Tea bags and instant coffee?
Replies: 26 - Last Post: Nov 4, 2012 7:43 AM Last Post By: RobertSDF
Nov 3, 2012 12:31 AM
Tea bags and instant coffee?As usual, we'll be travelling with an electric travel kettle, as we just cannot get going without a cup first thing in the morning... And hubby from the UK is a bit of a tea addict anyway. The question is, are good quality teabags and instant coffee readily available in Yucatan / Quintana Roo towns? I couldn't find an answer anywhere. and would really appreciate if anyone can shed any light on this. Sorry if it sounds a bit trivial but we've been to places before where we got stranded...
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4Personally, I like NIDO, a powdered whole milk of high quality. I have used it a lot in cooking and occasionally in my coffee. It keeps well, if sealed properly, needs no refrigeration and tastes good.
You can find it nearly everywhere. Look for the original type, not the specially formulated type for kinders.
Nov 3, 2012 3:00 AM
5Try the powdered whole milk, available in stores nearly everywhere. I wanted to mention its name, meaning "nest" in Spanish, but some TT blocker is not allowing me to post. It's made by "NSTLS". It's pronounced "Need Doh".
It tastes good and is easy to keep if well sealed.
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Nov 3, 2012 9:14 AM
8¨English teabags are virtually impossible to find ¨
Not really true. Its not always easy but I always drink English tea and find it at major supermarkets such as Chedraui, Walmart, Soriana. And instant coffee is everywhere. I only drink brewed coffee but the Mexicans love Nescafe and you will find aisles full of it everywhere.
Nov 3, 2012 9:27 AM
9As a frequent mexico traveller and coffee lover the answer to your questions are:
No, there isn't "good quality" instant coffee available. It is almost universally nasty NesCafe and occassionally, Folger's Crystals. I recenty discovered Starbuck's VIA instant coffee packets available in the U.S. Pretty good for instant coffee and I will be taking a supply of those on future trips to Mexico..
As for cream for creaming coffee - also dificult to find. You can try whole milk, but that isn't the same. Mexican creams are heavy creams not suitable for creaming coffee. I like 1/2 & 1/2 (milk/cream) but that is next to impossible to find. Best bet is finding a whipping cream - lighter than typical Mexican creams, but heavier than 1/2 & 1/2. That works pretty well - when you can find it.
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14My husband has to have his coffee in the morning and I like herb tea. We bring an immersion heater coil, coffee, filters, a cone and 3 cups (often buy the cups there). I bring my own tea bags. I've found the tea bags in Mexico are weak. I'll also bring a couple of thin packs of instant soup as the heater coil will heat up water for soup. Sometimes I'm not in the mood for a restaurant dinner. It sounds like a lot but it really doesn't take up much space. Your electric kettle = the coil and 1 cup. The sock sounds intriguing but messy. The filter is easy to discard w/ grounds.
My husband says "Instant coffee...gag".
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