Did you know that the amount of caffeine in tea differs depending on the type of tea and also the amount released during brewing? Although tea has a refreshing and calming effect, many tea lovers are concerned that drinking tea at night would affect their sleep quality.
Caffeine and flavonoids in tea can promote adrenal gland activity and prevent the degradation of catechol in the blood. At the same time, it can also induce the biosynthetic effect of catecholamine, which has a stimulating effect on the body. If you are a person who is prone to insomnia after drinking tea, then please avoid drinking strong tea at night to ensure that you can have a good night’s rest.
The fact is, everyone's sensitivity and tolerance to caffeine are different. Some are more sensitive to caffeine that with just a few sips of tea would cause insomnia while others are not affected at all.
So, what if we want to enjoy tea but do not want to affect our sleep? Here’s our recommendation:
Adjust The Tea Time
Adjust the time according to your personal bedtime. Best to be at least 3 hours before sleeping and only consuming a minimal amount of tea. This is because, in most cases the effects of caffeine only last less than an hour and would slowly be metabolized by our body after 3 hours.
Try Not To Drink Strong Tea
With a larger amount of tea leaves, the concentration of caffeine in the brew also increases. Brew a lighter amount where the infusion is clear and translucent.
Choose A Mild Tea
You can choose to drink cooked Puer or Liubao tea, which tastes soft and moist without irritating the intestines and stomach. Fully fermented black tea is also suitable because it is relatively mild. Drinking this kind of tea has little irritation to the body, so it will not affect sleep much.
Choose A Relaxing Tea
If you find yourself longing for a hot cup of tea after your evening meal, try switching to an herbal blend. Herbal teas, such as Rose tea can help you wind down after a long day at work and can even help to promote a better night’s rest.
If you are a person who is prone to insomnia after drinking tea, please avoid drinking strong tea too near to your bedtime and drink in moderation to ensure that you can have a good night’s rest.