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Old 02-03-2019, 11:02 AM
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Never did. How can anything that smells that good, taste so bad...
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:05 PM
Location: MA/NH
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I've drunk tea for most of my life. It's probably part of being Chinese. I remember that in middle and high school, my mother would make of pot of tea with three Lipton tea bags left in it all day, and that we would drink the tea at room temperature. Growing up, we didn't keep soda in the house, although we'd drink it when going out to have pizza or McDonalds.

I've never liked hot coffee, so I never drink it. I also don't drink tea in the morning. I am able to function without caffeine to start my day.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:09 PM
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As soon as I was able to vocalize my dislike for hibiscus tea for breakfast.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:43 PM
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When I moved to Washington state and lived in downtown Seattle. Started with weak lattes and now I make my own cold-brew which is better than Xbux....
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:52 PM
Location: X marks the spot
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I guess I started when I was around six years old by drinking “coffee milk” that was my first gateway drug. I can remember saying, “oh come on, just one more spoonful, please”
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:08 PM
Location: Islip,NY
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I started as a kid it was a wee bit of coffee and lots of milk (coffee milk my mom called it.) By the time I was 14 I had full strength coffee. Only have 2 cups a day.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:16 PM
Location: North State (California)
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We always had a choice of coffee or tea, as a child, at the end of the meal. So all my life.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:17 PM
Location: Central IL
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I remember being maybe 7 or so and my dad bet me a quarter I couldn't drink his half milk-half coffee concoction - and he was right! Through high school, college and the rest of my life, Mt. Dew (and diet) was my preferred source of caffeine.

Then I started having coffee flavored desserts like tiramisu and coffee-flavored liqueurs (Kahlua, Tia Maria, Patron XO Cafe) and kind of wondered why I'd not tried coffee. So maybe around the age of 50 I tried some wonderful coffee at a Mexican resort...with lots of cream. But oddly, when I got home still didn't drink it. My next vacation to Maui I OD'ed practically on more great coffee and brought home as much as I could!
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:27 PM
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I think as a senior in HS. My parents always had a cup of instant () coffee in the morning. I think I had a cup of coffee on a fall camping trip in the Blue Ridge mountains - mainly trying to warm up. Have been drinking it ever since.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:29 PM
Location: Bloomington IN
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I think the first time I had a full cup I was about 9 or so. I was spending the week at a friend's cabin. Her parents were from an Eastern European country and allowed her to drink coffee daily so I tried it. It did not like me.

Periodically I would ask my grandparents for a sip at their house. My parents didn't drink coffee daily.

I drank, heaven forbid, instant when needed in college or the stuff from the cafeteria. When I started working as a teacher I sometimes had a cup in the lounge to be social. I didn't start drinking it regularly in the morning until I was about 35 or so. To me the worst part of being on a vacation is not being able to get a decent cup of coffee. That stuff in hotel rooms--yikes!

Caffeine doesn't make me jittery, but I have noticed in the past couple of years I can't have caffeine after about 6 or 7. I kind of hate it because I enjoy a cup of real tea after dinner in cold months. I've tried lots of decaf teas and haven't found one I like.

True story--about 10 years ago or so we got a new neighbor. She called me and invited me over for coffee. I ended up going one morning. She only drank Sanka! She told me that was all she drank. Needless to say I only had one cup to be polite. I stayed long enough to be polite and then headed to work.
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