It's a great British trait that a cup of tea, solves all problems!!
In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem. Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea. Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit. Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a piece of cake - David Walliams, Mr Stink
On a serious note though, it is often just what we need. It's amazing when you are having a bad day or are completely snowed under with work, how much better friendly an offer of your favourite cuppa can make you feel.
Of course it's not just the cup of tea or coffee itself that makes you feel better, it's knowing that someone cares.
Giving and receiving kindness has significant physical effects on the body. Hormones; oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin are released which cause feelings of love, happiness and well being and it's not just the receiver that benefits, it's the giver too. Kindness spreads, we are genetically wired to be kind and to show compassion, when we experience a kind act we are motivated to pass it on.
I'm pretty sure a cup of tea won't heal a broken bone, rebuild a house or help if your family have been eaten by a T-Rex but it certainly can't hurt!
You can download our free favourite cuppa list for your workplace or home so that you can make the perfect drink every time.
Pop the kettle on!!