Tea? Coffee? Something else, maybe?

Edinburgh, Scotland
February 1, 2016 5:03pm CST
Personally I prefer tea over coffee - unless its a good restaurant cup of cappuccino in which case the coffee wins every time. When I'm at my keyboard I will usually drink a carbonated drink (we call them 'fizzy drinks' in the UK) often mixed with beer but never more than one - my keyboard skills are dodgy enough without me being intoxicated! My wife drinks almost nothing but coffee, black, no sugar, something I can't stand but then I have a very sweet tooth. My treat to myself when I get up early for work is to sit down, watch the TV morning news and sip my cup of hot, sweet tea before going to work. I'm guessing most of you will prefer coffee - am I correct?
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@paigea (21974)
• Canada
2 Feb 16
I do prefer coffee and start every day with it. But then I have tea and later in the day it has to be caffeine free tea. Sometimes I crave coffee later in the day and it must be decaffeinated. I drink both coffee and tea black.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Feb 16
Lots of decaf for me as well, or else I can forget about getting to sleep at a decent time!
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@paigea (21974)
• Canada
2 Feb 16
@Platespinner I can get to sleep. But gee it's a long day if I wake up at 2 or 3.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Feb 16
@paigea I quite regularly wake up around that time of night. Staying in bed to try to get back to sleep drives me nuts, and actually getting up to do something productive isn't feasible since our bedroom is in the loft overlooking the great-room and any rattling I do in the kitchen will wake my husband. It's a good time to get on myLot though...
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4 May 16
I have never liked coffee, and have managed my entire life without it, so I see no reason to start now. I'm a Southern girl, which means the tea is iced and sweet. We don't have "fizzy drinks", we have Cokes. Not soft drinks, never ever pop, not soda. Cokes, plural, is the generic term for any carbonated drink of any brand, although we do tend to favor the hometown Coca-Cola brand.
@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Feb 16
I drink both but I do prefer tea.
@andriaperry (48660)
• United States
22 Feb 16
I drink more coffee but I like hot green tea with orange :)
@silvermist (20107)
• India
15 Feb 16
@BillKasman1 I like both.But you are right I prefer coffee.
@tammys85 (9734)
• United States
4 Feb 16
I prefer coffee over tea; but I like both. If I have a sore throat and/or cough, I'll have a hot tea with some honey in it.
• Midland, Michigan
4 Feb 16
I used to drink coffee except during the winter months when I'd keep my cup filled with hot tea and a bit of sugar substitute. I used to drink coffee mostly when it was warmer to help me stay awake working two jobs, but this last summer, for some reason I got out of the habit and now I don't drink as much coffee any more. I do keep some flavored creamer in the fridge just in case I get an urge to make a cup, but that urge is less and less these days.
@allknowing (63387)
• India
3 Feb 16
Tea it is for me and I am particular about brands too.
@maezee (31961)
• United States
3 Feb 16
I like a combination of both, but I definitely have to drink my coffee in the morning - black and strong! I have a few cups in the morning, and later in the day, I move to black tea. Both are good but in different ways!
@maezee (31961)
• United States
3 Feb 16
I like a combination of both, but I definitely have to drink my coffee in the morning - black and strong! I have a few cups in the morning, and later in the day, I move to black tea. Both are good but in different ways!
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 Feb 16
Iced tea (no sugar), chai (sugar and milk), green tea (no sugar), and the occasional "fizzy" drink
• United States
2 Feb 16
Coffee of course. I don't like hot tea, but I do love sweet tea.
• United States
2 Feb 16
Yes, I do prefer my coffee (black, no sugar or milk) and can't start my morning without it. Otherwise I have brain fog until that caffeine kicks in. Sometimes in the later afternoon I'll have a cup of tea but usually I'm a coffee drinker
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
2 Feb 16
@BillKasman1,I have been a tea lover since my adolescence.In fact,tea has been the favourite beverage of all my family members too.It doesn't mean that I don't drink coffee.Sometimes I do take it,but I love tea.
@Platespinner (16512)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Feb 16
I enjoy tea, but prefer to start my day out with a cup of coffee and a dash of cream (real cream, not the fake stuff). I don't drink "fizzy drinks" at all. The beverage I consume most often is plain old water.
@BelleStarr (37667)
• United States
2 Feb 16
I do love coffee but I like tea as well and enjoy a cup of English breakfast or green tea almost every day.
@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
1 Feb 16
Wrong! I can't stand coffee - give me a big mug of hot tea and I'm happy.
@irishidid (8535)
• United States
1 Feb 16
Coffee plain. No sugar, no cream and no fancy flavors. I do sugar my tea though.