Extremely acidic beverages could cause digestion problems, such as heartburn as well as acid reflux to our health. So which is more acidic, coffee or tea?
What is acidity?
Acids are destructive and also sour. When mixed with a base (alkaline), they become a lot more neutral. The pH range which defines chemicals range from extremely acidic (0), neutral (7.0), as well as incredibly alkaline (14.0).
Acidity in coffee
Coffee beans are grown on a high elevated ground which can be above 3,000 feet to 6,000 feet. They also require mineral-rich soil. This soil leads to the acidity levels in coffee and the acid content also depends on the size and the coffee bean’s roasting and brewing technique. Coffee’s pH standards about 5.0.
Acidity in tea
Tea consists of tannic acid, which becomes even bitter as the tea is steeped. Depending on the types of tea, tea has a pH level ranging from 4.0 to 6.0. Ginger tea is lowest in acidity.
Where to find low-acid coffee and tea
Numerous coffee manufacturers sell low acid coffee. Yunnan tea has a low acid level. All these products are available at the supermarket as well as online.
How to make low acid coffee
Use cold water to ground coffee and also allow it to sit for at least 12 hrs. After that, use the coffee concentrate to make less acidic coffee.
How to make low acid tea
Select caffeine-free or low-caffeine tea and brew for just a few minutes.