CDM coffee and chickory when I'm home in New Orleans. Otherwise, Folgers Columbian at home...hot milk and sugar... best with a thick slice of REAL, crispy, French bread, slathered with butter, and dipped into my coffee (it's a New Orleans thing...gotta be there to understand it...)
Love coffee but can no longer tolerate fully caffeinated. These days, it's all about "lite" coffee and to change things up, there are many good flavored creamers. Have always loved plain hot tea with a little sugar. My mother and grandmother always served it with milk. Iced tea is my favorite summer drink.
Im a Louisiana transplant to Texas so Ive been drinking coffee since I could use a cup. I dont drink milk in it anymore like when I was a child but I still need a spoon of cane sugar. I have trouble eating any type of sweet, cake, pie etc without coffee. Ive had ADD since long before they knew what to call it and if it were not for that coffee to focus me, I probably would have forgotten and lost a lot more things than I did!
Coffee is the answer here. I enjoy a specialty brand from Kauai Island in Hawaii when I can get it. Otherwise, Wegman's French Roast is better than most and available locally. International Creamers are great also.
Coffee coffee and more coffee plain and most flavored except chocolate. No sugar or cream needed to satisfy my taste. Have been drinking coffee for many years at least a couple of cups a day. I do like chocolate but not in my coffee. My DH and I have gone thru many a coffee maker over the years that is how much we love our coffee.
Once was coffee- but hot tea these days- English or Orange Chai, bigelow Plantation mint, to start with. Coffee is a bean and it increases ullric acids- in 2days i cant move in drinkin cofee.. Tea is a leaf which is an antioxident, does not affect the gout Nearly so bad! Chocolate is good, just gine tok quick and cools too quick.
I had to go 'other' this time of year -- hot toddy. Love Tom & Jerry's, not too sweet. Fond memories of those as a child (without the alcohol of course). Hot mulled wine is also tasty, I make it with half red wine and half apple cider. Hot buttered rum is a bit rich but I'll likely have a cup or two this season.
Coffee. My favorite ice-cream is coffee. There's a coffee flavored hard candy that's really good, too. I'm a Louisiana native and love my iced tea but would love to have a cup of my sweet South Dakota MIL's hot tea right now.
I voted coffee, but I do love tea also and drink it unsweetened (hot or cold). And yes, I am from the south. Born and bred. I don't know why most folks like it sweet, but I learned at a very early age that it wasn't my 'cup of tea' to add sugar. I didn't learn to like coffee until I was older. I guess it was sort of 'forbidden' until one was an adult, back in the day.
My Grandmother had a little white breakfast bowl...deep...
She'd fill it almost 2/3 full with hot milk, sweeten that with sugar, then pour in enough hot coffee to give it a lite, mocha chocolate color (think Lady Marmalade...). Then, she'd slather butter over a thick slice of the hot French Bread that the bread man left on our porch every morning, and float it in the bowl of coffee.
I voted tea since it's what I drink the most. My favorites have to be Organic Red Apple and Organic Tulsi after that any and all. I do have to add sugar to it. No cream or milk for me on the tea. I will drink coffee as well but lattes (cafe con leche to dip cuban bread toast in it...YUM), machiattos and mochas. Can't have straight espresso it's way too strong and then regular coffee with cream and sugar.
I only drink coffee as a morning habit which serves to procrastinate starting my day... I've given it up on several occasions for different reasons and find I neither miss it nor go through withdrawals. I'm not particular about the brand as I usually add 'coffee sweeties' (flavored cream or cream liquor). That said, I do have a fondness for Batdorf & Bronson beans which I find smooth enough to drink black.
Tea...I keep trying it but usually leave about a half cup to grow cold.
Hot water...I also tried hot lemon water as a coffee alternative but it didn't take either.
Linda, Im so jealous! You went to Africa? And that coffee sounds divine, very much like Louisiana coffee but that should not surprise us, I guess, so many people from Africa were a part of our culinary heritage in Louisiana along with the French and Spanish.
Linda, that coffee sounds wonderful. I remember going to Switzerland and they also served coffee that way. Even though I don't normally drink my coffee with milk or cream, it was a treat to have hot milk and I drank it every day.
Extra dark Italian roast from the SFBay coffee company is my absolute favourite. I crush the beans in my morter in the morning while my water is heating. I don't use a coffee pot. I have one of those funnel thingamajigs that sets over your cup. It uses a number 2 cone filter. Coffee I drink later in the day will be ground in the grinder and just scooped out and measured into the funnel. But the first cup in the morning I grind with the pestle by hand.
I also use only reverse osmosis water in my coffee and nothing has ever been in my water kettle except for reverse osmosis or distilled water.
I only drink decaffeinated premium instant coffee with cream and splenda... I drink Land O Lake Cocoa Classics Raspberry and Chocolate Supreme...
I warm milk with Hershey's Syrup with Special Dark for bedtime!
Coffee. My favorite is Latte, regular, no sugar and no added flavoring. Prefer Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts for this. I only have latte on occasion though. Most days just coffee, black if it's a good quality bean. Gevalia is one of my favorites: Kona, Hazelnut, and lately I've grown partial to their Velvet Noir, an ultra dark, ultra smooth, rich, low acid variety. I actually think I like Velvet Noir over Kona right now. In recent years I've cut back on just about everything else. Good coffee is still my one indulgence.
I also enjoy a cup of hot tea now and again. My favorites are: Jasmine green tea and Earl Grey.
Are you asking so you can get me a Christmas gift? ;-)
In winter I love anything hot but voted coffee as I drink it the most. Coffee ~ pure with no additives. Folgers Black Silk because it is strong but mellow. When on the road, the most consistently tasty coffee is from McDs.
Herbal teas ~ like the Stash blends ~ lemon ginger or licorice or hibiscus. Occasionally with a spoon of local honey.
Hot cocoa only on rare occasion because I must admit I am not a large chocolate fan.
Must admit Kashtan Georges' blend sounds wonderful.
Quoting: I make my beverage like: 2 teaspoons of freshly squizeed ginger root juce, half of lemon juce and 3 teaspoons of honey per 7.8 oz. cup of hot water. That's great !
Podster, thank's! I'd like to notice, that as a variety I use LIME juce instead of lemon. Cause lime is quite a fruit-it contains serotonin- so called "hormone of happiness". That hot beverage can make your day even more fun !
Not my favorite year round...but at Christmas Time I make Christmas Wassail and serve it hot at parties. It has apple cider and fruit juices, and more... We don't drink, but you could add vodka if you wanted I am sure.
Jasmine is my favorite of all of the green teas I've tried. Some nicer Chinese restaurants offer a pot of Jasmine tea on their beverage menu. A friend and I used to share a pot every time we dined at a favorite Asian restaurant. If you enjoy green tea, I think you will like Jasmine tea.
Edited to clarify: While the Rishi Jasmine tea (shown at the link) is pricey, there are more reasonably priced alternatives such as those found in grocery stores. The latter are roughly the same in price as Earl Grey and other black tea varieties.
DreamOfSpring you are so right about jasmine tea we always have it when we go to a Chinese restaurant, another tea I like is oolong. Coffee is still my drink of choice but once in a while I will enjoy these two teas.
Most places I've worked offer unlimited, free coffee (not the best quality, but you can't beat free). Still, I keep a container of Jasmine tea in my desk for an afternoon pick-me-up. Recently, I read that while coffee is known to jangle the nerves, tea is said to be at once both stimulating and soothing/calming. Seems contradictory, but I love the idea of it.
Tea is hands down my favorite hot drink. If I don't want to brew a pot of loose tea, from Grace Rare Tea, I'll use tea bag tea from Lipton. I drink hot tea year around in the mornings. When the weather is warm I drink iced tea in the afternoons. I enjoy the ritual of brewing a pot of tea. Then I strain the tea into a thermos to keep it hot and so it won't get strong enough to float a horse shoe... And I can get a second brewing if I like. I rarely use any sweetener or milk in my tea. Once in a while I'll use a bit of sugar in Gunpowder Pearl Pinhead Green tea. I like to blend 'Pure Assam Irish Breakfast' with 'Flowery Jasmine Before The Rain'. I also enjoy 'Lapsang Souchong Smokey #1 Blend, (Clark Kent's mom would brew him a cup whenever he was down... I had to try it) 'Russian Caravan Original China Blend', 'China Yunnan Silver Tip Choice', 'Owner's Blend Premium Congou', 'Winey Keemun English Breakfast', and 'Earl Grey Superior Mixture'. I like to have a choice... I can't imagine a day with out tea.
I really don't care much for coffee. I do drink hot tea...normally green tea as it is healthy. No, it doesn't knock you off your feet...I occasionally drink some Darjeeling tea and it is quite flavorful.