Saturday, September 12, 2020

What's Better: Tea or Coffee?

Every caffeine lover has been asked at least once in their lifetime, “Tea or Coffee?”

As you can probably already tell by the name of this blog, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, I am a coffee lover. And, preferably, I like the caffeinated kind over decaf, though I have occasionally drunk the latter.

Now let us get back to the question, Tea or Coffee? 


Coffee is my favorite out of the two for many reasons. For starters, I love the smoky aroma of fresh coffee grounds and the rich bitter taste. Yeah, I know it’s not for everyone’s liking, but it is something that I love. For me, there’s nothing better than pouring a cup of java from a coffee carafe or silver coffee pots early in the mornings and reading a good book.

Unlike what some people might believe, I don’t hate tea. On the contrary, I enjoy drinking tea. To be more specific, I like green tea and black tea the best. I don’t like hot tea; it has to be iced cold, and, of course, full of caffeine.

Is coffee or tea healthy?

Well, it all depends on what day it is for the health experts. One day coffee/tea is bad for you, and the next day they claim coffee/tea will prevent cancer. If you’re not sensitive to caffeine, there’s nothing wrong with having a cup of coffee or tea in the early mornings. However, drinking too much caffeine can have negative side effects, such as unwanted headaches.

According to science, once the caffeine is in your bloodstream, it blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine, which can improve your brain function. Caffeine can boost metabolism, which will aid in weight loss if you’re already eating healthy and exercising regularly. One cup of coffee contains riboflavin, magnesium, niacin, potassium, pantothenic acid, and manganese. And it’s full of antioxidants.

Tea is also full of antioxidants, but it has contains less caffeine than coffee. Drinking one to three cups of green tea will help decrease the risks of heart attacks and strokes, and aid in weight loss.

Honestly, it all comes down to preference. Some people like coffee. Some people like tea. And then there are a few of us who love to drink both.