When asked if I want “coffee or tea” in a Hong Kong style cafes, I will almost always ask for a cup of 鴛鴦 (“coffee *with* tea” Yuenyeung), yes, both milk tea and coffee mixed together! Strangely, I never have the desire to make my own cup of 鴛鴦 at home.
We save coffee for our Saturday breakfasts. Grinding the beans each Saturday morning for our electric drip coffeemaker. And since we can’t really taste much of the difference between the more expensive Kauai Coffee and the ones from Costco, we go for the basic ones.
On weekdays, I will make my better half a cup of Twinings tea. Yes, we are more picky at teas. Since one time I accidentally almost ran out of English Breakfast, I mixed the remaining little bit of English Breakfast with Lady Grey Tea and it tasted nice. Since then, I learned that technically all teas are blends of tea leaves anyway so I started blending English Breakfast & Lady Grey to make our own blend.
My own preference is actually herbal tea or warm water. I love my Revolution tea, especially Golden Chamomile. It might have been love at first sight when I saw the brand name “(R)evolution tea” and then I was convinced by its innovative design for its tea bag plus the taste of the tea is very nice.
I love chatting with friends over a cup of tea on wide range of topics from food to world issues.