The kids make cupcakes or other baked treats, and tea is served from a traditional English tea set Seabright inherited from her grandmother. “The kids love it. They’re always asking about things to make for tea. They’ve definitely embraced the ritual,” she said. […] In a 2014 study, he gave green tea extracts equivalent to one or two cups of green tea to 12 healthy volunteers and imaged their brains to analyze changes in connectivity inside certain brain regions. […] Borgwardt said that studies in animals have suggested that there are changes in the brain’s gray matter and, potentially, these effects of tea could be used to target psychiatric diseases such as depression and dementia. […] He said one of the problems of assessing the benefits of tea and its beneficial compounds is that studies reporting effects are usually observational, reliant on subjective self-reporting and the impact of how food is prepared and consumed.
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