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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Coffee or tea?
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Poll: Coffee or tea?
Green tea
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Mar 11 2009, 7:20pm

Post #1 of 45 (703 views)
Coffee or tea? Can't Post

Which do you prefer?


Mar 11 2009, 7:27pm

Post #2 of 45 (344 views)
Is this going to be a weekly regular? [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyway, coffe for me. Some 40% milk and a teaspoon or sugar for an average cup. Thank you.


Mar 11 2009, 7:36pm

Post #3 of 45 (321 views)
Maybe. [In reply to] Can't Post

>( o)

Just testing the waters.

Alassëa Eruvande

Mar 11 2009, 7:42pm

Post #4 of 45 (370 views)
Yeah, [In reply to] Can't Post

'cause some don't like all this regularity. Tongue

I picked tea. Not hot tea. Iced tea. With sugar and no lemon.

Coffee only in the morning, and usually only 1-2 cups. Tea all day long.

And not that instant garbage. You have to boil the water and use tea bags.

Yes, I'm very picky about my iced tea.

Tol Eressea

Mar 11 2009, 8:00pm

Post #5 of 45 (311 views)
Tea, most definitely. [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't really like coffee much, even though I used to drink it at work. Mostly because I am so used to the tea I drink at home, nothing else tastes quite right. I will sometimes have coffee if I'm out, since unfortunately you just can't get good tea in a restaurant or coffee shop -- it's never made with boiling water, only hot water. It's just not the same!

I don't mind herbal or green tea, but it's not my first choice. Give me Orange Pekoe!


Mar 11 2009, 8:12pm

Post #6 of 45 (308 views)
I need coffee but [In reply to] Can't Post

I enjoy tea. So I picked tea.

Luthien Rising

Mar 11 2009, 8:17pm

Post #7 of 45 (298 views)
I'll have a coffee, no decaf, no sugar, black unless you've got lactose-free. Thanks!/ [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Mar 11 2009, 8:20pm

Post #8 of 45 (320 views)
I always get funny looks when I admit this... [In reply to] Can't Post

But I really don't like tea! It just tastes odd to me. I've never got into it. In fact, I'm not much of a hot beverage drinker. I can go days/weeks without one. But when I do partake, it has to be strong, black filter coffee. No sugar. Lovely!

Aunt Dora Baggins

Mar 11 2009, 8:32pm

Post #9 of 45 (313 views)
I didn't vote because I love them both [In reply to] Can't Post

and I didn't see any catgory that quite fit that. I guess I'm bi-beverage.

I usually make myself a strong cup of coffee for my commute (I steep the grounds and just refill the cup with water for seconds) and tea all day long in my office, but that's mostly because teabags are easier to deal with at work than loose coffee grounds. I drink a lot of herbal tea as well as black, green and white tea. Oh, and I also drink a lot of plain cocoa: baker's cocoa in hot water, with no sweetener of any kind. But it gives me migraines if I'm not careful, so I have to limit it sometimes.

All this talk is making me thirsty *goes to fire up the electric kettle*


Mar 11 2009, 8:46pm

Post #10 of 45 (332 views)
Well, if it annoys some people that much.... [In reply to] Can't Post

...then, yeah, I'll keep on doing it.Evil

Hi, folks! PM me any complaintsMad, objectionsShocked, and/or suggestions!!Smile

(Personally I love regularity. That's why I eat raisin bran every morning.)Blush


(This post was edited by Darkstone on Mar 11 2009, 8:50pm)


Mar 11 2009, 8:46pm

Post #11 of 45 (307 views)
* funny look thrown at Jazmine* // [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Mar 11 2009, 8:56pm

Post #12 of 45 (324 views)
I should've seen that coming!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Seriously, I think part of the reason I'm such an outsider in my office is because I don't drink tea. Everyone else drinks gallons of the stuff. And ever since my first day nearly two years ago where I told them "no thank you I don't drink tea", I think I carved myself out to be that strange, non-tea drinking weirdo. People still ask me about it. "So Jazmine, what is it about teat that you don't like?"

Mental note, next time I start a new job, I will pretend to like tea!

Tol Eressea

Mar 11 2009, 10:15pm

Post #13 of 45 (299 views)
I used to be a tea snob when I was in school. [In reply to] Can't Post

Then I started working full-time, hanging around with the proletariat, and now I have a shameful coffee habit. That wasn’t how my mother raised me. I feel so dirty. Dirty, dirty, dirty.

Superuser / Moderator

Mar 11 2009, 11:14pm

Post #14 of 45 (309 views)
Neither. [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't like either coffee (vile) or tea (too bitter). When I see people loving a good cup of coffee I feel that I'm missing out on something - but then I'm glad a non-coffee drinker when I see workmates gulping the equivalent of floor scrapings in the morning just because they have to have something!

After all these years I'm still on the look-out for a good hot chocolate. I've had plenty of insipid, too sweet, luke-warm or half-froth hot chocolates, but none that have transported me. There must be one out there somewhere!


Mar 11 2009, 11:57pm

Post #15 of 45 (296 views)
I voted coffee but I have to talk about Postum [In reply to] Can't Post

Postum was created by CW Post, the protegee and later competitor to WK Kellogg. His company was called Postum Cereal Co and later just Post Cereals. He also created Grape Nuts and Post Toasties.

I grew up in Cereal City, aka as Battle Creek, Michigan... home of Kelloggs and Post cereal. The smell of wet roasting grain was pervasive. You could take tours of the Kellogg company for years. I also played the Post Community Band.

Wikipedia tells me that Postum was discontinued in 2007 which doesn't say much about the jar we have in the cupboard. We actually used to drink it fairly frequently as a non-coffee hot drink alternative.

I can enjoy a cup of hot tea in the right circumstances (and always enjoy well brewed iced tea) but mostly it's all about dark roast coffee for me these days. I love the taste of it. I crave the taste of it.

I also learned the song, Proper Cup of Coffee:
What I want is a proper cup of coffee,
Made in a proper copper coffee pot.
I may be off my dot,
But I want a cup of coffee from a proper coffee pot.
Iron coffee pots and tin coffee pots,
They're no use to me, so
If I can't have a proper cup of coffee
From a proper copper coffee pot, I'll have a cup of tea!"

Trout Fishing in America sings it
but I know it by a different tune. The trick is to sing it fast.

I also know Mrs. Murphy's Chowder.

Just saying.


Mar 12 2009, 12:15am

Post #16 of 45 (297 views)
Yes, it should be: [In reply to] Can't Post

tea, coffee or chocolate, when someone asks you what you'd like to drink Smile
but maybe it's too difficult to make a really good cup of hot cocoa/chocolate ? At home it's not a problem - with pure cocoa powder and sugar - but in cafés etc: often too sweet or just bland Unimpressed

I used to love tea, but haven't been drinking it for almost thirty years. I didn't start drinking coffee until I was 28, and can go days without it. But I've been drinking hot cocoa/chocolate since ...before I know when.

Tol Eressea

Mar 12 2009, 12:16am

Post #17 of 45 (285 views)
Tea, sweet with no milk or lemon. [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually used to like lemon, but then I watched a piece on Today on NBC that was about how lemons in restaurants were bacteria-ridden -- even the best restaurants. Some reporter got swabs of the lemons, both rind and pulp. The lab confirmed that all but a couple were covered with baaad bacteria. I don't use lemons any more! I scrub the rinds of my lemons and oranges at home.

I used to drink coffee, but I am a sufferer of Acid Reflux Disease and haven't been able to drink coffee since the early 1960s. Needless to say that growing up in a Norwegian home and not drinking coffee makes me an outsider in any family gathering!

I like black tea, herbal tea, green tea -- I like it hot, cold, and lukewarm.


Mar 12 2009, 1:13am

Post #18 of 45 (300 views)
You mean that stuff in my veins? [In reply to] Can't Post

Serious coffee junkie here...though I only drink it while it's hot, so probably only actually drink half of the four or so cups I have on most days


Mar 12 2009, 1:17am

Post #19 of 45 (284 views)
LOL me too [In reply to] Can't Post

Though I don't drink it as strong as I used to Wink


Mar 12 2009, 1:20am

Post #20 of 45 (287 views)
hmm.. three sons...mother's day family photos...coffee addict... [In reply to] Can't Post

If these commonalities betwixt us keep up, I am just going to have to go out and find some tigers to include on my posts...

But then, I'd have figure out how to do a footer...well, one of these days I'll do that, I will, I will!


Mar 12 2009, 1:24am

Post #21 of 45 (302 views)
*chuckling* [In reply to] Can't Post

Was just thinking, "Oh another thing in common" LOL

Hey I got lots of tigers, very happy to share em Wink

Eowyn of Penns Woods

Mar 12 2009, 3:16am

Post #22 of 45 (307 views)
When I'm tired of the packaged mixes [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll melt some deep dark chocolate instead of using cocoa powder. It's good with cinnamon, too.

Forum Admin / Moderator

Mar 12 2009, 4:02am

Post #23 of 45 (274 views)
Triple Venti Non-Fat Latte [In reply to] Can't Post

although I do like a nice London Fog (Earl Grey tea with steamed milk).

Superuser / Moderator

Mar 12 2009, 4:13am

Post #24 of 45 (266 views)
*drool* / [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 12 2009, 4:58am

Post #25 of 45 (280 views)
Tea, black, straight-up! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've come to love tea over the years. I have a cup of black tea (no sugar, lemon, etc) almost every morning when I get to work.

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