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Brewing Resilience: The Power of Tea in Beating January Burnout

As the January blues settle in, a recent survey conducted by Whittard of Chelsea on their Instagram channel sheds light on the prevailing sentiments among consumers. Astonishingly, a staggering 76% of respondents reported feeling tired or burnt-out. However, there's a simple remedy that seems to be transforming their moods and energy levels – a good cup of tea.


According to the survey, 55% of consumers are pushing through fatigue, and 21% are entirely burnt-out this month. The silver lining? Regular tea breaks emerged as the go-to solution for 45% of respondents to navigate through the workday, outshining alternatives like walks outside, conversations with co-workers, and even the occasional lunchtime nap.

When it comes to kickstarting the day, old habits die hard. A resounding 63% of respondents find solace in the classic English breakfast tea, debunking the notion that more contemporary options like peppermint and green tea have overshadowed the traditional favorite. Peppermint and green tea each garnered only 12% of consumer preferences.

After a long day, it's peppermint tea that takes the crown, with 34% of consumers reaching for its calming properties. Camomile closely follows at 33%, providing a soothing antidote to the stress and demands of the day. Green tea and ginger tea, with 19% and 13% respectively, also play roles in the evening relaxation routine.

Tea is not just a beverage; it's an emotional experience. The survey reveals that 66% of consumers associate calmness with their tea-drinking moments, creating a sense of tranquillity and balance. Refreshed (17%), happiness (13%), and nostalgia (3%) are also prevalent emotions experienced during tea time.

Tea as a January Burnout Remedy

With January burnout casting a shadow over many, the survey concludes that 72% of respondents believe drinking tea helps counter negative emotions associated with this challenging period. It seems that, for a significant majority, a well-brewed cup of tea serves as a reliable ally in overcoming the January blues.

In a world where stress and burnout are pervasive, the humble cup of tea emerges as a beacon of comfort and resilience. As the survey suggests, the simple act of brewing and sipping tea has the power to rejuvenate and uplift spirits, making it the perfect antidote to the challenges of January burnout. So, as the new year unfolds, consider stocking your tea cupboard and embracing the age-old remedy that continues to stand the test of time.

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