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    Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    Suppose somebody has served you with a cup of tea. You put the cup of tea on the table and you started talking after a moment the tea has turned cold. Now, how will you ask him/her to heat/warm the tea?

    Can you please heat the tea, it has turned cold.
    Can you please warm the tea, it has turned cold.

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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    In that situation I would use "reheat". However, we don't generally reheat tea in the UK like you do in India and Pakistan.
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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    So just as you said we reheat it in India and Pakistan, but you don't reheat tea in the UK. Then what do you do in the UK what word is used for reheating in the UK, then?

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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    I drink my tea while it is still hot.

    In the unlikely event of a less than hot cup of tea before me, I'd put it in the microwave.
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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    So just as you said we reheat it in India and Pakistan, but you don't reheat tea in the UK. Then what do you do in the UK what word is used for reheating in the UK, then?
    You're missing the point. The word is 'reheat'. It's not that they don't use 'reheat' as a word. They don't reheat their tea in the UK (as bhaisahab tells us.)

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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    you don't reheat tea in the UK. Then what do you do in the UK what word is used for reheating in the UK, then?
    We don't re-heat it. If we did, we might use the word 'reheat' or we might not.

    (crossposted with Ray)

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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    If I fail to drink my tea while it's hot, I throw it down the kitchen sink. It's revolting reheated! With a food or drink that would survive reheating, I'd say either "Can you reheat this please?" or "Can you warm this [back] up please?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If I fail to drink my tea while it's hot, I throw it down the kitchen sink. It's revolting reheated! With a food or drink that would survive reheating, I'd say either "Can you reheat this please?" or "Can you warm this [back] up please?"
    So the word in the UK is "reheat" too. Sorry, I got confused when Bhaisahab said that they don't reheat tea in the UK, I thought they use some other word for reheating.

    Thanks for the additional information emsr2d2
    "Can you warm it up", "Can you warm it back up", which is different from what I thought "Can you please warm the tea".

    So it should be

    Can you warm the tea up
    Can you warm the tea back up.

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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If I fail to drink my tea while it's hot, I throw it down the kitchen sink. It's revolting reheated!
    A cup of tea reheated in the microwave is indistinguishable from a 'virgin' cup, provided that there are no leaves in it, of course.
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    Re: Do you heat or warm the tea after it turns cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    A cup of tea reheated in the microwave is indistinguishable from a 'virgin' cup, provided that there are no leaves in it, of course.
    Now, what is a virgin cup?

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