Coffee or Tea? 咖啡还是茶?

 2012年 1月 31日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间18:10

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What is best: coffee or tea?

Cup of coffee

Some people prefer coffee to tea.

哪个最棒: 咖啡还是茶?

This is what some people in London told us:

Many people in the city seem to be partial to 更倾向于 a cup of tea rather than coffee. Some are concerned with the high caffeine 咖啡因 content of coffee.

They state their preference by describing themselves as "a tea person" 爱喝茶的人 or "a coffee person" 爱喝咖啡的人。

Did you know...?


According to the UK Tea Council, It was the marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza that established tea as a fashionable beverage first at court in Britain, and then among the wealthy classes as a whole. She was a Portuguese princess, and a tea addict.

Language tip

"Wake up and smell the coffee(比喻)觉悟、认清事实" is an idiom you use when you want to tell someone to pay attention and do something about a particular serious situation.

Cultural tip

In Britain, 98% of people take their tea with milk, but only 30% take sugar in tea, says the UK Tea Council.

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