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As a Sacramento Newborn Photographer, mom, wife, and wearer of many other hats, there is no doubt it takes a substantial amount of caffeine to get me moving in the mornings. But the question is, which do you drink more of? Coffee or tea? I know this topic stirs up quite a bit of chatter because there are some very intense coffee lovers and some very passionate tea lovers.
And truth be told, I love them both! There’s just something about that first cup of coffee in the morning. Notice I say the first cup, because yes, I often have more than one! I started drinking coffee back in college. I’m really not even sure what started it. I likely thought it made me look cool, sophisticated, and grown-up lol. Then when I was working in my previous career (law enforcement) many many cups of coffee were consumed for those graveyard shifts. Also for the years on dayshift with 4 am wake up time for a 6 am shift. If you know me, you know I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON! I never have been and never will be lol.
And then there’s tea. I’ve always loved a huge glass of iced tea on any day of the year. In my college years, living in the south, it was sweet tea 100%! Though I did grow out of that stage, and now like just black iced tea. But I also drink I nice cup of warm tea each evening. It settles my stomach before bed and just feels like the perfect closing to my day. In fact, I’m sitting here on my couch, with my laptop and tea right this moment as I write this.
My husband is not a coffee drinker, and he drinks iced tea only, but since we were dating, we’ve always met up at Starbucks for a drink and to catch up with each other. We used to do this every day. It was like our time to connect, make sure we were on the same page, and just our routine. I loved it. Now that I’m a Sacramento Newborn Photographer, wife, and mother, my schedule is pretty crazy at times, so we meet less often now but we still do it!
Interestingly enough though, the two drinks have quite a bit in common. They are both enjoyed by people all over the world and come in many different varieties. Both drinks also have health benefits- though some people might say that coffee has more!
As a Sacramento Newborn Photographer, you can be certain that I’ll always have both coffee and tea options for my new parents when they arrive for their session. I know those sleepless nights mean you need that extra caffeine kick to get going and wake up a bit. I also know that there are many teas out there that are beneficial to nursing moms. So I like to have options for my clients. If they want a warm drink to settle them in and help them relax I’m happy to get it for them.
So, which do you think is better- coffee or tea? Let’s take a closer look at the two drinks and find out.
Coffee and tea both come from plants. Coffee comes from the coffee bean plant, white tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Both plants are grown in tropical regions and need a lot of water to thrive.
When it comes to caffeine, coffee definitely has more than tea. A cup of black coffee can have anywhere from 95-200mg of caffeine, while a cup of green tea has around 35mg of caffeine. However, it’s worth noting that there are many different types of both coffee and tea, so the amount of caffeine in each drink can vary. For example, decaffeinated coffee still has a small amount of caffeine, while herbal teas don’t contain any at all.
In terms of health benefits, both coffee and tea have antioxidants that can help protect your cells from damage. Coffee also contains vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, potassium, and magnesium. Tea contains less caffeine than coffee, so it might be a better choice if you’re trying to cut down on your intake. Some studies have also shown that tea can improve brain function and memory.
So, what’s the verdict? Is coffee or tea better for you? I think it really depends on your personal preference. If you enjoy drinking coffee or tea, then there’s no reason to stop! Both drinks have health benefits and can be enjoyed in many different ways. Just be sure to pay attention to the amount of caffeine you’re consuming if you’re trying to cut it down. And, as always, moderation is key!
Do you have a preference of coffee or tea? What are your thoughts on the great debate? Let me know in the comments below!
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