Do you add cold water when you drink something HOT?

@Abbyey (760)
Philippines
May 16, 2007 3:58pm CST
I believe my tongue was made only for COLD water and LUKEWARM. Its so hard for me to drink HOT water. Whenever i drink Coffee i first mix it with half a cup of HOT WATER to cook the coffee & cream when its all mixed up i add COLD water making my coffee lukewarm. I do this not only for coffee but to all HOT drinks. My tongue cant handle too much heat. How about you? Can you drink real HOT beverage or you do the same as me add cold TOO?
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
16 May 07
Although I like hot liquids such as coffee and tea or soup, it not always a good idea to drink them scorchingly hot because the body could have an adverse reaction to such treatment... Gas and Acid reflux are sometimes the symptoms of a damaged stomach lining, so "cooling it" isn't such a bad idea! :) A recipe calculator for you: http://www.cookingbynumbers.com
• Philippines
16 May 07
this is how i do it, too, but not always. there are times when i have the patience to wait for the drink to cool for a little bit before taking my drink. at times, i blow upon it to cool it down faster. funny, because this is how the old folks used to do it.
@taurean83 (505)
• United States
16 May 07
Hmmm..You are interesting person I must say this.Well no my tongue can handle hot and cold things both but I am hearing this thing for the first time.May be You make up yourself like this and you never tried drinking really hot stuff.Is it with drinking or it happens when you eats too.I believe this is because either you never tried drinking hot or you have made up your tongue not to handle this.You know its all in your brain How you make it and how you deal with it.But i must say on the other hand be careful with hot things they might not good for you.
@Abbyey (760)
• Philippines
16 May 07
:) I think the reason i cant handle HOT beverage is because my mom told me that since i was young i never was fed HOT beverage always cold. I also cant eat HOT soup, it has to be lukewarm, so when i order soup i have to wait til its in room temperature before i eat it. Thats is why my Honey always try the soup first or any meal that is HOT before i do. He tells me if i can handle it. He knows me so well ever that part of me, he knows how much heat my tongue can handle :P
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
16 May 07
I drink a lot of coffee in a day. I let it sit until it's lukewarm before I drink it. Waitresses at restaraunts give me stange looks when I order coffe and a glass of just ice no water. Then they see me spoon ice cubes into my coffee. hahahaha! Just a habit of mione. Not because I hate the heat or anything just me I guess. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
@Abbyey (760)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Hi Granpa BOB, I also do that if i know we are in a hurry and i really cant wait til it gets cold. I alwasy ask for ice. Its weird for them and it makes them smile too. but i dont get embarass because that who iam i guess plus its how i can drink what i ordered. :) Happy posting! :P
• United States
17 May 07
I really don't care for really hot products, either in food or drink. So, I try to make sure that it's warm and not hot before I'll eat or drink it. If it's a hot drink, I'll put an ice cube or two in to see if that helps. If that doesn't, I'll stick it in the fridge or something for a few moments and wait it out until it's at a temperature where I can drink it.
• United States
16 May 07
I never add ice or cold water. It ruins the taste more me, making it too weak. Instead, I just wait for the drink to cool. Most of the time I actually prefer drinking tea & coffee at lukewarm temperatures; I wait 15-20 minutes after brewing it before drinking it.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
16 May 07
I love to drink hot tea, but there is a certain temperature that is just too hot for me so I will either add cold water from my water cooler or drop an ice cube in it to cool it down. I've burnt my tongue on more than one occasion and that hurts like anything for a few days afterwards.