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Coffee versus Tea


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Nilgiri

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The mighty never-ending global question (coffee vs tea) will not be settled here (or anywhere), but lets see where the forum stands on it.

As I enjoy my day's first cup of joe, I figured I'd ask you all what beverage you prefer between the two (or if you have some alternative etc).

I do prefer coffee (get's my vote), but I like tea as well though I am far more picky on the latter (i am more tolerant of bad coffee compared to bad tea).

Generally it needs to be a good breakfast tea....or earl grey if I need something after lunch (I take it just with a little lemon and some sugar).

I like turkish tea (deep dark as possible) and russian tea (samovar brew with that jam you can put in) a lot too...but generally opportunity for those presents itself somewhat rarely.

"Chai" tea (the overall North Indian, Bengali, South Asian preference by far) is too long subject, maybe I will explore bit later.

I will have green tea from time to time, generally if I am at an east-asian eatery (where its offered like water)....I don't like it in general though. Significant other loves it.
Some herbal teas are quite good too, but its not a pick me up per se.

But back to my main ideological preference:

Most of the coffee I make is freshly ground of colombian beans (generally medium roast) I rotate through the year. I do blend now and then as well.
I replenish and store batches as needed at work, for use in my own coffeemaker there....though the keurig K-cup is passable too.

I have about 2-3 cups daily...sometimes 4.

Unlike rest of my family (most south indians have extended historical coffee culture/addiction, it runs in our blood), I dont face immediate headaches or serious withdrawal symptoms if I go a day or two without coffee (I have done this just to see)...I just feel irritable and tired. Probably because I picked up the habit lot later than my family/relatives generally did....most of them literally find it impossible to function at all without coffee in them right after waking...and replenished as the day goes on.

When I feel like a treat, I do a traditional "Madras" coffee preparation..with a filter brewing set and chicory....but this is longer subject to get into.

I generally dislike coffee outside what I (or a trusted hand) prepare, but I make exception for tim hortons (a national canadian institution arguably, affectionately known as just "timmys") and McDonald's (McCafe i find quite passable)...and a few local cafe's etc that I know more routinely.

I take a disliking to starbucks from what I have tried so far. Dunkin donuts (when im in US) is passable, but their coffee is just an accompaniment to their donuts imo.

Feel free to share any comments on your preparations, debates, preferences (past just voting)....or if you have some other beverage of this category/role you prefer.

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The world reference map for preferences (taken from pew research with my informed editing w.r.t south india..i feel we are somewhere in the 66% coffee preference range, but could be even 75%+...but we get "oranged" by the whole larger northern country population dominant preference for tea on unaltered maps)

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Both are of great importance to me, but if I have to give one up, it'll be coffee.
I won't be able to live without black tea.
 

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I love drinking tea after weaking up in the morning, but after that for serious work I like to be accompanied by hot coffee.

Coffee shop is also my preference for meeting, serious or not serious.

There is also cheap Coffee shop here in Indonesia like this, usually selling Aceh coffee

 

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I personally like both tea and coffee, but lean towards a coffee.

Coffee wise, I'm not particular about - Pret a Manger is the closest to me have good standing with the baristas..
- Flat White, Latte, Cappuccino is my standard morning cuppa.

Tea, being British - I more so enjoy morning english breakfast tea with a dash of Oat/Almond milk. I do not like Turkish tea.
 

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I am 100% tea person. Earth revolves around the Sun. My life revolves around cup of tea. In fact my day is charted around tea breaks. If I don't have tea I get headaches. And for me it has to be Yorkshire Tea bags. I don't take sugar as it clouds the flavour of the tea.

On the other hand I hate coffee.
 

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I am 100% tea person. Earth revolves around the Sun. My life revolves around cup of tea. In fact my day is charted around tea breaks. If I don't have tea I get headaches. And for me it has to be Yorkshire Tea bags. I don't take sugar as it clouds the flavour of the tea.

On the other hand I hate coffee.

Yorkshire tea is the way to go, stupid triangle PG tips! :)
 

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The mighty never-ending global question (coffee vs tea) will not be settled here (or anywhere), but lets see where the forum stands on it.

Easy enough for me, I drink both. :D

(And both hot and cold.)
 

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How so? It's mostly espressos

It will make the heart work harder and also get the blood less fluid due to coffee effect that make us pee a lot so second strike to the heart after the adrenaline pump.
 

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Although I like both. And before 2019 I typically consume Free Roaming Civet Coffee that I've bought directly from the farmer (without any brand), However due to suffering from gastric acid, I no longer able to enjoy coffee. Thus, I'm now only able to consume either tea or chocolate
 

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