We need tea in our lives......
For the older brains
A study of 2,031 people aged between 70 and 74 found that those who drank tea–which contain micronutrient polyphenols, like EGCG–had better cognitive performance (Nurk et al., 2009).
For those needing a brain boost
Tea also contains theanine, a psychoactive amino acid almost unique to tea.
Although we know much less about the effects of theanine than we do caffeine, there are multiple studies connecting it with enhanced cognitive performance (Einother & Martens, 2013).
To calm us
When theanine is given to people, their brains exhibit more α-waves, which are indicative of relaxation without drowsiness (Juneja et al., 1999)
- Source :(http://www.spring.org.uk/2013/11/tea-6-brilliant-effects-on-the-brain.php)
Taking time out to select, make and savour a simple pot of tea has made a huge difference in our moods and will hopefully help us through these turbulent times..