Have you lost your creativity? Find it in a cup of tea.
Have you been sitting with a notebook, a laptop, or a canvas for painting for some time now? Zou are looking up at the sky, into empty space, and searching for that “something” in every corner of the place you are in. Hoping for a sudden lightning bolt of inspiration to strike, so that from your hands there will flow the best text, song or whatever else might satisfy your creative urges. Perhaps you have some ideas, but you are unsure how to make them tangible. Here is our advice: heat up some water, drop in a few of your favorite tea leaves, then simply enjoy the magic potion – which will turn you into the Picasso of this new age.
What on Earth are we talking about? Here is what: Psychologists at the University of Beijing conducted some interesting research on a sample of 50 students and proved that tea lovers are more creative and intelligent than “ordinary” people. Each student was given two puzzles to solve. Half of the group received a glass of water to drink, and the other half a cup of black tea. One test involved putting together blocks of different sizes, while the second task was to invent cool names for a restaurant. Students who drank black tea before completing the tests won far better creativity ratings than the students who drank plain water. In any case, the test results led some psychologists to the conclusion that drinking the hot tonic boosted the creativity and overall cognitive ability of the examinees. The main culprits for this may have been the combination of caffeine and tannins that simultaneously relaxes the brain and enhances ones attention.
“Tea is the elixir of life.”
Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher
Tea protects the whiteness of teeth
Adding a few drops of milk to your tea prevents unattractive spots from forming on your teeth. Only one drop of milk in tea can be more effective than whitening toothpaste.
Perfect tea depends on the water temperature
The ideal temperature for steeping tea depends on the type of tea you are preparing. When preparing tea, always heat the water in a teapot. While heating it in a microwave oven may seem practical and efficient, it is impossible to achieve the ideal water temperature for steeping tea.
Regulate the amount of caffeine in your cup of tea
If you want more caffeine in your cup, steep the tea bag or leaves in hot water for a longer period of time. If you want to eliminate up to 80% of caffeine, first steep the tea briefly, and then pour fresh boiling water over it again.