Tea is touted to have many health benefits, and of course it tastes good. But one of the many reasons why I drink it, is because it can calm me, and eradicate the stress of a hectic day. This is an important way that tea is beneficial for not just physical, but mental health.
I've been trying to think of ways to describe the calmness I feel when I drink a good cup of warm tea. I was mulling it over while sitting on the couch the other day, when my 11 year old cat Misha decided to sandwich herself next to me and the armrest. She kneads the tiny space of couch next to me and melts onto my leg, purring. I immediately feel a warm sense of relaxation and peace. It's the exact feeling I get when enjoying a quiet cup of tea!
I require tea in the morning to wake me up, but I value the versatility it has to also relax, and also refocus my mind. If I'm trying to do too many things at once, I'll have a cup of tea to help my brain sort out the heap of information it has taken in. It usually helps.
For all the tea drinkers out there, how does tea make you feel?