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Coffee and Tea

From: K. Srinivasan (
Date: Fri Nov 27 1998 - 06:37:49 PST

Coffee seems to have been introduced by the South American natives.
Tea is known to Chinese and Japanese since 1000s of years.
For India, both are recent introductions. That is why they are
absent in our religion.

In fact, Tea has religious significance in Japan and China.
Now there is a recent trend to market Tea (regular Indian and Chinese
not herbal teas) as health aid. Do not know how far it is true.

The main difference is Tea is not addictive. Miss a tea. There are
no withdrawl symptoms. Coffee has strong withdrawl symptoms
like head ache.

I personally think, it the not the ingrediants of coffee that is of
It is the addiction. If you can overcome that, there is nothing wrong
in taking coffee just like Hot chocolate or badam milk.


Srinivasan K