Taking a Tea Break Can Boost Your Mental Wellbeing

Almost two-thirds of tea drinkers agree that taking time to have a cup of tea helps them feel more relaxed

There is no question that as a nation, Britain is full of tea lovers. In fact, it’s estimated that Brits consume over 100 million cups of tea daily.

At a current time of uncertainty, new independent research by BRITA Professional has revealed the potential wellbeing benefits a tea ‘break’ can bring, now especially relevant with so many of us working from home.

The research, which was conducted amongst 1,000 tea drinkers, found that two-thirds (64%) believe taking time to have a cup of tea has a positive effect on their mental health, admitting it helps them to feel relaxed. Almost half (41%) agree that it helps them calm down and reduce stress levels.

As well as being beneficial to consumers’ mental health, research also found that a tea break can increase our productivity with nearly half (41%) agreeing that they are able to concentrate more on their work after a cup of tea and over a third (38%) are able to perform better or to a higher level.

Founder of the UK Tea Academy

Jane Pettigrew

Jane Pettigrew UK Tea Academy

As we all continue to settle into the ‘new normal’ and spend more time at home, it’s more important than ever to look after our mental wellbeing. The research by BRITA Professional really shows that there’s nothing quite like a reassuring cup of tea. I would encourage all of those who are busy in their households to take regular breaks throughout the day and where possible, connect with others over a relaxing hot drink.

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