Anyone who knows me, knows that I drink green tea - well, I'd say religiously, but it is practically a religious activity in Japan, so that might give the wrong impression! It does have an incredibly soothing, meditative effect on me sometimes, admittedly. It works with practically every food I eat (although I wouldn't have it with some Western entrees, just Because. It's inappropriate, you know.)
At it's height, I was drinking approximately five pots of tea a day. Yes, that's five pots of tea, not five cups. Because insofar as it's possible, I make it with loose leaf, in a proper pot, drunk with the appropriate small, handle-less teacup (and without milk or sugar, of course, because only heathens drink it with milk or sugar to any extra condiments of any kind. Whoops, there I go again.)
I might occasionally Have Opinions when it comes to tea.
Naturally, if I'm drinking tea made by others, I will be polite and appreciative of the care they are showing. I still prefer only to drink green tea, but it's hardly fair to expect someone who usually only drinks Builder's Brew, or even coffee, to have decent tea making accoutrement. I used to be a lot more fussy about the type of tea I would drink too, but managing a professional development course and working 10-14 hour days for a week at a time in a place where the only green tea available is that awful Twinings tea bag stuff that tastes like it's been swept off the factory floor maybe a year or two ago...
Well, you make do. I needed something to get me through the day. Generally a takeaway cup every hour or two would do it. Over time I grew, well, not exactly fond of it, but at least to tolerate it. I've come to realise that there's worse green tea out there (including some of the other Twinings green teas - it's bad enough on it's own, but with lemon flavouring? *Shudders*)
But still, the first thing I do when I get home? Make myself a decent pot of green tea.
My favorite beverage would have to be
is soothes me and keeps me focused
I don't drink to much of it though only when needed like for school
Mostly water - Spring water, if I can get it, caffeine/aspartame free sodas (Sparkling Ice), and apple or orange juice. Why? Well, to stay hydrated. Soda is just something I have to have for that fizzy texture, especially with a meal. I suppose it's kind of a habit.
Plain water from my Sodastream. No flavorings necessary. After that, good strong tea.
WATER! I drink about 2 L of water every day. But other than water, I'd say coffee. I don't enjoy coffee as much as I need it to stay awake. But I do really enjoy the smell of coffee. I love the smell of coffee.
Coffee, because is Coffee!! like we realy need another reason, it's bitter, its dark and its perfect match for my soul
I'm a milk drinker. Two cups of skim milk every morning for as long as I can remember. I started doing it to ensure I got enough calcium back in high school or university, but I always drank it even before then. Now I do it because that cold delicious liquid is just the thing to give me energy in the morning.
During the winter, green tea. It's hot and it's good for you. The Bruegger's near where I work has Steep brand teabags that are a very nice quality of tea.