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Nooooooo, epic chai fail!

I had a hankering for some stovetop chai today so I was making it (with almond milk) AND not only did I get almond milk clumpy fail, I also got extremely weird taste fail! I think I left it on the stove for too long and the almond milk curdled (which I didn’t even know could happen) or burnt or SOMETHING.

Sadface!

On the other hand, the question now is. If almond milk can curdle, why is there no almond milk cheese?

Edit: my use of epic fail has reminded me. I saw this phrase on my exams a lot and wasn’t sure what to do with it. It’s like, well YES, the Great Leap Forward kind of WAS epic fail, but that just seems to lack proper gravitas, you know?

JonTea

I write epic fail in my English essays : example : I think captain ahab is an epic fail because chasing after a whale is dumb and pretty pointless.

Rabs

Sorry about the fail :(

I feel like a fuddy-duddy, but for exams and the like I would avoid using the term “epic fail” or any other meme. It’s apropriate for conversations and perhaps a satirical well-thought-out paper, but it does seem quasi-disrespectful.

__Morgana__

Agreed. Colloquialisms of any sort should be discouraged in formal writing, which exams are. I remember well when I was a TA an otherwise stellar exam answer that started every paragraph with “Well,”. I know it’s hard to believe, given the “well” but it really was heads and tales above all the other exam answers. Still, I couldn’t help myself. I had to write “avoid ‘Well,’” in the margin. And then I had to give it an A.

__Morgana__

LOL. Heads and tales…. Epic spelling fail! The internet has ruined me, I say. Ruined me.

52teas

As a former English major turned Tea Mogul, I emphatically agree. “Epic Fail” has no place in formal writing. It’s like writing “LOL” which I try to keep out of even informal emails (I have been known to slip it in there now and then).

Ewa

Yeah I basically wrote him a note and left it at that. Glad to hear I’m not alone in disapproving >.<

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JonTea

I write epic fail in my English essays : example : I think captain ahab is an epic fail because chasing after a whale is dumb and pretty pointless.

Rabs

Sorry about the fail :(

I feel like a fuddy-duddy, but for exams and the like I would avoid using the term “epic fail” or any other meme. It’s apropriate for conversations and perhaps a satirical well-thought-out paper, but it does seem quasi-disrespectful.

__Morgana__

Agreed. Colloquialisms of any sort should be discouraged in formal writing, which exams are. I remember well when I was a TA an otherwise stellar exam answer that started every paragraph with “Well,”. I know it’s hard to believe, given the “well” but it really was heads and tales above all the other exam answers. Still, I couldn’t help myself. I had to write “avoid ‘Well,’” in the margin. And then I had to give it an A.

__Morgana__

LOL. Heads and tales…. Epic spelling fail! The internet has ruined me, I say. Ruined me.

52teas

As a former English major turned Tea Mogul, I emphatically agree. “Epic Fail” has no place in formal writing. It’s like writing “LOL” which I try to keep out of even informal emails (I have been known to slip it in there now and then).

Ewa

Yeah I basically wrote him a note and left it at that. Glad to hear I’m not alone in disapproving >.<

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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