Benefits Of Hot Tea In The Summer!

Summer is a time for hot tea. Hot tea? Yep. That’s right. Contrary to what it may intuitively seem, hot tea on a hot day is good for you. Why? Discover the reasons.

I am always drinking hot tea (or just hot water). It doesn’t matter if it is the dead of winter or the middle of the summer. I find it comforting. Fascinated, I looked into how this works. It seems to be counterintuitive, this phenomena. Here’s what I discovered.

Yes, a hot drink can cool you down, but only in specific circumstances.

When you ingest a hot drink, you actually have a disproportionate increase in the amount that you sweat. Sweating cools the body. The increased rate of perspiration is the key. A larger amount of sweat means more cooling. The caveat, though, is that all that extra sweat produced as a result of the hot drink actually has to evaporate for it to have a cooling effect. Furthermore, your tea only needs to be as warm as body temperature in order to help balance energy in the stomach.

Main reasons why hot tea is cool in summer:

It aids in digestion and helps soothe an upset tummy. In fact in many parts of India, people swallow dry tea powder/leaves with water for quick relief from stomach problems. There are other good reasons to drink too. They are listed below. Get to know them better. And feel better in summer.

– Helps prevent nausea and heatstroke
– The caffeine in tea helps the mood, energy levels, and metabolism
– Contains antioxidants. Antioxidants have proven health benefits
– Green tea has a natural chemical known as theanine. Theanine calms the nerves
– Promotes circulation and improves the absorption of nutrients by the body
– It Keeps Your Lungs Healthy because a warmer body means healthier lungs

Incidentally, eating hot chillies is another way to cool the body in hot temperatures. Chilli derives its heat from a chemical called capsaicin, which produces a neural response from your body and a burning sensation in any human tissue it comes into contact with. Once you have a chilli, you’ll feel the burn in your mouth, get warm all over and then sweat. The evaporation of sweat will cool your body.

And on that warm and comforting note, here are some great teas you can dip, dip, and brew into and beat the summer heat. Welcome.

Check out our entire collection of exotic and enticing teas here.

Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.


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