Let me start out by saying that I am not here to say that there is anything wrong with coffee, in fact I used to love coffee (be addicted, if I may). And when I came to college, the stigma was that everyone drinks coffee, and while I do enjoy my occasional cup, for some reason I have really taken to tea instead. Oddly enough, I am not alone in this. Many of my friends prefer tea and it's benefits over those of coffee. Here are a few reasons why I would take tea over coffee any day.
1. The health benefits
There are so many health benefits to drinking tea. There are antioxidants and less caffeine than coffee. It can protect your bones, immune system and heart. There are so many more.
2. There is still caffeine in tea
Many people may not like the taste of coffee, so they drink it for the caffeine. Well rest assured, because there is still caffeine in tea. Black tea actually has 60-90 mg of caffeine compared to 150-200 mg in coffee.
3. It tastes amazing
Yes, some people do enjoy the taste of coffee. But for those who don't, tea is a great alternative. Tea can come in all different flavors from fruity to earthy and everything in between.
4. It's a lot easier to prepare tea
When you're making coffee, you need some sort of coffee pot and then you need to have already ground coffee beans. Let's just say it takes time. While when making tea, all you need is hot water.
5. Tea doesn't stain your teeth like coffee
Coffee is one of the main reasons people have stained teeth and then turn to whitening products. When the coffee touches your teeth, it leaves a stain because of the dark pigments. Tea comes in several types, therefore not all of them are dark and will leave stains.
6. Tea can help reduce stress
Studies show that people who drink several cups of tea a day, are more likely to be less stressed than those who choose coffee.
7. It will help to hydrate your body
Tea is one of the most hydrating drinks you can have and it will help to nourish your body.