The Biggest Personality Differences Between Tea and Coffee Drinkers – Good News Network

If you’re a creative, introverted morning person, then odds are you prefer coffee over tea.

A new poll of 2,000 Americans examined the personality differences between people based on their first morning cup: coffee or tea?

With over 75 percent of respondents drinking their first cup of coffee or tea before 8 a.m., people are looking to fuel their life on the go.

You’d expect coffee fans to be the buzzy, loud ones—up at all hours. However, the results found that tea drinkers are more likely to be extroverted, adventurous night owls.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the Chinet brand, revealed that the average coffee drinker typically downs 3.4 cups a day, while tea fans sip through 2.7 cups.

Over half (57 percent) of tea drinkers were self-described “average” sleepers, but if your beverage of choice is coffee, you were more more likely to be a “light” sleeper.

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If coffee drinkers are light sleepers, that might be what’s helping them awaken with their first alarm in the morning and to be more punctual. Coffee fans are more likely to say they’re “always” on time.

The coffee versus tea debate even carried over into entertainment. Tea drinkers were more likely to enjoy The Walking Dead, Friends, and The Big Bang Theory on TV, while coffee fans preferred Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, and Seinfeld.

Musical tastes were different between the two groups as well. Respondents that go for coffee said they liked listening to punk, rock, blues and jazz. Fans of tea preferred classical, country, pop, or hip-hop/rap.

When it comes to what goes in the hot drink of choice, coffee lovers are a whopping 96 percent more likely than tea drinkers to enjoy their brew straight.

Tea fans had more of a sweet tooth—35 percent more likely to add sugar or honey to their drinks.

Caffeine was the main reason for people moving away from coffee toward tea, with 37 percent saying “too much caffeine” was the coffee turnoff. 41 percent of coffee drinkers said the caffeine was the main reason they choose the java.

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A cup of tea just doesn’t do it for coffee connoisseurs as over a third find it to be “too boring.”


Average daily cups: 3.39
More likely to be introverts
More likely to be morning people
More likely to prefer dogs
More likely to self-identify as “messy”
More likely to have five or more close friends than tea drinkers
More likely to be single


Average daily cups: 2.69
More likely to be extroverts
More likely to be ambiverts than coffee drinkers
More likely to be considered night people
More likely to prefer cats over coffee people
More likely to be “tidy” or “perfectly clean”
More likely to be “average” sleepers (57 percent)
More likely to be in a relationship
More likely to describe themselves as “Quiet” in the morning

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