michael wrote:What may explain the queasiness your feel after drinking tea? The likely culprit is caffeine. Having the enviable task of sampling every tea selected for sale at Adagio, I often time consume more than 20 cups a day. I find that doing this with white or green varieties, which are low in caffeine, suits my stomach better than doing the same with black tea. So if queasiness continues to be an issue, I suggest forgoing black tea, and opting for those that are either lower or devoid of caffeine.
Just thought I'd follow up on this topic.
I started buying certified organic Silver Needles (nothing against the tea here, I found it to be delicious..... I just wanted to see if it made any difference.) As it turned out I experience the same sensation with the certified organic stuff as I did months and months ago with the stuff from here. I tend to use more white tea than is recommended for steeping (usually double the amount,) and I tend to steep it for longer. It's just how I prefer the taste.
This leads me to believe that even the slight, slight amount of caffeeine or something else inherent in the tea is causing my occasional queasiness. I don't really eat much throughout the day, and usually when I have a cup it's on an empty stomach.... when I drink it when I'm eating something I don't have the problem.