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[ profile] wendy asked how I drink my coffee for this day.

The simplest answer to how I drink my that I don't!

I used to have a truly disgusting habit of filling a mug half full of instant coffee and then sloshing a little bit of boiling water over it (no sugar, no milk). The resultant mess stained cups, skin if you spilt it and tasted like thick tar. I have no idea where I picked the taste up from, but I used to drink four/five mugs of that a day - much to the horror of the rest of my family who preferred actual coffee that didn't come in kg jars. I'm still caffeine-insensitive and I'm pretty sure that's why.

Then one day I gave it up because I thought it was unhealthy. Just stopped drinking it and never went back. I didn't have a cup of coffee for the next three years or so. Nowadays I'll occasionally drink one - I still only want it black and strong enough to make you wince (or when I can get it, a mint frappuccino thing). I do like coffee flavoured chocolates though.

Instead I drink tea; mostly standard breakfast tea or earl grey, though I try and get two or three cups of green tea a day because I think there may be some health benefit to it. And wine, obviously.

Date: 2014-12-18 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*shudders at description of coffee concoction*

I like breakfast tea and earl grey, but green tea I just can't get into. Obviously this means I'm doomed to be unhealthy no matter what I do. ;-)

Date: 2014-12-19 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do look back and wonder what the hell I was thinking when drinking that. The worst thing is, I still quite like the taste, so I don't even have that saving grace of repentance.

Hah, afraid so. No green tea means you can't possibly be healthy (this is a lie). Have you tried the varieties that flavour with something else - I have a bergamot green tea and a lemon one as well.

Date: 2014-12-19 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bergamot green tea sounds interesting, actually! I used to like a mint-flavoured one a few years back -- perhaps I should try to get hold of it again. It's the plain one I don't like, really.

Date: 2014-12-20 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Instant?!!? Say it ain't so! On the other hand, those are two teas I love, so...*waves hands*

Date: 2015-01-02 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know, I know, I loathe my tastebuds!


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