Published on March 1st, 2018 | by Sarah Jubb
Time For A Cuppa – What’s Your Choice?
What’s your choice of drink in the office? Is it a traditional cup of tea, a warm cup of coffee or do you perhaps add a more modern twist with a cup of herbal tea? Whatever you drink, why not consider having a brew today to celebrate Time For A Cuppa Day?
Created to support and bring awareness to Dementia UK, Time for a Cuppa is the perfect way to combine charity with the British tradition of tea. Britain needs no excuse to enjoy a good brew, with 165 million cups of tea and 55 million cups of coffee being drunk a day and an estimated 70% of the population over the age of 10 drank a cup of tea yesterday.
To celebrate, we take a look at some interesting facts about both tea and coffee, so why not put the kettle on, get a brew and enjoy?
Tea Is Very Old
Tea takes it origins from China, thousands of years ago. It was originally used as a medicinal drink in Southern China before becoming a popular recreational drink. It was introduced into Europe in the 16th century by Portuguese priests and by the 17th century it had become both popular and fashionable to drink tea in Britain.
On the other hand, coffee was only discovered around 800 A.D in Ethiopia, and the legend says that a local monk made a drink with coffee berries that kept him awake.
Coffee Is The Second Most Traded Commodity
Coffee is often synonymous with the United States and Italy, but it is actually the second most traded commodity on Earth. Approximately 25 million farmers are involved in producing coffee, spread over 50 countries. The only thing that is traded more is oil.
Tea Contains Less Caffeine Than Coffee
A herbal blend of tea has no caffeine at all, as these don’t contain any actual tea. But traditional tea does contain caffeine, only it has half the amount that is found in coffee. This means that you can consume more tea without having as many of the stimulating effects that coffee produces.
Brazil Produces The Most Coffee
Two thirds of the world’s coffee comes from Central and South America, with the main suppliers being found in Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam. Brazil, however, produces the most with 30% of the worlds coffee being produced here.
Brew A Delicious Cuppa
With the cold weather that is currently holding the UK in an icy grip, it’s the perfect time to brew yourself a hot cup of tea or coffee. On the Post Office Shop we have a range of different types of tea and coffee available for purchase in our Hot Drinks section, including instant coffee, lattes and delicious tea.
Why not take a look now and find the perfect product to create your delicious drink in the home or office?