5 reasons you shouldn't have tea on an empty stomach

India is the second largest producer of tea in the world after China. British doctor Arthur Campbell grew the first

Published on Feb 16, 2023 11:45 AM IST 6 Photos

Chai (tea) is more of an emotion than just a beverage in India. This popular drink was introduced by the British but has become Indian to the core over time. Just like Indian food, people in their drink 'masaledar' whether it is with or without milk. Here are five reasons you should avoid starting your day with a cup of tea. (Unsplash)

Caffeine content: Tea, especially black tea and some green teas, contains caffeine. While caffeine can help you feel more alert and awake in the morning, too much caffeine can lead to jitters, anxiety, and disrupted sleep patterns. If you're particularly sensitive to caffeine, or if you're trying to reduce your caffeine intake, you may want to avoid tea in the morning. (Unsplash)

Upset stomach: Some people may experience stomach upset or heartburn after drinking tea, particularly on an empty stomach. If you're prone to digestive issues, you may want to avoid drinking tea in the morning until you've had something to eat. (Pixabay)


Dehydration: While tea is mostly composed of water, it can have a diuretic effect on the body, meaning it may increase urination and lead to dehydration. If you're already dehydrated in the morning, or if you have a medical condition that affects your fluid balance, you may want to avoid tea in the morning.(Pixabay)

Staining teeth: Tea can stain your teeth over time, particularly if you drink it regularly. While this may not be a major concern for some people, others may want to avoid drinking tea in the morning if they're worried about the appearance of their teeth. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)