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Any term to describe both of them — coffee and tea collectively?

I wanted to call it beverages but that also includes drinks outside coffee and tea. Also, I could call it hot drinks but that would also include any hot beverages.

Any ideas to call both of them collectively?

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closed as too localized by RegDwigнt Nov 25 '11 at 11:41

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as far as brewed beverages go, do you want to exclude herbal (chai) teas and hot chocolates? – Moak Nov 25 '11 at 8:52
@Moak, just coffee and tea will do. From my understanding, brewed beverages also include herbal tea right? – Larry Morries Nov 25 '11 at 8:59
Tea leaves are from the camellia sinensis plant so drinks brewed with herbal stuff aren't tea, they should properly be called tisanes. – silves89 Nov 25 '11 at 9:10
In the UK, we would refer to a having a kettle in a hotel room as "tea and coffee making facilities". It's the generally accepted term. – Polynomial Nov 25 '11 at 9:50
I'm not sure what good this question does. It's quite uninteresting to me and I can't think of a reason why anyone would need the term. -1 – Matt E. Эллен Nov 25 '11 at 11:41
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No, there isn't, but there is a close second:


  • 2 tablespoons coffee
  • 6 tea bags
  • 64 ounces water

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/teaffee-247421#ixzz1eiMHGECp

If you really need a word or phrase, here's a few that would work in the UK:

  • "a cuppa?"
  • "a brew?"
  • "Tea & Coffee?"

Though none are standard aside from the last, are mostly subjective, and vary from region to region.

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Nice one - I think I can still use this Teafee in my context. – Larry Morries Nov 29 '11 at 7:08

Caffeinated hot beverages would narrow it down a bit, but this would also include mate, which isn't tea.

If such a word exists I'd like to have it on a t-shirt, with a big love heart.

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Here in Britain they're collectively known as beverages or, more prosaically, as hot drinks. In more refined circles this implicitly includes such high-faluting things as green tea, mate, bush tea and hot cordials like Ribena.

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"Beverage" alone does not imply the drink is hot. – Urbycoz Nov 25 '11 at 10:50
Strictly speaking it doesn't, a pedant would probably say 'would you like a hot beverage' and this is what Wikipedia goes with (bit.ly/vmqypM), and in popular usage it tends to fall back to that default meaning. People tend to say 'cold drinks' to cover fizzy drinks, juice, water and so on. – 5arx Nov 25 '11 at 13:02

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