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‘Tea person’ has work promotion in the bag, says survey

Tea drinkers value productivity and efficiency according to Japanese survey

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 April, 2017, 5:20pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 April, 2017, 5:22pm

A “tea person” ― someone who drinks tea more than other beverages is more likely to be promoted at work, according to a Japanese survey.

Kirin Company, the Japanese beverages firm that conducted the survey, said tea people are less stressed, more concentrated, productive and quality oriented, according to Nico Nico News.

Kirin’s online survey on the “correlation between tea intake and work accomplishment” asked 1,000 workers in their 20s to 50s from March 9 to 10 about their favourite beverage and important values at work.

Forty-three percent of those who selected “productivity and efficiency” as the most important value were tea people. Tea drinkers also accounted for most of those who selected “quality” (40 per cent) and “plan” (39 per cent).

The survey also revealed that tea helped relieve stress. Sixty-five per cent of respondents said they feel stressed at work, while fewer tea drinkers 56 percent agreed.

To the question “Have you accomplished your goal at work in 2016?,” 65 per cent of tea people said “yes,” compared with 50 per cent of total workers who said the same.

“Tea also helps your memory and concentration ability,” a tea expert said. “It could be true that workers will see more positive outcomes when they drink tea more than other beverages.”

'Tea person' has work promotion in the bag: survey