their tea bags individually into foil, which keeps them quite fresh, although there is something very nice about the fragrance when dipping Darjeeling, or Irish Breakfast, or Earl Grey out of the tin.

For making pots of tea, I usually either use a tea ball or I strain through a small, fine, cup-top strainer when I pour.

Then again, there is always jasmine flower tea, which you actually want loose in your cup, so the jasmine petals will unfurl and look pretty. Dancing
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Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:50:50 PM

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This is an even more aesthetic version.

You put the 'tea-ball' in the pot, and pour on the boiling water.

The ball unfurls and blooms. A Chinese idea, I believe.



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