It’s not a traditional boba tea, but Thai tea buds have been known to have medicinal properties for centuries.
But there are other health claims about the tea, including its potential for relieving stress, according to a recent study.
It’s been widely touted that tea, when consumed in moderation, can help reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety and even cancer, according the Journal of the American Medical Association.
However, there’s been no long-term study to show whether these benefits are actually achievable, and the effects may depend on the tea type, the researchers said.
The research, published in the Journal, found that tea made with the bok choy flower was more effective than tea made from other leafy greens.
The bokchoy flower is an ancient and powerful plant that was once used for medicine, and it is commonly used in Thailand, China and Taiwan.
The researchers analyzed data from a cohort of 2,824 Thai women who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative.
The women were randomly assigned to receive either a single cup of tea, a half cup of a green tea, or a green-tea-only drink.
After consuming the tea for one hour, the women completed questionnaires about their mood, symptoms of stress and health.
The women who consumed tea were found to have a lower prevalence of major depression than those who drank a green or a tea-only beverage, the study found.
However that wasn’t the only finding: tea drinkers also had a lower incidence of anxiety and anxiety disorders than those drinking a green beverage.
These results are in line with other studies, according with the researchers, who found that green tea is also a potent antioxidant.
“We found that, overall, tea drinkers had lower risk factors for heart disease and stroke, including elevated LDL cholesterol, compared to tea drinkers who drank only green tea,” Dr. Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the authors of the study, told the Associated Press.
“However, tea drinking may not be beneficial for all of these heart health conditions.”
The researchers also found that the tea also helped with inflammation.
The researchers also noted that the study did not examine whether tea consumption was associated with an increase in risk of diabetes or cancer.
The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
More to come.