Tea vs Coffee – Part One

A cup of tea can solve anything! In two tea vs coffee articles we will explore a few reasons why tea is our winning beverage!

This battle of the brews is centuries old and countless arguments have been waged over the superiority of each. However, coffee seems to have become increasingly popular with the proliferation of coffee chains. It seems to be taking over as the hot drink of choice for many people. Even we British have to acknowledge that our national drink is facing stiff competition from the espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes of the world. However, tea has been an institution for centuries for a reason.

What can tea really do for your health?

Tea or coffee? It seems like every day there’s news about the amazing health benefits of one or the other. Which one reigns supreme? Consider these health benefits of tea and the next time you have to choose, you may skip the coffee beans.

Tea is bursting with antioxidants to help you to look fresh and feel great, far more than you are likely to find in a cup of coffee! As well as being extremely simple to prepare and enjoy, tea is fantastic for hydrating the body and replenishing your fluid intake. This means it can also be very beneficial to your skin. One of the most significant differences between tea and coffee emerges when we settle down for a good night’s sleep. Tea drinkers have been proven to have longer and more restful slumbers, something very important to our health, according to the BBC’s David Robson.

If you are looking for something to help you stop those cravings to snack, tea is the best choice. Studies have shown that the ‘high’ gained from caffeine in coffee will last shorter and drop quicker than that in tea.

Studies show that drinking green tea every day could end up leading to an inch off the waistline within two weeks

With Lent in full flow, are you planning some weight loss? Tea still holds the edge if losing weight is your goal, while coffee is better at stimulating muscle through activity and has been shown to slightly reduce appetite. Studies show that drinking green tea every day could end up leading to an inch off the waistline within two weeks. We would all love to put this one to the test! Green tea in packed full of antioxidants and has compounds that are said to shrink fat cells and activate muscles. Powdered matcha is the highest quality green tea. It’s packed with exponentially more antioxidants than any other ‘superfood’. As a result, there are as many antioxidants in 10 cups of brewed green tea as there are in one cup of Matcha.

Need an energy boost for that spring exercise regime? When comparing tea vs coffee for providing energy, it’s important to remember that coffee generally has a higher caffeine content. A study described by Believe Tea showed that men who drank 2.5 cups of coffee before sprinting ran 9% longer. Coffee is perfect for that short burst of energy but there is a tendency to experience a crash from it. Teas such as ginger provide a steadier boost over the long term.

Many studies have identified the performance benefits of tea, as highlighted in Time Magazine, with particularly consistent evidence for improved attention levels. Yerba Mate is a tea that contains natural stimulants such as caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, giving you a boost. Recent studies have shown beneficial effects in related areas such as work performance and creativity. So it looks like tea could be the key to a productive day at work too!

Detox with Herbal Tea

Full of antioxidants, tea has many benefits and powers making it one of the most popular and non-intrusive methods of detoxing. Incorporating a cup of tea into your daily routine can bring significant health benefits. If you want to feel cleansed with a natural energy boost we have the perfect teas for you to try.

Natural Detox
Our old favourite herbal infusion. Carefully selected organic ingredients including Fennel, Lemongrass and Hibiscus form this blend. This refreshing herbal infusion is a “good for you” treat. Sugar free, Caffeine free, leaving you feeling free from!

Fasting Blend
A careful selection of herbs, spices and flowers have been chosen to give a rich taste in this sustaining blend. Yerba mate from South America is caffeine-rich and high in antioxidants and is partnered with lemongrass to base this super-beverage. Rosehip, camomile and rose petals provide floral tones and a touch of spiciness is added with ginger, cardamom, peppercorns and basil.

The rich array of carefully selected fruits and berries in this popular infusion pack a scrumptious health-giving boost.

Tea wins the battle of the brews every time for us! In conclusion, we love our sleep, we love those special antioxidants and we love beating winter blues. It would seem tea offers many of the benefits of coffee, without the sleepless nights – a clear win.

Here at The Tea House we would always choose tea to help us feel a little more ourselves.

Tea vs Coffee – Part Two – where we explore how caffeine can affect your moods and the surprising relationship between tea and your beauty regime can be found here.


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