Tea contains polyphenols, vitamins, and mineral elements that benefit your body. Proper tea drinking in the morning can remove free radicals in the body and prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Vitamin A and other substances in tea can nourish the liver, improve eyesight, and help relieve eye fatigue. Tea can improve thinking and memory because it can stimulate the central nervous system. That way, you can get into working mode quickly.

However, if your gastrointestinal function is poor, it may lead to aggravation of gastrointestinal discomfort. Drinking tea on an empty stomach may also cause hypoglycemia, and patients with high blood pressure may experience palpitations.

Nevertheless, in this article, we will consider the advantages of drinking tea in the morning rather than the disadvantages.

Advantages of drinking tea in the morning

Can refresh your mind in the morning.

Caffeine is a kind of alkaloid. Many types of tea, such as black and green tea, contain caffeine. It can be used as a heart and respiratory stimulant in medicine and is also an important antipyretic analgesic. Caffeine has a positive effect on the human body such as:

  • Stimulates the central nervous system.
  • Helping to make people happy.
  • Improves thinking.
  • Fatigue resistant.
  • Improves work efficiency.

It can relieve bronchospasm, promote blood circulation, and is an auxiliary drug for treating asthma, cough, and myocardial infarction; It has the function of diuresis, regulating body temperature, and resisting alcohol toxicity.

Caffeine mainly exists in tea, coffee, cocoa, and other plants and is sparsely distributed in the plant kingdom and less concentrated in the leaves like tea. Therefore, the presence or absence of caffeine can be used as one of the criteria to judge true or false tea.

Usually, every 150 ml of tea contains about 40 mg of caffeine. Caffeine is weakly alkaline and dissolved at 80℃.

Has the effect of reducing greasy.

Some meals we eat in the morning are relatively greasy. I know many of you eat greasy food in the morning because it is convenient and delicious. Even if they are not greasy, you eat sweets, fried foods, sweet bread, etc.

So all of these kinds of foods cause extra burden on the stomach. At this time, you can drink a cup of tea to lose oiliness and extra burden on the stomach. Also, you can start the day in a refreshing way.

Tea cup

Can help digestion.

Sometimes we eat too much in the morning, so it’s a bit difficult to start at least little work. At this time, drinking a cup of tea is appropriate to help our digestion.

The rich theophylline and caffeine in tea can promote the body’s absorption of nutrients, such as carbohydrates, protein and fat. Also, it has a particularly stimulating effect on gastric acid secretion.

In addition, tea is rich in cellulose, and moderate intake can also promote gastrointestinal motility. So drinking tea in moderation can promote gastrointestinal motility and help digestion.

But be careful not to drink a lot of tea, and try not to drink it on an empty stomach. Because tea contains tannic acid and theophylline, drinking a lot of it will lead to excessive excitement.

Has the effect of refreshing breath.

Everyone knows that our breath is awful when we wake up in the morning. At this time, you can drink a cup of tea to relieve your bad breath and restore your fresh and natural breath.

Drinking tea usually has the effect of relieving bad breath, but it cannot totally cure bad breath. Diet, bad living habits and other reasons may cause bad breath. Generally, you can improve it by drinking jasmine mint tea or using mouthwash containing antibacterial ingredients as directed by the doctor. Pay attention to oral hygiene always.

Has the function of anti-radiation

Many office workers work in front of computers, so they must drink tea in the morning because computers have radiation hazards. We can reduce the radiation hazards by drinking tea in the morning.

Some studies have shown that tea polyphenols and their oxides can absorb radioactive substances, protect cells from radiation damage, and help repair damaged cells. Clinical studies have shown that tea extracts can treat mild radiation sickness caused by radiation therapy in tumour patients and treat radiation-induced reduction of blood cells and leukocytes, and the effect is excellent.

Pouring tea in a cup

Has the function of clearing the stomach.

Tea is mainly composed of inorganic and organic minerals. Inorganic matter contains more than 20 kinds of minerals, such as iron, aluminium, zinc, potassium, magnesium etc. Organic matter contains proteins, lipids, amino acids, alkaloids, tea polyphenols etc.

The tea polyphenols in the tea leaves chemically react with the heavy metal elements contained in the water. As a result, it can eliminate toxins through urination to achieve detoxification.

Alkaloids such as caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline in tea are physiologically active substances. It can excite the central nervous system. It has the effect of diuretics and laxatives, lower fat and helps digestion.

After drinking tea, it can regulate the vitality of the cardiovascular system, speed up metabolism, and remove toxins from the body. The tea polyphenols in tea can also precipitate the nicotine in tobacco and excrete it through urination. Therefore, people who often smoke should drink tea regularly.


What should I drink first in the morning?

It is better to drink warm boiled water, light saltwater or honey water in the morning. After getting up in the morning, drinking warm boiled water can dilute gastric acid and avoid stomach discomfort.

What is the best time to drink tea?

After breakfast, 9-10 o’clock; after lunch, 1-3 o’clock; and after dinner, 6-7 o’clock are more suitable times for drinking tea.

Should I drink tea or water morning?

After getting up in the morning, you should drink water first because the blood viscosity is higher after people wake up, and you need to add enough water to reduce blood viscosity. Therefore, drinking a glass of plain water is best, which can also help lubricate the intestines and clean up the stool.

How much tea per day?

Under normal circumstances, for adults in good health, the amount of tea they drink should be controlled at about 12g a day and divided into 3-4 times. The specific amount of drinking will vary from person to person.

How much tea should you drink in the morning?

You can drink approximately 3-4g of tea in the morning.


Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.