This stuff is addictive! What do you have in your coffee or tea?

@TheHorse (209572)
Walnut Creek, California
May 25, 2023 11:51am CST
I went to Trader Joe's yesterday on my home from the flaky day care. I was out of coffee at home, but couldn't find an instant that was to my liking, so I grabbed a box of individual servings, complete with sugar and creamer added. To cut to the chase, this is some yummy stuff! It's a tad sweeter than I have my coffee when I add sugar, but I don't mind. I think the cost was $2.50 for ten packets. What do you have in your coffee or tea? I tend to have my first morning cup of coffee black, and then add a bit of milk for my second and third cups. When I have tea, I generally don't add anything, though I occasionally add a bit of milk. I have heard that some take a bit of lemon with their tea (is that a British thing?), but I never do that, though I love lemon.
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@patgalca (18217)
• Orangeville, Ontario
25 May 23
I only drink regular old Orange Pekoe tea. I put I tiny bit of milk in it and use Stevia sweetener. Occasionally I drink herbal teas if I am nursing a stomach ailment... usually Ginger Lemon tea. I used to drink peppermint tea but found it gives me a little indigestion. I can't drink hot chocolate either as it also gives me indigestion. I don't care for coffee at all.
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@ptrikha_2 (45886)
• India
25 May 23
@patgalca If you get Sweet Rose Tea or Chamomile, it could be good for health as well as light on stomach.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 23
My default tea is Earl Grey. I enjoy it when I get tired of coffee.
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@ptrikha_2 (45886)
• India
25 May 23
@TheHorse The Sweet Rose and Chamomile come in the category of Herbal or Green Teas. The Brooke Bond Red Label / Taaza / Tata Tea Premium or Gold are base fir Milk tea. Now I am thinking should I do separate posts in Teas and Coffee !
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@pitstop (13066)
• India
26 May 23
That's a great deal for 2.50 I usually use freshly ground beans with frothed milk at the start of day. My further cups are usually with instant. At work I use milk powder as we can't store milk at work.
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@ptrikha_2 (45886)
• India
27 May 23
@pitstop Do you get the freshly ground beans from some farm. Or some shop?
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@ptrikha_2 (45886)
• India
28 May 23
@pitstop That's cool ! Any brands you would like to suggest?
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
I don't have a milk frother here. But that sounds like a great way to start the day.
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@celticeagle (161615)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May 23
I have never been to Trader Joe's. We just get the store-brand instant coffee. I don't like black coffee and prefer a latte.
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@celticeagle (161615)
• Boise, Idaho
26 May 23
@TheHorse ........Fattening but better flavor.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
I enjoy lattes as well.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
@celticeagle I wonder how many "steps" it takes to walk off a latte.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
26 May 23
I usually have my espresso black, sometimes I add a little bit of dairy cream. On special occasion I prepare an "Irish Coffee" this is something I love. When British drink Early Grey they add lemon and not milk.
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@vandana7 (99465)
• India
31 May 23
@LadyDuck OMG...but the sight of lemon irritates my tummy...it warns, if you gonna get that thing in, I will revolt...and it does that...acidity..LOL
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
27 May 23
@TheHorse British pour milk in black tea and lemon with Earl Grey, and there is a reason. Early gres is made from black tea and bergamot citrus extract. I wonder how many know. I am not a tea drinker but I know.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
Oh, I think I would prefer milk to lemon.
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@JudyEv (329478)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
I think having lemon with black tea is a British tradition. I have some coffee sachets in the cupboard. I'm not sure where they came from but I haven't tried them yet.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
What is a "coffee sachet"?
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
@JudyEv Yes.
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@JudyEv (329478)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May 23
@TheHorse I guess they're 'individual servings'. They're little packets, enough for one cup.
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@banksim (5205)
26 May 23
india tea is very common
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@ptrikha_2 (45886)
• India
26 May 23
@TheHorse In India, we rather favor Chai where Milk and Tea leaves are boiled together. Britishers probably preferred just to pour milk over the boiled Tea leaves in water.
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@ptrikha_2 (45886)
• India
27 May 23
@TheHorse That is one of our role objectives as the unofficial Indian Prez !! @vandana7 would be pleased !
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
Yes, I think of Indians as tea drinkers. Maybe it's the British influence.
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@AmbiePam (86827)
• United States
25 May 23
I don’t drink coffee or tea; I’m a Coke drinker. It’s not ideal. Although, yesterday I had cold ginger, ginseng, honey, lemon tea, and it was good. However, I think the massive amount of sugar had something to do with that.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 23
I like Coke too.
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@snowy22315 (172899)
• United States
26 May 23
90 percent of the time just milk in my coffee, which suits me fine.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
It suit me fine too after my first or second cup.
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@kaylachan (60875)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May 23
I put chocolate coffee creamer in my coffee and sugar to taste when I make it.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
Sounds sweet but godo.
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@kaylachan (60875)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 May 23
@TheHorse Yeah. The idea is to have a hint of coffee taste, and make it drinkable.
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@marlina (154156)
• Canada
25 May 23
Just have a coffee table cream.
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@marlina (154156)
• Canada
26 May 23
@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 23
Is it real cream?
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@Tampa_girl7 (49462)
• United States
26 May 23
I use a bit of sweetener in my tea. I drink my coffee with heavy cream. I like my iced coffee and tea with sweetener
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
Are you sure you're not from the South? Oh, wait. Never mind.
@RubyHawk (99410)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 May 23
I like my coffee black but I like a little Stevia sweetener in my tea.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
What is Stevia?
@LindaOHio (162310)
• United States
26 May 23
I have my coffee with sugar and creamer. I drink one cup of decaf a day.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
I wonder if decaf would "do the job" for me.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
@LindaOHio Maybe it's all "psychological."
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@LindaOHio (162310)
• United States
26 May 23
@TheHorse Not if you need the caffeine.
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• Philippines
26 May 23
I love lemon in my tea. I do 3 in 1 coffee in the morning.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 May 23
What is meant by three in one?
@Jenaisle (14079)
• Philippines
25 May 23
I usually drink milk or tea. Coffee gives me stomachaches. I don't know why. I'm guessing I could be allergic to its components. Enjoy your coffee. and have a great day.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 23
You too! I get "nervous" if I drink too much coffee.
@ptrikha_2 (45886)
• India
25 May 23
I prefer Milk Tea infused with grated ginger in the morning and with Fennel and Cardamom in the evening; in summers. Winters are ginger or occassionally Clove. The brand I prefer is Brooke Bond Red Label (corrected) I will try to share a proper picture later on. We aren't much of Coffee enthisiasts but may be Vanny is more fond of Coffee. Some brands we try are : Bru Nescafe Classic Nescafe Gold (2 and 3 from Nestle) Tata Grand Photos might come in some future time. (For Brooke Bond Red Label)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_Bond
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 23
It's a tad amusing for me to see an Indian drinking Lipton tea, since I think of Indians has being more knowledgeable about tea than Americans, and Lipton is an American brand.
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@vandana7 (99465)
• India
27 May 23
Come to India. I will give you coffee that is 80 percent milk and 20 percent water..and tea 50:50. LOL Me, I have lactose intolerance. :( But as a kid I didn't have it...this is last decade thingy. So ...I do like a little bit of milk in my coffee...but just a couple of teaspoons....for obvious reasons.
@FourWalls (63521)
• United States
25 May 23
I drink flavored tea (such as peppermint bark, lemon loaf, and cinnamon), so I put nothing in my tea except Splenda.
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 23
Is Splenda some kind of sugar substitute? I have heard of it.
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@wolfgirl569 (98328)
• Marion, Ohio
25 May 23
I never drink coffee. Add honey and cinnamon to my green tea
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@TheHorse (209572)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 May 23
I do occasionally have green tea. I hear it's good for digestion.
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27 May 23
In coffee there is cafein. In case of tea there is only tea leaves