Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Nicki, Oct 13, 2010.
So, I must ask...
Coffee or Tea?
Awaiting your preferences
I like coffee, but I have a hypersensitivity to caffeine. And I hate decaf coffee. Decaf tea tastes better, so I drink decaf tea.
oh, coffee, please What would the world be like without good ol' DD.
Should have made it a poll...
Major coffee addict, but prefer tea.
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.
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.
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).
Fruit tea don't drink the other much lol
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.
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.
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.
I guess that makes me bilibational. I like them both equally. Coffee on the weekdays. A nice iced chai latte on the weekends.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
That is poetic gold, sir.
I am envious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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