The Calming Effects Of Tea

This month we have been focusing on mental health as part of Stress Awareness Week. Here is an insight into the calming effects of tea . . .

Tea is the most popular drink consumed in Britain today, with over 100,000,000 cups being drunk in the UK every single day of the year. From a cup of refreshing green tea to an English breakfast there really is nothing like a good cup of tea!

Tea is full of antioxidants and has been linked to many positive psychological changes. This month we have had a look into the calming effects of tea and its mental health benefits.

Benefits of drinking tea include:

Improving sleep and insomnia conditions
Soothing digestive issues
Relaxes you
Promotes calmness
Reduce pain including inflammation and headaches
Improves mood

calming effects of tea

What’s The Tea?

Tea is a natural medicine, it can reduce heart disease risk, lower blood pressure and soothe digestive issues. It also provides many mental health benefits. There are a few simple herbal ingredients that are commonly found in teas that have a correlation to reducing stress and anxiety symptoms. The act of preparing and drinking tea creates a calm state of mind. You may brew a pot of tea each morning and take some time to focus yourself on the day ahead. Or, you may prepare a soothing cup of green tea to unwind before bed.

We have picked a collection of our teas that you should try next time you are feeling anxious or stressed. Here is what researchers say about each one:

calming effects of tea

Refreshing and cooling, peppermint has long been used as a traditional aid to digestion. This Bristol Twenty Peppermint tea is made with fresh leaves, which are no exception.

  • Reduces feelings of frustration and fatigue 
  • Induce relaxation – natural muscle relaxant 
  • Soothes an upset stomach

Camomile is the common name for several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae that are commonly used to make herb infusions to serve various medicinal purposes. Popular uses of chamomile preparations include treating hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasm, menstrual disorders, and insomnia to name a few.

  • Calming – Helps with anxiety-related sleeplessness
  • Positive effects on mood and anxiety
  • Treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar
calming effects of tea
calming effects of tea

Bristol Twenty Lemon Ginger tea is a caffeine-free infusion of real lemon and ginger pieces that’s equally good piping hot or ice cold! Tangy lemon is balanced with fiery ginger and aromatic fennel to create a refreshingly spicy drink.

  • Influence on serotonin levels
  • Relaxes you and reduces anxiety levels 
  • Reduces pain including inflammation and headaches

Jasmine (taxonomic name Jasminum /ˈjæsmɨnəm/) is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae). It contains around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions of the Eurasia, Australasia and Oceania. Jasmines are widely cultivated for the characteristic fragrance of their flowers.

  • Improves mood
  • Has a calming effect on the nervous system, which controls breathing, heart rate and digestion.
  • Natural relaxant for mind and body
calming effects of tea
calming effects of tea

This unique organic black tea is dried over pinewood, giving it a heavily smoky aroma and a deep, rich liquor. The tea leaves are first withered over pine root fires, then panfried, rolled and oxidized. The leaves are finally placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pinewood fires to dry and absorb the smoke.

  • Contains a lot of antioxidants
  • Improves your digestion and heart rate
  • Enhances mood and brain function

Grown in the Yunnan Province of Southern China, bordering Vietnam, Laos, Burma and the Assam Valley of India. The leaf is very attractive, large and twisted, and green with a little tip. The liquor on this Bristol Twenty China Green Yunnan tea is bright and fragrant with a beautifully sweet and delicate flavour.

  • Contributes to stress reduction and tension
  • Increases focus and brain function
  • Help boost metabolic rate for weight loss
calming effects of tea