That other British stereotype
Started by Memnoch, 11th June 2019 23:40 in Talk & Chat

View Poll Results: How much tea and coffee do you drink?

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  • No tea

    1 11.11%
  • 1-2 cups a day

    3 33.33%
  • 3-5

    4 44.44%
  • More than 5

    2 22.22%
  • No coffee

    1 11.11%
  • 1-2

    3 33.33%
  • 3-5

    2 22.22%
  • more than 5

    0 0%
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    It's amusing that our westward cousins think we all have butlers and wear bowler hats, and the despised ones to our south think we eat nothing but roast beef, but the one I'm referring to is the tea. When I'm abroad, the moment someone knows I'm British they either offer me tea or apologise for not having any.
    I recall reading somewhere that the cost, in tea, of building the M1 motorway was 25 gallons per mile. I wonder if we're still a nation of tea drinkers or has coffee taken over? I used to drink a lot of coffee, but I now realize it was only because it was more convenient because since I gave up instant coffee I drink more tea. I average at least six cups a day versus a maximum of two coffees.

    How much tea and coffee do you drink?

    Top half of the poll is tea, bottom half is coffee.
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    Memnoch
    It's amusing that our westward cousins think we all have butlers and wear bowler hats
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    When at home for the day - I drink between 15 & 20 cups of tea. No coffee unless I make a pot for visitors.

    When out and about with friends - I will have 1 or 2 cups of coffee - because most cafes these days use teabags (shudders) and their staff haven't a clue how to make tea anyway. It doesn't come out of a noisy, hissy, spitty machine!

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    I've always found it ironic that the Americans tease us about drinking tea, when they were the ones who went to war over it!

    I drink quite a bit of tea - I find it more thirst-quenching than water, although I know that's just psychological. I drink a lot of water too. I maybe have one or two coffees a day, but I only like espresso.

    Talking of American attitudes, though, one American friend jokingly asked "so in England, is it the panacea for everything? When one of your parents die, does the hospital give you a cup of tea?". And I realised that, yes, that's EXACTLY what happened when my mother died. I wonder what they do in America?

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    Speaking of tea,add the M62 to the debate. Obviously, heavy machinery and materials were stored way off site during it's construction, in small close by hamlets and villages, many a lusty lady used tea to lure husky labourers into there abodes.
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    Speaking of tea,add the M62 to the debate. Obviously, heavy machinery and materials were stored way off site during it's construction, in small close by hamlets and villages, many a lusty lady used tea to lure husky labourers into there abodes.
    An interesting variation on getting someone pissed to get them into bed. Did they put Rohypnol in the tea?

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    An interesting variation on getting someone pissed to get them into bed. Did they put Rohypnol in the tea?
    It is a little more subtle than that. Don't judge everyone by your own levels of desperation.

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    An interesting variation on getting someone pissed to get them into bed. Did they put Rohypnol in the tea?
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    I have no need for rohypnol.

    There's a 2 liter bottle of chloroform in my lab.
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    I drink a lot of tea, English breakfast, Assam and Earl Grey are my favourites, my daughter makes herbal teas, she made us some mint tea the other day, tastes like mouthwash. I probably drink 5 cups minimum in a day, lots of fizzy water and the occasional Cherry Pepsi Max, because itís delicious. Iím not a big coffee drinker, occasional cappuccino while Iím out and sometimes make a pot at home, never instant.

 


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