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Having worked at the same company for fifteen years, I pictured myself farther along than I was the day that I quit. Why did I quit? Well, I quit because I was constantly being passed up for promotions as they were given to newer, younger employees. I finally had enough, quit my job and started a business of my own. How did I do that without going bankrupt in the process? I had a plan! I took a long time to plan the exit strategy as well as how I was going to start a successful business without losing everything.

A Cuppa What? How Stocking Teas In The Break Room Can Increase Productivity

It's always better to have a more efficient, more productive office; the more work that gets done in the shortest amount of time the better, after all. But if you feel like your office's productivity has been lagging as the cold winter months have been raging on, how can you help to kickstart your frozen workers back to meeting their potential — and their deadlines?

Surprisingly, the answer may be as simple as switching out the coffee pot for some tea bags. So if you're wondering exactly what teas can help your workers to get back on their metaphorical feet and kick the winter stagnation, then here's what you need to know.

Wu Wei Zi

A Chinese herb (as the name might imply), wu wei zi (also called Schisandra) helps to bolster wakefulness (just like coffee) while at the same time relieving mild anxiety, normalizing blood pressure, and protecting your liver — all things very good for the drinker's overall health.

Most promisingly for an office setting, wu wei zi tea (sold as whole dried berries that are then soaked in hot water to produce tea) also helps improve reading comprehension, reading speed, and reflexes, helping the drinker to become a more efficient worker.

Lemon Verbena

Even the most energized worker can let a bad mood stop them from accomplishing all that they need to do, so it's important to supplement a tea that helps one focus (like wu wei zi) with one that helps your workers feel happy and content — such as lemon verbena tea.

South American in origin, lemon verbena is high in antioxidants, boosts your immune system, lessens congestion, and improves the drinker's overall mood. A happy tea makes for a happy office, and a happy office is a productive office, after all.


A good mood and quickened mind are all well and good, but if your workers are under vast amounts of stress, even the best mood or the fastest mind won't help them overcome the block that stress can create. To counteract that burden, try including guayusa in your tea stock in the break room.

Another plant hailing from South America, guayusa is a type of holly that, when brewed into a tea, contains not only a bit of caffeine to keep you running but also reduces stress, both physical and mental. When your workers aren't focusing on the things that stress them out, they'll have more mental energy for the tasks at hand, making them that much more productive.

Contact a company like The Tea Can Company for more information and assistance.