Caffeine content in green tea
Green tea, like any other infusion that comes from the Camellia Sinensis, will inevitably have caffeine or theine (they are the same substance) in its content. Thus, people who are pregnant or hypertensive should, as far as possible, abstain from drinking.
Green tea and caffeine
Green tea, like many other beverages of the same class (coffee, mate, other varieties of tea) has in its content that alkaloid substance known as caffeine, which is the same stimulant that is present in all those cited, but that specifically it bears the name of theine in this case.
Anyway, it is worth noting that green tea has little theine. That is to say, although the content of this substance is affirmative, it does not possess it in the same quantities as red tea or black tea. In this section, white tea has the least concentration.
When having green tea theine content, this is not recommended in pregnancy. Also those people who are hypertensive should not consume it, since this substance is accelerating the heart rate.
With certain herbs and foods it is not advisable to mix the green tea, since they also have caffeine in its constitution and it could be enhanced its stimulating effect as well as its unwanted side effects.
Some of the natural products that contain caffeine are:
- The coffee
- The mate
- Black tea
- The guarana
- Oolong tea
- The cola drinks
You can consult the contraindications of Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun) by clicking on the previous link.