National Day Tea – How Tea Can Improve Workplace Wellness

Whilst coffee has seemingly become the beverage of choice at work, or commuting to work, or going home from work, tea remains as a favourite for the UK employee who doesn’t want to purely run their working day on caffeine.

Tea can improve workplace wellness,[1] by improving productivity, energy levels and a positive mindset,[2] which can only benefit the employer and the employee in the long-run. One of the best ways to boost productivity is by drinking tea whilst working. Tea has energy-boosting benefits that last longer than coffee.[3] Green tea contains an amino acid which slows down the body’s ability to absorb caffeine, so caffeine won’t enter the bloodstream all at once, so alertness is prolonged.[4]

Tea can also provide relief from a headache. There aren’t many worse headache pains than getting a migraine at work, which will affect your day-to-day responsibilities.[5] Certain teas like peppermint and ginger can provide relief to this, with herbal and green teas a popular choice.

Tea contains caffeine too, so if you want to cut back on coffee consumption, whilst still consuming caffeine, then tea may be your answer.[6] Getting the most caffeine out of your tea boils down to how it is brewed. To ensure that tea is stronger than coffee, you need to steep your tea for a minimum of five minutes.[7]

When you are considering wellness at work, with employees that are under constant stress due to deadlines, which, in-turn, can increase the turnover rate of staff. Whilst Lyreco Wellness would encourage taking breaks regularly, employers should also take into consideration introducing a variety of teas to their team. Some teas such as green, ginger and rosemary contain antioxidants that are able to reduce stress and anxiety.[8]

With around two thirds of the body being water, it is important to stay hydrated through the working day. If an employee loses water by even a slight amount, then dehydration can cause a drop in productivity, and they will not be able to concentrate or make decisions to the best of their ability.[9] Whilst drinking water would be the simplest solution, it can get tedious to drink after a while. For more flavour, caffeinated tea is hydrating.[10]

With tea, it has the potential to improve productivity, destress and prevent dehydration, so it’s a good idea to have a wide-range of teas in the workplace.


[1]: The Importance Of Tea Breaks – Coppice HR

[2]: Can drinking tea boost production at work? – PDQ Funding (

[3]: Tea Vs. Coffee: Which Is Healthier for You? (

[4]: Matcha Vs Coffee – 7 Reasons To Switch To Matcha (

[5]: The 8 Best Teas for Headaches and Migraines – ArtfulTea

[6]: How much caffeine is in tea? | BBC Good Food

[7]: Caffeine in Tea vs. Coffee: How Do They Compare? (

[8]: 13 Best Herbal Teas for Stress Relief and Brain Health (

[9]: The Surprising Link Between Water and Productivity | LinkedIn [10]: Does Tea Hydrate You? | Tea and Hydration | Refreshing Teas (