1. Do Chinese people like to drink tea or coffee?
Well…considering China has a thousand-year history of tea culture, it’s pretty obvious that tea is the most common beverage in China. Almost every Chinese person drinks tea. As for coffee, it’s really new to the Chinese. Actually most coffee drinkers are young guys, and many of them just buy a cup of coffee once in a blue moon.
2. Do you often drink coffee or tea?
Yes, I do. I love both coffee and tea. I like coffee mainly because of its strong aroma341. Smelling the aromatic coffee while having a sip of it342 is a really nice thing. But honestly, I drink tea more often. I basically drink it day in and day out. Tea, especially green tea, is really helpful for me to keep a fresh mind343.
3. When was the last time you drank tea or coffee?
Well, I just drank a cup of tea last night. You know drinking tea is really helpful to stay awake. I always drink tea while studying at night. It also helps me stay hydrated344. I do like coffee and consider myself a coffee lover, but I never drink it at night, or else the caffeine345 will keep me awake for the whole night.
4. Do you prepare tea or coffee for the guests at home?
Whenever there are guests at my home, I always cater to them with346 my best collection of teas. I often make some fancy green tea for friends visiting my home. It’s never cheesy347 to treat your guests with tea, and in China, your collection of tea shows your tastes in life to some degree348. In contrast, coffee is more likely a niche taste349 in China.
5. Do Chinese people give others coffee or tea as a gift?
Yes, we do. Giving tea to others is really a common way to show your hospitality or gratitude in China, given most Chinese people like drinking tea. And good tea can really cost you an arm and a leg350, so it’s not a cheesy gift at all. However, not many Chinese people are used to giving others coffee as a gift, except some young guys.
6. Have you gone out for a tea or cofTee recently?
No, I haven’t drunk a cup of tea or coffee outside for a while. Honestly, I usually just make myself tea351 at home, like a cup of green tea or black tea. I know a lot of girls in China like going out for milk tea, but it’s really not my cup of tea352. Plus, I rarely drink coffee because every time I drink it, it makes my heart beat very fast353 and it feels uncomfortable.
341 strong aroma:浓郁的香气
342 having a sip of it:喝一小口
343 keep a fresh mind:保持头脑清醒
344 stay hydrated:保持身体水分
346 cater to them with:用…招待他们
348 to some degree:在某种程度上
349 a niche taste:很小众
350 cost you an arm and a leg:很贵
351 make myself tea:自己（在家）沏茶喝
352 not my cup of tea:我不喜欢（这里同一答案内容中两个tea意思不同哦〜但表达方式会很有趣）
353 makes my heart beat very fast:心跳加快