Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How are Coffee and Tea Alike and Different?

Photobucket turk cafe 2 Plain water aside, coffee and tea are the two most widely consumed beverages in the world. Different nationalities tend to favor one over the other....coffee is more popular in the United States, tea in the United Kingdom... with custom, history and availability all playing a role in the matter of preference. Both of these drinks are prepared by hot water extraction, tea with water slightly hotter than that used for coffee. Tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, coffee from dried and roasted Coffea seeds, Photobucket and the processing of each is very different.

Both beverages contain caffeine (a cup of coffee more than twice as much as a cup of (black tea), and both have antioxidant properties. Neither is considered addictive, both have been used for medicinal purposes. Both have health benefits to offer. Coffee, however has probably been more often maligned, perhaps because of the revolutionary ideas associated with gatherings of coffee drinkers.


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