Drink tea and de-stress.
It has been known for years – drink tea to be calm. It’s not for nothing that monks are accompanied by a cup of tea whilst meditating.
Recent studies are illustrating what millions of tea-lovers have long believed – that if you are upset, stressed or anxious, it pays to make a brew.
Just one cup of tea can reduce those symptoms of anxiety and stress, making you calmer and clearer in your mind.
As well as the soothing qualities of the tea itself it has also been found that the ritual of drinking and brewing tea is also important..
Psychological tests indicate that tea’s calming benefits aren’t just a question of biochemistry but also there is a social importance of the tea drinking ritual which is to be valued.
So you have you had a busy week at work? Do you have a busy weekend ahead? Then just sit down for 5 and share a nice cup of tea with whoever is near to you. (and also With Edgar of course
Here are some tea quotes for you to digest whilst sipping.
“A cup of tea would restore my normality.”
[Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Screenplay]”
― Douglas Adams
“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”
― Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog
“In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.
Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea.
Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit.
Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a piece of cake. Possibly a savoury option would be welcome here too, for example a Scotch egg or a sausage roll.”
― David Walliams, Mr Stink
“Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.”
― Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea
“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?”