Consuming tea on an empty stomach may lead to acid reflux, indigestion, or irritation for individuals with sensitive stomachs.
Tea, especially black tea, contains tannins and catechins that increase stomach acid production.
Tea contains a compound called theophylline, which can have a dehydrating effect on the body.
Tea contains caffeine, which can irritate the stomach lining and cause heartburn.
Tea contains polyphenols, which bind to gut iron and prevent absorption. This can lead to anemia, especially in people already iron deficient.
Tea is a diuretic, which means it makes you urinate more.
Milk and honey can help to coat the stomach lining and reduce irritation.
This will help to buffer the tea and reduce the risk of stomach upset.
The stronger the tea, the more likely it is to cause stomach upset.