Talk:ISO 3103

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ultimate answer?[edit]

Has anyone else noticed the price for the documentation from the ISO is 42 Swiss francs? Douglas Adams would be proud.

Truly excellent answer ;-) 22:42, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Ali0th 12:40, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Teacup clipart.png This user brews tea according to ISO 3103. WP:UA

--One Salient Oversight 11:46, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

This seems to be only for cheap teas and should be noted that it is not at all useful for gourmet teas! --Iateasquirrel 01:18, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

How's that? (Note that my tea experience is limited to (a) chinese restaurant tea, and (b) tea in the little paperish bag.) grendel|khan 13:07, August 9, 2005 (UTC)
Dear me: what an uncivilised brute! If you pour boiling water over most "gourmet" teas you scald the leaves so degrade the flavour of the tea. I think. Also, one wouldn't even consider milk with most gourmet teas, which are largely served ungarnished. It is traditional, however, to add some lemon to Earl Grey (and possibly others). --Oldak Quill 17:06, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

milk in the cup before or after pouring the boiling water?[edit]

This doesn't even address at all the biggest question, which is whether the milk should be added to the cup before or after the boiling water. Serious tea drinkers disagree... George Orwell wrote about it and a sample of the arguments from Google Sbwoodside 20:08, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

How can you use serious tea drinkers and milk in the same sentence and keep a straight face? --Turbothy 22:41, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
I most strenuously object to all of this milk-in-tea bashing! Some fine teas' flavors stand up to and benefit quite well from the addition of a little cream, and I don't mean only breakfast blends, but Keemuns, Yunans, and even some Oolongs. As for the timing of addition, adding it before the water allows the cream to warm slightly so as not to be scalded by the liquid; however, I always add cream after the tea is in the cup and have never had trouble with scalding unless the cream was already a little, shall we say, "old." Now to source that... -- (talk) 15:34, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

This article in the Wikipedia store[edit]

I've made some merchandise for the Wikipedia store based on this article: [ ISO 3103] section. Let me know what you think on the meta page. Tlogmer ( talk / contributions ) 01:04, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Ig Nobel in 1999[edit]

According to the book The Ig Nobel Prizes 2, the 1999 Ig Nobel prize for Literature was awarded to "The British Standards Institution for its six-page specification (BS-6008) of the proper way to make a cup of tea." This is noted on the Ig Nobel Prize page, which links to BS-6008, which redirects here. --Mikelietz 01:41, 24 October 2007 (UTC)