The L-theanine in tea appears to have a definite calming effect. Australian researchers at the Center for Human Psychopharmacology measuring brain waves of volunteers found that tea has a calming effect producing “relaxed alertness.” The researchers believed this was in keeping with the widespread consumption of green tea for its “purported relaxing/refreshing properties.”
Nutrition manager and tea researcher at the Lipton Tea Institute in England, Jane Rycroft, was one of the speakers at Dubai’s first Lipton Tea roundtable and she spoke about the studies which prove that tea has a calming effect on the brain.
Source: Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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