Coffee or tea - the age-old question!

Do you prefer coffee or tea?


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Peachy

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Whenever I go to a business meeting, visit (older) friends or family or maybe go to some café, the age-old question comes up: Coffee or tea, the two hot drinks most commonly offered at such events.

What do you prefer?

Are you a die-hard coffee expert who spends half of their money at Starbucks, placing funky orders such as "I want a decaf Brazilian Americano from an elevation of exactly 3,597 feet (not 3,400!), dried on straw and roasted in Texas, with 2 1/2 cubes of sugar and milk from north Swedish brown cows".

Or are you a tea drinker and own as much tea as I do:
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(couldn't resist the "Buy one get one free"-offer of that one store I went to in the Netherlands...and that's on top of the fact that tea'S about 30% cheaper in the Netherlands in the first place).

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I drink neither, though I still do spent most my money in starbucks :D
 
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As a beverage, tea for sure, although I drink coffee more regularly. Tea comes in a huge variety of flavours and styles and sitting in a tea bar just feels more... eloquent than sitting in a café.

As a flavour for desserts or sweets, nothing can beat out the aroma of the coffee bean, not even the likes of chocolate or strawberry!


*awaits avery's judgement on using the term coffee instead of espresso*
 
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I've *got* to have coffee in the morning. But I'll usually drink herbal tea in the afternoon. Sometimes I'll go with Earl Grey tea (thanks to that being Captain Jean-Luc Picard's favorite drink).
 

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I dun like either of them..

Coffee is too... coffee..
And tea is too... tea..

(Which I suppose means I simply don't like the tastes.)
 

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Coffee all the way. Black. Very black.

I can however enjoy some tea now and then. I like the taste of Rhoibos tea. Earl Grey just tastes pretty awful in my opinion.
 
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I'll happily drink either, depending on their availability and my goal.

When I drink coffee, though, I vastly prefer an espresso with steamed and foamed milk (cappuccino) or with milk that is steamed (er ... latte?). Or if I'm out and am paying $4 anyway, I'll get a miel (latte with honey in it).

I have a stovetop espresso maker that I picked up quite recently - it was $15 and makes a rather good cup of espresso. The only downside of it compared to my machine is that I cannot steam/froth milk. But with clean-up made as simple as it is, I'm willing to make that compromise most of the time at home.

I'll drink either ... though I am more aware and choosy about my tea.
 

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Tea is too bitter to my taste, so I usually prefer coffee. Unless you include herbal tea; that stuff is pretty damn good too.
 

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Tea is too bitter to my taste, so I usually prefer coffee. Unless you include herbal tea; that stuff is pretty damn good too.

But coffee is more bitter than tea!

I personally can't stand coffee... I used to be in love with it, having some ever.y morning. Then I stopped drinking some for a while, and when I started again it tasted awful.

So now I just stick with tea. But I'm pretty fussy about it; I don't know what it is, but sometimes it tastes crap. And other times it tastes great. I guess it's probably the quality of the tea.

In case anyone's wondering, my favourite tea is probably earl grey. :D
 

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Tea!
Black with two sugars specifically.
Tetley's, or PG tips. And Earl Grey.

Never really drank coffee. Had a taste and didn't like it. Plus I don't want to be a caffeine addict. :p
 

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Well I only drink Chai, I don't like coffee since it's pretty bitter and the same can be applied for regular tea. Hench why I can only really drink chai tea lattees.

Nothing like stuff watered down with milk and sugar.
 

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Soda. Although there are tea's I do like, such as sweet tea, Nestea/Brisk, and some Starbucks teas
 

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I love tea and am sceptical about whether I could survive without it.

Darjeeling, Assam, Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Chai, the odd herbal or fruit tea...just love the stuff. My standard cup is a plain old Yorkshire Tea, dash of milk, no sugar. Have at least five or six of them a day.

Coffee is only for when I want to be asleep but need to be awake.
 

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I like both, but being from the southern US, my tea is to be iced and sweetened, although I do drink green tea hot. The coffee is "au lait" and sweet. Most mornings, though, my wake up jolt is delivered by a Diet Coke.
 

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Definitely tea for me. My favourite one is Earl Grey, but I don't dislike the other varieties too, although I'm not a big fan of the fruit flavoured ones. My tea has to taste of... tea! :D

I don't drink coffee for two reasons: 1) I don't like it; 2) I'm so sensitive to caffeine that if I drank coffee I'd be feeling nervous like hell for the rest of the day, and I'd probably have trouble getting to sleep at night.
 

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I love tea and am sceptical about whether I could survive without it.

Darjeeling, Assam, Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Chai, the odd herbal or fruit tea...just love the stuff. My standard cup is a plain old Yorkshire Tea, dash of milk, no sugar. Have at least five or six of them a day.

Coffee is only for when I want to be asleep but need to be awake.

My sister got a lovely selection pack of different teas the other day. It had Assam and Lady Grey in, and it was the first time I tired them. They were both really, really nice :D
 
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Coffee with cream and sugar
Tea hot with sugar or honey
Tea iced with sugar (not like southern sweet tea though) or mixed 50/50 with lemonade.
 
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