It's official: A nice cup of tea soothes away stress

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London, Aug 13 (ANI): A new study has confirmed what millions of brew-lovers have long believed - a nice cup of tea helps us calm down during stressful times.

The study's researchers commissioned by insurer Direct Line asked 42 volunteers, and found that the drink makes people feel "looked-after" and "at home", reports The Daily Express.

But that's not it: Even the tea-making ritual provides a "chillout moment" that significantly reduces anxiety levels after stressful experiences.

In the study, scientists carried out a maths test and afterwards half the group was given a glass of water and half got a cup of English breakfast tea.

The research found that the water-drinkers showed a 25 per cent increase in anxiety compared with before the task, while the tea-drinkers were four per cent less stressed.

Participants said the tea relaxed them and helped to "draw a line" under their stressful experience. (ANI)

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