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Difference between Coffee and Tea

Both tea and coffee are two of the most popular drinks in the world. However, many people consider them to be dangerous drinks for health, especially if taken in large quantities, and it is also believed that they are highly addictive due to their components.

Comparison table

Coffee
Tea
Part of the plant used The grains of the coffee plant. The leaves of various plants.
caffeine content Coffee typically contains between 80 and 185 milligrams in each 8-ounce cup. The amount depends on the type of beans used and how they are roasted. Between 15 and 70 milligrams per cup. It also depends on the type of tea being used. However, the caffeine content is usually not as high as that of coffee.
Consumption In expresso, instant, decaffeinated, American, among many other varieties. White, green, black, red, chamomile, lemon, jamaica, anise, oolong, chai, matcha, herbal teas, etc.
What is added to it? Sugar, milk or sugar substitute or cream substitute, among others. Milk, sugar, spices, ginger, lemon juice, among others.
In what period did it originate? Coffee is said to have originated in the 9th century, in Ethiopia, although this story is not proven. Several historians point out that tea originated in China, in the year 250 BC
Birthplace Ethiopia and Yemen China, India and Myanmar
Best Producers Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia, among others. As for tea, there are two major producers, China and India.
Better consumers The country that consumes the most coffee worldwide is the United States. On the other hand, the countries that consume the most tea are India, China, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Is known for… Coffee is commonly known for increasing the energy level of those who consume it. On the contrary, tea is considered a calming drink, ideal to calm whoever consumes it.
Properties It is not yet known for sure if coffee has anti-cancer properties. Many people associate it with other diseases, but nothing is proven yet. Tea contains tannins and catechins, which have been associated with anticancer and heart disease properties.
Scientific name Coffea arabica, coffee benghalensis, etc. Camellia sinensis (white, green, yellow tea, etc.)

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