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why dose the most of Chinese love tea? [Copy link] 中文

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parcher Post time: 2017-4-21 15:46
Vilest coffee out there. only reason the Chinese like it, is because of all the sugar they put in  ...

I wonder what Captian Ahab would think if this!

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dusty1 Post time: 2017-4-21 05:38
Starbucks poor qyality coffee

Yes, poor quality coffee in China, in the US better... but not  much.

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Starbucks coffee is fine, it's just too many people, make us feel bit uncomfortable sometimes

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1105852048 Post time: 2017-4-22 08:21
Yes, poor quality coffee in China, in the US better... but not  much.

Better coffee in Itality and Australia

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teatree16 Post time: 2017-4-22 09:12
Starbucks coffee is fine, it's just too many people, make us feel bit uncomfortable sometimes




Thank you my Platonic Love for this fine defence of Starbucks coffee! Don't listen to Dusty1 and others who badmouth it! They don't know any better. The best coffee of course comes from Europe, and Starbucks is imitating la cultura di caffe italiana - ask their CEO Schulz.

U.S. Americans can't have better coffee than the Italians. And Australian coffee is made from granite rocks finely ground and brewed with sea water. Then they add koala milk and coconut sugar.

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teatree16 Post time: 2017-4-20 19:05
Tea or coffee?

Tea sounds more life-related, coffee sounds more work-related to me.



Ah, when Venus is in my sight and I cannot fully agree... I need to put on the cushions to my tongue!

Tea is in fact the proles' drink in China. It has been this for centuries. Did you know the Chinese have for ages been drinking hot water? So when a leaf, any leaf with some flavour, falls into it you get TEA!

In Europe people used to drink plain water but then often had upset stomachs. In CHina: fewer people did in the distant historic past. In the 19th century, Monsieur Pasteur in Paris discovered that boiling water kills germs. That was a breakthrough for Western medicine. From Doctor Pasteur's name is derived the word "pasteurise", i.e. heat-treating of perishable foodsd and beverages to sterilise them. SInce this process was developed, the incidence of diarrhea, food poisonings and the spread of waterborne diseases has vastly decreased. Marco Polo should have brought tea leaves to Venice instead of bragging that he taught the Mongolian rulers the art of making spaghetti alla Venezia.

But coffee came to Europe about five centuries ago from the Near East that was at that time under Turkish rule. Coffee remained a drink de noblesse if you get my drift: only the rich could afford it. So it took us in Europe a long time before we proles also came by hot drinks that we could afford - courtesy of Docteur Pasteur de Paris.

We in the West drank cidre, beer and even wine when we did not trust the quality of drinking water. Even children drank these beverages. You can read it in Charles Dickens' novels.

Now coffee of course is a run-of-the-mill everyday drink for Westerners. Tea was popularised for some time with the help of so-called TEAROOMS. I used to patronise a tearoom in my childhood. But it offered hot milk, hot chocolate for children who did not want to drink tea.

Personally I think the Chiense tea culture is a noble institution akin to the West's wine culture.

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Is tasting wine & tasting coffee same easy or different tasting?

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