Health Benefits of Tieguanyin Tea
Tieguanyin is China’s most famous oolong tea that named after Chinese goddess of mercy. It is said that the goddess led people to discover this kind of tea and helped the sick people pull through disease. For centuries, people have been thinking that Tieguanyin has many health benefits.
Improve Your Skin
Tieguanyin Oolong Tea contains the antioxidants called polyphenols, whose antiallergic properties are shown to soothe skin problems. Including the patients with enzema, 63% of people will witness the improvement of skin condition after drinking oolong tea for 1 month.
Help You Lose Weight
The catechin ingredient in Tieguanyin can accelerate metabolism and help consumption of calories. Meanwhile, the flavonoids contained can reduce body's absorption of starch.
Keep You Relaxed
Tieguanyin also contains L-theanine, which can keep you relaxed and relieve excessive stress as indicated in a Japanese study.
Just the same as other oolong teas, Tieguanyin also contains caffeine that helps refresh yourself and stay focused.
Tieguanyin Tea Side Effects
Although Tieguanyin has many health benefits, it may still have some side effects and risks, most of which are caused by caffeine. Excessive intake of caffeine can cause side effects such as insomnia, heart palpitations, headache, anxiety, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. There are other risks as well:
Caffeine interacts with a variety of drugs that will result in increased or decreased efficacy. Common drugs are adenosine, Beta-lactam antibiotic, benzodiazepines, propranolol and metoprolol, aspirin. Please consult your doctor before drinking Tieguanyin if you are taking medicine.
Sensitivity to Caffeine
Caffeine allergies are prone to trigger skin rashes, hives or skin rashes.
Excessive caffeine intake by pregnant women can affect fetal development and increase the risk of miscarriage.
Patients with kidney disease, heart disease, anxiety, and stomach ulcers are not suitable for drinking Tieguanyin. Caffeine is diuretic, which will increase the burden on the kidneys. Caffeine will increase stomach acid to worsen stomach ulcers. Thus, excessive caffeine can cause heart palpitations, affect blood pressure, and pose a risk to heart disease patients.
Despite Tieguanyin Oolong Tea is a good drink, it still has some side effects if taken excessively. Every 100ml of Tieguanyin contains 12-14mg caffeine, so do not drink more than 8 cups of Tieguanyin Tea every day.
Those taking medicine, pregnant or allergic to caffeine shall consult a physician before drinking Tieguanyin.