Aside from plain water, coffee and tea are the most enjoyed beverages around the world. Both have things in them that may help your health, and they’re an excuse to get together with a friend — that can be good for you, too.
The beans grow on flowering trees found in more than 50 countries around the world, including the U.S. (Hawaii). They’re roasted and ground, then boiled, dripped, steamed, or soaked to make coffee, depending on where you live and how you like it.
More than two-thirds of the world’s people drink this beverage, which is made from the leaf of a bush called Camellia sinensis. You typically steep the leaves in steaming hot water for a few minutes then serve the tea hot or over ice.
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