The Kettle or The Pot
Its 8 a.m., your daughter is in the terrible two phase and finds herself snuggled in your bed every night forcing you to toss and turn in your crowded bed. Or… it’s 8 a.m., and despite your early day, you insisted on going out dancing all night like you were a teenager with not a care in the world. Either scenario, you are in dire need and it comes down to one question: Kettle or Pot? Coffee and Tea lovers everywhere swear allegiance to the two most consumed non-alcoholic beverages in the worldand rarely switch home teams but there’s no harm in double dipping, right?
You can find caffeine in both tea and coffee; however, tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that provides anti-stress effects by increasing your brain’s alpha waves. This is why we are Team TEA. Tea provides a natural energy boost with the harsh crash. Caffeine can be found in over 60 plants species and is a popular stimulating compound found in both food and drinks. Coffee is most likely to have an instant affect whereas tea’s affects happen gradually. Caffeine content can vary in brewing size, preparation method, and serving size, but coffee can pack twice as much as an equal serving of tea. Tea has limited amounts of caffeine compared to coffee. Both are loaded with antioxidants which add to their flavor and health factors. Coffee contains nutrients essential for good health such as, potassium, riboflavin, and B vitamins. Tea is rich in antioxidants and can be used to fight illness and diseases.
Coffee and Tea both have their own benefits so essentially it all comes down to preference.
The war between the two has been going on forever, but truly it depends on your own palate and taste buds. Both beverages have their own benefits. Making the switch from coffee to tea can be a difficult one. For those die-hard coffee lovers, we offer a variety of our coffee-inspired teas infused with the coffee profile you crave minus the crash.
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