(Closed) Tea vs. Coffee

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Is Tea or Coffee better for you?

    Tea

    Coffee

    Neither

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love tea. hate coffee. (unless its from europe, they KNOW how to make their coffee there!) tea can have many effects depending on which you choose. I can’t handle caffine so i stick to herbal tea which are naturally caffine free. green tea ( has caffine) has great antioxidants. There is a tea that gives me a laxative effect too BAD! sheesh I stopped drinking it! I forget what kind it was. Chamomille is calming, mint is good for your digestive system calming a upset tummy, lemon tea with honey is AMAZING for a sore throat, rasberry tea is great for pregancy nasea etc etc.

    i love tea.

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love tea, and coffee.. but mostly tea, and not herbal teas.. ick

    Post # 19
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    858 posts
    Busy bee

    tea is better for you in alot of ways as long as you dont load it up with tons of sugar, I try to always use a little honey in my tea. Tea is also better on your stomach. I like coffee but had to stop drinking it so much because it was causing my acid reflux to flair up. There are so many teas out there, teas to help you sleep, peppermint tea for nausea, all kinds of flavors. If your not sure about the caffeine you can always google it because each tea is different. I think most black tea has more caffeine than green tea but less than coffee (I am not sure about white tea but I think its less than green tea). If you drink herbal tea and have food allergies always check the label first. I had a cup once without looking to see what was in it and had an allergic reaction

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I love tea. I’ll drink coffee, but I need to have a truckload of tea & sugar in there, which kind of negates any good effects it might have.

    They say that coffee is good for you in small quantities (8oz per day), or huge quantities (I can’t remember the exact number, but it was multiple mugs per day).

    I’ve never heard of tea being bad in any amount, and I’ve heard a lot of good things about green tea especially.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think tea is better for you.  I switched to tea (I like Masal Chai with vanilla soymilk or maple syrup and milk).  I think it gives you less of a rush-then-crash.  Now I drink decaf tea. 

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper

    Black and green tea will stain your teeth, but green tea will stain less and also has the added benefit of fluoride in it. Coffee will also stain them (as will wine), but if you swish water in your mouth after drinking any of them and floss daily, you can greatly reduce the staining effects. Drinking them through a straw can also help.

    I think its a matter of picking your poison.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee

    Green tea is really good for you.

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I <3 both.  I have heard that coffee is good for your heart and can reduce Type 2 diabetes and dementia. 

    I think the Starbucks-type coffee drinks or sugary tea drinks aren’t that great for you because they’re loaded with calories, sugar, etc. 

    Post # 26
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    For me?  Tea is definitely better.  I hate coffe and just the smell of it makes me feel naseous.  If something makes you feel like vomiting it probably isn’t all that good for you. Smile

    Post # 28
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    818 posts
    Busy bee

    I love tea. I hate coffee. Tea tastes good and coffee tastes horrible to me though I like the smell of both. I drink pretty much any kind of tea; black, green, herbal, etc.

    EDIT: I think tea is healthier especially green and white teas.

    Post # 29
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    Honey bee

    Tea is healthier.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I drink coffee occasionally, but I still love it. I have some health issues and know that coffee causes some GI problems for me. Some mornings I have Mr Holly make coffee and I just love to smell it (which is probably a little crazy – but he’ll drink the coffee anyway). I do love tea though – a whole two shelves are dedicated to tea in one of the cupboards adn I could easily find more. I love all types of tea, but lately have been very into white teas (a peach one is a recent find) and rooibos.

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee

    I voted coffee, though truth be told I drink both. I agree with other posters that coffee is much harder on my stomach than tea. And while I’ll drink coffee for a boost, or a headache, any type of stomach or throat irritation, I’ll drink tea for the calming effects.

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