Good news for the tea drinkers in the crowd — your favorite beverage might be giving you a leg up over everyone else: A new study has found that drinking tea can improve your creativity. Researchers working out of China’s Peking University published their two-experiment study recently in the journal Food Quality and Preference. For this research, 50 students were split into two groups, one was given a cup of tea to drink and the other a glass of water. They were then tasked with making an “attractive and creative” design out of building blocks, followed by a test to come up with a “cool” name for a new noodle restaurant.
Their work was then judged for creativity and design by other non-participating students. In the first test, tea drinkers scored 6.54 points while water drinkers scored 6.03 points. In the second test, the tea drinkers scored 4.11 against 3.78 for the water drinkers.
Results from few other researches done by other teams also supported the theory that tea helps to improve our creativity and productivity.
So, go ahead and brew yourself up a nice cuppa; you’ve got plenty of reasons to feel good about it.