HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
What can happen if we drink too much tea?
What cinese people never do, is that they never drink tea on the empty stomach. Tea is a stimulator drink. The best way to avoid tea intoxication or as somebody says “to became drunk” is to drink it after a meal or together with it. And never mix tea with alcohol! You should wait minimum three ours before start after wine to drink tea.
The quantity of consumed tea is very individual, so to understand where is your limit, you should start from few cups, small quantity and short time of infusion. Depending on tea type, you will see that every kind of tea will give different effect on your body and mind.
As I already wrote in previous article, more caffeine contents Sheng Puer, White, Green and Matcha teas. And more tea leaves pass the temperature curing, less caffeine it will contain. Accordingly Oolong will contain less caffeine then White and Green, and Black and Shu Pu erh again less.
Anyway here I decided to say what exactly can (but not for sure) happen if you will consume too much tea.
Caffeine can increase blood pressure, accelerate the heart rate, stimulate the nervous system and can aggravate symptoms of stress and anxiety so I would not recommend drinking more than 2 cups of tea per day (providing no other caffeinated beverages are being consumed). If someone has anxiety disorders, high blood pressure or heart problems they are best to refrain from caffeine consumption all together.
Palpitations, increased blood pressure, insomnia can all be symptoms of excess caffeine intake. Also, matcha and green tea are high in natural chemicals called salicylates which can produce allergy type symptoms such as wheezing, a stuffy nose, and rashes, in people you have an intolerance salicylates.
If really happen, that you drink too much of tea and don’t fill good, you just have to eat some snack and all symptoms will pass.