Why it is effective to drink hot tea on a warm day to cool down.

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Why it is effective to drink hot tea on a warm day to cool down.

In: Biology

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/a-hot-drink-on-a-hot-day-can-cool-you-down-1338875/

It triggers your body to start sweating a lot, so if the humidity is sufficiently low, that sweat evaporates, taking body-heat with it, resulting in a net cooling effect.

Note that this would not work in high-humidity areas, and it’s a bad idea if the individual is already suffering from dehydration or heat shock/stroke.