What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

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Re: What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby headhonchoII » 05 Jul 2012, 13:20

Try this drink - Xian Cao Nai Dong 仙草奶凍
I can remember the fourth of July runnin' through the backwood bare.
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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Re: What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby archylgp » 05 Jul 2012, 13:24

headhonchoII wrote:Try this drink - Xian Cao Nai Dong 仙草奶凍


Haven't had that one; going to look for it after work...
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Re: What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby Confuzius » 05 Jul 2012, 13:37

archylgp wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:They often just say Zheng Chang.

The thing to remember OP, is that there are a variety of expressions, I've heard pretty much everything written above, these days I just bark like the locals and don't even preface with 'Wo yao....'. I just get straight to the point :).

Keep it simple, let the vocab build up from usage.


Yeah - zhengchang.

Another popular drink is 檸檬紅茶 ning2meng2 hong2cha2 'lemon black tea'

The whole zhebian yong VS neiyong thing is just a newb to the island acting like he/she knows something...


Really? Why is your post so snarky and bitchy? Sounds like you're the one trying to prove you know something. But those with the most to prove...well, you know the rest.

Just adding something to the conversation, its good to know another way to say it, is there some harm in that? Or maybe archylgp thinks there is only one way to say it (his) and we should just stick to that because he is so uber awesome?

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Re: What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby E04teacherlin » 05 Jul 2012, 20:26

This has become a joke. I as a native speaker would say only half of these phrases, not because they are wrong, but because I have no need to show of my vocab to a bunch of tea shop girls.
Let's look at sugar. In English you can probably say:
Just a pinch mate,
A few grains should be fine.
a flat tea spoon thanks
A heaped teaspoon.
etc etc.
Why are you arguing over this?
Nei yong (I'd say that) and zhe li or zhe bian etc is all the same thing. It's what can be understood no?

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Re: What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby Chrisk » 05 Jul 2012, 21:08

E04teacherlin wrote:This has become a joke. I as a native speaker would say only half of these phrases, not because they are wrong, but because I have no need to show of my vocab to a bunch of tea shop girls.
Let's look at sugar. In English you can probably say:
Just a pinch mate,
A few grains should be fine.
a flat tea spoon thanks
A heaped teaspoon.
etc etc.
Why are you arguing over this?
Nei yong (I'd say that) and zhe li or zhe bian etc is all the same thing. It's what can be understood no?


I think it would be different in English. In the US I am never asked how much sugar or ice I want. And if we were offered, there would probably be only very specific phrases they would accept. For example if you ask for a big cup somewhere, they might say, we only have medium and grande.
But anyways, understanding the vocabulary I can say is very helpful.
Thank you for clarifying that I can say just about anything.
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Re: What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby Confuzius » 05 Jul 2012, 23:08

E04teacherlin wrote:This has become a joke. I as a native speaker would say only half of these phrases, not because they are wrong, but because I have no need to show of my vocab to a bunch of tea shop girls.


Maybe so, but some people (not gonna say their name, but he keeps inferring I am a newb) evidently have a need to show off to alcoholic Engrish teachers on the flob.
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Re: What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby archylgp » 06 Jul 2012, 12:47

archylgp wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:Try this drink - Xian Cao Nai Dong 仙草奶凍


Haven't had that one; going to look for it after work...


Drinking it now. Not bad...Good for a summer afternoon.
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Re: What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby archylgp » 06 Jul 2012, 12:48

E04teacherlin wrote:This has become a joke. I as a native speaker would say only half of these phrases, not because they are wrong, but because I have no need to show of my vocab to a bunch of tea shop girls.
Let's look at sugar. In English you can probably say:
Just a pinch mate,
A few grains should be fine.
a flat tea spoon thanks
A heaped teaspoon.
etc etc.
Why are you arguing over this?
Nei yong (I'd say that) and zhe li or zhe bian etc is all the same thing. It's what can be understood no?


We're doing this for fun :) We're not arguing for the most part. Calm down...
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What is the proper Vocabulary for ordering tea

Postby headhonchoII » 06 Jul 2012, 15:27

archylgp wrote:
archylgp wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:Try this drink - Xian Cao Nai Dong 仙草奶凍


Haven't had that one; going to look for it after work...


Drinking it now. Not bad...Good for a summer afternoon.


Good stuff. You could also try a Xian Cao Gan Cha (basically boiled Xian Cao with nothing else except sugar to taste if too bitter for some) , I like the dry aftertaste and it's good on a hot day too.
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And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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