5 side effects of drinking tea on an empty stomach


Tea's diuretic properties increase urination and fluid loss.


Tannins in tea irritate the digestive system and cause nausea.

Acid reflux

Increases stomach acid production and worsens symptoms of acid reflux.

Iron Deficiency

Tea inhibits iron absorption and may lead to anemia.


Caffeine in tea may cause nervousness, jitters, and anxiety.