At least for me anyway.
It’s lunchtime. I just finished a plate of mediocre Thai food. I thought eating would help. It didn’t.
I had a few sips of tea this morning, about 1/2 a cup. Nearly immediately, I felt nauseous. I tried to ride it out, but it wouldn’t go away. It hasn’t gone away. I still feel like I’m going to throw up at any moment. I should have known better. This happens about 80% of the time.
Whenever I drink tea, especially on an empty stomach, I start to feel very sick. I don’t know why. A Google search didn’t bring up many answers though it revealed that lots and lots of people experience this too. It’s not the caffeine. I can drink coffee (usually), Coke or an energy drink and be fine. But there’s something about tea that makes me ill. It’s not a specific type of tea either; it can be green tea, black tea, or a blend. By the way, I’m talking about real tea, made from tea leaves, not herbal teas which usually don’t contain tea leaves and are actually a blend of dried herbs, fruits and flowers.
Well, it’s been a couple hours since I drank half a cup of tea and I don’t feel any better. Ugh. When will I learn? I guess I was hoping that this would be the 20% of the time it doesn’t happen. To make matters worse, I had forgotten about my cup and my tea bag had been steeping for nearly 2 hours! Why did I still drink it anyway? I’m sure the extended soaking time contributes to me getting sick, though I do get nauseous after just a normal cup.