Coffee vs Tea

Discussion in 'The Iron Chef' started by christianyouth, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Coffee

    71 vote(s)
    70.3%
  2. Tea

    25 vote(s)
    24.8%
  3. Neither

    5 vote(s)
    5.0%
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  1. Sven

    Sven Puritan Board Sophomore

    You make an unneccessary choice. This is not an either/or, but a both/and. Coffee is good for the morning. Tea is good for the afternoon. I, too, have been to the British Isles, and became a tea lover. But I also love sweet tea. Those who say that tea is for pregnant or sick people haven't had sweet tea. I'm not talking about yankee iced tea with some sweetener in it; I'm talking about the real stuff.
     
  2. christianyouth

    christianyouth Puritan Board Senior

    Steven, I had a youth pastor from North Carolina who always made sweet tea, it was great stuff! I forgot about it until someone mentioned it on here. It's definitely not iced tea, that's for sure.
     
  3. 21st Century Calvinist

    21st Century Calvinist Puritan Board Junior

    Hot tea for breakfast. The day just isn't right if it's not started with hot tea.
    Coffee after that. In summer I go for iced coffees or diet Pepsi. But now I have got started on iced tea. Not too sweet and a little lemon. Oh yeah, I am high maintenance!
    Today is an iced tea day.
     
  4. Idelette

    Idelette Puritan Board Graduate

    I absolutely LOVE tea! I love hot teas during the winter, and iced teas during the summer! There's just so much variety with teas! I like the taste and flavor of coffee but even decaf makes me too jittery...so I prefer tea! Though, most of the time I just drink water with a lemon!
     
  5. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    either or will be just fine I love em both.
     
  6. Wannabee

    Wannabee Obi Wan Kenobi

    Coffee?
    Tea?

    YES!
     
  7. Josiah

    Josiah Puritan Board Senior

    Matcha Green tea is my favorite.
     
  8. Reformed Thomist

    Reformed Thomist Puritan Board Sophomore

    I'll drink one or two cups of good, strong coffee a day maximum -- one in the morning, maybe one in the early afternoon. I love coffee, but any more than two and I'm feeling ill; it really dehydrates me.
     
  9. BJClark

    BJClark Puritan Board Doctor

    I drink my coffee hot and Sweet tea iced..

    And I'll only drink hot tea in the winter..
     
  10. SRoper

    SRoper Puritan Board Graduate

    Tea, unadulterated.
     
  11. Berean

    Berean Puritan Board Doctor

    Starbucks or stronger. Black, no sugar. No yuppie 'coffee drinks' either. :barfy:
     
  12. CredoFidoSpero

    CredoFidoSpero Puritan Board Freshman

    Carbonated with sugar.
     
  13. jaybird0827

    jaybird0827 PuritanBoard Honor Roll

    I prefer coffee but it keeps me up. So I drink tea.
     
  14. JBaldwin

    JBaldwin Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Definitely coffee, though I enjoy iced tea (unsweeted like a good Yankee--I know I'm a southerner now, but I can't give up my unsweetened tea).

    We always had coffee brewing in my home and in my mom's family (Norwegian), being offered a cup of coffee was a sign that you were now old enough to sit at the table after dinner and talk with the adults. I still remember the day my Norwegian grandfather offered me my first cup of coffee, I was 13 years old.
     
  15. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    You forgot the BOTH !!! option for us Oolong and espresso types
     
  16. Curt

    Curt Puritan Board Graduate

    Amen!
     
  17. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Quickly skimming the replies, it appears most of the non-tea folks are, to put it nicely, northerners. Since it's hard to find a good cold glass of sweet Community, or even Luzianne, up north, particularly in the winter, that might be understandable.

    On a recent trip to the southeast, I recently discovered that Publix supermarket sells sweetened Peach flavored tea in half gallon and gallon jugs. Highly recommended.
     
  18. Repre5entYHWH

    Repre5entYHWH Puritan Board Freshman

    4am + :pray2::coffee::coffee::coffee::coffee::coffee: :book2: = good combo
     
  19. Jen

    Jen Puritan Board Freshman

    I suddenly find myself wondering if I'd like coffee more if I could have a raktajino...
     
  20. reformed trucker

    reformed trucker Puritan Board Sophomore

    Both. Hot or cold. Has to be strong. :coffee:
     
  21. caoclan

    caoclan Puritan Board Freshman

    Coffee
     
  22. Brian Withnell

    Brian Withnell Puritan Board Junior

    I completely burned out my caffeine receptors something like 12 years back. I was working around the clock (software engineering at the time) and about 2:30 or so, I noticed I was *hungry* beyond belief. The vending machines were out, there wasn't any stores open anywhere nearby, and the only thing I had to eat was sitting on my desk ... 1/2 pound of chocolate covered coffee beans. I ate them all, and thought I was going to die. My heart was racing, and I was a total mess. But about 6 hours later, I was exhausted and went right to sleep. Ever since, caffeine has had no effect on me. I can drink 2 pots of coffee one day, even in the evening, and go right to sleep at night. I can drink coffee for weeks, and then stop and not have any of the withdrawal symptoms some people have. I just don't react to it any more.

    That is something of a pain though. It would be wonderful to be able to use it to help stay awake when I need an extra hour or two in the evening, or to help get going if I need to wake up early. But it just doesn't do anything. Sigh.
     
  23. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    I drink coffee because it maketh my heart glad.
     
  24. chbrooking

    chbrooking Puritan Board Junior

    Green tea!? bleh. But if you must, you can save money by just boiling your grass clippings when you cut your lawn. :)
     
  25. Brian Withnell

    Brian Withnell Puritan Board Junior

    :lol:
     
  26. christianyouth

    christianyouth Puritan Board Senior


    Whoa...!

    That's crazy, I didn't even know that was possible to do. But it makes sense, I've been noticing that I need more coffee to give me that energy boost. So it seems the more exposure someone has to caffeine the less of an effect.

    I wonder if you ate some coffee beans again if it would give you energy? I bet it would, though I'm not sure how healthy that is. I remember someone saying that some famous radio show host(I think Rush) does that before going on air or something. But a 1/2 lb of coffee beans, that's pretty extreme! :eek:


    So question : Do you know anyone who builds up caffeine intolerance(not sure what to call it) just through drinking coffee? I'm wondering if you have to have MASSIVE amounts of coffee in order to get to the point where you are, or if I'll eventually get there.

    -----Added 6/19/2009 at 01:44:24 EST-----

    Also, what is your favorite brand of coffee(directed toward everyone)?
     
  27. Quickened

    Quickened Puritan Board Senior

    I'm a big fan of The republic of Tea
     
  28. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    Real men - men with hairy chests - drink strong coffee.
     
  29. student ad x

    student ad x Puritan Board Freshman

    [​IMG] store bought whole bean Starbucks, freshly ground for each pot [​IMG]
     
  30. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Is that translated from the textus starbuctus?????
     
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