The Caffeine Challenge: Coffee vs. Tea

Image by Christopher Cornelius
Image by Christopher Cornelius

Sweet, sweet caffeine: a dependency for many of us, and also something that many simply enjoy. Some don’t consume it, but for those who do, there are a plethora of caffeine delivery methods, whether it’s chocolate or a wide array of drinks. The true caffeine war, of course, is specifically over the hyper-energizing buzz you get from coffee vs. the soothing refreshment from a cup of tea. Historically in the United States this was reflected when colonists boycotted tea as a protest against taxes, dubbing coffee the country’s “patriotic” drink; but today the US is still full of tea drinkers. Across the globe, cultures often remain marked by their warm caffeinated beverage of choice, or by the distinct ways that both drinks semi-peacefully coexist.

What’s your own preference? Do you need a bigger kick than what tea gives you, or do you get jittery and crash from drinking coffee? Or is it less about the effects, and more about the flavor? Pick your team and trace for 24 hours, starting at 11 AM EDT on 9/3.

The usual bonuses:
Earn 5,000 points – 2,500 bonus
Earn 15,000 points – 5,000 bonus
Earn 25,000 points – 10,000 bonus
For every 25,000 points above 25,000 – 5,000 bonus
Member of winning team (if you’ve scored at least 2,500 points) – 10,000 bonus
Highest scorer on each team – 5,000 bonus
Player with #1 overall score – 10,000 bonus
Player with #2 overall score – 5,000 bonus
Player with #3 overall score – 2,500 bonus

Image by A Girl With Tea
Image by A Girl With Tea

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