Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
Sometimes Red Bull, but I'm trying to stay away from both sugar-packed drinks and diet drinks with artificial sweetners. So I guess the other thing I like with caffeine is iced green tea. In general not a lot of caffeine in my diet.
At the food coop I go to, one of the cashiers told me how one day he drank a Red Bull and then ran all the way to the Mall, which was about 5 miles away-- uphill.
Tai Chi wrote:
(Agreeing about Starbucks' burnt taste. If we splurge while out we go to Second Cup -- a Canadian coffee chain.)
Tai Chi, you have a rich and varied caffeine and herbal life. I love rooibos tea. I usually have a cup after dinner because it's a) supposed to help you digest and b) it's supposed to help you sleep. I do both of those fairly well.
I almost spelled it "charbucks," but didn't to avoid a possible debate about it. the fact is, i'm sure i drink things that are worse, but at least are cheaper. i don't complain about a 5-dollar coffee milkshake, but i do when it tastes like crap and people let all the other businesses get destroyed for lack of continuity- when the continuity is something that invariably sucks.
Other names I've heard are "Bigbucks" and "TenBucks."
Numi teas--green gunpowder in the morning and herbal teas throughout the day.
Green gunpowder, what a cool name.
I like a lot of teas, but don't drink tea as often as coffee. Among those I like are mixed blends like Pixie's Mate Limon, Pixie's Chocolate Mate Solstice, Honest Tea's Moroccan Mint Green, Stash's Licorice Spice (rarely), Irish Breakfast, and the good Assam tea that Dys serves once in a while.
Sometimes I make a pitcher of tea for iced tea out of any of the teas in my cupboard.
Sorry, don't feel like being more descriptive.
Not that you asked -
Drink about six colas a year, if that. Am one of the odd folks that likes bottled sparkling water like Gerolsteiner's. Liked tap water back in California, and some pomegranite juice blend.
Assam, Irish Breakfast, yes. Licorice or anything Stash, no. Pixie, I've never heard of, it sounds kind of interesting. Gerolsteiner's is pretty good, I drink it once in a while, and would drink it more often, but the bottle is Huge and heavy.