Ever since I was a child, I have had this confusion within myself in choosing what to drink. Tea or Coffee?
To be honest I drink both but it depends on occasion, time and place, and sometimes on climate. All seemed well except the day when I was asked to choose one of them. I had to compare them in order to choose the right one. There arise the question which one to pick? Of course I could’ve blindfoldedly picked one. But It doesn’t matter. Then I rushed over to Google. It’s one of the simple and debatable question all over the internet. I searched, I learned.
Okay So, for you here in this article, I’m going to give you one of the toughest job in the world.
Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. And it’s the most popular drink. There are four major types of tea in the world (Black tea, Green tea, White tea, Oolong). They all comes from the same plant i.e sinensis. The amount of time the leaves are processed determines whether you end up with a Green tea, black tea or oolong tea. Tea contains less caffeine when compared to coffee.
Tea bags were invented by Thomas Sullivan in 1908.
China is the largest tea producing nation in the world. China produces an average of 1,000,130 tonnes of tea each year. China produced 1,700,000 tonnes of tea in 2013 alone.
India stand next to china in producing 900,000 tonnes of tea each year.
Tea is the only beverage that can be commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere and almost in every occasion.
Tea absorbs moisture, so it is important to store the loose tea or tea bags in a sealed container. It is known that over 60% of Indians prefer tea.
On a given day over 158 million Americans are drinking tea.
According to Tea Association of America, U.S is the third largest importers of tea in the world after Russia and Pakistan. Tea can be found in almost 80% of all U.S householders.
Origin Of Tea:
It is believed to have originated in China as a Medical drink. Tea was discovered by a Chinese emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BCE. By the way, It was a complete accident. A tea leaf accidently fell into his bowl of hot water. The emperor felt a change in taste. Then the rest is history.
- Human population studies have found that people who regularly consume three or more cups of Black tea per day have a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Regular consume of tea may help reduced risk of heart attack by 44%.
A traditional English tea is served between 3 and 6 pm.
- Green tea tend to have the highest amount of Polyphenols that it may also help with weight loss.
- Studies have shown that teas can help to protect your teeth and heart.
In India, every 6 in 10 people prefer tea to coffee.
- It is good for bones.
- Some communities believe that teas can help to battle cancer.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth. There are only two types of coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta. 70% of coffee lovers perfers Arabica. Coffee is the third most popular drink in the world. Coffee beans contains a compound called alkaloids. One most recognisable alkaloid that found in coffee bean is caffeine. Robusta is quite bitter and has twice as much caffeine than Arabica.
Brazil produces 40% of World’s coffee.
Brazil is the largest coffee producing nation in the world. It produces 44 million bags of coffee each year. Coffee become popular in America after the Boston tea party incident. After the incident they changed from tea to coffee as a memory of freedom. U.S is the largest coffee consuming country in the world. On on average they drink about 400 million cups of coffee a day.
Coffee was first discovered in 9th century. It is believed that during 9th century goat herders noticed the behaviour of their goats after eating coffee berries. The word coffee was originated from Arabic word ‘qahhwat al–bun‘ which was then shortened to ‘qahwa‘. The Turkish later called it as ‘kahve‘. The ditch changed it as ‘koffie‘. Then the English translated it as ‘Coffee‘.
There’ve been five attempts to ban coffee throughout history.
Coffee was first banned in Mecca in 1511.
- Coffee drinkers get reduced risk alzheimer’s disease
- Some people are highly sensitive to caffeine (intake of more than 4 cups of coffee a day). This might cause them Caffeine effect. This effect lead to headaches, an upset stomach or even trouble sleep.
- There’s enough evidence that shows caffeine in coffee may help to improve memory, enhance workouts and boost concentration. This makes caffeine the most popular mood–altering drug in the world.
In 1906, George Washington discovered instant coffee.
- Pregnant women should limit their caffeine intake to 200mg a day.
- People with voice disorder, singers and other voice specialists are advised not to take caffeine.
- A research says, most writers prefer coffee much as they believe it could help them to think creatively and work actively during nights.
The most expensive coffee in the world is called as ‘Kopi Luwak’. It costs $300 a pound.
Some people prefer coffee. Some prefer tea. Some prefer both. Some not. Comparing them is almost petty. It’s like comparing Ronaldo and Messi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. You can’t come to a perfect conclusion.
I believe whatever it is, Tea or coffee. The truth is it has it’s own legacy and history. People like them for like ages.
Different people, different opinion, different taste.
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