The Face Off: Coffee vs. Tea

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Personally, I enjoy both coffee & tea but some greatly prefer one over the other for different reasons. It could be simply for the taste, for the caffeine amount or the ease of making it. As we are a tea store, we mainly focus on tea benefits but it is informative to compare the two most consumed morning drinks in America. There are benefits to both coffee and tea as can be seen in the interesting facts below. Enjoy the benefit face off!

 

The average American coffee drinker drinks 70 gallons of coffee per year while the average American tea drinker drinks 10 gallons of tea per year.

 

An 8 fl oz. cup of coffee contains 75-100 mg of caffeine while an 8 fl oz. cup of tea contains 0-40 mg of caffeine.

 

Coffee is greatly studied to show decreased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in consumers while tea is greatly studied to show decreased stress in consumers.

 

Coffee has been linked to protection against Type 2 diabetes while tea has been linked to protection against stoke & heart disease.

 

Topically, brewed coffee can add a glossy shine to your hair while the tannin’s in tea work well on puffy eyes.

 

 

Thank you to the mayoclinic, medicaldaily, naturalivingideas and teasource for this information.

 

-Alexis

 

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