Tea Drinker’s Guide to Dealing with the Coffee Drinker in the House

Just like that Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you need a guide to dealing with the coffee drinker in the house. But unlike that other guide, this one will not whisk you across the universe. You drink tea. Not coffee. Tea. But your hubby, wife, or other domicile companion drinks coffee. He/she might occasionally dip …

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The British Are a Nation of Coffee Drinkers (Really?)

So it's been decided. The British are now "a nation of coffee drinkers." I know. It came as something of a shock to me too, given that all this time I thought of the United Kingdom as one of the all-time great outposts of tea consumption. Of course, it's just possible that it's not quite …

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Are Tea Drinkers Happier Than Coffee Drinkers?

So what gives? Are tea drinkers really happier than coffee drinkers? Well, it's probably a bad idea to make such bold and sweeping statements that take in millions (billions?) of people around the world. But that didn't stop the British press from reporting not so long ago on a study comparing the two groups. There's …

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Are Americans Abandoning Coffee for Tea?

If you're a coffee drinker, don't take this the wrong way, but I'd rather lick a sidewalk than drink a cup of coffee. I'll probably always be a devout worshipper at the altar of tea. But even so, I can't help but be a bit skeptical about the notion that seems to be cropping up …

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Tea vs. Coffee in India

Statistically speaking, if you drink tea, there's a pretty good chance that it was grown in China or India. If it weren't for China, India would be the world's top tea growing nation, and between the two of them they grow rather substantial quantities of the stuff. Which might be why the growth of coffee …

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Tea or Coffee Reigns Supreme in the UK – Which Is It?

So, which is more popular in the United Kingdom - coffee or tea? Well, that's an easy one. After all, the United Kingdom might not be the place where tea drinking was invented, but they certainly spared no enthusiasm when it came to adopting the practice. But's it's not quite that simple. Or at least …

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On Gloom, Doom, and the End of Tea as We Know It (Or Not)

I'm going to go out on a limb here. I don't have any special insight into the future, but I'm going to hazard a guess even so. Tea has been with us for many thousands of years and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. Although you wouldn't know it from the "tea is under assault" …

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Will U.S. Tea Sales Ever Top Coffee?

In the United States, the land that spawned that beverage behemoth known as Starbucks, we're obviously known more for our consumption of coffee than of tea. But if the truth be told, we actually rank relatively low on the list of coffee gluttons, tied for about 20th place with the Macedonians, who also consume about …

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Tea — Straying from the Family Tradition

Coming from a long line of coffee drinkers, I am nevertheless a devout tea drinker. My childhood memories of coffee are many and emotionally evocative. Dad getting up early in the morning for work, having his toast, corn flakes, and a cup or two of coffee (with milk but no sugar). The smell of fresh …

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