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3 years ago by Alex Haze in Lifestyle > Food

I love tea! I started drinking it about a year ago (because my gf drinks it by the bucket!) and found that it was one of those things that I never knew was missing from my life. I've tried coffee, but for me, it pales in comparison to the glorious plant camelia sinensis.                                                    Of course, coffee has a lot of edgy, aggressive supporters. But permit me to explain the many benefits of tea over coffee:                                                                                                                   - Tea isn't as addictive as coffee. If I don't drink tea for a day, I don't feel lethargic or shaky.              - Tea is healthier than coffee. It has less caffeine, and contains many immunity boosting anti-oxidants and essential vitamins. It's also good for your teeth, and can reduce bad breath.         - There are so many different kinds of tea! Green, black, white, oolong, pu-erh. Assam, keemun, lapsang souchong. And that's not even counting herbal teas. All coffee beverages are just coffee with added stuff, like steamed milk or chocolate syrup.                                                                       - Many teas have awesome names, like gunpowder, or jasmine dragon.                                            - Good quality tea is easier to make than good quality coffee. Freshly brewed loose leaf tea is generally of a high quality, instant coffee isn't as good as fresh coffee.                                             So there you have it, the reasons that tea is better than coffee. Thoughts?

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Alex Haze

I am awesome. That is all.

3 years ago by Alex Haze

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Rahul  N.

Hey Alex you can always edit I think it's the top right corner icon or underneath..

3 years ago by Rahul N.

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Alex Haze

Duuuuude.

3 years ago by Alex Haze

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Rahul  N.

I think so. I just tried it. If you go to the right top corner in your debate to the flag (comes up when you hover), you have to press the flag. That rolls out with a few options, like spam, offensive, delete, and at the bottom is 'edit'. They should make that more visible.

3 years ago by Rahul N.

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Alex Haze

Done, thanks!

3 years ago by Alex Haze

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The Oracle

Coffee is full of toxins. Ive been through periods where I drink coffee a lot, but I get some problems. My skin goes a bit dry with coffee and when I don't drink it my energy is more even. I also don't get that old morning brain fog since I stopped drinking it.

3 years ago by The Oracle

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Gerard Vandervegt

Does anything top fresh Earl Grey?

3 years ago by Gerard Vandervegt

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Selena  Roberts

I must say I love both. But coffee wins out still. Why?
Coffee is an atmosphere maker like tea just isn't. I think it has to do with the strength and the smell. You know the smell when someone is brewing a pot of good ground coffee? The aroma of the cup two people are drinking just hovers between them.
Secondly, there's the buzz. There's a downside to it, I know, but coffee has got me through many a late night deadline!!
Lest I forget, the taste! Even a culpa decaf, if it's good decaf will do me fine!

3 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Alex Haze

I think the first point you make, about atmosphere, is a cultural one. After all, China, the birthplace of tea, has elaborate tea ceremonies. The care and beauty of the tea ceremony brings a sense of harmony and grace. Even though I don't practice the traditional tea ceremony, I often feel closer to someone I'm sharing a cup of tea with. Tea is best made and imbibed slowly, allowing for communication. An espresso, on the other hand, leaves little time for bonding.
Secondly, coffee is good if you need to pull an all nighter. But a cup of tea will give you the calm perseverance to tackle your work before it gets to that stage. Prevention is better than cure.
Finally, taste is of course a matter of... taste. But all children that are bold enough to try coffee make a particular face, you know the one! I agree with them.

3 years ago by Alex Haze

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Selena  Roberts

I gladly concede. This is a point well made, and something I've not thought about. Though the aroma is not as strong, tea brings its own very strong culture. As far as children and coffee, I drank and loved coffee from a child, and that first bitter taste (not that I remember) was probably overshadowed by my desire to belong to the clan!

3 years ago by Selena Roberts

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TimothyDiaz

Yea coffee's got that thing that if you really wanna go for a proper chinwag with people you're going to either have a pint or a coffee, tea just doesn't have the same buzz about it

2 years ago by TimothyDiaz

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camel in the desert

Tea on thirst, coffee on flavor :)

3 years ago by camel in the desert

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Nicole C

Speciially ice tea. Peach please!

3 years ago by Nicole C

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Bastien

I love coffe!

3 years ago by Bastien

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Dandelion

Morning tea, afternoon coffee, evening wine.

3 years ago by Dandelion

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Charlie H

That's more like it!

3 years ago by Charlie H

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Tea for all day, coffee only on break

3 years ago by STERN

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Gerard Vandervegt

Holland as I grew up had a very defined custom, much more so than the UK. It went like this:
-Morning 10am coffee (always in servings; 1st & 2nd cup)
-Afternoon 3.30 tea
-Evening 8.30 coffee
-Evening 9.30 & after drinks!
People in Britain are a little bemused by this. Tea here is pretty much a 24/7 concern.

3 years ago by Gerard Vandervegt

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Sagalicious

24/7 it is! And long may it remain that way!

2 years ago by Sagalicious

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gjacinto

Some more benefits of drinking tea about half or less the caffeine of coffee, has no fat,calories, sodium or sugar.Helps replace the essential liquid that our bodies lose. reduces the risk of heart disease strokes etc.

3 years ago by gjacinto

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gjacinto

On a personal note tea is rather soothing a relaxing effect I personally have a cuppa before I hit the sack and most certainly on a rainy day with a book

3 years ago by gjacinto

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Sagalicious

Tea without a second thought. My favourites are White Tea, Camomile, Double Dragon Organic, Kushmi's and Dr Jackson Detox. There detox is actually not that great, but I love my skin lol.

2 years ago by Sagalicious

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Rahul  N.

Coffee is getting such a bad talkdown yeeshh. Strength 4 Italian and Jamaican blue Mountain. Try to top that.

2 years ago by Rahul N.

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M.  Hughes

Why pit two excellent drinks against each other? Long live coffee and tea (though rather not in the same cup, thank you very much), as well as a cold beers, single malts (Glenfiddich preferably), dry light whites and full bodied reds.

2 years ago by M. Hughes

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Peng

Coffee, for the passion it generates in them that love it. Drinkers of coffee have that urgent 'now I have to have my coffee! thing. This is exactly why others choose tea, because coffee is so addictive. 99% of the time, coffee is not a harmful addiction. Plus one has to be addicted to something: might as well be cheap enough. In a nutshell, experience addiction and live!

2 years ago by Peng

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Debbie Anderson

I wanted to start this discussion. I have a collection of over 30 teas and I have become the joke among friends. From white teas to herbals & greens, I can't seem to stop exploring. My latest favourite is Tieguanyin.

2 years ago by Debbie Anderson

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Varun reddy

i love tea and i dont even touch coffee
tango for pc

2 years ago by Varun reddy

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Sagalicious

Well yes, I used to drink coffee as a child and I'm glad I kicked it. Just makes you dependent and buzzes your head. Coffee is full of toxins.

2 years ago by Sagalicious

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James Ellis

Beer

2 years ago by James Ellis

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M.  Hughes

The emergence of chai latte as a near-hybrid gives rise to mixed feelings. How much does a drink like that, made with a processed mixture of teas, flavours and spices and sweetened milk, still have in common with tea? Not enough for me.

2 years ago by M. Hughes

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Ross

Tea

4 months ago by Ross

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Mr Quizz

Gin

4 months ago by Mr Quizz

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Rahul  N.

In your expresso??

3 months ago by Rahul N.

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Keep D Change

Coffee

1 month ago by Keep D Change

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