Tea and Coffee: When is the best time for a cuppa?
Tea and Coffee: Most people drink one or the other, but if you’re like me, you’re fond of both and it completely depends on the time of day.
Getting that cup of Coffee into my system first thing in the morning has, and always will be my routine. The caffeine acts fast and gives me a boost that I need at the start of the day. But when the afternoon rolls around and I need a pick me up, I will always go for a cup of tea. Why? I’ll explain.
Tea actually has a higher percentage of caffeine, but it acts slower and lasts longer. Which means it’s not quite the obvious buzz you get when drinking a shot of Espresso, or a cup of filter. But it is the perfect drink for when you’re getting a little drowsy mid-afternoon and need lift to get you through. The caffeine in tea also leaves your body slower, which means you won’t experience the harsh drop in energy you would when drinking coffee.
Coffee acts fast & gets you going. I don’t know about you, but I feel unstoppable after my first cup of coffee. The only issue? I need another one pretty soon after. This is because of the “crash” that comes when the caffeine in coffee has left your system. You experience all the energy in the world for a short amount of time, and then you are pretty much ready for a nap.
So the saying ‘Morning Coffee, Afternoon Tea’ really does have some science behind it!