Is there any situation that doesn’t call for a cup o’ tea? Apparently not.

Tea fixes everything, or at least for the tea guzzling British it does. Maybe it’s because they know a secret the rest of us don’t—it’s more than just a warm beverage.

Tea is steeped in health benefits and can help solve any of the problems you may encounter in your crazy hectic college life. Check out these four teas for inspiration.

Need a pick-me-up?


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Black tea is the brew that energizes; the caffeine will stimulate your brain function to help you be more alert and will give you the vitality to focus on your daily tasks.

In addition to reviving you from snoozeland, you can skip Orbit gum to “Clean it up” because when you’re sipping on black tea, the antioxidants target bacteria in your mouth and keep it clean.

Can’t make it to the gym?


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Stop sweating it and start drinking green tea to amp up your metabolism and effortlessly burn those late-night “muchie” calories.

The good news doesn’t end there, containing the most antioxidants compared to other teas, green tea specifically reduces the risk of cancers and heart disease.

Is your skin breaking out from stress?


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Find your fountain of youth in white tea. The high concentration of antioxidants work to prevent wrinkles, cancer, as well as promote weight loss.

For all the party animals out there, looking to bounce back from a night out, embrace white tea as your morning detox. Not enough? Check out these foods that’ll give you a fabulous glow.

Worried and awake?


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For the calm-seeking stressheads that fear caffeine, indulge in a cup of herbal tea, like peppermint or chamomile. The bonus here is that herbal tea enters into an unimaginable world of varied flavors and powerful health properties. Discover what teas you should have stored in your medicinal cabinet here.

So perhaps it’s time to rethink tea. It’s a delicious, versatile drink that isn’t just for garden parties and your British Aunt Margaret.

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