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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by slipstick » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:31 pm

Only coffee or tea? No MATE? :)

For me, it's almost always coffee - once in a while a cup of green tea. Not a fanatic about it.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by lsemmens » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:11 pm

Coffee at any hour of the day or night. Tea is for woosies. I can have a coffee and go to bed and sleep straight away.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by fstjohn » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:57 pm

I'm a coffee person. Cafe Bustello Espresso Grind in my Aero Press several times per day. Wife drinks PG Tips (we lived for years in the UK)

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Greencedar » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:56 pm

Tea is our choice of beverage here on Taiwan. The Chinese, or Taiwanese, prefer their tea brewed hot, real tea leaves that expand when the hot water is poured on.

I must also add that the Chinese, Taiwanese, like their tea 'a la natural.' They do not like to add any sort of sugar, or other condiment, into their tea, they rarely drink cold tea, the tea is usually poured into small cups, and to drink tea with others is an act of friendship.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:14 pm

Coffee! I grind the beans myself, for each individual brew. Nothing beats the taste of coffee when the beans are freshly ground.

Usually Arabica, although a blend with Robusta in it, adds some extra coffein ("pep"). :mrgreen:
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by RollyShed » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:26 pm

Schultz wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:35 pm
I like my coffee strong 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!).
Last night's TV news, coffee has been found to help weight loss, stimulates brown cells, so it said.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by DJF113 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:20 pm

Coffee! :D I usually fill my coffee cup with Maxwell House Columbian in the morning, and I'm good for the day. Haven't picked up the pot a day habit yet! Has to be black, anything else ruins the flavor.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:57 pm

Greencedar wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:56 pm
Tea is our choice of beverage here on Taiwan. The Chinese, or Taiwanese, prefer their tea brewed hot, real tea leaves that expand when the hot water is poured on.

I must also add that the Chinese, Taiwanese, like their tea 'a la natural.' They do not like to add any sort of sugar, or other condiment, into their tea, they rarely drink cold tea, the tea is usually poured into small cups, and to drink tea with others is an act of friendship.
I agree here. But iced tea is really nice for a Texas summer.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by carum carvi » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:40 pm

Neither.

I drink water. Some wine ocassionally. That's it.

Japanese people are fanatic tea consumers. They have a disproportionate LARGER number of stumach cancer casualties compared to countries who drink less tea. But many scientists could NOT find a relationship between stumach cancer and an extraordinary high intake of green tea.

Coffee drinking makes people react slower after 1 month. Research has shown that. At first it improves reaction speed, but coffee drinkers who drink every day, month after month, will start to react slower than when they werent drinking coffee at all. Coffee drinking is an addiction and has ZERO use for the needed daily nutrient intake of vitamins and minerals.

But I do like the smell of coffee in the morning very much, although I have never liked drinking it...
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by lsemmens » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:16 am

Spoken like a true tea drinker. Coffee does nothing for me. I can drink a cup and go straight to sleep. Even those "Energy Drinks" do nothing for me, and they taste like smelly stuff that comes out of your fundamental orifice too.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:27 am

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:16 am
Spoken like a true tea drinker. Coffee does nothing for me. I can drink a cup and go straight to sleep. Even those "Energy Drinks" do nothing for me, and they taste like smelly stuff that comes out of your fundamental orifice too.
Energy drinks are terrible. However, that being said when I would get called out at 0200 hours I would often shotgun a Red Bull and then eat a Payday candy bar to keep from crashing.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Pjotr » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:38 am

carum carvi wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:40 pm
Japanese people are fanatic tea consumers. They have a disproportionate LARGER number of stomach cancer casualties compared to countries who drink less tea.
Probably unrelated to tea. But very likely related to spices: too much pepper in the food....
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Rosko » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:54 pm

Coffee - strong, black, no sugar, many cups/day.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by carum carvi » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:33 am

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:38 am
carum carvi wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:40 pm
Japanese people are fanatic tea consumers. They have a disproportionate LARGER number of stomach cancer casualties compared to countries who drink less tea.
Probably unrelated to tea. But very likely related to spices: too much pepper in the food....
Pjotr, you are right. I RE checked my own presumption and scientists have done lots of research about a possible negative or postive effect of tea drinking related to stumach cancer and they couldnt find one. My statement was WRONG. Sorry for that. I did read a book though that clearly stated this as a truth. But I didnt double check it. The majority of research shows that there is no positive nor a negative effect of teadrinking on stumach cancer. Sorry tea drinking people, if I give anyone a scare.

The fact that stumach cancer is so much higher prevalent in Japan is probably related to a much higher doses of salt intake and pickled foods, which contain cancer causing nitrates. Smoking and alchohol drinking are suppose to be 2 other major contributors which cause stumach cancer. I havent heard yet about the effects of peppers related to cancer.

I did read some interesting research though about the relationship between hot drinks and esophageal cancer. Regardless if it was coffee or thea or hot chocolate,people who drank lots of super hot drinks (boiling hot) had an increased chance of getting esophageal cancer. Letting it cool down a bit would prevent this from happening.

Enjoy your tea and coffee folks!

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by MurphCID » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:12 pm

I saw the same report. And I still drink my tea, occasional coffee, and unfortunately too much salt.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Portreve » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:57 am

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But what I really want to know is...

Why don't they serve Lowbiscus Tea?
I'm so down wit' dat', yo, dass ich unter dem Beton bin.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Swampthing » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:14 pm

Coffee for me, all day every day.
I've been in the coffee business for 11 years, servicing and repairing vending machines.
Now I'm looking for a new job, the company i was in were bought by a large competitor and they have their own technicians, so they fired a couple of dozens of us ... :?
So black coffee for me, IF I want sugar in it I'll need a lot of cream in it as well.
Tea is fine, sometimes. I drink maybe 10 cups of tea a year. And maybe 10 cups of coffee a day.

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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by lsemmens » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 pm

10 cups of tea a year! :shock: I'd be lucky to have had that many cups of the stuff in my lifetime!!! Strangely enough, when I was in computers the cup on my desk was always full (of coffee) so, I guess it would have been over 10 cups a day that I'd drink. I started getting kidney stones (not recommended for anyone). xRays showed that my kidneys were full of "gravel" (none large enough to be a problem, so no surgery). Enough to cause me pain until they passed. I do trust and rely on God, so I prayed about it, and He responded with "reduce your coffee intake". I did, and haven't had a stone since. That was over twenty years ago. Now, I average only 3 or 4 cups a day.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by lexon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:29 pm

Sometimes coffee in the morning but Mint tea in the evening with a of teaspoon honey from a local Apiary. I buy my tea by the batch from Amazon.
Many years ago I use to grow my own Mint but had to contain it. It could could spread.
It was great to simmer the leaves right off the vine in boiling water.
I cannot grow it where I live now.
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Re: Tea or Coffee?

Post by Mick-Cork » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:45 pm

Coffee, occasionally Irish :)

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