I am just curious to know how many of us like tea or coffee or both? I love Tea. That’s what I drink daily (almost). I think it’s the sweet taste which draws me to the tea and of course I love that tea goes so well with Marie or Milk biscuits.
I don’t know why, I was never drawn to coffee. I think that’s because coffee not very tasty (read: sugary). Even if I visit coffee day, I just drink either cafe mocha (during winters) or tropical iceberg (during summers). I don’t like anything else. I guess I like these two because they have a strong chocolate flavour combined with coffee.
I like the normal tea that we make at homes/get at restaurants – Tea with milk and sugar. Lots of sugar, that is. I think I have tasted some of the best tea’s when I was staying in Coimbatore. I wonder if the proximity to the Tea estates of Ooty has to do anything with this?
When I drink tea outside, I like to combine it with spicy stuff like masal/medhu vada, samosa, puff, bajji, bonda (with sambar), etc. If you have not tried it, try it. These uncanny combinations are too good! I also remember having some excellent masala tea in a train, long time back. I wonder if the taste is maintained still… Somehow, the green tea doesn’t catch my fancy. Need to try it!
Recently I came to know that the British promoted tea in India by giving it to people for free (initially), addicted them to it, and then started selling it. I also remembered going to the neighboring shops to drink tea, a couple of times when my mother was not at home to give me the tea! Hence I became quite apprehensive and I started taking breaks. I drink tea for 10 days and take a break for 5 days. De-addiction 😛 Yes, I do crazy things like that 🙂
So, I would like to know what you prefer – Tea or Coffee or both or neither? I don’t know how to make tea but any tips for making a great tea (like special ingredients, etc) will be highly appreciated. You can also tell me your preferred choice of coffee in coffee day/any other cafe. I will try it once 🙂
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