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Old 30-09-2015, 01:13   #1
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Coffee or Tea?

Do you prefer drink coffee or tea?
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Old 30-09-2015, 04:02   #2
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Re: Coffee or Tea?

Trick question???

Depends on the occasion, quality of water, time of day, weather, company and so on.
Sometimes I strongly perfer coffee, sometimes it must be tea but mostly it doesn't matter that much.

YMMV
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Old 30-09-2015, 04:16   #3
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Re: Coffee or Tea?

I love coffee, I love tea
I love the java jive and it loves me
Coffee and tea and the java and me
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup (boy!)


Why in the world are you asking?

Both drinks are God's gifts to mankind and, especially, sailors.

My boat, made in England, has a dedicated tea locker

With lots of Brits and Russians on board my boat, we go through clipper loads of tea. I drink it too. I try not to gag when the Brits put milk into theirs

But oh how I love a good cup of coffee . . .

We drink more tea underway, especially when on night watch, where we sometimes drink "chefir", the Russian prison drink made from brewing far too much tea in a small amount of water. You can get a really good caffeine buzz from this (tea anyway has more caffeine than coffee).

At anchor, we drink more coffee. A Nespresso machine provides excellent espresso; otherwise we use an Aeropress or french press and grind our own beans in a ceramic burr grinder.

One of the great joys of cruising, or perhaps, of life.
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Re: Coffee or Tea?

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... tea anyway has more caffeine than coffee ...
Tea leaves have more caffeine than coffee beans before they are brewed. Prepared, however, tea is diluted quite a bit more than most coffees. Each will vary depending on how strong you like it.

See ➥ Caffeine content for coffee, tea, soda and more - Mayo Clinic
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Tea leaves have more caffeine than coffee beans before they are brewed. Prepared, however, tea is diluted quite a bit more than most coffees. Each will vary depending on how strong you like it.

See ➥ Caffeine content for coffee, tea, soda and more - Mayo Clinic
I stand corrected. Gord, you are a font of knowledge as usual!

Note, however, that chifir is not listed there That has enough caffeine to blow the top of your head off
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Re: Coffee or Tea?

What an odd but awesome question, both of course!

I have a pantry in my head (yes, odd place for a pantry, but that's where my dry goods are kept) and have an entire shelf dedicated to tea and coffee.

I have both a French press (the French press is rarely used) and percolator. Every morning I fire up the perc on the alcohol stove, its not just about the product, the ritual and percolating sound are worth the effort on their own.

In the evening I like Egyptian camomile (non cafinated), afternoon, green tea, if I'm short on time (to percolate), then black tea in the morning.

If I plan on getting sauced I like to start out with a coffee and baileys while I'm sailing (not real baileys, the cheap wine based stuff).

I carry Argentinian matcha and pot for my little brother who needs it to stay up all night playing video games.

I have a Japanese tea set in case I feel like a ritual.

My mom works in Bolivia, and brings back Coca tea for me, which every one loves, but we dare not enter US waters with.

In cold weather I like to make tea in the Indian style, using milk instead of water and lots of spices.

If I need an energy fix I'll do black tea with a little butter.

If I really feel like chilling then camomile or a tasty herbal tea with a teaspoon of a different kind of butter

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