To Emily Dickson

It’s all a bit like making tea I suppose? Recent research has shown that making tea encourages conversation and sparks interest amongst those who would be drinking tea, and those who made it.

In the focus group and qualitative assessment, participants said they felt more relaxed when having tea, and tended to explain this with a sense of "partition", where there is an "end" or a "break" from a preceding period of anxiety.

So, beyond the fact that it contains chemicals to soothe and comfort you, the social interaction that takes place in the making of the brew is important too. Now there’s even more reason to make a cuppa, and if you can make it two, even better.

Care to join me as I do?

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