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View Poll Results: Your favourite hot beverage would fall under which option?
Coffee 40 42.55%
Espresso Based Coffee (Cappucino, Latte, Americano etc) 15 15.96%
Black Tea 8 8.51%
Green Tea 7 7.45%
White Tea 4 4.26%
Oolong Tea 0 0%
Infusions ("Fruit Teas", Camomile Tea, Rose Hip Tea, Mint etc.) 7 7.45%
Other "tea" (Rooibos, Chai etc.) 7 7.45%
Other (Cocoa, Husky Wee-Wee, Warm Sweat etc.) 6 6.38%
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I mentioned Rooibos tea recently and they looked at me as if I was a freak.
Really? It seemed for a while here that it was some sort of fad to drink Rooibos tea. I was a freak for NOT drinking it.

Anyway...I love coffee and tea. Coffee all morning long, plain cream and sugar. Then in the afternoon it's herbal tea, usually raspberry hibiscus. It's lovely.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I wanna know what this husky wee-wee is.
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Actually, it's a musical reference
It's from Frank Zappa's Don't Eat the Yellow Snow

It took me a minute to realize what it was from.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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^Yup, from the tracks "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" and also "Nanook Rubs It" from Apostrophe. Great stuff
And the husky wee wee
I mean the doggy wee wee
has blinded me
and I can't see
temporarily
May his genius live on forever.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The coffee here is absolute sh*t. Starbucks is an abomination to coffee and that makes me sad because I love coffee. We've got a choice between starbucks, caribou coffee (I mean c'mon the name alone..) and various mom and pop shops that aren't much better *laments*
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:33 AM   #25 (permalink)
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The coffee here is absolute sh*t. Starbucks is an abomination to coffee and that makes me sad because I love coffee. We've got a choice between starbucks, caribou coffee (I mean c'mon the name alone..) and various mom and pop shops that aren't much better *laments*
I agree. Its virtually impossible to find decent coffee in Auckland CBD. Mostly because its so small, but being jam-packed with Starbucks everywhere cant help. I'm a sucker for Mocha's, but the best one I had, I made myself. The ones at Starbucks are disgusting, and cost like $6. So exploiting
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:48 AM   #26 (permalink)
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It is hard to find good coffees/cappucinos (always get cappos) here as well, even in restaurants. I'm so often disappointed that I don't often get them anymore. I mean, coffee at restaurants is f-ing expensive as well. You may pay as much as 5~6 US dollars or more for a cup here while you can get 100 cups of tea at home for the same price.

So, any brand recommendations? I mentioned Ahmad Earl Grey in my first post which I personally think is okay.

Last one I got was this one, a ceylon (Sri Lanka) Earl Grey tea which is very fresh and fruity. Not a favourite, but it's good!



And I think one of the worst cups I've had recently was this one.



Not fresh, just bitter and boring. Doesn't even taste like a proper earl grey. Where's the nice bergamot?
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:50 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I used to drink a lot of coke but my staple caffeine supply comes in the form of tea nowadays, and there's nothing better for keeping warm in the winter. I wouldn't exactly call myself a tea connoisseur but Earl Grey is my preference. I never really liked green tea. I sometimes drink coffee too - I currently have a tin of that Moccona dark blend.

As you can tell, I'm not really succeeding at reducing my dependency on caffeine... it's a losing battle
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:14 AM   #28 (permalink)
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As you can tell, I'm not really succeeding at reducing my dependency on caffeine... it's a losing battle
^ Has basically been the story of my summer holiday.

Talking of which, my top 5 hot bevvies;

1. Moccha
2. Earl Grey tea
3. Oolong tea
4. Camomile tea
5. Frappucino

^ I voted espresso-based then.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Hopefully gonna get a Moka for my birthday, so will hopefully be making decent coffee then.

Been trying some of that Cafe Noir instant espresso stuff recently. It's not great.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:43 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I adore Earl Grey, but what gets me out of bed in the morning is this:

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