Three reasons why Ceylon tea is good for students

Few things beat a lovely cup of tea made just how you like it. Find out why Ceylon tea is particularly good for students.

On average, 41.6% of college students fall victim to anxiety and depression. Taking care of your mental health has so much to do with what you consume. A school setting is a social setting and is likely to be a source of pressure to a student. When not dealt with accordingly, this pressure may result in high stress levels and, in turn, leads to depression.

A great cup of tea does to the mind what it does to the soul; it lifts and relaxes the soul. Ceylon tea is known worldwide because of its quality given the conventional manufacturing method that ensures the tea retains its natural flavors, aroma, and nutrients. The following are some of the reasons a student should choose tea over soft drinks.

1) Tea can improve your memory

Optimum cognitive functioning does more good to a student than anything else because it enables them to focus on their lectures and studies, and prevents the stress of falling behind. And it’s no surprise to learn that, ignorer to maximise your cognitive functioning you need a healthy diet – something students aren’t famous for.

It’s more common to see students drinking sweet, fizzy soft drinks than it is water or tea. And those soft drinks can often contain artificial sweeteners, such as a chemical referred to as Aspartame. Aspartame has been linked to numerous cognitive impairments such as anxiety, learning problems, slow memory, and in later years cause dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Tea, especially green and black teas, contains a component known as L-theanine that is associated with improved mental capabilities. So a cup of tea in place of an energy drink will go a long way when dealing with a student’s mental health. According to a Forbes article, a study carried out shows that intake of green tea heightened the ability to remember information when compared to consuming soft drinks.

2) Tea helps you to relax and sleep

High amounts of glucose or any form of artificial sugars have been directly linked to anxiety and depression. Stress also comes with sleep disorders that, in turn, interfere with students’ learning; a mind that is not relaxed results in an inattentive student. 

Tea, with the L-Theanine, elevates the production of Gama-AminoButyric Acid (GABA), which plays a huge role in brain and body relaxation. Conversely, lack of or low amounts of GABA results in anxiety and depression among students.

It turns out that it doesn’t just feel nice indulging in the ritual of making a cup of tea and hugging the warm mug – it actually helps you to relax and even get a better night’s sleep. Ready to study hard the next day!

3) Tea can be a soothing remedy for colds

A combination of late nights, poor diets and the stress of studying can play havoc with students’ immune systems. So it’s probably not surprising to learn that colds are prevalent among students – even more so when you consider students live and study in close proximity so transmission of any virus is easier.

And one of the best ways of dealing with cold is with a nice, hot cup of tea. Tea helps deal with respiratory tract congestion and soothe burning sore throats much better than a cold syrup can. Tea with some lemon or honey does the trick better, given the anti-bacterial nature of honey. 

What type of tea is best?

Whether you’re s student or not, few things beat a nice cup of tea. But everyone likes their tea a certain way. Black, milky, weak, string, loose-leaf, bags, black tea, herbal tea, in a chunky mug, in a bone chine cup and saucer… the options for taking tea your way are almost endless!

May tea enthusiasts prefer loose leaf tea because it is not compressed and retains its natural flavor and aroma. A good example is a coffee and tea producing company, Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, which has online tea and coffee shop.

All the student needs is to make an online order and have their favorite tea delivered to their doorstep. It could even make a thoughtful gift from a caring parent who wants to ensure their child has some healthy home comforts while they are studying away.

Photo by Joni Ludlow