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Tea Causing Nausea?

Commented on February 19, 2015
Created November 23, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Anyone else fell nausea after drinking tea, especially on an empty stomach? I handle coffee (black, strong) fine, but cheap conventional tea (i.e. Tetley, Store Brand, etc) really make me feel sick. On the flipside, Stash "teas" (fruity, spices, etc) have not adverse affects on me. Anyone have an answer?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 28, 2012
at 10:53 PM

Please tell me you don't float and try to seduce old priests too.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 28, 2012
at 10:52 PM

It is common practice to start sentences with a capital letter. It is also common practice to use periods when transitioning from one sentence to another.

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on September 28, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Can we put this on television as a PSA? Because NOBODY KNOWS THIS!!

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on February 09, 2012
at 10:21 PM

That's weird. I never get nauseous anymore when I drink it with cream. I was even a bit hungover today and drank some with evan's farm heavy cream. Maybe it's the cream you're using. You should watch out for the mass produced stuff that's ultra-pasteurized and has carageenan and other crap in it.

8f3730668ce0afe19faafc9da192df15

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:34 PM

I tried tea with heavy cream for the first time today and have felt a little nauseous; I previously would have used milk and sugar with no ill effects.

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on January 31, 2012
at 11:41 PM

Yeah, I am fine with fruity/spicy herbal teas, and actually totally fine with black teas, but green tea really makes me feel nauseous, and I have no idea why! You'd think I would also feel nauseous from black teas, right? But no, only green. I have no idea why..

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on December 09, 2011
at 05:18 PM

I can relate - I always get nauseous if I have green on black tea in the morning when I don't have breakfast.

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(1716)

on November 23, 2011
at 10:35 PM

Same! The nausea comes on real quick after ingesting it on an empty stomach.

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on November 23, 2011
at 05:16 PM

Me too. Heavy cream solves the problem for me. I'm thinking it may have something to do with the tannins...

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on November 23, 2011
at 04:32 PM

I believe that nausea from both green and black teas are common when they are taken on an empty belly. I cannot drink my green tea on empty or I will HURL!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on November 23, 2011
at 05:16 PM

Me too. Heavy cream solves the problem for me. I'm thinking it may have something to do with the tannins...

183f5c49a7a9548b6f5238d1f33cb35e

(1716)

on November 23, 2011
at 10:35 PM

Same! The nausea comes on real quick after ingesting it on an empty stomach.

F571bcba0e6196c3e53f599924eecab6

on December 09, 2011
at 05:18 PM

I can relate - I always get nauseous if I have green on black tea in the morning when I don't have breakfast.

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on November 23, 2011
at 05:55 PM

Yes, I think it must be the tannin. It seems to be better with a bit of milk in it (I can see that's not helpful though if you don't drink milk).

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on December 09, 2011
at 06:14 PM

My solution to this problem is to always add heavy cream to my tea. I can even drink tea on an empty stomach when I'm severely hungover. I would never try that without adding cream.

8f3730668ce0afe19faafc9da192df15

(95)

on February 09, 2012
at 03:34 PM

I tried tea with heavy cream for the first time today and have felt a little nauseous; I previously would have used milk and sugar with no ill effects.

Medium avatar

(5639)

on February 09, 2012
at 10:21 PM

That's weird. I never get nauseous anymore when I drink it with cream. I was even a bit hungover today and drank some with evan's farm heavy cream. Maybe it's the cream you're using. You should watch out for the mass produced stuff that's ultra-pasteurized and has carageenan and other crap in it.

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on December 09, 2011
at 05:05 PM

Put a little beef gelatin in your tea and you won't feel the nausea. I use about 1/2 tbsp and dissolve it in a little tap water, let it sit while the water boils for my tea then add a little boiling water, stir, then put in tea bag and fill cup with boiling water.

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on February 19, 2015
at 08:51 PM

great tip - gelatin is a detanning agent used for elimination of tannins in wines

 

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on November 23, 2011
at 07:38 PM

I also never drink black tea on an empty stomach after that experience, and I never drink green tea blech

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on November 23, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Yeah I'm really careful about when I drink my green tea. I have to have a full stomach or I'll be extremely nauseous for an hour or so.

Save the tea for right after breakfast and right after lunch.

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on March 04, 2013
at 05:02 AM

I drink a lot of tea and have noticed if I don't use fresh water in the kettle, it makes me feel sick every time. Twice boiled water for tea is not good. There's some sort of chemical reaction, or so I've read anyway.

Oh and nauseous can actually mean "affected with nausea". http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nauseous

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E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

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on September 28, 2012
at 04:32 PM

someone experiencing nausea = NAUSEATED

something that causes nausea = NAUSEOUS

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 28, 2012
at 10:52 PM

It is common practice to start sentences with a capital letter. It is also common practice to use periods when transitioning from one sentence to another.

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on September 28, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Can we put this on television as a PSA? Because NOBODY KNOWS THIS!!

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on November 23, 2011
at 05:32 PM

Yes, if I have it in the morning without food I get nauseous, even to the point of dry heaving at times (before I made the connection.) A friend is the one that actually told me it was common and helped me make the connection. I've had this effect with various forms of tea from the actual tea leaves.

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A7a10390d574634962abeb6e4b144643

on February 19, 2015
at 08:49 PM

I have that problem too... ;) coffee ok, tea = nausea esp with black tea. It increases nausea, makes me tense and gives locomotive sickness in me. I think it has something to do with tannins acting on stomach, nervous system or lowering blood sugar. Some solutions here are reported. Gelatin is a great tannin binder (used in "detanning" of wines), casein or calcium in creme/milk should bind tannins (gives calcium tannitate, casein tannate). Lemon or citric acid whithens the tea but it does something to the thearubigins, not the tannins i think.

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on September 02, 2013
at 12:11 PM

forget the anti-oxidant jive, tea is poisonous

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on July 10, 2013
at 06:12 AM

I also had same problem thats because drinking more green tea or eating other Antioxidants with Green tea. Try to Vomit as much as you can (Light yellow type fluid comes while Vomitting and after that we will feel normal) and immediately eat some easy digestable food and be relaxed and try to avoid other Antioxidants with Green tea.

Some people drink Green tea with Lemon.. Its good but add only little Lemon (For a cup of Green tea add half piece Lemon extract)

If you feel our body is getting more heat (due to Heavy Exercise or Workout) then drink Butter mink,Tendor Coconut and Lemon juice to cool our body.

Try to drink Green tea after you have some food and avoid drinking Green tea in empty stomach

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193f89f0aeacfaca9063f01de3e85598

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on April 23, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Green tea is the only tea that bothers me. Even after lunch which I just had, i drank green mint and now I feel horrible.i get a headache and nausea-hate this!

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on March 29, 2013
at 04:46 PM

Some people don't like tea with cream in it.

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on November 30, 2012
at 01:23 AM

The nausea comes from the high levels of Fluoride that naturally occurs in the tea.

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8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on September 28, 2012
at 03:50 PM

It does the exact same thing to me. I add a splop of pastured half and half, and I'm good!

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on September 28, 2012
at 02:07 PM

Green tea makes me vomit like that girl on The Exorcist. Empty stomach or not, my body rejects that mess.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 28, 2012
at 10:53 PM

Please tell me you don't float and try to seduce old priests too.

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on November 23, 2011
at 11:09 PM

I easily have black coffee first thing, but tea must wait til afternoon because of how it affects my stomach.

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on November 23, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Here's a related thread

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on November 23, 2011
at 05:19 PM

I did a 24 hour fast the other week and drank some green tea during it. I was very nauseous the rest of the day.

I think in my case that I might be sensitive to the the tannins in green tea. The longer you steep the tea, the more tannins there will be in the tea. I was steeping my tea for like 5 minutes, which is pretty long. I haven't drank any green tea since, so I am not sure if a shorter steeping time would resolve this for me.

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