Pick Your Potion – Coffee or Tea or Both?

I love my tea and coffee.  My favourite coffees are cappuccino, mocaccino and macchiato.

A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink which is traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. The name comes from the Capuchin friars, referring to the colour of their habits.  - Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia -

A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink which is traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. The name comes from the Capuchin friars, referring to the colour of their habits. – Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia –

A mocaccino, also called caffè mocha, is a chocolate-flavored variant of a caffelatte.  It is basically espresso made with milk.  -  Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia -

A mocaccino, also called caffè mocha, is a chocolate-flavored variant of a caffelatte. It is basically espresso made with milk and chocolate syrup or cocoa powder. – Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia –

Latte macchiato (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlatte makˈkjaːto]) is a coffee beverage, which literally means stained milk. This refers to the method of preparation, wherein the milk gets "stained" by the addition of espresso. Related drinks[edit] It differs significantly from caffè latte firstly in that espresso is added to milk (rather than milk to espresso), secondly that it features more foam, rather than simply hot milk, thirdly in that often only ½ (or less) of an espresso shot is used, and fourthly in that it is often a "layered" drink, rather than being mixed as in a caffè latte. Simply, in a caffè latte, the emphasis is on the coffee, while in a latte macchiato, the emphasis is on the milk. The macchia is the little "spot" of crèma left on top of the milk to clearly distinguish that is a latte macchiato and not a caffè latte, where the espresso traditionally has been added before the milk, hence having no "mark". Conversely, caffè macchiato, another similarly named beverage, is actually espresso "stained" with a small amount of milk. - Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia -

Latte macchiato is a coffee beverage, which literally means stained milk. This refers to the method of preparation, wherein the milk gets “stained” by the addition of espresso.It differs significantly from caffè latte firstly in that espresso is added to milk (rather than milk to espresso), secondly that it features more foam, rather than simply hot milk, thirdly in that often only ½ (or less) of an espresso shot is used, and fourthly in that it is often a “layered” drink, rather than being mixed as in a caffè latte. Simply, in a caffè latte, the emphasis is on the coffee, while in a latte macchiato, the emphasis is on the milk.  – Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia –

I love both sweet tea (Chai Latte, Masala Chai and Bubble Tea) as well as all sorts of Chinese Tea. Jasmine is my top pick. For English Tea, I love Earl Grey.

Chai Latte a spicy drink of black tea with cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, and star anise added to steamed milk  - Image credit Jorgy's Cafe -

Chai Latte a spicy drink of black tea with cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, and star anise added to steamed milk
– Image credit Jorgy’s Cafe –

Masala chai  is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Originating in India, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many coffee and tea houses.   -  Wikepedia The free Encyclopedia -

Masala chai is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Originating in India, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many coffee and tea houses. – Wikepedia The free Encyclopedia –

Bubble tea, also known as pearl milk tea or boba milk tea, is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Taichung, Taiwan, during the 1980s.  It has a lot of various flavours and served with sago pearls - Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia -

Bubble tea, also known as pearl milk tea or boba milk tea, is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Taichung, Taiwan, during the 1980s. It has a lot of various flavours and served with sago pearls – Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia –

Chinese tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and boiled water. Tea leaves are processed using traditional Chinese methods. Chinese tea is drunk throughout the day, including during meals, as a substitute for plain water, for health, or for simple pleasure.  - Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia -

Chinese tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and boiled water. Tea leaves are processed using traditional Chinese methods. Chinese tea is drunk throughout the day, including during meals, as a substitute for plain water, for health, or for simple pleasure. – Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia –

 

Chinese tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and boiled water. Tea leaves are processed using traditional Chinese methods. Chinese tea is drunk throughout the day, including during meals, as a substitute for plain water, for health, or for simple pleasure.  - Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia -

Chinese tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and boiled water. Tea leaves are processed using traditional Chinese methods. Chinese tea is drunk throughout the day, including during meals, as a substitute for plain water, for health, or for simple pleasure.         – Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia –

I usually go for the sweet stuff in the morning for breakfast and Chinese tea or a plain Earl Grey (no added milk or sugar) with my meals especially after a big feed.


Captain Picard was into Earl Grey tea; mention the Dude and we think: White Russians. What’s your signature beverage — and how did it achieve that status?

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8 thoughts on “Pick Your Potion – Coffee or Tea or Both?

  1. Coffee, coffee and then coffee. Just then there is no coffee I take up tea 🙂

    Bubble tea was getting also famous in Europe but I think it is at least limited now in Germany because some weird scientists found some cancer-causing materials in it. But then again, scientists will find in anything some bad stuff

  2. Unsweetened black coffee all day until after dinner then tea, also black no sugar. I do like the look of some of the alternatives pictured here. Never heard of bubble tea though.

  3. Coffee – rich dark roast with a little cream – in the morning. Black tea with a little milk before lunch. Peppermint tea in the afternoon. Have not tried bubble tea but I don’t like sweet tea so probably would not care for it. We are blessed to have so many choices!

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