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Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:38 pm

How do you take your morning/mid-day/evening legal addictive stimulant? I love tea, fresh brewed from the leaves (black, Pu'Er, and green). I'll drink coffee sometimes, but I really prefer tea.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by iain_33 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:53 pm

Can't start the day without a strong cafetiere - some time ago I accidentally picked up a pack of decaf coffee and I was falling asleep all morning - but apart from that I cant face much coffee, it's builder's tea the rest of the day.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by 8 ball » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:28 pm

Tea, brewed reasonably strong but with plenty of milk. No sugar.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Schultz » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:35 pm

I like both coffee and tea (real tea, not herbal teas so much). I like my coffee strong (my wife likes hers weak) and black, with just a little sweetener. I've been drinking a lot more lately since I'm on a "diet" (lost 22 lbs. so far, yay!). As for tea, either black (red) or green. I've had oolong and white, but they're harder to find. I'm not fancy, just use the kind in tea-bags.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by old_noob » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:28 pm

Both, of course!

I have coffee every morning (good stuff; we don't roast our own beans yet but it may happen soon). I drink a lot of tea during the cooler months of the year, we have about 8 of those here in VT. My daughter in law is from India and her family owns plantations in Darjeeling so we drink good tea :mrgreen:

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by WharfRat » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:38 pm

A BIG cup of coffee here :D

I don't understand how anyone can start the day without it :?
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by phd21 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:58 pm

Hi MurphCID,

I prefer good coffee preferably Hawaiian coffee or 100% Columbian coffee or other "high-end" coffees with two sugars (or artificial sweeteners) or honey and coffee cream or milk when available.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:57 pm

phd21 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:58 pm
Hi MurphCID,

I prefer good coffee preferably Hawaiian coffee or 100% Columbian coffee or other "high-end" coffees with two sugars (or artificial sweeteners) or honey and coffee cream or milk when available.

Previous post with some good replies

Tea - questing for a good cup - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=222637&hilit=coffee
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Nice. I love a large latte from a local place, that beats the heck out of Starb**ks.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by BenTrabetere » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:06 am

Coffee is my morning wake-me-up. Dark roast, black. Although I have been known to doctor it with a shot of Irish Cream.

I am a bit surprised a Texican would consider tea as anything other than the "house wine." You do know the proper way to serve it is in a tall glass, over ice, with way to much sugar, yes. :)

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by bob466 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:22 am

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Portreve » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:44 am

I like tea, but I prefer coffee.

A friend of mine of many years owns a local coffee shop and Roasterie. Many years ago when he decided to sell off his computer parts and service business, he felt he should get properly trained in the coffee roasting arts. It turns out he has a natural talent for it.

Once he was fully up and running, he sold off the other business and went full time into having his small restaurant, and through that I have had coffee from literally all over the world, from legitimate high grown Hawaiian, to Mexican, to Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and everything else (except for Kopi Luwak).

Of single-origin coffees, Brazil Santos, Mexican High Grown, and Tanzanian Peaberry are some of my all-time favorites.

That said, my all time favorite coffee is Eduscho Gala.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by xenopeek » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:11 am

Tea. Green or herbal. And no milk or sugar, thank you :)

Several cups of green tea in the morning and around lunch. Either pure, earl grey or infused with ginger for example. Afternoon and evening I switch to herbal infusions like ginger & turmeric, lemon verbena & lemongrass, or fennel to name some favorites.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:23 am

the military swore they would make me drink coffee! yuk! filthy brew that crap is.

I like Tea, most any flavor will do.

mostly though, my mornings start out with milk and cereal with buttered toast.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:19 pm

BenTrabetere wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:06 am
Coffee is my morning wake-me-up. Dark roast, black. Although I have been known to doctor it with a shot of Irish Cream.

I am a bit surprised a Texican would consider tea as anything other than the "house wine." You do know the proper way to serve it is in a tall glass, over ice, with way to much sugar, yes. :)
Absolutely, but after my last doctors visit, I no longer use very much sugar. I like my iced tea unsweet with a little lime or lemon, hot tea gets a little sugar. My wife likes her tea as a proper syrup.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:22 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:23 am
the military swore they would make me drink coffee! yuk! filthy brew that crap is.

I like Tea, most any flavor will do.

mostly though, my mornings start out with milk and cereal with buttered toast.
I too, learned to drink coffee in the Army. Strong, deadly, black, and so full of caffine that you thought you were having a heart attack. Yep, my First Sgt was from New Orleans and drank "real mans coffee", if the spoon did not stand up in the cup it was too weak :).

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by JerryF » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:22 pm

Both. Coffee in the morning, sometimes another at work. When I'm in the mood, I'll have a tea a work.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by vansloneker » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:12 pm

I'm all tea. I drink coffee one cup after dinner. And in the supermarket where they have these wonderful machines that produce coffee from fresh grinned beans.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Pepi » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:36 pm

3 cups of coffee and then I'm done for the day

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by philotux » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:41 pm

A large mug of coffee in the morning. All black! A couple of Espresso shots throughout the day. Some evenings a cup of tea of some sort.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Schultz » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:58 pm

I think I wrote this in the other thread. The best coffee I ever had was at my friend's place in Ohio (I've moved far, far away quite a while ago). I guess you could say he was pretty extreme about his coffee. He buys his own beans, whole and raw, roasts them himself, and grinds just enough to last a week. That was the best coffee I ever tasted in my life.

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