Why It Is So Relaxing To Drink A Cup Of Tea?
How often have you found that a hot cup of tea is all it takes to calm you down? Tea is a beverage that is scientifically proven to help calm anxiety and reduce stress. When life gets too much, brewing a warm cup of tea can do wonders. But have you wondered why drinking tea has such a positive effect on you? Or what the best type of tea for calming down is? We’re here to tell you how to make the most of the calming benefits of tea and earn yourself some well-deserved relaxation in the bargain!
What type of tea is the most relaxing?
Strictly speaking, there are no rules for what types of tea are the most relaxing. However, some varieties and preparations have a more soothing effect than others. For example – it is always best to choose decaffeinated tea for more relaxing experience at night.
In terms of the types of tea - green tea, white tea, and chamomile tea are all good choices, but you can also enjoy a good strong black tea without the caffeine, drunk plain without milk or sugar. Some people even enjoy herbal teas such as tulsi tea, lavender tea, and peppermint tea, instead of traditional tea flavours, for unwinding.
When can I drink tea for maximum relaxation?
The best time to relax and unwind with a cup of tea is after a big meal. Tea is not only good for sleep but can also aid digestion and help the stomach relax by mellowing down the acid reflux and cleaning out the body. A warm cup of mild tea has a warming effect on your body and makes you feel far less distended and uncomfortable, so if you fancy a drink after your meal your go to beverage should be tea.
Some people also enjoy drinking tea just before bedtime. However, you should be careful about how much you drink at the end of the day, since tea is a caffeinated drink that can cause irregularity in your sleep pattern if you drink too much at night.
Why is drinking tea so relaxing?
Put plainly – science! Studies have shown that drinking tea lowers the level of the hormone called cortisol, which causes stress. What’s more, tea is rich in healthy antioxidants which have a calming effect on the nervous system, helping you feel less anxious and relaxing you. Antioxidants also help to regularize your sleep patterns and also wash out the excess liquid from your body by calming down the bladder, getting you ready for bed. Finally, multiple studies have proven that drinking just a single cup of tea can lift your mood, improve your focus, and possibly ward off the effects of mental health issues.
So as you can see, the routine of brewing and drinking tea can be a calming process which can help in reducing anxiety and stress. The next time you are feeling stressed out, we recommend trying one of our wonderfully fresh and delicious Munnar tea blends. Made from organic ingredients and packed with rejuvenating antioxidants, Munnar tea is the best way to unwind after a long and stressful day. We’re sure that just a single cup will make you feel like a million bucks!