My parents used to drink like 7 cups of tea a day. on average. weekends, used to be like 4 by around 10 in the morning. It's a very indian thing to do. People drink tea left and right. So I promised myself I would never drink tea or coffee (same concept really, both are hot caffeinated beverages people drink).
Well, now I'm 21 and I decided that coffee and tea drinking are "adult" things to do. Especially lately when I go to people's houses with my parents and they offer me tea or coffee along with my parents and I feel just a tad bit awkward saying me and my brother (who's 8) will have milk or some kinda juice or soda instead.
Not that I see any shame in saying I don't drink coffee or tea but you know, you "go out for a cup of coffee" when you have nothing to do.. its just a very cultural thing to do.
So I have tried to acquire a taste for at least some kinda coffee/tea. At first I used to HATE, absolutely HATE the bitter coffee taste. Now I like the sweet coffees, I love French Vanilla Cappucino! And I do like strong tea the kind my parents have (loose leaf.. ). Another thing is I don't like hot stuff.. like hot drinks or hot food.. in general I like things room temperature or cold. I drink Iced Coffee like the soda-vending-machine kind, I never counted that as tea though.
Oh, I also like sweet lattes and coffee coolatas at Dunkin Donuts. I'm trying to slowly get the hang of bitter/normal coffee and put less sugar and stuff because its healthier. And maybe also green tea and oolong tea or something.
I drink every now and then, like once or twice a month. And I want to keep it like that, so I can have it when I "need" to or feel like it but not become addicted to it.