I drink coffee and tea out of a mug

@jugsjugs (13045)
October 19, 2009 6:58pm CST
Do you use a mug to drink tea or coffee from or do you use a cup and saucer? My nan use to use a cup and saucer with her best bone china i was always scared to drink from it.She now uses mugs when i go to see her i think my dad must have said something to her before he passed away.
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@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
20 Oct 09
Hi Jugsjugs, I drink coffee from a cup I really wouldn't call it a mug. It's not that big. mmmm coffee in the mornings it's my favorite time of the day.
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• Mexico
20 Oct 09
Hi Sally Anna: Don't have to ask you why because i have enjoyed the pleasure of waking you up and prepared a big mug of coffe. I drink it with bread, cookies or a soup it's always good to start your day with a cup of coffee
• United States
12 Nov 09
I'm a mug girl, haha! I have quite a few mugs in my cupboard. My grandma never had 'good china', she raised 11 kids with just a farm to bring in income. There was no money for such things. She had glasses and mugs, and to this day she drinks her coffee out of a mug. My mom only drinks water from water bottles [she refills them] so I guess I got my mug habit from my gramma.
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
7 Nov 09
oh wow, that is the thing with trying to be to cautious with the china. I say use it and not wish you could use it, other wise what is the point eh?
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I drink coffee in a mug. Our cups are smaller, I want a big one . When I am writing or reading I need to have something to drink and I want it until Iam through with what I do, so I prepare a drink in a mug. Moreover, I drink tea in a cup.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 09
same here! We uses mugs for coffee too! and even mugs has now become the daily stuff that we use..
@asweetie (1188)
• India
20 Oct 09
hi jugsjugs, I love drinking tea and tea is the first thing i drink in the morning and at home i love to drink it in a mug because it can hold more tea. If we go outside and drink it there then it is not in our hand in what we get the tea and in rural India it is very common two friends ordering one cup of tea ( to save money) on roadside stall and then they divide it between them one in cup other gets in the saucer and both drink it:D
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
20 Oct 09
I always drink my tea and coffee from a mug!
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
Just like you, I do use a mug in preparing my coffee or tea. It does not matter to me whether I use a mug or a cup combining a saucer. As long as you enjoy the moment of having a coffee it will not take a big deal whether it was prepared in mug or cups. I have learned to drink a coffee when I was still a child. My father usually calls me whenever he prepares a coffee and we always have a little chat while having a coffee break.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
Cups and saucers can't be seen at my pantry...I used mug for coffee or tea, as in a big mug. A cup of coffee is not enough to boost my energy.
• United Kingdom
20 Oct 09
I'm exactly the same! I don't drink coffee but I love tea and I always drink this out of a mug. Mugs are huge and you can make that hot drink last that much longer. I like the fact that when you are drinking tea in winter you can wrap your hands around the mug and it really is a nice feeling. I have cups and saucers but I hardly ever use them. I think that cups and saucers are quite posh and there's no need to really get them out unless you have special guests or visitors over or something like that. I've had several mugs of tea so far today as it's quite cold, a huge change from weather conditions yesterday. Andrew
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
20 Oct 09
My Grandmother was the same way...always used a cup 'n saucer. You'd NEVER ever see HER using a mug, that's for darn sure! Myself, I've always used a mug of some sort or other. Many years ago when I was still living with my parents, I used to drink my tea out of a plastic thermos tumbler. I can remember that we had a collection of these, and they came in different colors. They could be used for hot or cold drinks. Later, I bought a ginormous hot 'n cold mug from 7/11. I still have it, and often use it from time to time when I'm busy with something, and don't want to keep getting up to make a second or third cup...I can just keep on going with the big mug for quite a while before it gets empty. Now don't get me wrong...I love all of that china stuff, especially the cup 'n saucer collection types. The craftsmanship on some of those are absolutely beautiful. But I'd rather admire them, than drink from them. Yup. I'm a "mug man"! cdrxo
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
20 Oct 09
Hi jugs How is things going your way today? I drink my coffee out of a coffee cup. The only kind of tea that I drink is Iced Sweet Tea which I drink out of a glass. I can remember my grandfather using the cup and saucer too. He would pour the hot coffee in the saucer and then sip it from that. I thought that was the grandest thing I ever saw. I never see anyone doing that any more. I guess it goes to show that generations do change in everything. Have a great day and keep smiling my friend.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
20 Oct 09
I usually drink my tea out of a gladd or a cup. I drink my coffee out of a coffee cup and sometimes a mug if I am going to go somewhere. I have never drank tea out of a mug before though.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
20 Oct 09
With the exception of the cups and saucers that go with my mother's fine china, I don't honestly think I have ever seen a true cup and saucer. Our coffee is always drank from a coffee mug. As far as tea goes, we really don't drink a lot of hot tea so that isn't so much an issue for us. I have broken many a coffee mug in my life so I would be scared out of my mind to drink my coffee from a cup that I knew was valuable to someone in either an expense sort of a way or a sentimental sort of way.
@dlr297 (5371)
• United States
20 Oct 09
I drink my coffee out of a mug, i like that better than drinking from a cup and sauser. and the mug is bigger so i get more coffee.
• Mexico
20 Oct 09
Hi jugsjugs: nice story you have told us. Unfortunetly i don't have anything more than a mug to drink my tea or coffe, i would love to watch that bone china, i found it very interesting and something special to have in your house althought it's probably that i'd be scared too when i was a kid for that.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
whichever is available, I would drink from a mug, glass, or teacup. If I want coffee, I would drink it on anything that can hold hot coffee. Or I can just buy outside =)
• New Zealand
20 Oct 09
It made me realize we don't have cups and saucers at home! I think as a housekeeper I should buy even just a set in case a visitor might need one. So, yeah, my whole family uses mug for coffee, tea and even chocolate for my kids. Well, thanks for the idea. I'm gonna buy soon as one of my friends love cups and saucer.
@doormouse (4619)
20 Oct 09
i haven't seen cups and saucers for at least 15 years,my mum used to use them all the time,when ever i used to have my friends over,out would come tea pot,cup and saucer,milk jug,sugar pot and a plate of biscuits,all set nicely on a tray,,my mum was only in her early 30's,i'm now in my early 30's and i'd never dream of doing that,how times change