Can a hot cup of tea really cool you off?
The answer to this question is steeped in science–it all comes down to sweat. If you have a larger amount of sweat, this means more cooling for your body, and this cooling counteracts the small amount of heat contained in a hot beverage relative to your body. The bottom line is if you are experiencing a hot, dry day and you’re wearing loose clothing that allows your sweat to evaporate easily, then drinking hot tea will cool you down.
However, if you find yourself in a humid location with your hot cup of tea, the tea will not cool you down. The cooling of a hot beverage combined with sweat only works if you’re in an arid climate
One wonderful summer day, I chose to cool myself with a tealicious Gong Ting Pu’erh. Let the summer simmer as you enjoy a reddish brown liquor that tastes like raw, sweet chocolate. Steep Gong Ting Pu’erh for 2-3 minutes at 95C–do not over steep this one. Enjoy up to three infusions.
Gong Ting Pu’erh was acquired from SpiceTrekkers.
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