Normally on a string, just as long as it is definitely not poncey Earl Grey .....
Tea , a drink for the more self controlled in Society...
Coffee, a drink for the emotionally irational...
example Tea Drinker
Tornado pilot - "patrol XXXX to forward air controller - we have 5 Iraqi tanks in sight in free fire zone - permission to attack ?"
Air controller - "Roger XXXX - are you sure that they are Iraqi and in the free fire zone ?"
TP - "confirmed controller, they are Riding in Iraqi tanks with Iraqi flags and they are shooting at us"
AC - "sure they're not Saudi forces out of position ?"
TP - "confirmed control, they are bloody Iraqi and now I've got one engine on fire"
AC - "OK XXXX - clear to fire a warning shot.."
Coffee Drinker :
Air controller - "Billy Bob - you out there ?"
A10 Pilot - "yup"
AC - "got any ammo left ?"