Tea-leaves have more caffeine than coffee beans, but the brewing process draws out more caffeine from the beans, than it does from the leaves. So, once brewed, coffee has more caffeine than tea.
Caffeine can be good or bad, depending on whether you get jittery or have a sensitive stomach, but for most people, it’s a plus.
The amount of caffeine in each varies depending on the brewing process, but an 8 ounce cup of coffee generally has about double the caffeine of an 8 ounce cup of black tea (about 100 milligrams in the coffee compared to about 50 in the black tea). Green tea has a bit less caffeine than black tea and some herbal varieties have no caffeine at all.
You do have to be careful not to drink too much caffeine. If you consume more than about 500 milligrams a day—which is about 5 cups of coffee or 10 cups of tea, it’s probably time to cut back a little—especially if you feel nervous, anxious or jittery.
Both coffee and tea are rich in antioxidants, which is part of the reason they can be such healthy pick-me ups. Studies show each beverage has unique benefits.
- Improve memory
- Lower the risk of: Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Type-2 Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Liver & Colon Cancer
- Make your bones stronger, Soothe your stomach, Boost your immune system
- Lower the risk of: Heart attacks, Cancer, Strokes
On a purely cosmetic level, the tannins in tea tend to stain your teeth a bit more than coffee. However, on the positive side, green tea is believed to help prevent gingivitis and tooth loss.
Swish water around in your mouth after you enjoy your beverage, to help reduce staining.
No matter which one you drink. Enjoy all those benefits in this cute mugs!