If you can have only either coffee or tea for the rest of your life which one would you pick?
Japanese often like questions like “if you are going to an uninhabited island what is the one thing you would take with you?” or “if you can have only either Sushi or Ramen noodle until you die which one would you pick?”. My husband always make fun of me when I ask those questions but it is really fun to brainstorm ideas and get to know people around you.
The question we asked and talked last night at the dinner table among group of friends was “if you can have only either coffee or tea for the rest of your life which one would you pick?”. So fun to talk but so difficult to answer!
I love coffee in the morning. In fact I think I “need” coffee in the morning to wake me up and start working J The smell of coffee makes me happy in the morning. I also enjoy walking to coffee shops in the afternoon and have strong espresso to inject more caffeine to survive the rest of the day in the office.
However if I need to give up on tea to have the strong coffee in the morning I would have to pick tea over coffee. To me tea is type of drink that I have to relax and enjoy the time and space while sipping the tea. It calms me down. I just cannot afford to keep exciting myself with cups of coffees all day long.
There are many health benefits that I personally believe whether or not they are medically proven. Tea has abundance of antioxidants that keep you looking fresh and feeling great. I also believe from personal experiences that tea can reduce stress level to some extent. Tea, or rather specifically, green tea has also been found to work as an anti-depressant, meaning that taking a cup next time you’re feeling a little low might just help boost your mood. Some people say tea helps improving your immune system as well.
Now do I trust all of them and rigidly drink tea as medicine in an uninhabited island? Probably not, but I know drinking tea has great benefits in my life by keeping my stress level low and enjoying quality time with my family that coffee has not offered.