The revealing truth between tea and coffee.
Yes, it’s true. You are about to read what the difference is between those two popular beverages, tea, and coffee. that consumers are constantly chugging.
They both are grown naturally, in specific regions, however, have you ever noticed that certain people are avid teetotalers and others are dedicated, coffee drinkers?
I am going to do just that, explain the “why’s” and what the real difference is.
#1. Coffee contains more caffeine than tea
Coffee has a higher caffeine content than tea, which may be good for those looking for an instant pick-me-up fix. The problem though may be bigger than expected. The “jolt” can actually impair the sleep process. You might be counting sheep into the millions if you are sensitive to caffeine. It can also affect people who suffer from anxiety and stress.
Caffeine can rev up your heartbeat and may cause anxiety and stress. Tea does have caffeine in it too, however, it is almost considered to have a “drip-like” process. The caffeine is much less than in a cup of coffee and it does not give a sudden caffeine shock. It is much more manageable and does not impair sleep in sensitive people.
#2. Coffee can be an addicting
Really, can coffee be addicting, you might ask?
Well, the answer is YES! Many people have been so addicted to that java drink that they have had to take serious measures to combat the emotional roller coaster that they go through. It can cause agitation, migraines, and lack of appetite. You can lose weight quickly by replacing a meal with cup after cup of coffee, but the results can have a huge impact.
Tea, on the other hand, does not offer the same impact. It contains 1/3 the amount of caffeine that coffee carries. Also, herbal drinks have zero caffeine and can readily be drunk all day or all night with no complications.
#3 It’s big bang coffee time
Should you have a cuppa espresso, dark, light, or medium roast? Coffee is prepared by roasting and grinding the beans from the flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae, while tea is prepared from the leaf of the Camellia sinensis. Both plants are grown in subtropical climates where lots of sun and hot temperatures create these desired plants.
A brewed cup of coffee has a wide selection of choices, it can be from very strong, to weak, whatever your taste buds prefer. It can also be added to alcoholic spirits to create a warming drink.
Tea is much different, it does not have the ability to be strong. It is considered “mild” even though you can steep it much longer than required.
#4 What is the medical difference?
Coffee is known to help in alleviating asthma by relaxing the airways in the lungs, but that is about it. It really offers very little else.
Tea is known for its powerful punch in fighting cancer, lowering cholesterol, assists in weight loss, boost the immune system, reduces fatigue, and slows the aging process. Scientific studies have been done and are continued to be done at pedigree Universities such as Harvard. They conclude it can be incorporated as part of a healthy diet. So, one can safely conclude that tea, especially green tea offers great health advantages in the long term over coffee.
Like Nancy Drew, who was a brilliant teen detective, I think her conclusion to this question would be 99% accurate.
#1. Coffee has more caffeine than tea
#2 Coffee can become addicting
#3. Coffee contains way more caffeine
#4. Tea offers a lot more medical advantages
Therefore, tea is a much better drink than coffee. If you want to feel better, heal more, and have less stress, I believe tea is the way to go…enjoy!
About the Author:
Nancy Prokosh I’m the owner and president of Tealicious Tea Company, and I have been in his industry for 20 years and consider myself to be a tea expert. I am close to many tea growers worldwide and LOVE keeping up with tea farming, and changes to the industry. I practice Tai Chi, am an avid skier, continue in the education field and make some pretty good meals. I love sharing my business information and tips with others.