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    Not Drinking Tea or Coffee

    Imagine not drinking tea in Britain. I guess the three Russian men who haven't tried alcohol have gone through similar problems. Coffee isn't any different. Actually, I hate the smell and flavour of coffee the most. I'd probably blame my parents for not raising me on either of them. Maybe they figured that if I wasn't going to follow in their footsteps and do something I found disgusting—smoke—I wasn't likely to imitate another habit they were equally addicted to.

    I first tried tea today... in my thirties. (I'll never admit that offline.) It's not like that in itself is a difficult thing. It's easy to make tea. Even if you don't make it for yourself, in Britain you'll probably have to learn how to make tea for others at some point. I just hadn't tried it because it doesn't smell appealing. Couldn't care enough to bother. Out of boredom, alongside other things I got some Yorkshire Tea, some spray cream (can't go for milk as I'm currently low-carb) and some sweeteners.

    Tea was... okay, not bad but not that good either. Didn't taste much different to how it smells. A little bitter, and of course tastes like leaves. After a while I got used to the taste and if offered tea I'm sure I could accept it. I just couldn't see myself drinking tea alone. I'm joined by about fifteen Brits. But at least now I can feel slightly less alienated and go to Starbucks (or any other coffee shop) and not have to feel like a little boy who always goes for hot chocolate.
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    I drink both, but I don't wake up and make a mad dash for the kettle or anything like that. I'll see it in the cupboard and think "oh yeah" and make a drink but that's about it.

    Unless I drink it too fast, then it's immediately back to the kettle. This can turn into three, four, maybe even five successive mugs of tea or coffee. Milk & lots of sugar.
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    I drink 2 Monsters, a half gallon of iced tea (no sugar), and like 3 cups of coffee (black) daily. It's sort of an in-joke within American IT companies that you're supposed to drink coffee black so I got used to it pretty fast. Is there a question prompt in this thread? Not sure if I was supposed to reply to this or you were just making a statement
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    Nah. I had a feeling that people would reply (what kind of UK forum doesn't have some thread about tea?) even though I probably should have added some kind of question.
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    UNDER NO CIRCUMCISION CIRCUMSTANCES MIX TEA AND COFFEE IN ONE MUG.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    I drink both tea and coffee happily. I have all kinds of tea, teapots, and teacups in my cupboard, plus an electric kettle and a French press/cafetiere for making my own cup of coffee whenever I feel like it. I need a significant amount of caffeine to keep myself going since I have a three mile bike commute to and from work, plus my work is already very physically engaging as is (I'm a housekeeper, so I do a lot of making/changing beds, cleaning, etc. Always on my feet from 9-5.)

    I wish more people in my part of the world drank and appreciated good tea. In the US lots of people drink cheaply-made iced tea with tons of sugar, and I think we're missing out as a country. That, and people consider tea a "rich person's hobby" (it isn't.) If you look for good tea, you'll find some that won't bankrupt you. Some decent black, green, or oolong tea is available at most Asian groceries, and plenty of vendors online can be found specializing in different regions of the tea world (China, Japan, India, etc), or specializing in different varieties of tea (oolong vs pu'er vs green vs black, etc.) I've actually considered opening a teahouse as a means of introducing people to the aesthetics and philosophy behind tea (which there's a considerable amount of, both from China and Japan.) Lots of tea philosophy/aesthetics ties in with Buddhist customs, as it was the Buddhists who drank tea to keep themselves awake during all-night meditation sessions. The Japanese tea ceremony (either with matcha or sencha) focuses on simplicity and austerity of decoration and decorum. It's not fancy or lushly decorated: the room where the tea is prepared and served is plain, as the main focus is the tea itself, rather than anything else.

    Sorry for the rambly post but I find tea intensely fascinating. What do you all think? I may share pics of my teas and teaware sometime if anyone's interested.
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    I drink both.

    I like green tea myself. I can drink it plain or with a bit of raw honey. White tea is also nice. I am not big on black tea. I need to put too much sugar in that to enjoy it.

    Coffee... That needs to be weak and loaded with cream, sugar, etc. I like it to basically have a "coffee-like taste". This is why I drink a cappuccino or his cold sister, the frappuccino. Both have a base of expresso which is strong coffee but it is so heavily diluted by everything else that you get a very faint coffee taste.

    I do love the smell of coffee when it is sweet. I have a body wash that is coffee and coconut oil. I want to drink it. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    I have a body wash that is coffee and coconut oil. I want to drink it. LOL
    It'll taste nothing like how it smells. Just trust me on that one.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronOfStuff View Post
    It'll taste nothing like how it smells. Just trust me on that one.
    I have a feeling you ate soap before. lolol

    I had a friend who would eat soap and not just any soap but those Irish Spring bars of soap. She started doing it when she was pregnant. It was very, very strange.

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    I got a new tea thermos today. It has a little strainer or infuser in it, allowing me to steep and re-steep loose leaf tea while I'm out of the house. Pretty nifty. Does anyone else drink tea on the go with them? And does anyone else here drink loose tea, or do you all drink it bagged?
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