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Health Benefits Of Coffee And Tea Revealed (Infographic)

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Cup drawn on wood and coffee tea written on it

Do you like coffee or tea? Which of the two is your preferred beverage? Or do you like both, coffee and tea!

No, I am not inviting you over for a cup of tea or coffee till you read the end of this post! πŸ˜‰

But who knows, maybe we may meet someday at a cafΓ© and share a tΓͺte-Γ -tΓͺte!

That’s because there ARE several health benefits of coffee and tea, as you’d know once you read this post.

Well, did I say cafΓ©? That does not mean this post is just for the coffee lovers!

CafΓ© basically means a coffeehouse. However, nowadays it is also meant to be a restaurant or a place you get other kinds of beverages too, including tea.

That itself shows the popularity of coffee. But overall, there are more tea drinkers, globally.

However, do you like to drink coffee or tea?

Do you think there are more people who drink coffee than tea?

Do you believe that coffee has more benefits as compared to tea?

Regardless to mention, coffee is infamous for its caffeine content. It has its good effects too, but anything in extremes is not good.

This post is only to give you information and seek your views. Thus, I have an infographic for you that explains it all.

Health Benefits Of Coffee And Tea

Heath benefits of coffee and tea infographic

Well, I am sure by now you’ve formed your opinion. Both coffee and tea have their benefits and side effects too.

If you are an American, you are most likely to vouch for coffee. However, if you are an Indian, it is more probably that you are a tea drinker.

It depends on your cultural background and religious traditions too.

The Chinese and Japanese have their tea ceremonies and rituals. They prefer herbal tea more than anything else.

The Arabians, who are also credited to start the coffee culture, drink more black tea than green tea or white tea.

Speaking of myself, I love my hot cup of tea in the morning and evening.

That is just two cups a day, and I do not go beyond that usually. I might drink coffee or green tea if a third beverage is required!

I know many of my blogging friend’s prefer tea too, am I right? πŸ™‚

Which Is More Healthy – Tea or Coffee

One thing is for sure that too much of caffeine is not good for health.

From the infographic, you can make out the caffeine levels in coffee and tea. You also see that tea has more benefits than coffee.

However, it is white or green tea, and not black tea that is more beneficial.

Whatever be your choice, I think you need to take into account these two factors:

  • Keep your beverages consumption in moderation, and I mean tea or coffee here.
  • Not get addicted or get to a β€œcan’t function” stage, without your tea or coffee!

By the way, you can drink more cups of tea than coffee and still stay within the moderation limit.

Nevertheless, I am ALL in for tea!

It is also called β€˜Chai’ our end, and in winters, with a dash of ginger, it adds more flavor to the tea. Besides, ginger has its additional health benefits and keeps you warm in the cold months too.

So, what about you? Coming over for a cup of tea or coffee! You are ALL invited. πŸ™‚

Over To You –

Which do you consider as healthy – coffee or tea? Do you use any ways to enhance the health benefits of coffee and tea? Which is your preferred beverage choice between coffee and tea, and what is your consumption level? Share in the comments.

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Last Updated on: January 30th, 2015


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  1. sazia kazia

    January 30, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Good information shared regarding coffee and tea ..I also mention some benefits in my article regarding tea and coffee.but here the whole information found ..thanks for sharing

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Welcome to the blog Sazia! πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked the information shared, and good to know that you too have mentioned about the health benefits of coffee and tea on your blog. I guess with so many of us drinking such beverages, it does make sense, isn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

      BTW – Do add your Gravatar or profile picture, as I know you have a nice one, especially on Facebook – so add the same one, so we know who we are talking to – just a friendly suggestion πŸ™‚

      • Obaidul Haq Sahizada

        February 7, 2015 at 2:43 am

        I have been drinking Tea since my childhood,two times a day and sometimes more frequently.Recently a friend advised to drink black coffee to get rid of body pains and Diabetic complications arising with growing age.I found Coffee help solve my problems to much extent.Effects may vary from person to person and cannot be generalized.

  2. Mohit

    January 30, 2015 at 12:05 am

    This is definitely one of the best infographics for all those who like to drink tea as well as coffee.

    A frustrating thing for some people is that they like both of them. There are few people who daily consume 3 to 4 cups of tea as well as coffee. Some are so much addicted that they even consume more than 10 cups daily.

    According to me, everything in limit is good. I see that many people feel better and relax after drinking tea or coffee. Some people say that they feel motivated to work by drinking more number of tea and coffee daily. For all those who have to stay awake full night, especially during the night time consume lot of tea and coffee.

    I want to soon try out herbal tea as well as black tea. In future more types of tea may get available. Tea lovers always keep looking for something new, and that’s why I hope that companies will soon try to make them happy.

    Harleena I want to ask you something. Do you drink more of tea or coffee? Do you think that writers can get motivated to write more by consuming more tea or coffee?

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Mohit,

      Glad you liked this infographic as well πŸ™‚

      Lol…I like both of them too! But I don’t drink so many cups and keep it all in moderation. Yes, some people drink too many cups, and get addicted to coffee and tea that they cannot manage their day without it.

      One does feel a little relaxed, while some feel good after drinking tea or coffee as it gives them a little boost to start work. I agree, for some it’s a way to keep awake, especially if they have to stay awake at night – never tried that myself as my will-power is stronger, which keeps me awake, if need be. One shouldn’t really be dependent on such beverages, isn’t it?

      Herbal tea, and green or white tea are much better and healthier too, as compared to black tea, though they aren’t as cheap cost wise in our country – just like coffee, thus their consumption is limited as yet. One needs to develop a taste for them and know the right way to prepare them, and then they taste good and one gets used to them too.

      To answer your question, which I did in the post too, I drink more of tea as compared to coffee. No, I don’t think coffee and tea can really motivate writers or bloggers to write more…if that be the case, we’d have become their addicts by now…lol…!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us πŸ™‚

  3. Philip Verghese Ariel

    January 30, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Hi Harleena,

    A Very interesting post!

    I am a tea lover from my young age, till recent time i was not aware about the amazing benefits of Tea. After coming to Hyderabad I came to know more about tea and its benefits. The Hyderabadi irani chai(Tea)is famous and its taste is totally different from all other tea I had. In fact Hyderabd tea the Irani one is very famous.

    This infographic speaks lot of informative things in connection with both the drinks,coffee and tea. Some consider taking coffee as a prestige issue whereas tea they consider it as somewhat a lower one.

    This infographic talks about the wonderful benefits of tea. Thanks for sharing this informative piece,
    Keep sharing
    Best
    ~ Phil

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Hi Phil,

      Thank you for saying that, and good to know you like tea too! πŸ™‚

      Young age! So, perhaps you didn’t drink much of milk when you were young and took on to tea? Hyderabdai Irani Chai, the name sounds so royal! Haven’t tasted that, and I guess it must have some herbs in it too, which makes it so different from the rest.

      Yes indeed, I liked this infographic the moment I saw it too, and saved it to write about this interesting topic that would relate all of us those who drink coffee and tea. I agree about the prestige issue too, though I think it’s more of a taste issue than that, and even the cost of tea is cheaper as compared to coffee, at least in our country, which makes it more affordable.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us πŸ™‚

  4. Babanature

    January 30, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Hello Harleena,
    What a lovely Thursday post about tea and coffee and knowing what they function πŸ™‚
    I do drink tea but not as always as everyday. I take it twice or trice a week.

    I take tea but i sincerely don’t know its positive effect on human body πŸ™‚ . I don’t drink coffee because of its bitter taste.

    Nice post and a powerful infograph.
    Have a bless week ahead

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Hi Babanature,

      Glad you liked the infographic about the health benefits of tea and coffee πŸ™‚

      That’s good to know! So, perhaps you take milk or any other beverage you drink daily? I agree, everyone doesn’t like coffee because of it’s bitter taste, unless you add less of coffee and more of sugar to sweeten it up! I guess everything in moderation is good, isn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your weekend as well πŸ™‚

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    Ilka Emig

    January 30, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Hi Harleena!

    You know I am a coffee drinker. And I am really glad that there are so many health benefits related to coffee and that the ‘bad coffee myths’ are wrong. I do see that tea has lots of health benefits as well and that we all seem to be winners here.

    I do drink tea but usually herbal ones like ginger and chamomile tea. I should have more green tea considering the infographic!

    Thank you for this post! That was exactly my ‘cup of coffee’ πŸ˜‰

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Ilka,

      That’s wonderful, and I am glad you enjoy your coffee πŸ™‚

      Yes indeed, coffee does have many benefits, but like anything else, if you take it in moderation, it works best. I’ve yet to get onto the herbal tea, and chamomile as we don’t get them easily our end. But the green and black ones are in plenty here, and we usually brew our tea with grated ginger, so it gives a real strong flavor to the tea, especially in the winters. Yes, green tea is much healthier as compared to the black one, though one needs to develop a taste for it.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. My cup of tea! πŸ™‚

  6. Balroop Singh

    January 30, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Hi Harleena,

    This is an excellent topic and I loved that info graphic.
    I don’t remember when did I drink my first cup of tea, must have been very young but I do know that it is highly addictive, no less than coffee, which becomes an essential part of life here…may be a fashion fad. If you go out somewhere in the morning, you can’t spot a single person without that special, BIG covered glass. It seems to be a way of life here and once you start drinking it, you just can’t start your day without it.

    My experience with American coffee has been quite weird as I didn’t know its bitter taste till I took the sip and it is entirely different from what I had ever tasted and you won’t believe I couldn’t sleep a wink for almost two days! I refused to touch it after that novel experience.

    Tea has so many varieties and can be made in various ways and may be we have developed its taste, that’s why it tastes so good. So I prefer tea and feel it is better than coffee, has more benefits and less addictive. This topic has a very wide scope and tea has a special significance in India! From the tea gardens to the various methods we prepare this beverage, from tea stalls to the modern cafes, it has really grown tall!
    Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed weekend.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Balroop,

      Glad you liked the infographic and post as well πŸ™‚

      I think I might have had my first cup of tea when I was young too, coming to think of it, but that was just tasting it! My parents never allowed us to have anything else other than milk, till we went to college, and then we took on to tea.

      I agree, it becomes more of a fashion fad, and with coffee, a prestige issue for some. Lol…big glass indeed! And they must have it the first thing in the morning, which makes it kind of addictive too, so they have a tough time on the days when they don’t get one!

      Lol…is it that bitter? I usually stick with the ones we get here like Nescafe and others, and they are still alright if taken in moderation, and nicely beaten up to give it an espresso effect.

      I agree with you there, there sure is lots of tea varieties, and it can be made in many ways too. More so, we’ve been drinking it, so we develop a taste for it too. The metros do have tea cafes coming up in a big way, and they have various tea stalls, so you can choose the kind you’d like to have too.

      Thanks for stopping by and adding more value to the post. Happy weekend as well πŸ™‚

  7. Corina Ramos

    January 30, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Hello Harleena,

    I used to love to drink coffee as a little girl. I remember drinking out of my grandmother’s cup. I’m not sure if it was the way she made it but I couldn’t ever get that taste again so I stopped drinking it.

    I have heard about some of these benefits and after reading this infographic it really makes me want to start drinking coffee. None of that fancy stuff…just regular black coffee with cream and sugar :).

    Now tea, I drink the brown teas…I’m not sure if there are any health benefits to that. I’ve never tried a green tea but for the sake of being healthy I’m willing to give the green teas it a try.

    Very informative infographic Harleena. Thanks for sharing this. I’m going to share this for sure :). I hope you’re having a great day. Are you ready for the weekend?

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Hi Corina,

      Lol…that’s so sweet! I’m sure your Mom would be stopping you and asking you to drink more of milk that age, just like most Moms. But Granny’s always allow us to take a few sips here and there, don’t they? And you are right, the taste can never really be the same – they always had that magic touch to whatever they made πŸ™‚

      I’ve yet to try black coffee with cream and sugar. I guess would be very different from the regular one made with milk and sugar? We usually beat up the coffee and sugar and refrigerate it, and just beat it up a little again, when we are about to use it with milk (and water, if need be) – like the frothy taste, while sometimes, just adding a dash of coffee to milk and sugar works well.

      Never heard of brown tea? Or perhaps it’s actually the black one with a lighter shade perhaps? Oh yes…the green teas are any day healthier and have antioxidants too, though good to keep trying a variation of all kinds, if you can.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us, and I appreciate the share, in advance! Oh yes….though sitting and replying to the comments this weekend πŸ™‚

  8. ashutosh

    January 30, 2015 at 4:17 am

    I love tea, obviously it is our signature drink.

    We all know that coffee has more caffeine in it and one can become addicted to it like drugs. Though people drinking tea do not have that sort of addiction towards coffee. So I would recommend tea over coffee.

    Adding to benefits of green tea; Studies has shown that it has catechin that can help kill the bacteria and viruses that are linked to throat infections, dental caries and any other dental conditions.

    Thank you for sharing this infographic mam.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Welcome to the blog Ashutosh! πŸ™‚

      Yes indeed, I agree with you there, and we do prefer tea as compared to coffee in our country at least πŸ™‚

      Caffeine is there alright, but so is it there in many other drinks that we don’t stop drinking, isn’t it? I guess the key lies in drinking all such beverages in moderation – a limited few cups a day does no harm, but if you become addicted to them, it sure would lead to health issues.

      Yes indeed, green tea has lots of health benefits, as you mentioned, and it’s any day a better choice over the black tea, though one needs to develop a taste for it! Nothing like a strong cup of ‘adrak chai’ πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing yours views πŸ™‚

      • ashutosh

        February 1, 2015 at 8:04 pm

        You right mam, every thing is good to a limit whether it is tea, coffee or any other beverages and even other food items too.

        Btw : “Adarak wali chai mil jaye toh din ban jaye” πŸ˜‰

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          Harleena Singh

          February 1, 2015 at 8:11 pm

          Absolutely Ashutosh!

          Lol…right about that – add a dash of ‘chai masala’ – the flavor and taste gets even better πŸ™‚

          Thanks once again πŸ™‚

          • ashutosh

            February 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm

            Exactly.
            You Are Welcome Mam πŸ™‚

  9. Amit Kumar

    January 30, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Hii Harleena mam,

    This is really a very helpful article for me because i learnt lots of needed things from here. Although, i am a coffee addict, but after reading this article i am going to move towards tea.

    thanks !

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Hi Amit,

      Glad you could learn something from this infographic post about the health benefits of coffee and tea πŸ™‚

      I hope you start drinking and liking tea too, especially after reading about it’s health benefits.

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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    Chery Schmidt

    January 30, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Hello Harleena. Great inforgraphic my friend!! I had no idea coffee had so many health benefits. WOWSY! It has been linked to improve memory OK I am off to brew me a pot. LOL

    Enjoy the rest of your evening and Thanks for sharing..
    Chery :))

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Hi Chery,

      Glad you liked the infographic, and could relate to it too πŸ™‚

      Oh yes…it sure does, though most of us tend to think negatively about it. But anything that goes beyond the moderation limit is surely going to harm us, isn’t it? Lol…yes, memory booster πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views πŸ™‚

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    Yvonne I. Wilson

    January 30, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Hi Harleena

    I drink both coffee and tea. There are times when my beverage of choice is coffee and other times it is tea. I consider tea to be more healthy, especially the green tea simply because of its antioxidant properties. It is very effective against the free radicals in the body and it is a natural cleanser.

    I try not to drink too much coffee because of the caffeine content. So my preferred beverage is tea and one cup per day is all it takes for me.

    Love the infographic. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Yvonne,

      That’s wonderful! Quite like me I’d say πŸ™‚

      I agree with you there, green tea does have more of antioxidants and other health benefits, though everyone doesn’t have a taste for it, unless you drink it regularly. We also drink it, though rarely, like coffee.

      I take two cups of tea, and if one feels like it, the third one is usually green tea or else coffee, so those are rare too.

      Glad you liked the infographic. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views too. Enjoy your weekend πŸ™‚

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    Nisha Pandey

    January 30, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Hi Harleena Mam,

    You always give some wonderful tips which are good for health. I like both Tea and coffee. I drink any of these, whatever I have a mood to have. Ginger-tea is my favorite one. But, I am not a tea or coffee addicted person. Just take 2-3 cups a day.

    Thanks you so much for the wonderful researched Infographic. I never go in such detail of tea/coffee benefits. I just knew that having a maximum no. of cups daily can harm my health. But, after reading your post and this wonderful infographic, I got a better idea of what to have more and what to not according to my body needs.

    Thanks again for this health-savvy post. Have a wonderful day!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Nisha,

      Thanks for saying that – I guess I always share what I know would help others πŸ™‚

      Yes indeed, most of us like both, though prefer to drink either one of the two daily. You’re like me there, two cups of ginger-masala chai for me too!

      You are right, we never tend to think deep about the health benefits of the food and beverages we take, though we should, after all health is wealth, isn’t it? Anything in moderation is good, so 2-3 cups should be good for us as well.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend πŸ™‚

  13. Nataly Auger

    January 30, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Hi Harleena!

    I used to be addicted to coffee when I was younger, but I switched to tea a few years ago. I tend to drink more coffee when I am at work than at home and I like to drink a few cups of white or green tea just before bedtime.

    Great info and I loved the infographic, actually I posted it on my site last summer, lol! πŸ˜‰

    Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Hi Nataly,

      I can understand what you mean, and it must have been a tough decision to switch over too, though a healthy one πŸ™‚

      I guess if you drink coffee at work, you tend to drink more than required if I am not wrong. Whereas if you drink coffee or tea at home, you drink them in moderation, which helps you in return.

      White tea I haven’t really tried as yet – guess must be tasting very bland, especially after black tea?! That’s wonderful indeed πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by, and Happy weekend as well πŸ™‚

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    Swadhin Agrawal

    January 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Hi Harleena maam,
    This is a refreshing post. I loved the infographic its awesome. The facts you have described here are spot n. I love tea as a personal choice and love to drink when its made by my mother; with ginger or black pepper-cinnamom mix. The taste and the energy boost is incomarable.

    Coffee is not my thing but my brother loves coffee. I am in a way addicted to tea and will get headache if I miss my morning cup. Anayways You have pointed out some great fun facts as well as nice health benefits about both. πŸ™‚

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Hi Swadhin,

      As refreshing as a hot cup of tea and coffee, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked the infographic and the health benefits as described in it. Yes indeed, nothing tastes better than what mom makes, though I’d love to hear these words when you get married…lol…

      I agree, ginger tea with little spices added to it, gives it the perfect blend and flavor. Usually we keep the spices ground and ready, like a combination of cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper – all mixed, and just adding a pinch to the tea does the trick.

      Ah…so you are a tea addict and cannot do without your morning cuppa! I hope you don’t drink too much thereafter, all through the day? Anything in moderation is the key πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us πŸ™‚

  15. Nirmala

    January 30, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Landed on your blog after a long time. Its due to my time constraints, no other thing. Coming to the topic, I really loved reading the health benefits of Coffee and tea.

    I’m a coffee lover, would like to drive 2 times a day. I’d like to drink Green Tea too because it has lot of health benefits along with weight reduction. Good to know the benefits of Black and White tea too.

    Thanks for sharing this nice inforgraph with us, have a great weekend.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Hi Nirmala – good to see you after long πŸ™‚

      Yes indeed, time is an issue with most bloggers, but if we want, we do manage to take out time to visit each other’s blogs. That’s what keeps the blogosphere going and builds relationships, isn’t it?

      Congratulations on your new blog along with others, as I see this as a new link than your other one!

      Nice to know that you love coffee, and I think you’d be liking filter coffee, if I am not mistaken? Yes, green tea is certainly better as compared to the black one for it’s health benefits and has antioxidant properties too. I’ve yet to try white tea myself, so wouldn’t really know about it.

      Thanks for stopping by, and glad you liked the infographic too. Happy weekend πŸ™‚

  16. Umashankar

    January 30, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Really a great article , it is cleared all my doubt about the tea and coffee. Thank you

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Umashankar,

      Glad you liked the post, and good to know that it cleared all your doubts about tea and coffee.

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

      BTW – DO use your Gravatar or profile picture so we can see who we are talking to. Just a friendly suggestion πŸ™‚

  17. sandeep khyalia

    January 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Really a great article , it is cleared all my doubt about the tea and coffee. Thank you

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Welcome to the blog Sandeep! πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked the article and could relate to it.

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

      BTW – DO use your Gravatar or profile picture so we can see who we are talking to. Just a friendly suggestion πŸ™‚

  18. Mei

    January 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I was researching on coffee too! For my blog EczemaBlues, where there’s a friday column on skin. The post is coming up later in the month but one tip for now is if you’re drinking decaf, make sure you check out how they decaf is. It should be a process that doesn’t involve chemicals. I checked with Nespresso and they said theirs is without. I love their responsiveness to my tweet!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Hi Mei,

      I am glad this post could help a little in your research! Would be wonderful to read your post on skin, and I am sure I’d see it on Triberr once it’s up.

      I never knew they add chemicals in decaf, so that is news if they are doing it! Wonder why though? I guess the best is the one we make at home, pure and simple, and the best taste-wise too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

  19. Medha BN

    January 30, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Great infographic and visually refreshing just like a cup of evening coffee.

    I usually love to have variation for that definite caffeine kick! A cup of tea in the morning, 2 cups of mid-day green tea, a cup of coffee in the evening and a again a cup of green tea after dinner. That’s a lot I guess!

    But now planning to include a cup of white tea since I see a lot of benefits here.

    Chow! Time for evening cuppa now! Thanks for sharing it Harleena.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Welcome to the blog Medha! And of course to the ABC too now πŸ™‚

      Lol…yes, it was written with an intention of refreshing you! So, glad the trick worked! I think it’s a great combination to fit it all in, if you can. Green tea can really do wonders to your health and I am glad you’re already having more of that – never tried any beverage after dinner so far myself. Yes, white tea is supposed to do us good too, but it’s not easily available all over.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Yes, enjoy your cuppa too! πŸ™‚

      BTW – Do use your Gravatar or profile picture so we can see who we are talking to. I know your blog and ABC profile has a nice one of yours, so just add that up here too. Just a friendly suggestion πŸ™‚

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        Medha BN

        February 3, 2015 at 11:48 am

        Thanks for reminding me about profile pic here Harleena… will do it.

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          Harleena Singh

          February 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm

          No worries – good to see you now though πŸ™‚

  20. Julie

    January 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Harleena,
    I love a good cup of tea nothing better at night to fix even the worse day, even better with a biscuit. Love the infrographic.
    Cheers Julie

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Julie,

      Ah…you are just like me then – I love my cuppa too πŸ™‚

      Yes, most people love their morning tea with biscuits and they say it’s good to have one with tea and not take it empty stomach. Glad you liked the infographic too.

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  21. Ahsanul Karim

    January 30, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Hello Harleena,

    Tea & Coffee have certainly unique benefit. But too much drinking has bad effect. The infographic on Coffee & Tea is interesting. It gives nice stats worldwide.

    I prefer lemon tea. Anyway I hope we the tea & Coffee lovers must read the article at least once to know the facts & figures πŸ™‚

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Ahsanul,

      Yes they do, and it’s good to drink them both, if you can, but in moderation πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked the infographic and the stats stated within. I guess it gives us a clear view of the various pros, cons, and health benefits too, isn’t it?

      Oh yes…lemon tea tastes great in summers, and so does Ice Tea.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. πŸ™‚

      BTW – What happened to your profile picture? Do check it out as you always had a nice Gravatar earlier πŸ™‚

  22. vino

    January 31, 2015 at 12:54 am

    HI Harleena,

    It is really a needy post indeed as health is very important for evreryone. This is really informative. Both tea and coffee has its positives and negatives. But however I prefer tea than coffee

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Hi Vino,

      Absolutely! Health is wealth, and the sooner we all realize it, the better for us πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked the post and could relate to it too. Yes indeed, both tea and coffee have their plus points. You’re like me there – who also prefers tea! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend πŸ™‚

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    Vernon Layne

    January 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    I love the info-graphic! I’m more of a coffee drinker than tea. I’m glad you mentioned to drink both in moderation. Once I was rushed to the hospital for headaches and the doctor ran all kinds of tests but couldn’t find out what was wrong. Then he asked me how much coffee I drink and I told him I drink it all day. They are the worse headaches because pain pills couldn’t even stop it.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Vernon,

      Glad you liked the infographic and could relate to it too πŸ™‚

      Good to know that, and yes, anything in moderation is good, whether it’s tea or coffee. Lol…oh my! Don’t tell me you have coffee ALL day! Would make you a real addict, and it’s certainly not good for health either. Never had so much of it – just 2-3 cups is all I take, and they remove the little headaches I might have instead πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us πŸ™‚

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    Carol Amato

    February 1, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Hi, Harleena,

    Oh what a lovely article, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m a tea drinker, and I also enjoy coffee! I’m an American, with English family background, and married to an Italian. πŸ˜‰

    Typically I’ll have a cup of coffee in the morning (or 2) and then in the afternoon, it’s tea time! I drink tea around 4 pm as a pick me up with a few biscotti.

    Interesting facts about benefits and cons too. I didn’t know that green tea improves cholesterol levels, that’s awesome. I need to get some! Have put it on my grocery list. Thanks!

    My husband enjoy espresso coffee, and not so much the American β€˜brown’ coffee. He calls his espresso, β€˜black’ coffee.

    Sharing this infographic because it’s super helpful. Thanks and hope you have an awesome weekend.

    ˜Carol

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Hi Carol,

      A refreshing change…lol…wasn’t it? πŸ™‚

      I guess you’re like me then, who also likes both, but more of a tea drinker. Good to know you’re the perfect blend πŸ˜‰

      So, you also drink around 2-3 cups a day and that’s wonderful, and very much within moderation.

      Green tea and even white tea have a lot of health benefits, so do add that to your late evening cuppa as well, would do you good.

      I’ve never really developed the taste for black coffee – just too bitter for me! I do like the espresso, but that again is very rare, and cold coffee is a great choice during summers for us too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Appreciate the share as well. Lol…here goes my weekend, catching up with comments. You have a nice one πŸ™‚

  25. Umapathy

    February 1, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Hi Harleena mam,

    Nice post. I love tea. My favorite is cardamom Tea and Ginger tea. My mother used to prepare some tea with the help of some herbs. It will always be special.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Umapathy,

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

      Good to know you’re also a tea lover, and yes, ginger tea with a dash of other spices makes a good combination, my favorite too. Herbs added to tea, like Tulsi (I think) are always good for health, especially if you have cough they say.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts πŸ™‚

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    Michael Gregory II

    February 1, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Hi Harleena!

    Great post. I tend to drink coffee every now and again. But I have friends who are addicted to the substance. I’m pretty sure they’ll be happy to hear the facts uncovered from this post. I try not to drink coffee that much unless necessary because I’d rather not start an addiction for it. But as you said, drinking in moderation is a great method.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Michael,

      Glad you liked the post and could relate to it πŸ™‚

      Oh my…I guess you need to be careful and not really get addicted to coffee! Could do more harm than good this ways! Yes, anything in moderation is good, and if you check the benefits of green tea, you might just like to include that in your list of beverages too.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend πŸ™‚

  27. Pamela Morse

    February 1, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    I drink both. Coffee is what I drink in the morning, but herbal tea is my beverage later in the day. I am not a black tea fan, or green. I like roiboos and honeybush as well as herbs I grow in my garden. I have given up coffee in the past…but not lately.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 1, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Welcome to the blog Pamela! πŸ™‚

      Ah…I guess you are like me there, though I prefer black tea to anything else. Herbal tea is a great choice, and I usually add the herbs to my tea, especially ginger and a few spices, as I mentioned in one of the comment replies earlier. I guess the herbs you get your end would be different from the ones we get here, but anything herbal is good! Coffee or tea, anything in moderation is good, isn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

  28. Jo

    February 2, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Hi Harleena,
    I love both. During weekdays I drink tea the whole day. On weekends I drink a cup of coffee for breakfast. this infographic post is really nice. I am a visual person so I prefer see things to understand better. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 2, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Welcome to the blog Jo – good to have you over! πŸ™‚

      Me too! Whole day! That would literally make you an addict…lol…I usually drink more of tea and coffee over the weekend, when I get some time away from work, otherwise my 2 cups of tea are always fixed. I agree, infographics are always good and have a better visual impact as compared. Glad you liked this one.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

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    Abrar Mohi Shafee

    February 2, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Here in Bangladesh, the circulation of tree is greater than coffee. Looks like both of them have great value.

    I’ve made habit of drinking tea at the early morning. It makes me feel fresh inside. In fact, I feel terrified to think how rarely a day could pass without taking the morning tea. πŸ˜›

    Thanks a lot for an informative and sensible infographic! It will surely encourage people to take tea or coffee.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 2, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Hi Abrar,

      Yes indeed, tea is popular in our country too, and it’s cheaper as well, as compared to coffee, though perhaps in the South coffee is what works best πŸ™‚

      I agree with you there, tea literally ‘wakes’ you up and you feel fresh and good. But you shouldn’t really get addicted to it if you don’t get it in the morning! Glad you liked the infographic as well.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us πŸ™‚

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    Ikechi Awazie

    February 2, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Hi Harleena

    I am not a coffee or tea fan but I love the information about coffee and tea. In my country, people prefer tea to coffee. Coffee is used for studying by students because of its caffaine.

    I also like the infograph which shows the comparason between both of them as well as their health benefits.

    Thanks for sharing Harleena.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Ikechi,

      Glad you liked all that’s shared in this infographic post πŸ™‚

      So, perhaps you prefer milk or some other beverage, instead of coffee and tea? I agree about the caffeine that helps in a way, but it should be within the moderation limits I would say. Yes, tea is preferred in our country too, as compared to coffee and more easily available all over too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us. πŸ™‚

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    shubhangi srikanth

    February 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    “Healthy eating” is the number one point in my agenda…and sometimes I get labelled with a lot of unsavory names and comments for it. Not that I mind, because MY health is MY business and so I take it very seriously…! having said that, I found the article wonderfully written, showing us both the pros and cons of both the drinks…and like you rightly said, caffeinated drinks are best taken with a sip of caution.
    I prefer a glass of milk in the mornings, and Green tea in the afternoon, without milk, and sugar, I like to add some honey or jaggery to it, sometimes a dash of lemon too! I can vouch for the wonders it does to my skin and health!!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 2, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Hi Shubhangi,

      You are absolutely right, and that’s what we all need to keep in mind too. After all, health is wealth πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked this infographic about the health benefits of coffee and tea. Yes indeed, anything taken in moderation is the key, and that saves you from a lot of trouble later too. I have a cup of milk too, but that’s with breakfast – morning is booked for just tea!

      Green tea is had without milk, and it tastes best with lemon and honey, just as you mentioned. It does wonders to your health, and rightly mentioned, skin too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. πŸ™‚

  32. Monna Ellithorpe

    February 3, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Very interesting post. I wasn’t aware of these facts. I do drink tea sometimes and have tried the green tea but for me its going to be a while before I acquire the taste for green tea.

    Thanks for all the information.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Hi Monna,

      Glad you liked this infographich post on the benefits of tea and coffee πŸ™‚

      I agree with you, it’s not easy getting used to green tea, if you are a normal tea drinker (of black tea) or even coffee for that matter. But once we know the health benefits of green tea, I guess adding a cup or two to our daily beverages makes sense.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

  33. Deborah Tutnauer

    February 3, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Hello Harleena!

    I have been meaning to get over to your blog for awhile now, and Adrienne’s post this morning finally reminded and inspired me!.

    I just love the Coffee Tea infographic. Personally I drink both. For many years I swore off coffee as I was sure it was the cause of headaches I was getting. For over 7 years I did not touch a drop of coffee, though I was a morning coffee lover. During that time I drank mostly green tea and chai!

    I then was asked to be the marketing advisor for a new tea and coffee company in the direct sales arena. While there I learned so much about different types of green tea, white tea and oolong. Japanese green is my favorite in the afternoon. A good very spicy chai is great in the morning. And because of that company I began drinking coffee again and realized that non-acidic coffee was fine for me, but most coffee in America was just too acidic.

    Now I make my coffee at home with the special pods sourced from the supplier of the tea and coffee company that went out of business. (Unfortunately). When out, I usually have tea of some sort or a good cup of Italian Espresso when it’s available!

    I’m glad to finally visit your blog Harleena. What a fun article to comment on!

    Warmly,
    Deborah

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Welcome to the blog Deborah! πŸ™‚

      It’s sure good to see you here, and I guess we have Adrienne to thank for that! I’ve been seeing you around at various blogs too, but just hadn’t found the time to reach out and connect – glad you did πŸ™‚

      You’re like me there, as you like both tea and coffee. Ah…I like the word ‘chai’ as you used it, so I guess you know we call it that our end! You are right, sometimes caffeine can lead to those headaches, though if you drink a lot of coffee.

      Wow! being the marketing adviser must’ve taught you so much about tea and coffee. Not to mention, you’d be having to taste them all too. I agree about the spicy tea early morning as we have that ourselves. Never tried Japanese tea, though they are said to have it with all their meals – keeps them really slim and trim!

      Coffee comes in various kinds, and as you mentioned, it was the American strong and acidic coffee that might have been the culprit for you. I like the idea of grinding to make your own coffee from the pods – besides the fresh aroma, you know it’s all pure too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Shall be over to your blog soon too. Have a nice, rest of the week πŸ™‚

  34. Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    February 3, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Hi Harleena, What a lovely infographic! I like both coffee and tea, though I came to liking coffee only recently. I start my days with coffee, but just one cup.

    For tea I prefer chamomile to relax me. Sitting quietly with a pot of chamomile tea is such a nice treat!

    When I lived in England, the international school had a program for parents featuring tea ceremonies from around the world. All were unique, but the Japanese Tea Ceremony was truly amazing!

    I hope someday you and I are able to get together for tea or coffee, Harleena!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Hi Carolyn,

      Good to know you like both coffee and tea, quite like me πŸ™‚

      I think one cup is pretty good. I’ve never tried chamomile, though it’s said to relax us, as you mentioned, as it’s not very easily available our end. I too have read about the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and it really IS like a ceremony! Also, they prefer drinking it with all their meals I think, and as they say, any warm drink taken with your meals keeps you slim too!

      You bet! We need to have a real tΓͺte-Γ -tΓͺte over a cuppa or coffee πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us πŸ™‚

  35. Barbara Charles

    February 3, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Hi Harleena,

    No contest for me. All in for tea and have always been. I’m one of those people who caffeine gives an upset stomach and the jitters. I guess too much caffeine for my body to handle so I guess some people like me, the body lets me know caffeine is not good for me. Next, I don’t like the taste either. When I’ve drank it, I had to have a little coffee with my cream LOL! But coffee is one of the biggest sellers in the world from what I understand so there must be something to it, but it is not for me.

    Yes, green tea is much for beneficial in all the ways your infographic notes. I’d go for tea. Mango tea is my favorite! πŸ™‚

    Great infographic.

    Barbara

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Hi Barbara,

      That’s wonderful – another tea lover πŸ™‚

      Lol…I thought coffee just had a bitter taste some people just don’t take on to – never heard of anyone getting an upset stomach because of it! I agree, might be the caffeine in it, as Deborah was just mentioning in her comment above that the American coffee is mainly acidic, so that could be a reason.

      I agree, never developed a taste for black tea or even black coffee, it’s always been with milk and sugar. Green tea too needs to get onto your liking before you drink it regularly. Mango tea! Wow! Never heard of that one – must be reminding you of eating real mangoes πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Cheers to tea! πŸ˜‰

  36. Nanda Rahmanius

    February 3, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I love this infographic!
    Why? Because I like both, I like to drink coffee in the morning and sometimes tea if I get bored with coffee. πŸ™‚

    I had no idea that there are so many benefits of tea and coffee for our bodies. I am happy to know it. Nice information!

    Thanks for sharing, Harleena. πŸ™‚

    ~Nanda

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Nanda,

      Glad you liked the infographic and could relate to it πŸ™‚

      Yes, I like both tea and coffee too, though drink more of tea as compared. Either of two is good, provided it’s all within moderation. I think 2-3 cups are good to go! Oh yes…lots of health benefits, just as you can see!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

  37. Mayura

    February 3, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I’m really glad you published this informative infographic on these two beverages πŸ™‚ Worth delving into all the details.

    I know some seem like addicted to these beverages, but still pretty healthy. May be the health risks are hidden until you know it.

    Lately I’ve read couple of new discoveries on tea and coffee as well. Especially, one report indicated: Too much coffee could shrink women’s breasts. Have you heard about it?

    Ha ha… I’m all in for tea as well πŸ˜‰ Well… With ginger or lime. Else, it’s not my usual cup of tea. Here I’m talking about once per day, though my family members (adults) consume more than 3 – 4 times. I do like Coffee as well, but not as much as tea. Again fruit / flower juices are on top of ’em both.

    I hope this post will get people to think about moderation and take care of their health while enjoying the benefits of tea / coffee πŸ™‚

    You have a fabulous week, Harleena πŸ™‚

    Cheers…

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Mayura,

      Glad you liked it. I had it on my mind since a long time to talk about both these beverages because I know they can help, provided we have them within limits πŸ™‚

      Lol…I didn’t know coffee could do that! I guess women reading your comment would stop drinking coffee πŸ˜‰ But jokes apart, if I would have had a poll for this post, it would have shown more tea lovers, and I am glad to hear that.

      Ginger tea for winters and lime one for summers, isn’t it? I agree, our elders usually drink 3-4 cups daily, if not more. I wish though they would switch to the healthier options of Green or White tea though, but old habits die hard! I’ve heard of fruit juice, but which flower juice makes a good beverage I wonder – and yes, they are always healthier than either tea or coffee, even milk!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Have a nice, rest of the week too πŸ™‚

  38. Lorraine Reguly

    February 3, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I love tea. I dislike coffee, though. My mother loves coffee, however, and I’m going to be sharing some of the pitfalls of drinking too much with her, as she drinks oodles of it daily. πŸ™

    Tea has always been my “cup of tea.” πŸ˜‰

    I like all kinds, too. But I only drink one or two cups a day. At most, although I find that when I drink two, I’ve got the caffeine rush going on and can stay awake for hours on end.

    Sometimes it’s a plus; mostly it’s not. I like my rest! LOL

    However, being a business owner, as you know, is time-consuming with a capital T.

    Pun intended!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Hi Lorraine,

      That’s awesome! Another tea lover like so many of us πŸ™‚

      Lol…I agree with you there, our elders tend to go a little overboard with tea and coffee, though I wish they would choose healthier options like Green tea. I like a hot cup of tea too, though usually I add a few spices and grated ginger to it, especially in the winter months, so it tastes awesome!

      One or two cups is good to go. I think drinking such beverages in moderation is the key to leading a healthy life too. Yes, the caffeine can keep us awake for hours…reminds me of my college days when we used to drink cups of coffee because we had to study late nights. Lol…agree with you there πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us πŸ™‚

  39. donna merrill

    February 4, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Harleena,

    I am a coffee drinker and I do see some benefits here that made me feel better about it! But like anything else, it has to be done in moderation. If it was up to me, I would be drinking it all day long. But for every cup of coffee I drink, I do drink a tall glass of water afterwards.

    When it comes to tea, I just cannot get the hang of it. The only tea I like is fresh brewed green tea. I also like to have a bit of jasmine tea here and there.

    I often use tea for medicinal benefits, like licorice tea to keep my stomach pleased. There are so many other Chinese teas I do have that I use for coughs, colds, and minor issues.

    Lately I’ve made my own tea out of wild grown rose hips that grow near the beach. It is a great way for consuming vitamin C.

    But all in all, I’m a coffee drinker at heart!

    -Donna

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Donna,

      That’s wonderful! Glad to have found someone who loves coffee, and yes, there are several benefits as the infographic shows πŸ™‚

      I guess drinking it in moderation is the key. I like the water intake afterwards, which neutralizes it’s side effects – good idea!

      Green tea is a much healthier choice I would say, as compared to the brown or black ones we usually have, though you shouldn’t brew it, just boil the water and add the leaves, without cooking it they say, for it’s real health benefits. I’ve never tried Jasmine tea, and Barbara even mentioned Mango Tea too! We don’t get so many varieties our end, or perhaps the usual ones are preferred here πŸ™‚

      I’ve yet to try all those kinds of tea. For coughs and colds, we use herbs and spices, ginger, and Tulsi leaves in our tea, which have natural medicinal properties, and add a little jaggery instead of sugar for the extra warmth. Awesome! If you are able to use your own herbs for tea, must be tasting good too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Cheers to coffee for you πŸ˜‰

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    Neamat Tawadrous

    February 4, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Love the infographic and the information it highlights about the benefits of tea and coffee and I learned something new and that there is something called “white tea”. I know of black and green tea but never heard that there is white tea.

    Well, I am a tea drinker and I love black tea and I drink tea 3 times a day, in the morning and evening I like to add some skimmed milk to it and the most important cup for me is the morning cup of tea which I admit, I am addicted to and I can’t start my day without it. BTW, I am Egyptian and we call it Chai too.

    I am not a regular coffee drinker but I crave it from time to time and the kind I drink is not the American coffee but the Turkish coffee which is ground with cardimum.

    Thanks Harleena for highlighting the benefits of the tea and coffee as we always hear about the negative effect of them but hardly about the benefits.

    Have a great week ahead.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Hi Neamat,

      Glad you liked this infographic about the health benefits of tea and coffee πŸ™‚

      Oh yes…white tea has it’s own share of health benefits too, though not many of us drink it. I guess it depends on the availability and how much it’s preferred too.

      Wow! You are just like me then – another tea lover! Yes, black tea with sugar and milk for me too, though we do add a few herbs and spices, just as I was telling Donna in my reply to her comment. I am a little addict to my morning cuppa as well, though can make do with hot milk if tea isn’t there, which is rare. I didn’t know that Egyptian’s call their tea as ‘Chai’ too! This IS news for my ears for sure πŸ™‚

      We just get a few varieties of coffee our end, and those are all drinkable and preferred, except in the South end of our country, where you have more varieties and they prefer grinding their coffee beans and making ‘Filter Coffee’ instead.

      You are right, we usually hear about the negative effects about such beverages, but it’s so much easier to look at the negatives than the positives, isn’t it? Glad this one was different.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Have a nice, rest of the week as well πŸ™‚

  41. Sylviane Nuccio

    February 4, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I’m glad I finally made it here!

    Well, cafe is a French word, by the way, did you know that? and in French it means both a place where you go sit down like a restaurant, and it also means coffee.

    I don’t really like either one of the two, coffee or tea, but I do drink them both. I know it sounds strange, but here is the story.

    So far, the only beverage that works for me when I first get up in the morning is coffee. But I am so done with if after that. I never drink coffee during the day.

    As far as tea, my preference is green tea, and I drink it in the evening usually.

    Overall, yes tea is probably better for you. Coffee is OK in moderation, but certainly not at the rate that some people consume it all day long.

    Very informational infographic πŸ™‚

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Sylviane,

      Yes indeed, learnt all about it while researching for the word πŸ™‚

      Lol…that’s a good one! I guess we do drink either one of the two for a change of taste perhaps, if we don’t have it the first thing in the morning or aren’t really addicted to it.

      Green tea is a great choice, and healthier than the usual black one. I agree, drinking them both in moderation is the key, and I think you do that very well with your 2-3 cups in a day.

      Thanks for stopping by, and I am glad you liked the infographic too πŸ™‚

  42. Sherman Smith

    February 4, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Hey Harleena,

    This is good to know. I’m not really a coffee or tea drinker, althought I can enjoy them from time to time. I knew some of the benefits of drinking both but the infograph you shared really broke it down on the benefits of drinking both. There were quite of few things I didn’t know about them. But now I know what I’ll focus on whenever I find myself ordering coffee and tea as far as health!

    Thanks for sharing Harleena and I hope you’re having a great week!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Hi Sherman,

      I can understand what you mean, but I am sure you must be drinking either of these two beverages, morning or evening! Or perhaps you prefer milk, juice, or something else πŸ˜‰

      Glad you liked the infographic, and yes, it does show all the health benefits, so all the more reason to start drinking tea, if not coffee πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Have a nice week as well πŸ™‚

      • Sherman Smith

        February 9, 2015 at 12:27 am

        I mainly drink juices and water. The problem is that I drink them cold. I started going to the acupuncturist a few weeks ago to help me with my sciatic pain in back and right leg, and also I have problems with my sinus. She recommended drinking something hot everyday which helps with these problems. So yes I may be going to star bucks more often that I usually do πŸ˜‰

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    Dennis Seymour

    February 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I do both, plus wine.

    I brew my own coffee, I like the process of selecting my beans, where they come from, how they were roasted, what grind I need to do, how I will make it (press/drip/syphon/etc)

    I select my tea leaves very carefully as well and wine too.

    I drink coffee practically daily but I do limit it every other week. I know too much of something is always bad, even if it’s as good as coffee.

    Haha, enjoyed this post, albeit me being a bit late to comment here!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Dennis,

      Wow! Wine is a great combination with these beverages πŸ˜‰

      I like that, which is something most coffee lovers do at our end too. Mostly it’s in the Southern end of our country that people prefer choosing their own coffee beans, roasting, grinding, and making the perfect ‘Filter Coffee’, and that tastes very different from the usual too, isn’t it?

      Tea leaves we usually get packed, though if you visit the tea gardens, you manage to select your own kinds. Wine too, depends on it’s availability and preference.

      You are right, anything in moderation is good, and I am sure you are very careful about your drinks πŸ˜‰

      You are never late, welcome anytime. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Will be over at your blog, but around the weekend to read your massive post…lol…it needs my full time and attention πŸ™‚

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        Dennis Seymour

        February 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        I try to be, but I drop off the wagon sometimes and have 4 cups of coffee in a day. Sigh…

        Not so good for the teeth and hair color though so I just remind myself of those and I’m ok. πŸ˜€

        Thanks! Sorry if it’s too long, I tried to shorten it as much as I could… it was a big topic lol

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          Harleena Singh

          February 4, 2015 at 8:27 pm

          Oh my! That must be keeping you awake for hours…no wonder you write such awesome guides…lol… πŸ™‚

          Absolutely! And now with the new addition to your family, you need to be a role model and not overdo it.

          Not at all, I know it’s going to be a great read, just read it was long in your excerpt at the ABC and kept it aside for the weekend πŸ™‚

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    Arpit Roy

    February 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    I was delighted to see this infographic, primarily because I love to have tea and coffee and don’t waste any opportunity to grab a cup πŸ™‚

    You are very right when it comes to the frequency of having these beverages. The ‘Can’t function’ state is very dangerous. It is more of a psychological thing if nothing else. Probably they are right in saying that ‘anything in excess is bad’.

    I do love my ‘Chai’ and with a hint of ginger or cardamom at times just makes my day πŸ™‚

    Thanks for this refreshing post:)

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      Harleena Singh

      February 4, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Welcome to the blog Arpit! πŸ™‚

      Glad to know that you too are a tea lover, like most of us πŸ™‚

      Absolutely! As long as we don’t fall into that state, it’s good to have either or both of these beverages, though in moderation. You bet! Nothing works better than a hot cup of ‘Masala Chai’, especially in these winter months. Makes my day too!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

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    Bo Tipton

    February 4, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Coffee or Tea what is to be, that is the question! Hmm! I usually drink coffee in the morning and about noon I will make a large cup of hot tea with herbs that I will sip on through out the afternoon.
    I cannot say which one I enjoy the most as I like both of them but I do tend to drink more tea and herbal tea like chamomile than I do coffee.
    Great post and I especially enjoyed the information about tea.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 5, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Hi Bo,

      Absolutely! That IS the question, and I am glad you like both of them πŸ™‚

      I like the idea of sipping tea prepared with herbs all through the day, makes sense preparing it at one go, and drinking it slowly. I guess it must be without milk, so lasts long too. I’ve yet to try chamomile, which is supposed to relax and de-stress, just like Green tea too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

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    Hemani Jain

    February 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Wow! It is not an article but a comprehensive study. Very informative and engaging. Thanks for creating such a marvelous piece of information.

    TC

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      Harleena Singh

      February 5, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Welcome to the blog Hemani – good to have you over πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked this infographic post…lol…this is not really a comprehensive one, in fact, one of the shortest post I’ve written on this blog so far! I guess you’d know more once you read the longer ones. Nevertheless, appreciate your kind words.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

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    Priyanka

    February 5, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    I like both tea and coffee ,depends on various factors like mood
    ,weather,availability πŸ™‚ etc.But after reading this info graphic will give preference to tea.Will show this to my maa also.
    Thanks for sharing.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 5, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      Hi Priyanka,

      I agree with you there, sometimes it’s our mood that makes us choose one of the two, beside the availability, and yes, weather too. Hope your ma likes it. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us πŸ™‚

  48. Joy Healey

    February 6, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Hi Harleena

    Great – I made it back to your blog! Goodness knows what my problem was, but glad to be back.

    Well, just to be awkward, reading this post made me thirsty…. so I made myself a cup of…. chocolate!

    As is usual for me when blog-commenting, it’s late at night and coffee wouldn’t be a good idea, so chocolate it is. I can’t even say it’s a healthy chocolate either. But never mind, it’s a cold night and I’ve had a busy day, so a wind-down chocolate can be forgiven.

    In general I prefer coffee to tea. I don’t have too many cups. One when I get up and one in the afternoon, which sounds a reasonable level.

    Thanks for sharing all that information. It was very interesting.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

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    Nikshep D Apasangi

    February 6, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Don’t make me choose πŸ˜€ I can’t! I love cold coffee when happy, hot coffee when sad or sleepy. Green Tea in the morning(with honey πŸ˜› ) and Ginger Tea on late evenings.

    Love my mom’s Chai when at home, can never drink the office machine coffee (yuck) πŸ˜€ Don’t worry though, I limit myself to 3 cups a day ( usually 1 tea plus 2 coffee)!

    Loved the infographic πŸ™‚

    Cheers,
    Nik

  50. Sarah Burke

    February 6, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I’m from Ireland… it’s tea all the way! While I love coffee, it just gets me too jittery! (But can be great on those days where my brain just refuses to wake up!)

    Great infographic!

    Thanks,
    Sarah

  51. Jessica Knorr

    February 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Great article and Awesome graphic on the pros and cons of drinking both. Personally I like drinking tea better and have never really been a big coffee fan UNLESS it is loaded with so much other stuff that it doesn’t even taste like coffee anymore….lol. While I do occasionally indulge in the coffee concoction once in a great while, I definitely side with tea and enjoy trying out all the different varieties available. Thanks for sharing and informing!

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    Dr. Arpita Jain

    February 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Mrs.Harleena,
    I just got back to aha-now today and what a visual treat it was to read your post. The infographics were too added and the information divulged by you was amazing….concise, crisp and well narrated.

    I am an occasional tea drinker, trying out my hands at different flavors of green tea, though I still like the black tea the best. I will definitely like to try out white tea soon…added it to my grocery shopping list πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing and that too in such beautiful way

  53. Naveen Mayura

    February 25, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Just like your Wonderful post. and what I need say, I must commend here for your hard work. Keep up the good work.
    Cheers,

  54. Sober Hero

    February 28, 2015 at 2:57 am

    I have at least 2 cups of decent coffee every day, i find it helps me focus but ive never been entirely sure if it’s healthy or not… this has somewhat covered things up for me and im confident enough to continue with my love of the bean! πŸ™‚

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    Sandy Halliday

    March 9, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Great infographic Harleena. I would like to use it on my blog!
    There is evidence that both tea and coffee can have health benefits. I used to prop myself up with coffee in the mornings. I only drink green tea now as I have a slow enzyme that breaks down amines in food and coffee and black tea are two of the things that I have to avoid. I am allowed to have a couple of cups of green tea a day.

    A lot of green tea that you get from the supermarket tastes of nothing so I am not surprised that so many people opt for fruit flavored green tea which I dislike. I buy loose green tea and add a couple of teaspoons to a small pot for one to make it taste.

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    Maxwell Ivey

    March 12, 2015 at 12:27 am

    hi harleena; i think stopping by for a cup of tea or coffee with you would be amazing. i am an american and did grow up drinking coffee. however, since having gastric surgery I’m strictly decaf and no more than two cups a day. i recently read an article about the health benefits of tea and started drinking at least one cup of white tea a day. this sometimes means swapping for one of my cups of coffee. and when our machine broke last week i drank nothing but tea for several days. i may have told you this before but last year d pok chopra appeared on our local morning show. he was asked if he had any vices. he said well i used to consider coffee a vice but now that they have found some health benefits i consider myself free of vices. to me a good cup of coffee is almost better than cake or ice cream. thanks for sharing, max

  57. Sachin Saini

    April 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Coffee have more benefit for us ….also i love coffee
    Thanks Harleena for share with us awesome post

  58. Mohd Arif

    April 6, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Hi Harleena Mem,

    This post is driving best information about coffee and tea, and given info-graphic providing fully description and all hidden points about coffee vs. Tea.. great work..

    Regards
    Mohd Arif

  59. Alison Bowling

    April 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I love you forever for this, I adore coffee. Actually that’s not really fair, because I have enjoyed everything you’ve ever posted here. You have an uncanny insight into people and it’s a great gift you have bestowed on us all to share your wisdom. I’m forever grateful, and not just because it’s about coffee this time.

  60. Rachel

    April 10, 2015 at 4:05 am

    I always enjoy when I find articles that support my likes. Coffee and tea are what I drink throughout the day. I am not sure if I over indulge because I think about what else I could be doing – like eating. I no longer work in an office (phew) but I always found that there was some excuse for eating cake in the mornings and afternoons. So now I call it the office cake but syndrome. I am allowed to drink as many cups of coffee in the morning (three) and as many cups of tea in the afternoon (three to six)if I am not eating cake. That’s how I account for drinking hot beverages all day. I refuse the office cake but on any level.

  61. Samantha Terry

    April 13, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Thanks to you Harleena, I now have some concrete evidence to support all my wild claims about coffee not being quite so bad for you. Though obviously anything in excess is bad … even water!!! But I still prefer my water with a bit of coffee beans in there!

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    Brita Long

    April 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I’m a tea drinker! I must confess that I drink a specialty tea that has even more caffeine than coffee. It’s delicious!

  63. Shefali Vaidya

    April 30, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I have never relied on Tea whatsoever because I know that if and when I dont get to drink Tea at a certain time, I will start getting headache. Its like an addiction which I want to avoid.
    Cold coffee however, is my favourite drink every morning! πŸ™‚

  64. Minh Nguyen

    May 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Coffee as a part of my life. In country, Vietnam, most coffee has stronger than other; with cheap price.

    Of course, coffee is a my favorite drink too. Drink every day.

  65. Mahesh Dobhal

    May 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Good post. You have done fabulous work of revealing benefits of coffee and tea by using this exquisite infographic. Thanks for sharing

  66. Shaheryar Sam

    July 28, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    hey admin, i am shaheryar sam people call me Sam ( A simple guy with tough mind ) i am really enjoyed this article. i tried this its really working good. i am waiting for your new amazing article you showed your gorgeous mind by this article really feeling Good πŸ™‚

  67. Bhavinder Rao

    January 19, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I took Coffe before my gym sometimes as pre workout and it gives rapid supply of energy to the muscles and a good pump as well.



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Health Benefits Of Coffee And Tea Revealed (Infographic)

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