It’s a good thing to have a cup of chunmee green tea in the evening, but the tea lovers who are just getting used to drinking tea can easily suffer from insomnia, so they don’t dare to drink tea at night. Tea lovers who want to drink tea but want to avoid insomnia can try the following methods:
The reason why you suffer from insomnia when drinking tea is because of the caffeine contained in tea. Caffeine is a double-edged sword. It can refresh and invigorate people without drowsiness, but if you can't fall asleep when it's time to sleep, it means insomnia. However, insomnia drinking tea cannot be generalized.
First of all, we have to make it clear that tea is refreshing because it contains caffeine, which is exciting. The higher the caffeine content, the more exciting it is. The caffeine content in tea mainly depends on many factors, such as variety, growing conditions, picking season, picking standards, processing, etc.
The caffeine in tea is relatively stable and will not lose much due to the fermentation process. Many people feel that the caffeine of green tea is higher because the tea polyphenols in green tea are not oxidized and the caffeine is in a free state; after the tea is fermented, the tea polyphenols will wrap the caffeine, which is less irritating to the stomach and intestines, but the content is not Not reduced.
Pay attention to the following points when drinking tea at night:
1. Drink lighter tea to reduce caffeine intake.
2. Drink tea with a slightly sweet taste because there is more theanine. It is scientifically proven that theanine is more beneficial to sleep than sleeping pills and has no side effects.
3. Drink tea with a higher degree of fermentation.
Many teas can meet the above requirements. For example, black tea, old white tea, especially white tea made of coarse and old raw materials such as Gongmei Shoumei. There is also fully fermented black tea, which retains a lot of theaflavins, which warms the stomach and calms the nerves, retains more theanine, and has a sweeter and lighter taste.
The ability to tolerate caffeine also varies with habits and physique. Some people drink tea all day without insomnia. Some people suddenly drink a lot of tea or drink tea on an empty stomach, and they will have symptoms such as palpitation, dizziness, and weakness of the limbs (this is the so-called "drunk tea"). As for caffeine, as the frequency and dosage increase, people's tolerance will also increase.