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Re: Milo

Postby Cycotic » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:31 pm

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toolonglegs wrote:Green Tea = Yucky....

Try drinking better quality green tea, and brewing it properly. Hint: If you're using boiling water or tea bought from a supermarket, you're doing it wrong. :wink:


As a recent green tea convert I'd like to know more. What is the best green tea?
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Re: Milo

Postby thomashouseman » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:04 pm

Cycotic wrote:As a recent green tea convert I'd like to know more. What is the best green tea?


I'd recommend getting yourself to a "T2" shop or something similar. They quite often have 20 or so teapots out of different flavours to test/try. T2 also give out samples to take home too if you ask nicely :)
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Re: Milo

Postby TheSkyMovesSideways » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:52 pm

Cycotic wrote:As a recent green tea convert I'd like to know more. What is the best green tea?

It looks like there aren't any T2 stores in Adelaide, so unless you can find a tea store, you'd probably need to order online from T2 or an overseas site like SpecialTeas. Get a bunch of different ones in order to find out what you like.

Here are a few different green teas you might encounter:
- Gunpowder. A cheap, strong tasting Chinese tea, often described as slightly smokey. Named because the tea leaves are rolled into little balls that resemble gunpowder.
- Bi Luo Chun/Pi Lo Chun. A good quality, fragant Chinese tea.
- Jasmine. There are various types, but it's usually Chinese green tea scented with Jasmine.
- Sencha. The standard Japanese green. Has a grassier taste than Chinese greens.
- Bancha. A cheaper Japanese tea than Sencha. Tastes aweful in my experience.
- Lung Ching. A common Chinese green where the leaves rolled into long, flat pieces. I find it mild and fairly boring.

Also, make sure you follow the instructions on the tea. If there aren't any, just steep it for about 2 minutes in water that is only just steaming. Never make green tea using boiling water. If you find it easier to boil water than get it to the right temperature, just mix 10-20% cold water in with the boiling water before adding the tea.
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Re: Milo

Postby hartleymartin » Sat May 01, 2010 2:33 pm

Black tea must be brewed at 100 degrees, green tea at about 85 to 90 degrees. Of course, the green tea is much better if you don't add any sweetener.
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Re: Milo

Postby Chuck » Sat May 01, 2010 7:38 pm

Missy24 wrote:
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Missy24 wrote:Seriously training for the Noosa Triathalon, as of Tuesday this week... 20 hours a week.


The full event or just the bike leg?

I ride, I run, I work, I sleep, I eat...


You may have some catching up to do after the first leg :mrgreen:
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Re: Milo

Postby cavebear2 » Thu May 20, 2010 6:45 pm

I think the answer is: everyone get some more time on the bike. 3 pages of posts discussing milo = incredible! (forget green tea, yuck!)
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Re: Milo

Postby liamw » Thu May 20, 2010 7:06 pm

TheSkyMovesSideways wrote:It looks like there aren't any T2 stores in Adelaide, so unless you can find a tea store, you'd probably need to order online from T2 or an overseas site like SpecialTeas. Get a bunch of different ones in order to find out what you like.


There are, however, T-Bar stores in Adelaide, which are quite good and have an extensive selection of tea

Here are a few different green teas you might encounter:
- Gunpowder. A cheap, strong tasting Chinese tea, often described as slightly smokey. Named because the tea leaves are rolled into little balls that resemble gunpowder.
- Bi Luo Chun/Pi Lo Chun. A good quality, fragant Chinese tea.
- Jasmine. There are various types, but it's usually Chinese green tea scented with Jasmine.
- Sencha. The standard Japanese green. Has a grassier taste than Chinese greens.
- Bancha. A cheaper Japanese tea than Sencha. Tastes aweful in my experience.
- Lung Ching. A common Chinese green where the leaves rolled into long, flat pieces. I find it mild and fairly boring.


There are also some nice Green/Black blends. And a convenient green tea is Green Arrow (Huang Hua Yun Jian) - just drop some leaves in the cup, fill it with hot water and drink. The leaves just settle to the bottom of the cup.

T-Bar also regularly have teas to try - ask the folks who work their for advice and they are happy to help out...
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Re: Milo

Postby RobM » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:43 pm

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i wish they still made these old milo bars. They were really just compacted bars of milo mmmmmmmmm
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Re: Milo

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:01 pm

+ infinity-1. The things they call Milo bars today just can't cut it. :(
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Re: Milo

Postby Jean » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:58 am

cavebear2 wrote:I think the answer is: everyone get some more time on the bike. 3 pages of posts discussing milo = incredible! (forget green tea, yuck!)
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Get a grip the lot of you. You're cyclists you should be drinking coffee anyway. So much for Euro cool 'round here. :lol:
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Re: Milo

Postby Missy24 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:20 am

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Re: Milo

Postby brentono » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:15 pm

Cycotic wrote:
As a recent green tea convert I'd like to know more. What is the best green tea?


I am amused at all the hype that comes with green teas, having studied them over many a year.
Their recent trendyness and hype and cost (paticularly cost, mostly B.S.)
If your looking for a "green tea" or maybe more of a "ginseng type tea" for your health, try Jiao-Gulan.
Has a natural sweeter taste (that I tone down with lime or lemon)... some historical tests (in Asia) have
shown it's can promote longevity, clean blood and joints of impurities, balance blood pressure (high or low)
balance blood sugers (high or low) clean out bad cholesterols, and reputed to kill many cancer type cells.
All of this to the negative of "Big Pharma" so never gaining FDA approval, in the U.S. as an obvious result.
Has many more benefits, and at ground level, a very inexpensive product to produce.
Do your own research, and get your hands on some and try it, "You Will Feel The Difference"
Hope it works for you, if you can get your hands on some.
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Re: Milo

Postby hh445f » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:31 pm

Missy24 wrote:My threads rock there ain't no other way to say it


After reading this thread, there was nothing left to do but tell the wife to buy a big tin of MILO with the weeks shopping. Haven't had it for years. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :) :)
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Re: Milo

Postby philip » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:16 am

Does anyone know if you can still buy the malt flavoured milo anywhere, and if so where? It came in a reddish tin.. haven't seen them around for ages.
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Re: Milo

Postby hannos » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:21 am

philip wrote:Does anyone know if you can still buy the malt flavoured milo anywhere, and if so where? It came in a reddish tin.. haven't seen them around for ages.



Apparently you can. maybe.

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Re: Milo

Postby orphic » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:43 am

So the question is, has Missy been drinking Milo and still been able to shed the kg's? :)
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Re: Milo

Postby slowflow » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:00 pm

Anyone with a recpie for milo bar?

How could you loose Kg eating those evil things
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Re: Milo

Postby Missy24 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:15 pm

orphic wrote:So the question is, has Missy been drinking Milo and still been able to shed the kg's? :)

Sorry, its all about herbal tea at the moment, no milo for me, still a size 14 and have recently (I mean in the last 10minutes) have been buying clothes from Witchery... who needs calories when you have fashion.

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Re: Milo

Postby m@ » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:21 pm

Missy24 wrote:
orphic wrote:So the question is, has Missy been drinking Milo and still been able to shed the kg's? :)

Sorry, its all about herbal tea at the moment, no milo for me, still a size 14 and have recently (I mean in the last 10minutes) have been buying clothes from Witchery... who needs calories when you have fashion.

My biggest loves in my life are bikes and runway fashion, especially couture... worst contradiction ever!

...or the ultimate in cycle chic! 8)
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Re: Milo

Postby Missy24 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:27 pm

m@ wrote:
Missy24 wrote:
orphic wrote:So the question is, has Missy been drinking Milo and still been able to shed the kg's? :)

Sorry, its all about herbal tea at the moment, no milo for me, still a size 14 and have recently (I mean in the last 10minutes) have been buying clothes from Witchery... who needs calories when you have fashion.

My biggest loves in my life are bikes and runway fashion, especially couture... worst contradiction ever!

...or the ultimate in cycle chic! 8)

I think then I'd need to buy a step threw... totally considering it
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Re: Milo

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:52 pm

Buy the step threw and put a roller on the back, and presto, you have a motor pace vehicle! :lol:

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Re: Milo

Postby casual_cyclist » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:15 pm

Missy24 wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
Missy24 wrote:Two a day is way too many...

Seriously training for the Noosa Triathalon, as of Tuesday this week... 20 hours a week.


The full event or just the bike leg? Anyhoo, 20 a week on top of work and stuff, when you gonna sleep? Good sleep vital to good health.

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Re: Milo

Postby Missy24 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:29 pm

I'm back into it on Monday... I'm having tests tomorrow, will know by Thursday how well I actually am!
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Re: Milo

Postby trailgumby » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:24 pm

Looks like cocoa is very good for you. This study brought to you by Nestles and Cadbury :wink:

Nutrition: You Should Cocoa
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Re: Milo

Postby The Womble » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:26 pm

Milo is dumb. Its overpriced and horrible and my wife wont buy it for me :|
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