Coffee is much more popular here in the States than tea is. I guess that goes back to the Boston Tea party where they ditched the tea in the Boston harbor during the revolution??
I myself love tea and never got into coffee as the amount of caffeine in it is too strong for me and I never liked the taste either. But, I developed low thyroid so I stopped drinking tea because it contains a lot of fluoride--LINK
. Tea takes up fluorides from the soil, and if it is non organic, it is even worse. Fluoride compounds are a big part of pesticides, so non organic tea would contain even more fluoride. Fluoride binds to the receptor sites in your thyroid for Iodine and kicks it off. You must
have iodine to stay healthy.
I have switched to Rooibos (pronounced Ray Boss) as my "tea" of choice--another red tea but no caffeine. I have read that it has more antioxidants than regular tea. I seem to crave that: Rooibos Tea Benefits
Edited to add...it seems Rooibos does have some fluoride, but not nearly as much as black tea....sigh