Channel 4's Food Unwrapped: Why tea tastes better from a mug

Mail Online | 10/30/2018 | Molly Rose Pike For Mailonline
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Most Brits will agree that there's little more comforting than a mug of tea, especially now the weather is getting colder.

Now psychologists have proven that tea from a mug really does taste better than when we drink it from a takeaway paper cup.

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In Channel 4's Food Unwrapped, psychologist Charles Spence from the University of Oxford explained that the heaviness of a mug makes us believe that the drink inside is of better quality, as drinks in paper cups tend to come from cheaper, less high end places.

Professor Spence tested the theory that one is tastier than the other by challenging a group of volunteers to try out a beverage from one table marked A and another from a table marked B.

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All of the volunteers said they preferred the 'sweeter' drink A, saying drink B had a 'bland' taste.

Professor Spence the revealed that the two teas were the exact same drink; the only difference was that he'd added a 30g weight to the bottom of drink A, the preferred cup.

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He explained: 'What we feel in our hands can have as much influence as what's in the cup or the mug in determining what we taste.'

The psychologist explained that our...
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