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Your Morning Cuppa

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teafiend said

I’m guilty of having coffee before tea, on most days. However, as I keep waking up later and later for class, I haven’t had time to make coffee, and I’ll just throw a bag into my travel mug and go. I’ve had a lot of terribly over steeped tea in the early morning. Or mid morning depending on how late I’ve overslept.

Cofftea said

I have coffee in the morning too- right after I take my vitamins and Rx w/ my unsweetened iced tea, as soon as I know my stomach is settled I have my coffee (but that counts cuz it almost always has tea infused in it) then continue w/ my tea drinking.

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teaplz said

I love blacks in the morning – anything from English Breakfast, to Irish Breakfast, to Earl Grey. If I’m not feeling well, Peppermint is a good wake-me-up as well.

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cuppa_fox said

Also a strong black morning person – normally an Assam, but Kenya works well for me too if I have time to steap it properly.

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I have to start the day with cold water because I need to take medication soon after waking up. But after sleeping, I tend to have a very dull tongue. (Matches with my dull head, I suppose). Drinking a really nice cuppa would be wasted first thing in the morning because I can’t really taste it. So, the very first cuppa is whatever mass-market black tea happens to be in the house. Right now, that’s Red Rose. After that, it’s game on.

Cofftea said

Have you tried taking your meds w/ cold tea?

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I have a rather disagreeable stomach and I have found that black teas tend to irritate my stomach more than other kinds. I find any sort of light, citrusy tea is good for the morning.

I also like to mix hot brewed tea with orange juice. In colder months I will use orange-flavored black teas, like Bigelow’s Constant Comment, and mix them with orange juice. The juice sweetens the tea and makes it much more fruity, while the tea subtly adds a richer depth to the flavor of the orange juice.

Cofftea said

@Megilhirile, me too! Except for chais.

Cofftea said

Instead of steeping tea in water and then adding it to juice, have you tried just steeping it directly into juice? I’ve done that w/ orange juice, cranberry juice, coffee, and milk.

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rabbysmom said

I always start the day with coffee- old habits die hard. Usually two cups then once I’m ready to go for the day I have a cup of green. I wonder if Twinings Irish Breakfast would be a good replacement for coffee? I’ve thought of trying that or Stash’s Irish Breakfast. But I suppose strength doesn’t matter, b/c it’s the smaller amount of caffeine that I would need to adjust to. Wondering too if tea like Red Rose is similar to something like english breakfast tea or if it’s weaker. Anyone know?

Cofftea said

There are GREAT coffee flavored teas out there. Check out Cafe Latte (Tea Table brand possibly) and Coffee Oolong from The Tea Garden. Both are logged on steepster. P.S. I start or end my day w/ coffee too. It’s ok;)

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Cofftea said

Matcha is now OFFICALLY my morning cuppa… only 1/2 bowl though.

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Janni select said

Usually Yorkshire Tea, though sometimes Yorkshire Gold or some Earl Grey variant. This morning it’s Caykur Tomurcuk Earl Grey, which is lovely. :9

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Heyes said

While it depends on what I have on hand, I tend to go for Oolong most of the time, and I drink several steepings through the morning.

(If I’m honest I also drink Trader Joe’s Irish Breakfast tea quite a bit in the morning as well, because it’s the best damned bagged tea ever made).

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MH_Bonham said

You call them Dragon Balls too! LOL! I’m not really adventurous in the morning and go for the old standby of chocolate chip flavored tea. Yeah, I’m a flavored tea person, but I also love oolongs and black teas.

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