Some of you may know, I adore tea. Hot tea in the morning and iced at night. Tea makes me happy. I could write an entire post on the glories of tea, but I’ll save that for later. I am a snob and only drink Twinning’s Tea. I’ve tried others, but this is my favorite brand. I add just a dab of sugar. If that’s not prissy enough, I use these dainty little tea cups I bought in London ages ago, when I was single and could spend money on such things. I make it first thing in the morning and drink it before I even eat breakfast, sometimes I will drink a second cup. Beware those mornings.
The cute little Japanese tea set in photo- I really want one!
Recently, I’ve been drinking more coffee. I use the term coffee loosely. What I call coffee is more of a chocolate coffee milkshake. I have been drinking a hot coffee that has chocolate in it. Like when I learned to drink hot tea, at the ripe age of 5, I add sugar and milk. I like it, I don’t want it everyday, but it’s a nice change. Today, I bought my very first coffee pot. Makes only 5 cups, but since I am the only one who will use it, it’s a bit big. I don’t have any coffee to put in it, but I can pick up some fancy stuff at work today. I blame them for my recent interest in coffee. I hope it comes with directions. I have never made coffee. As you may tell, I’ve had a cup of tea and a cup of instant coffee.
Coffee and tea are vary different and I have different feelings for each. They both have caffeine. Tea is a simmer, whereas coffee is a quick jolt. Two cups of tea is close to one cup of coffee, or so it feels. I’ve noticed two things: 1) I am more creative after a cup of coffee and seem to get more writing accomplished 2) too much coffee/tea/caffeine has the exact opposite effect. It makes me jittery and extremely cranky. Not good for the kids! There’s a fine line there. If I were honest I would admit the reason for the coffee pot is I hope to actually get more writing accomplished with the help of that extra jolt.
Do you prefer coffee or tea? Which brand/flavor is your favorite?