questionshow much coffee/tea do you drink at work?

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I drink between half a cup to a cup before work and then another when I get into the office. I usually do two Splenda and that's it. If I want a little flavor or I don't want to wait for the coffee to cool to a drinkable temperature, I might add a little french vanilla creamer.

I try not to drink too much coffee. Around two cups a day serves me pretty well though. Often times I do less either because I need to leave and dont feel like chugging my coffee at home, or I get caught up in my work (cough, totally not woot, cough) and my coffee gets cold and gross.

I'm actually going to miss the office coffee (today's the last day of my internship this summer). Whoever makes it does a darn good job.

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I bring a Contigo hot beverage containment device full of coffee to work with me every day -- they're the only brand I've found that you can drink directly from it and the cap doesn't leak, even if you shake it upside down. Keeps it "hot" for an hour or two. Most days I'll have a second coffee from the Keurig here at the office around 2pm.

As far as what to put in the coffee? I sometimes like a little flavored creamer, but drink it straight up in the afternoon.

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I'm a tea drinker and have been mostly successful at cutting way back on caffeine. So most of the time I have a large (~12 oz) cup of decaf black tea in the morning and a large cup of green or decaf black tea after lunch. Most of the time I drink it straight up. However if I get distracted and leave the tea bag in too long and the tea gets bitter, I'll add a half packet of sugar to make it drinkable again.

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4 - 16oz travel mugs spread thru the morning. on weekends I finish a pot myself. Coffee is good!

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I buy 6mos of whole leaf tea at a time from Mighty Leaf, mostly White Orchard, Green Tea Tropical, and chai, with a smattering of other flavors from time to time. They are definitely strongest in the green and white teas, their blacks have been a bit of a letdown. I start with one teabag in a 16oz hand thrown cup first thing in the morning, drink half of it, add water, drink half, add water, and probably repeat five or six times in the summer and ten or more in the winter. By the late afternoon the teabag is pretty worn out, but since the transition from full bodied to very weak tea has been gradual I hardly notice. I have enjoyed tea that way all my life, but when I was visiting China one of our tour guides told us that was a Chinese health practice, except they refilled with tap water rather than hot. At work and most of the time at home I drink my tea plain, but at home I do like to add half and half and stevia to my chai and Earl Grey.

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I normally do one 16oz of coffee or tea. Good stuff, too. I brought a hand-cranked burr grinder to work so I can make better coffee in a French press. I also have tons of loose tea. It's good for making friends.

So is the melee mug that I use >_>

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@moondrake: You are officially my new tea guru! Also, you must have had fun in China...they are crazy about tea! It's such a huge part of their culture there!

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4-6 cups decaf green tea during the morning then nothing really after lunch.

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I really only half a half cup of coffee at home before work and occasionally 12oz of loose chai or herbal tea in the morning or afternoon if I need a boost for a post-lunch meeting (or am really cold). I try not to drink too much caffeine at work cause I have to pee all the time already :) :X

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@moondrake: You had me at "whole leaf tea" and lost me forever at "bag"

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@lotsofgoats: I have lots of loose teas but I am just too busy to mess with them. That's why I like Mighty Leaf, many of the teas are rolled whole leaf, conveniently contained in a bag. It's no different than using a tea egg or other strainer, it's the same tea. It just makes it faster and less messy to enjoy full leaf tea.

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I find the egg dealies to be too small. I've got one of the cup-sized infusers that leaves a proper amount of space for blooming and whatnot. I wash it out every morning while waiting for the water to heat anyway, so it's become part of the ritual.

Some of the basics at Might Leaf seem a little pricey. I tend to favor adagio and Upton Tea Imports, take a peek! :)

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@dmaz: I loved China. We enjoyed a formal tea ceremony at the Jade Buddha Temple (where the largest white jade Buddha is exhibited), and I purchased a number of teas in their shop. I bought teas here and there all over China, but the ones that people here at the office liked the best were the tea flowers I offered at meetings. They aren't really all that great as far as tea goes, but they are very cool for small gatherings. At the time I hadn't ever seen them outside China, but now they are everywhere.

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@lotsofgoats: Since I buy 6mos worth at a time, I wait for a good sale. At Christmas they had the big tea collections on half price with free shipping, so I bought one of those. I was getting low last month and they had 30% off and free shipping, so I stocked up. I will check out those sites you mentioned though. Other teas I enjoy include kungaloosh (Niagara grape is fantastic!) and teatulia. I do enjoy plain teas, but at work I like a fruit flavored tea as it helps me not to be wanting to snack all day long.

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I hate the stealth coffee stealers who never make fresh pots of coffee, they just wait until the coast is clear and clean it out. The other day I started the coffee maker, went back to my desk to get my cup, was away for not even 5 minutes; I come back and the entire pot was sucked dry. People have no manners.

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Yeah, our office constantly battles the coffee thieves. I've given up on that battle and brew coffee at home.

My poison of choice is whatever Tonx.org sent me recently. I think it may be Ethiopian this week, but I was a little bogged down from the coffee deal we had on http://wine.woot.com not long ago -- Bell's, I think? Grind it rough (just got a new burr grinder!) and press pot it.

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someone made a comment the other day and I got thinking about it I have had a new boss now for about 4 months and I have never seen him eat any food ever. but I see him drink 5+ cups of coffee a day.

Presumbaly he eats but seems to never eat lunch ....

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Tea drinker here...I brew my own loose leave "gunpowder" green tea and drink one 16 oz pot each morning.

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Black coffee here, thanks. Probably 12 cups or less but never drink any after lunch.