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After a long day doing schoolwork and student government related work on campus or in my room, I always seem to reach for a cup of tea as soon as I’m ready to relax. I was beginning to think this tea grabbing was out of habit or caffeine addiction, but  a recent study provides significant evidence that tea lowers the stress causing hormone cortisol.

Published in the international journal Psychopharmacology, the
study found that people who drank tea were able to de-stress more
quickly than those who drank a tea substitute. Following a stressful
event, tea-drinkers also had lower levels of cortisol in their blood
when compared with a control group who drank placebo tea.

I guess spending $40 at World Market on tea the other day was worth it

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