As the UK weather reaches temperatures up to 30 degrees this week, you may be tempted to reach for a cold drink! An iced tea maybe? Well, surprisingly a hot beverage, such as a hot cup of tea is actually more effective on a hot day!
A study in 2012 by researchers from the university of Ottawa found that drinking a hot cup of tea before bed can actually cool you down! This results in ‘a lower amount of heat stored inside your body.’
How, you ask? Dr Ollie Jay, one of the researchers explained, the moment the hot liquid makes contact with the body's temperature receptors, the brain tells the body to produce more sweat. This sweat then cools on the surface of the skin, reducing the sensation of being too warm and ultimately, cooling us down!
So, a cup of hot Caff Free tea is perfect to cool you down on a hot summer's day. However, Dr Jay explains that in more humid conditions, this cooling effect is less effective than in dry conditions. So drinking hot tea won’t help you cool down… Lucky for you, we have the perfect teas to have hot AND cold! All you have to do is brew your tea of choice and throw it over ice!
So how do we get a good night's sleep in the heat? It is clear that a hot cup of Caff Free tea is definitely a better option to an iced tea on a hot day! Not only is it scientifically proven, but our Caff Free teas are made out of herbs and fruits for a truly delicious no caffeine experience. They are especially great to help you keep stress down, which can be harmful for the immune system, and help you sleep soundly.
Thanks to our Caff Free teas, you can hit reset, anytime of any day!