I take delight in any "study," no matter how small the sample (75 tea-drinking men in this case), that confirms the wisdom of doing what I like doing anyway:
Regular cups of tea can help speed recovery from stress, researchers from University College London (UCL) said on Wednesday.And now back to grading midterms (and drinking tea).
Men who drank black tea four times a day for six weeks were found to have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than a control group who drank a fake tea substitute, the researchers said in a study published in the journal Psychopharmacology.
The tea drinkers also reported a greater feeling of relaxation after performing tasks designed to raise stress levels.
Beat stress, drink tea (Reuters)
Tea and health