Caffeine in Tea vs Coffee: What’s the difference?

Caffeine beverages like coffee and tea are everybody’s go-to drink at any given hour of the day. Check out the amount of caffeine present in these two popular beverages.
Caffeine in Tea vs Coffee: What’s the difference?
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Adulting is hard. The constant struggle to keep up with the bills, taxes and job can take a toll on you! At such times, your only best friend is caffeine! Be it in the form of coffee or tea. It is a natural stimulant and is part of the daily routine of the majority of adults. 


While caffeine is mostly safe, it can be a problem when it is over consumed. Overconsumption of caffeine can result in anxiety, restlessness and headaches. But are you aware of the amount of caffeine present in tea and coffee? Have a look at a comparison of the two beverages and which is better for you in terms of the content of caffeine present in them.




The process of preparing the tea affects the amount of caffeine present in it. Tea leaves have 3.5 percent caffeine present in them. When you steep the tea in hot water for a long period of time, it results in drawing more caffeine out of the tea leaves.

Matcha green tea has a high amount of caffeine present in it. Half teaspoon of it contains 35 mg of caffeine. 

A cup of black tea consists of 47 mg of caffeine, whereas a cup of green tea contains 25-45 mg of caffeine. This is because the leaves of black tea are oxidised, while green tea leaves are not oxidised. 


Coffee beans consist of 1.1-2.2 percent of caffeine present in them. But just as in the case of tea leaves, the brewing process of coffee beans in hot water, results in extracting an increased amount of caffeine from them.

When it comes to dark-roasted coffee beans and light-roasted beans, contrary to popular opinion since dark-roasted beans stay on the roasting machine for a longer time and at a higher temperature than light-roasted ones, they become less dense and less caffeinated.

Espresso consists of a high amount of caffeine. Beverages like cappuccinos and lattes are made with a double shot of espresso.

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

But what is the ammount of caffeine in a regular cup of black coffee