One tea friend told me via private message that he would drink a cup of tea after getting up, but somebody said it was bad for our stomach. So he asked me, can we drink teas early in the morning or not?
Actually, I think his real question is “Can we drink teas with an empty stomach early in the morning? “. The obvious answer is No.
I also drink teas in the morning, but I never drink teas with an empty stomach. Nowadays overeating in the evening is a common habit, which enlarges the burden on the stomach, until the next morning when the stomach is basically empty. At this time, if we drink teas on an empty stomach, it will not only cause gastrointestinal discomfort and anorexia, but also cause damage to gastric mucosa, thus leading to chronic gastritis.
Furthermore, tea leaves contain theobromine, so the intestines will absorb a large amount of theine once we drink teas on an empty stomach. Theine can stimulate the human central nervous system, improve metabolism, and increase the heart rate, and palpitations.
In summary, drinking teas on an empty stomach early in the morning is not a good habit. But eating something before drinking tea will moderate harmful effects, just like Guangzhou’s famous Morning Tea.
One cup of morning tea helps clean the intestines and stomach, while a good breakfast fills our stomach, and just like red flowers and green leaves, the two will be a good combination.