The Playoffs: Tea vs. Coffee

This series has all eyes watching and a record number of consumers.

By Dr. Rubina Tahir, DC, co-founder of The Positivity Charge

There is a long known rivalry between Team Tea and Team Coffee.  The collaborative efforts of both teams bring different variations of success to the series.  There is hidden value that is deep rooted in these teams that is not well known to the fans.  

“What is in these power liquids that have us hooked like fantasy football?” 

Caffeine may be the common element, the surge of fuel felt in our body like the energy that reverberates through The Linc after a touchdown.  This energy burst helps improve concentration and productivity in our hectic lifestyles.  But the story does not end there.  How do you really benefit from Tea or Coffee?  Are you harming yourself or benefiting yourself?

Let’s compare the roster and find out:

The Tea Team first started in China and eventually spread to Japan where Buddhists developed the Japanese Tea Ceremony for sharing tea in a sacred, spiritual manner.  Fast forward to the present and Team Tea is the most well respected beverage in the world.

The coffee team originated in the Ethiopian province of Kaffa.  Coffee was certainly being cultivated in Yemen by the 15th century, and probably much earlier.  Fast forward to the present time and Team Coffee is the most demanded beverage in The United States of America.

Tea Team Players  

#18 Green Tea:  The Quarterback, and most well-known player.

#90 Oolong Tea

#91 Black Tea

#33 Earl Grey:  The Veteran

#45 White Tea

#64 Herbal Tea

The training regime of Green, Black and Oolong Tea is different fermentation times which bulk them up with antioxidants.  This makes their defensive game on point as they work together to defend the heart.  This smart strategy comes from the anti-oxidants ability to block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and improve artery function.  About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.  Statistics make it important for us to pay attention to plays that can lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure.   

The Herbal Tea teammates have captured the attention of fans that do not gravitate to the taste of the traditional teas.  Iconic players have included Ginger Tea, Chamomile Tea, and Rooibos Tea.  All brought their “A” game of herbal infusions with different health benefits.  Herbal players strengths come from ability to cover the field on many health issues, including insomnia, intestinal function, immune boost, anxiety, detox, and whole body wellness.  They are by far the glue to holding this team together, demonstrating versatility in securing critical playoff moments.

How to get the most out of this team:  

Breaking into the open:

Freshly brewed is the most effective way to reap the benefits of Tea.  After 3-5 minutes of steeping you are warmed up and ready for action.  The goal is consume 3 cups of tea daily.  Mix it up to attain the benefits that all players have.  Strategy:  Try to consume Green, Black and Oolong throughout the day to keep you energized.  Earl Grey is your go to breakfast tea and Herbals close out the game and are best for evening relaxation.

Sacked for a loss:  

Decaffeinated, bottled ready-to-drink tea preparations, and instant teas have considerably less healing compounds.

Coffee Team Players

#2 La Colombe Corsica:  The hometown favorite, a Dark Roast

#89 The French Roast

#56 The Italian Roast

#45  Espresso

#77 Sumatran Coffee

#67 The Latte

This team provides an electric starting line up with all elements you desire: Light to dark roasts, nutty, fruity, chocolate, bitter, lattes and mochas.  Team Coffee’s classic reputation comes from their metabolism boosting offence.  These loyal fans are aware that research states coffee is known to burn fat and boost the metabolic rate by 3-11%.   This improvement in physical performance helps protect energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.

This team comes equipped with built in helmet safety as coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s.  Thought it couldn’t get any better?  Each daily cup of coffee is associated with a 7% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  

How to get the most out of this team:  

Breaks into the open:

Research is favorable and ingredients are proven to be healthful!!  So fill up your mug, kick back and relax! The best way to enjoy coffee is to drink fresh and black.  Adding milk and sugar take away from the divine coffee tastes and contribute to excess calorie consumption.

Sacked for a loss:  

The goal is to minimize daily consumption to 2 cups.  Avoid penalties, over consumption will land you on the sidelines feeling a headache, heart palpitations, jitters and keep you up all night.


Prediction:  Team Coffee comes out on top.  Touchdown!



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