Truthful Tuesday was originally conceived by PCGuy IV in July 2020. This was his first set of questions
Melanie took over from Frank when he took a hiatus and now Di of Pensivity101 will be holding the fort until he wants to take it back.
Di’s question today (in addition to those below) is:
Do you prefer a single question, a variety on a theme or a mixture of both for the Truthful Tuesday prompt?
I’m happy with either. A themed group like these can be fun to answer but I’m also happy with one question that I can really get my teeth into.
- Do you prefer coffee or tea? (You must pick at least one, even if neither are your favorite beverage.)
I am British so tea is in my blood. I grew up a tea drinker but David did not like tea. Initially he didn’t like coffee either. I have to take the blame for him becoming a coffee drinker later on in life. While David was alive we always drank coffee when we were home on our own. Naomi does not like coffee though so now I’m back to drinking mostly tea again. When I’m home on my own I can swing either way as I like both tea and coffee. Not instant coffee though. I will drink that but usually if I can’t have brewed coffee I’ll drink tea.
- Considering your previous choice, do you prefer it hot or iced?
Hot. Iced coffee is a flavoured milk drink not a coffee substitute and as for iced tea it’s just not my cup of tea at all.
- How do you take it (cream, sugar, honey, black, etc.)?
With milk, reduced fat or skim usually. No sugar. I used to take sugar in tea but gave it up in my teens. I nearly gave up tea for a while as it tasted so strange without sugar but I got used to it. I tried sugar substitutes but the ones they had then tasted horrible, saccharine. Today’s sugar substitutes are much better but I don’t need them. I can’t drink sweet tea now.
- What is your earliest memory of drinking coffee?
I don’t remember when I first had coffee. I probably had instant coffee as a teenager. I do have a clear memory of the first time David and I drank plunger coffee. We were in Fort William, Scotland and we went into the information centre, I think it was called The Mountain Shop. There was a cafe there and as it was cold, this was February or March 1990, we ordered coffee and were brought a big glass carafe with a plunger. I think we got two cups each out of it. It cost us a Scottish pound.
- What is your earliest memory of drinking tea?
When I was a small child I wasn’t allowed to have tea until mum was sure I could drink it without spilling it on myself. I do recall being given half a cup of milky tea sometimes.