A question of energy: tea or coffee?
If you drink a cup of coffee, the energy curve rises steeply. Coffee kicks. After the high, however, the energy level drops again more quickly. In my time as a coffee drinker, this down effect was initially only absorbed by more coffee. Then only more coffee plus extra sugar helped. With the consequence of an upset stomach, a nervous restlessness and a few extra kilos that didn't have to be.The caffeine from tea
(called teein) develops a little slower and lasts much longer. The effect of tea remains constant for a long time and does not drop off abruptly, but sneaks out pleasantly - without further side effects. You can enjoy invigorating tea all day long. You remain stimulated 'and' relaxed, concentrated and confident at the same time.
No wonder that Buddhist monks during their days and weeks long meditations Drinking tea - and no coffee. From a mental point of view:
Coffee behaves to tea like the 100-meter sprinter to marathon runner.
Tea or coffee: the medicine check
Tea in general as well as green tea and Matcha
are rich in health-promoting ingredients. Green tea
supports brain performance, promotes fat burning and generally boosts metabolism and overall performance. Antioxidants are believed to have a positive effect on cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, strokes and Alzheimer's disease. Dentists and oral surgeons also appreciate tea: tea promotes a healthy oral flora, protects the gums and prevents tooth decay.
And scientific research suggests that green tea generally prolongs life. The long-term studies are still going on here, they will take a little longer.
Coffee is also said to have one or the other health-promoting effect. Meaningful studies with particularly health-promoting properties are not available for coffee, however.
Tea or coffee? The diagnosis is clear: Tea is the winner.
Is coffee more exclusive than tea?
With over 3000 different types of tea, everyone will find their favourite tea. Passionate tea lovers respect and appreciate similar criteria as wine lovers.
The location of the tea garden characterizes the taste. The tea is influenced by the (micro-) climate, the terroir and hours of sunshine or shade. Picking, processing, maturing and storage as well as thousands of years of old knowledge and experience create uniquely refined delicacies from the individual tea varieties.
Pu Erh, for example, is like Champagne, a globally protected region name around the city Chinese city Pu Erh. Some tea trees there are over a thousand years old. The Pu Erh teas
themselves sometimes mature over decades and are highly traded. 9.000,- Euro/kg are not uncommon.
The world's most exclusive type of coffee, the 'Kopi Luwak - Cat Coffee', at a price of around 1,000 euros per kg, on the other hand, could be described as a bargain.
On the free market, where supply and demand decide, tea is traded many times over.
Pleasure in everyday life
The kick for breakfast. Or for in between - Now I need a cup of coffee -, symbolizes that coffee is rather enjoyed at the moment and is something for the short moment.
Tea, on the other hand, is a pleasure for the whole day. The brewing or infusion time allows each tea to be 'modulated' in taste and effect cup by cup. A bowl with the right tea can influence - almost control - the stimulation, calming, sleep aid and also the digestionThis makes
tea the ideal companion throughout the day, ensuring well-being in every situation and providing the desired stimulant (soothing or stimulating).Black tea
, green tea and especially white tea
can be more than recommended for people who drink coffee mainly because of the kick and the caffeine content. These teas have at least the same caffeine content as coffee - some teas even offer more than twice as much caffeine.
Caffeine content in numbers*:
1,5 – 3,0 %
1,2 – 1,5 %
Matcha (green tea powder)
1,7 – 3,9 %
White Tea Silverneedle
5,2 – 6,2 %
(*Data Caffeine content in % dry matter)