Suffer from stress? Well not genuine, taxing stress, but the quirky kind that’s fun to talk about on social media? Have I got the thing for you!
Introducing Calm The F*ck Down Tea, the product that takes to task your troubles and ungrinds your gears in the most comforting and snug way possible.
Simply pour yourself a cup of this CTFD tea and watch your problems fade away… hopefully.
While not 100 per cent certain to cure your stress, obviously lol, I suppose there’s no harm in trying.
The company writes:
Nothing beats a cuppa. The builder’s brew has long held status as the national drink of Britain. Until now. If you’re after a more interesting alternative to your bog standard beverage – look no further.
A softening and refreshing blend of herbal tea, delicately dashed with camomile and peppered with lively liquorice. Delicious, reviving and sure to calm you the fuck down, soothe your stress with this sumptuous, tranquil fusion of loose herbal tea.
You heard right, not only does this sensational concoction taste glorious, its soothing qualities will console even the busiest of brains, hushing your woes, make you feel all warm and snuggly inside and of course calm you the fuck down.
One reviewer wrote, ‘Excellent! Bought it for the tin but I’m sure the tea will calm me the f*** down!’ while another said, ‘Bought this for my boss… she calmed the f*** down as soon as she got it :-)’.
A third added: ‘Smells incredible and is a perfect present for that stressy person in your life… if they can take a joke!’
I sure hope so! But it’s not fun and games. Tea does actually have positive effects on the body.
A 2017 study published in Nutrients, found participants were able to fall asleep much more easily when drinking decaffeinated green tea, saying they felt much less stressed out over the course of the one-week experiment.
In a 2010 study undertaken by researchers from University College London, drinking black tea decreased people’s stress levels over a six-week period. Furthermore, when the volunteers in the research did come face-to-face with a stressful situation such as being accused of shoplifting, their levels of cortisol dropped significantly.
Essentially, drinking black tea not only helped them feel less stressed overall, but it also enabled them to deal with sudden stress better than those who didn’t drink black tea.
If tea isn’t helping your stress however, extra help is always there. Although we are calling on the government for its inadequate services in dealing with mental health.
Read more about about our It’s Time For Action Mental Health Awareness Week campaign here.
If you’re experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They’re open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58, and they also have a webchat service if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone.
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