Drinking tea makes people more creative

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Drinking tea makes people more creative, a study found.

Just half a cup was enough to inspire great ideas after a few minutes.

Volunteers who downed a brew were more imaginative in tests than those who drank water.

Tea contains caffeine and theanine, which improve mental speed, accuracy and focus.

But these take 30 to 60 minutes to kick in – long after these experiments were finished.

Researchers from Peking University, China, say this means tea must have a positive mental effect.

They believe it boosts people’s mood and helps them relax in a similar way to meditation.

Singer Mick Jagger, scientist Albert Einstein and author C.S. Lewis are all famous tea drinkers.

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