Monday 2 February 2009 12.39am
Which do you prefer?
Given the choice between a tea shop and a coffee shop, which would you go to and why?
It's a no-brainer for me, just the smell of tea makes me slightly nauseous.
I vividly recall an incident years back when, engrossed in a newpaper in a café I reached for my coffee without taking my eyes from the page and inadvertently picked up a friend's tea and took a sip. I immediately spat it back in the cup and had to apologise profusely to my friend and the café proprietor. I shudder when I recall that incident.
I drink filtered Dutch coffee at home or put up a pot of percolated strong French coffee if I want to chill out and take my time.
It's an individual thing I guess, tomatoes look lovely, I wish I liked them, but I dislike their taste so they are a no-no. Conversely I love escargot and octopus, but some people would rather eat their first born than give them a try.