MILAN – The average coffee drinker typically has 3.4 cups a day, while tea fans drink 2.7 cups, according to a survey by OnePoll on behalf of the Chinet brand. Tea drinkers were 35% more likely to add sugar to their drinks, while those who preferred coffee were more focused on caffeine quantity.
Caffeine was the main reason for deterring those who prefer tea, as 37% said “too much caffeine” was the coffee turnoff. Meanwhile, morning tea doesn’t do it for those who prefer coffee with over a third finding tea to be “too boring.”
The amount of caffeine in tea or coffee can vary significantly depending on the origin, type, and preparation of the drink, reported Healthline (Oct. 7).
Tea leaves contain more caffeine at 3.5%, while coffee beans have 1.1-2.2%.
However, the coffee brewing process uses hotter water, which extracts more of the caffeine from the beans.
The preparation method also greatly impacts the caffeine content of tea. Teas that steep for longer and in hotter water tend to produce a more potent cup.
Black tea brings the most caffeine to the cup, but green tea contains a moderate amount as well, particularly matcha, which usually comes in a powdered form.