Has to be coffee first thing in the morning. Most days it is coffee for the rest of the day too. I do like tea but it always seems such a faff to make it, whereas coffee is just shove it all in the mug and go! I have a Dolce Gusto machine which is more involved but it still seems less aggro than tea!
When I do have tea it has to be strong with two sugars (and I do mean sugar) and just a splash of milk, coffee has to be lots of, or even all, milk and has to be two sweeteners - aspartame not saccharin. Fussy? Moi?
I don't drink coffee at all, can't stand anything coffee flavoured. Tea for me, no fancy stuff like Earl Grey, scented washing up water, give me a decent cup of ordinary tea, not too strong, and that'll do me.
I only have decaf after 4pm, otherwise it affects my already limited sleep.
That's so funny Cog. My BIL and his wife always gave us strange scented tea. It tasted like perfume. Mind you they are a strange couple and sometimes you would not get anything at all.
I like tea, but it has to be really, really strong. I am my Father's daughter in that respect. He was your typical construction worker - tea so strong you could stand you spoon in it. I don't like too much milk and no sugar because I am incredibly sweet already.
Actually, those coffee rules only apply to instant - real coffee has to be strong with just enough milk. I do prefer sweeteners in coffee though but can't stand them in tea. The main reason I like lots of milk in my coffee is that I can't drink it hot, it has to be cooled down quite a bit. Tea I can drink scalding though - I don't know why, I'm just odd!
Oh, and tea has to be drunk out of china mugs as other mugs are too thick. Coffee has to be in chunky mugs as china is too thin and makes the coffee taste weak and watery. Have I mentioned I am odd?
My MIL, until the day she died, would not drink out of a mug. It had to be a cup and saucer.
My MIL is still alive (allegedly), and she too insists on a cup and saucer. We have one specially for her, but she's only here once or twice a year. Mrs M asks me to wash the cup out before using it as it might be dusty. Always slips my mind though....