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Coffee & Tea

Tea is making me sick??

tokyopix | Sep 16, 201506:34 PM     8

I have always been a tea drinker. I prefer black tea. I start every morning with a loose-leaf keemun. Just recently I've begun to feel quite ill after my morning tea. Even just a few sips. It starts in my stomach, but eventually I feel a bit headachey as well and like I'm going to throw up. This has only started happening in the last 6 months or so. I do brew the keemun rather dark, but even reducing brew time and/or leaf to water ratio hasn't helped. Other types of black tea produce the same result. And just now I'm feeling really awful after half a cup of a commercially prepared cold oolong.

I NEVER drink it on an empty stomach. Lately breakfast has been berries and yogurt with a bit of granola. My only thought is that I can't drink it without something more carby - toast or the like.

What's going on? Has anyone else had this experience?

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