Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It’s not only delicious but also linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced inflammation and a lower risk of chronic disease. Though moderate intake is healthy for most people, drinking too much could lead to negative side effects. Such as anxiety, headaches, digestive issues, and disrupted sleep patterns.

Most people can drink 3–4 cups (710–950 ml) daily without adverse effects, but some may experience side effects at lower doses. Most of the known side effects associated with drinking tea are related to its caffeine and tannin contents. Some people are more sensitive to these compounds than others. Thus, it’s important to pay attention to how your habit may be affecting you personally.

If you’re experiencing any side effects that you think could be related to your intake, try gradually cutting back until you find the level that is right for you. If you’re unsure how much you should be drinking, consult your healthcare provider.