Coffee or Tea?

@men82in (1270)
India
January 1, 2008 12:00am CST
What do you drink? Coffee or Tea? I like to have tea instead of Coffee. Recently I came across a survey result which shows that higher the coffee consumption, the lower the chances of heart disease or death, with the opposite being true of tea. Also drinking coffee may be associated with a younger and therefore healthier - lifestyle. In particular, tea drinking was associated with increasing deprivation, which is known to be a significant risk factor for ill health in itself. So I am planning to stop drinking tea and start with coffee. How about you?
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@johnrp (70)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I usually drink coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.
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@pinay81 (1539)
• Philippines
1 Jan 08
for me i like coffee more than tea but not too much drink 1 to 2 cups a day is enough for me sometimes only 1 cup about tea i drink only when im sick like i have colds or sorethroat i just add some lemon or ginger and green mint leaves:-)
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@ericajoyce (1749)
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Hello men82in. I prefer drinking tea. Im not much of a coffee drinker. I heard that drinking white tea and green tea is good for your health. It also has antioxidants just like coffee.
@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
I would choose a coffee rather than tea because I am a coffee lover. I love coffee and it is one of my favorite drink specially in the morning. I take a cup of coffee in the morning, even in the lunch time, merienda time or dinner time. I will take also a coffee when I feel something unexplain to my body and when I feel stress. For me coffee is my vitamin for my body.
• United States
2 Jan 08
I like them both but I find that I drink tea more then coffee. Coffee often makes me feel sick from all the caffeine. I drink tea for the health benefits.
• Australia
2 Jan 08
I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee but unfortunately, I've got a sensitive stomach and usually get sick when I drink coffee so I usually just drink tea.
@gdisites (162)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Jeeez! If what you're saying is true, I will live to be 120! I drink about 2 gallons a day. And, since I moved to Argentina (where the coffee is so strong your hair sticks up) tat would give me another 10 years to boot.
• Canada
1 Jan 08
i would drink tea cause it makes me fell warmk and coffe makes me hyper .
• Pakistan
1 Jan 08
I also heard about the sideeffects of Tea, but its taste does not alow me to leave it. infact i use both, but i prefer Tea
@eiencafe (155)
• Italy
1 Jan 08
sometimes I think I drink more coffee than water! But I don't know about which one is healthier... Anyway I like both even if I prefer coffee, but when I drink tea I have it with milk and a little sugar, lemon is just not right for me, it won't be tea without milk.
@adforme (2116)
1 Jan 08
Hi men82in, Happy New Year. I rarely drink coffee, but when I so I make with cream and sugar. I really think that surveys and studies on the consumption of these drinks is something to consider, but for me, I have been drinking more tea lately. I like the natural flavors that are found in teas. Currently, due to the weather, I find myself enjoying hot tea. I am attracted to the many kinds of flavors of tea; nutty, fruity, chocolately, and more. I go with the way I feel when judging the effects of what I eat or drink. Tea is what I am drinking more often these days, but I do like coffee with cream and sugar. I do not plan on stopping my consumption of tea or coffee. I like the many flavors of tea; and I like my occasional cup of Starbucks. Take Care.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
1 Jan 08
hello men82in!I drink coffee and tea but I prefer tea!if that's true what you read,then I'm changing my caffeine fix to coffee!hihi.Thank you!
• United States
1 Jan 08
I absolutely love coffee!!! I am very encouraged by your claims. I really hope they are true because coffee is my all-time favorite beverage and I even enjoy it more than having dessert. I especially like BJ's Costa Rican blend coffee. It tastes like Starbuck's coffee but is much more reasonable. I also enjoy flavored coffees sometimes. I hope you enjoy your new coffee habit as much as I do. lol
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I've always been a coffee drinker since my early teens. I drink it black so you know I must love the flavor of coffee..lol Most often I drink it in the morning and sometimes early afternoon. Drinking coffee at night does keep me awake. I enjoy a cup of hot tea once in awhile but not on a regular basis. In the summer months, iced tea is one of my favorites but notice that keeps me awake also. Regular soda such as Pepsi, doesn't seem to bother me. My vote is for coffee. I've also heard different studies done on the effects of coffee and how healthy coffee can be. Too much is probably not good so there has to be a fine line.
@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 08
In my country, tea is the most common drink. It seems drinking tea is healthy. I like to drink green tea and coffee. But I don't often drink them anyway. I seldom drink coffee as I am afraid I will be sleepless at night.
@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
1 Jan 08
I love both coffee and tea, whether they're hot or cold. But if I need to be perked up for work or a long drive, of course I would definitely prefer coffee.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I drink more coffee that tea. I like coffee more than I like tea. I think the health benefits are about the same. The next study you see will say that tea is healthier. Then the next study after that will say that neither is healthy. On and on it goes back and forth. As long as there are no real adverse effects of drinking either, I will drink whatever I want, no matter what the study says. Take the idea of drinking 8 eight ounce glasses of water per day. That has never been proven to be healthier than drinking 2 or 3 glasses a day. I will bet that the bottled water makers are behind the push to drink 8 glasses a day so they can sell more product. And I do not believe that bottled water is any more healthier than tap water. I drink my water plain and my coffee or tea black.