Coffee and tea are two of the most popular beverages in the world today. A majority of the world’s population enjoy these drinks in one or more of the various forms that they can made. Which do you enjoy more, coffee or tea?
Tea is made from the leaves of the tea plant. Legend says that tea drinking was discovered in China by accident when some leaves of the plant fell on some hot water by accident. What is known is that it is enjoyed in various parts of Asia for thousands of years. Today there are different kinds of tea that are made and enjoyed in different regions of the world. There is green, white, oolong and others.
Tea is known for the supposed health benefits that they could bring to the body. Supposedly tea can have oxidizing effects which can fight the ill effects on the body and that is why a lot of people are drinking it today. Some people are even making tea out of alternative sources. They are using other plants in order to make drinks that are similar to tea. The aim is to create a drink that would have similar effects like tea with the health benefits brought about by the herbal plants.
Coffee is made from the fruits of the coffee plant which can be found in different parts of the world. Coffee plantations can be found in Africa, South America and Asia. The fruit is picked and then dried through a process. Once the coffee berries have been dried it can then be cooked or roasted and then grounded. The grounded coffee is the one that is turned into beverage.
There are various types of coffee beverages that are available. These types can be determined by the way that the drink is prepared and the variety or the origin of the coffee. The various regions where coffee is grown are all characterized by certain characteristics in their flavour. Then there is the way that the drink is prepared or by what is mixed with it. We have espresso, Americano, cappuccino, and other kinds of coffee by preparation.
Then there is the civet cat coffee which is by far the most expensive coffee in the world. This coffee is made from the coffee fruit that has been eaten by civet cat which can be found in various areas in South East Asia. Since the animals can only eat the fleshy part of the fruit they excrete the hard part and that is collected by natives. They clean it and process and roast it. The result is the most expensive coffee which experts claim has an unmatched flavour and taste.
So which do you like better between the two beverages? Coffee is rich in caffeine and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. It is known for its strong flavour. Then there is tea which is characterized by its mildness and is supposed to be filled with health benefits.