Tea or Coffee?

So what’s it gonna be? Tea or coffee? If you keep tabs on the tea and coffee communities you’ll find that there’s no reason that you can’t drink both and there are apparently plenty of people who do just that.

On the other hand, though, there are many people who prefer to stick to coffee and wouldn’t think of drinking a cup of tea just as there are many tea drinkers (present company included) who will never let a sip of coffee pass their lips.

English Breakfast and Other British FavoritesWhich is all well and good. Everyone likes what they like and we can agree to disagree and in the end we can all get along – for the most part. For if the truth be told, there does tend to be a little bit of a rivalry between tea and coffee lovers. Yes, you are likely to hear us tea fans grumble about how hard it is to get a decent cup of tea in most restaurants while the coffee flows in rivers and blah, blah, blah.

Then there are the tea people who really take things seriously. I direct you to Exhibit A, a recent opinion piece from the Australian press. The title of the piece – Tea Drinkers Must Rise Up Against The Coffee-swilling Elite – pretty much sums up the tone, but if you’re keen to find out all the gory details be sure to have a look.

If you’re looking for a brief piece with a purportedly scientific bent regarding which of the two is better for you, take a look at this article from the Moment of Science web site. They may be a bit biased over at the web site for this particular tea merchant, but they’ve tried to take a reasonably well-balanced look at the Tea vs. Coffee question. For the same question, considered through the prism of politics, take a look at this article from another well-known tea site.

Of course, if you’d like something that’s a little lighter and more frolicsome in tone, here’s a short animation that oughta do the trick.

Don’t miss William’s blog, Tea Guy Speaks!

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