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    Your Beverage Preferences

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Nicki, Oct 13, 2010.

    So, I must ask...

    Coffee or Tea?

    Awaiting your preferences

    Nicki
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    I like coffee, but I have a hypersensitivity to caffeine. And I hate decaf coffee. Decaf tea tastes better, so I drink decaf tea.
     
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    oh, coffee, please :D What would the world be like without good ol' DD.
     
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    Should have made it a poll...


    Tea please
     
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    Major coffee addict, but prefer tea.
     
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    Good coffee. I will not drink it unless it's good.
    So although I prefer coffee, I am far too discerning! At home, I stick with herbal teas.
     
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    Tea, all the way. I must get through a dozen cups of tea every time I have days off. Unfortunately, at uni my consumption is down, and therefore my mood is more irritable. Bah.
     
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    Depends on the time of day.
    Earl Grey tea with breakfast, filter coffee to wake up in the mid-morning break, Turkish coffee sometimes after lunch, Turkish tea on the ferry going home if I've had a rough day, and maybe tea again in the early evening (but usually herbal).
     
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    Fruit tea don't drink the other much lol
     
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    Yeah, I mostly stick to herbal and fruit teas - don't particularly like normal tea. Between the most common tea and coffee, it would have to be coffee for that reason, even though I drink a lot lot lot more herbal teas. I love coffee, but I'm the kind of person who gets a sugar high still, like a 5 year old kid on blue smarties, so you can imagine how hyper coffee makes me... I only really need it if I'm 90% asleep and needed to be dragged back up to normal human functioning levels. :p
     
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    Can it be milk with powdered chocolate? :)

    If it's got to be tea or coffee, I prefer fruit tea. I can only drink coffee with milk, anyway.
     
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    Coffee. White. Hot. One sugar (brown sugar preferred).

    This is a preference most of the day, but a necessity when I have lectures first thing in the morning.
     
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    I guess that makes me bilibational. I like them both equally. Coffee on the weekdays. A nice iced chai latte on the weekends.
     
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    I tried blackcurrant tea and I thought I would like it since I like blackcurrant juice but I didn't. Or maybe I was just too impatient waiting for the teabag to release its fruity goodness.. but yeah, I don't like tea, coffee, not even hot chocolate. Hot drinks aren't for me.
     
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    Espresso. For driving, I load up a twenty-ounce travel mug with coffee, because its sippable for longer, but at home, I prefer a double espresso.

    I like tea also - good quality teas with no sweeteners, dairy products, or any additives other than hot water. My favorite tea is smoky Lapsang Souchong, with Earl Grey my next choice.
     
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    I have to have Decaf, because caffeine tends to make me flip out when combined with ADD meds and all. I like decaf coffee most of the time, and I like mine weak (think diner/breakfast coffee) with milk and sugar. Tea is also really good though, decaf as well. I like Earl Grey and Bigelow's Raspberry and Cinnamon black teas.
     
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    Tea, each and every day.

    I was presented with a choice at the coming of age ceremony of my barbarian tribe. I was offered tea, the drink of civilized people, or the blood of my enemies, still hot and steaming from the fresh kill.

    The blood was a bit too salty for my taste, so I've been civilized ever since :)
     
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    I prefer my meat rare and dripping red. If it flinches from the fork, so much the better.

    But I would not honor my enemies by drinking their blood. Let it spill, wasted, on sand and ashes.
     
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    That is poetic gold, sir.

    I am envious.
     
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    I don't have enemies. I honor my friends by drinking their blood. Or something ... I'm a bit confused this morning.

    I didn't clarify my earlier statement about drinking tea. I meant that I drink green tea and herbal tea. Lots of herbal tea, actually.
     
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    Herbals aren't teas unless they contain Camellia sinensis leaves. They are herbal infusions.

    I'm a bit of a purist about tea, although I'm okay with flavorings like bergamot (the essential oil in Earl Grey) or jasmine.
     
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    Ah yes: And Espresso -(since My choice be limited)- is not palatable sans brewed from fresh ground beans, in a "Moka" pot. Add 2 generous crushed lemon peel "twists" and top 1/2 the cup with ROMANA SAMBVCA!!--That's not "cheating" is it??.

    I once tried to count how many different ways there are of ordering coffee in Italy, and gave up when I reached 320! Here are just a few:

    * Caffè Lungo, espresso with added water. If it's cold water, it becomes Caffè Lungo Tiepido.
    * Caffè Doppio, double espresso, very strong.
    * Caffè Ristretto, espresso made with less water, so also extremely strong.
    * Caffè Freddo, espresso in a tall glass, diluted with iced water and crushed ice, with sugar syrup.
    * Latte Macchiato, warm or cold milk stained with a drop of hot espresso. One for the children

    Of course one must accompany with a biscotti obligatorii and never use "Ciao" except with close friends--too informal!.

    Since you mentioned food, a skewer of sausage and pepper slices always goes well.
     
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    Most definitely tea here. Somthing flavourful, such as Earl Grey.

    I don't really like the way coffee makes me feel, although in the winter months I will have the odd mocacheno at work; 8oz tumbler, packette of hot chocolate powder, then fill with coffee.

    Keeping it on top the dishwasher tends to keep it hot longer.:D
     
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    I cannot for the life of me figure out why Earl Grey tastes slightly of Fruit Loops cereal. I thought it was the bergamot but there's not a trace of that in Fruit Loops.
     
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    I love them both. Probably coffee more though. I like black coffee that is so strong it nearly makes me cough. Like the stuff I had in Peru. :)

    As for tea, I often drink Earl Grey. I'm afraid I don't care much for Jasmine tea.
    I think it tastes like perfume.
     

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