During each morning, many individuals find themselves usually substituting their regular breakfast meals for either of these beverages: coffee or tea.
Most people would prefer to drink coffee over tea. As for me, I like coffee and tea. But if I had to choose, it would have to be tea. This is due to the lighter taste-in my opinion.
Did anyone know that the average person consumes more coffee than just having that glass of water, whether it is tap or bottled? Well, it is true. Throughout the world, there are massive amounts of coffee that are produced each year and it is still growing.
Almost everyone knows that each type of coffee has a certain amount of caffeine. But as with any type of beverages and food, the caffeine level varies. The typical coffee drinker may fix up a single cup of coffee of approximately seven fluid ounces. We do not realize how much caffeine our favorite breakfast drink contain. For example, instant coffee may contain anything between sixty-five and one hundred milligrams of caffeine. That is a lot of caffeine! Personally, it makes me very drowsy.
By now almost everyone knows that consuming coffee is more popular than tea. Before I get off the subject of coffee, decaffeinated coffee is also available if individuals do not care for the caffeine addiction.
Now on with the tea subject.
Everyone that I am in contact with always drink coffee and only coffee. Unlike my family and friends, I drink tea and coffee. Although there are more coffee drinkers, the average American tea consumer drinks nearly eight gallons of tea annually. I have about five boxes of tea in my cabinet-that is a lot of tea to have. No different from having five cans of coffee! With those many boxes of tea, it would take me about six months to a year to drink them because I only consume them occasionally.
When most of us think about tea, Lipton iced tea comes to mind. In the United States, that is the case-in many cases. In stores, we can purchase iced tea in a glass or plastic bottle.
We all know that coffee comes from a small, brown bean. Think about the symbol of coffee-Juan Valdez. The question is how is tea prepared? In the case of iced tea, it is made from the tea from the bags that is dehydrated. Recently, I payed a visit to the local supermarket and spotted some iced tea that was very powdery in a can. I purchased this can and tried it. It is very instant and quicker than making it from the bags.
Which is better for the health? Coffee or tea. Some studies claim that tea is supposed to be very beneficial from a healthy standpoint. These drinks both have some evidence of caffeine. There are also some that do not contain caffeine. Who knows which is healthier? My guess is that consumers should use his/her best judgment.