since my dd was 3 months old she is allowed a 'pinky dip' of everything i drink. alcohol, soda, mizo ANYTHING. taste is a VERY important sense for my dd. even today. as a child she would even taste lotion and my lipsticks.
now that she is almost 8 she gets tiny sips of coffee.
however from what 4 or 5 she got lots of milky coffee. a pinch of instant coffee in her milk with sugar. that's coz i didnt drink coffee then. but today i do - not for the caffiene but for the taste. i love the bitter taste of coffee with milk and sugar in it. couldnt drink it straight. neither can dd drink it straight. i gave her a sip when she was 4 and she has refused it ever since.
i have never stopped her from having tea though. black tea with milk and sugar. i used to make tea and share a cup with her too. or chai. since she was what 4 or 5. she would love to have her own cup but never drink beyond a quarter cup or so.
dd loooooooooooves chai, ginger tea, thai iced tea, 'good' coffee with tonnes of milk and sugar (yeah she rejects bad coffee
) and 'good' whiskey (looooooooves Laphroaig but hates JD). her personal favourite though is peppermint tea with coconut milk, soy milk and honey in it.