• Question: What has more caffene, a cup of tea or a cup of coffee?

    Asked by ghenderson to Drew on 23 Jun 2011.
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      Drew Rae answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Hi. I had to look this one up, because I wasn’t sure. You could look it up too – most of the information out there on caffeine is actually reasonably accurate. Just check a couple of places to make sure they agree.

      Be careful also to compare how much you would actually drink. A cup of tea is typically a little smaller than a cup of coffee, but much larger than the amount of coffee in an espresso.

      A typical cup of tea has half the caffeine of an espresso, and between half and a third the caffeine of a cup of drip coffee.