How Do You Take Your Hot Beverages?

@Malyck (3430)
Australia
April 27, 2008 10:58pm CST
Tea, Coffee? I usually drink a range of herbal teas, because I love the aroma and the health benefits. I use 1-2 teaspoons of honey, boiled water and a little bit of cold water from the tap so that it's not too hot to drink. When I have "normal" tea, I usually drink it black, also with honey, but occasionally I will have it with milk, such as Chai teas. And when I drink coffee, I have one teaspoon of coffee, and two raw sugars, and I like to have a splash of milk in my coffee, as it's sweeter and easier to drink. How do you take your drinks? =)
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
Coffee i have with 2 teaspoons of sugar. Tea i usually drink without anything in. Rare occasions I will put 1/2 a tsp of sugar in or honey and lemon in if im not feeling very good.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
28 Apr 08
I love to add honey and lemon to my tea, and it is especially good when you're feeling ill. I've always lived by the mantra that prevention is better than a cure =)
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
That mantra is good. Sometimes the cure for things is pretty awful.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
I'm with you on that one, if I can work to prevent something rather than deal with it afterwards then I always give it a go =) Some things are beyond our control, but it's still nice to pretend they're not =P
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I do not often drink a hot beverage - but if I drink some coffee it will be black with no sweetening. If I drink tea hot I like Chai (without milk without sugar) If I drink cocoa I like it extra thick... with a dollop of whipped cream
@TheDevil (840)
• India
28 Apr 08
just a correction...chai is used when u put milk into the tea
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
For a Chai Latte, yes TheDevil you would add milk and some sort of sweetening, but the tea can be served in anyway you like. =) Oh I love cocoa and hot chocolates, I also like to just mix in a spoon full of hazelnut spread into some warmed milk. It's the quick, lazy version =P
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
I've had chai tea before, it didnt have milk in and it was really really good.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Tea, Earl Grey, hot. Sometimes with nothing. Other times with sugar, honey and/or cinnamon. I'll also have other variations of black tea and green tea. Coffee is more of a rarity for me.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
28 Apr 08
Coffee is very rare for me nowadays, after almost killing myself with insane amounts of it each day. I used to drink about 20 coffee "syrups" a day, I usually used no less than 8 teaspoons of coffee and a few sugars and drank it black or with some milk. Needless to say, my heart went a bit out of control and I started seizing occasionally, as well as having really bad diarrhoea =P It wasn't very pleasant, so I stopped. Like I've said before, I can be quite silly/silky =P I love cinnamon =D I kinda feel like a donut now =)
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Mal. have you ever had hot mulled apple cider? with cinnamon and other such delights? very good on a crisp autumn day - with a piece of fudge, of course.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
No, I haven't had hot mulled apple cider, but you've definitely sold it to me! =D That's a perfect beverage for me at the moment, what with it being Autumn here =) I'll let you know my thoughts once I try it - thanks for the suggestion! =D
• Hong Kong
5 May 08
For tea, I usually just take it plain (it's the culture here not to add anything). I love green tea and other Chinese tea and I won't add anything inside. For coffee, I would just add 1 and a half spoonful of sugar in and for the black tea, I would add some milk and sugar in.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
5 May 08
I love Chinese/"ethnic" teas. Jasmine and Green teas make me happy =P Usually when I make them at home I still add some honey, though, I guess I'm a bit of a sweet-tooth.
@rpegan (598)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I have different ways of fixing all of my tea. If it's a "flowery" tea, I'll usually use honey. If it's a black tea, I'll use sugar and milk. For any other type of tea, I usually use just sugar. I'm also a coffee drinker, and I just vary any additional ingredients depending on my cravings.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
28 Apr 08
I'm the same with the additional ingredients. I do prefer honey over sugar in my drinks when I'm making them at home, but I don't mind when I order them out. My dad goes a bit too far with black coffee with honey I think =P