Green Tea - Best Time For Drinking

by Joyce
(Alberta, Canada)

When is the best time to drink green tea, before or after meals?


Joyce, if you are just starting to drink green tea, I recommend drinking tea in between meals. This is because green tea can cause stomach problems for some people, and drinking it around mealtimes do not help.

Also, avoid drinking green tea with an empty stomach i.e. first thing in the morning. Over a period of time, this could wreak your digestive system.

Also avoid drinking green tea before you go to sleep as it will keep you awake.

However, if you want to lose weight and fat, drinking tea around meal times will help block nutrition absorption, increase fat excretion and remove food toxins.

This can be helpful if you have eaten something really fatty and needs green tea to help to break it down. However, I wouldn't recommend doing it regularly as green tea does block nutrition absorption.

Personally, I would only drink green tea in between meals.

If I want a tea to go with my meals, I would pick a darker tea such as an oolong tea, black tea or pu-erh. These darker teas are more gentle on the stomach.

It has been proven by research that oolong tea increases fat excretion. It is also more gentle on the stomach.

I hope my answer helps.

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May 08, 2009
by: Nina

Thank you for the quick and easy information. This is very helpful!

Aug 21, 2009
by: Tanishia

Thanx for that info. I am gonna search for oolong tea. I didnt know that green tea would block nutrition absorbtion. thats new to me. Wow.

Jan 12, 2010
by: suja

I am having green tea around 6pm. Is that good? Will it really lose my weight. Can you clear my doubt please.

Jan 23, 2010
tea time
by: thegnet

Thanks for having the answer at my fingertips really appreciate you.

Feb 04, 2010
Mint Flavor
by: Anonymous

Is mint flavor helpful to reduce weight?

May 06, 2010
Green tea
by: Anonymous

I'm starting to drink green tea after I eat. I bought Green tea lemon.

Jul 20, 2010
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your clear and simple answer. I will look out for oolong tea.

Dec 03, 2010
After meals
by: mlagirl

I have always drank green tea after meals because I feel it digests the food. I don't do it after each meal though, only when I've had an unhealthy meal or been snacking on junk.

I just feel less full when i drink green tea, is that ok?

I can drink upto 3 cups per day, and I do have it before bedtime as well, which I know now I shouldn't.

Please give me some insights on this. I am drinking it also because I've heard about fat excretion.

Dec 09, 2010
by: kumari

hai thanks for the info. i just started to drink green tea.

Feb 10, 2011
Green tea
by: ritz

Thanks for your valuable information.

I start my day with green tea (empty stomach) and that too with honey. Is it ok or not.Please clear my doubts. And also how many times in a day.

Mar 04, 2011
by: Anonymous

Thanks very much

Apr 14, 2011
Green tea
by: Anonymous

I drink green tea before and after meals. So amazing tea it improves my health less hypertension now.

May 16, 2011
Good health
by: princin xavier .c

Very very thanks for green tea information , truly amazing green tea,.

Jun 29, 2011
by: Chris

I think this very import to all fat bodies, keep in mind and take care of health.

Aug 07, 2011
Drinking tea on empty stomach
by: Julian

It is not a good idea to drink tea with empty stomach. I did this for several years, and is suffering some side effects now.

Lightly oxidised teas - such as green tea and white tea - is quite harsh on the stomach. If you drink them on empty stomach, over long period of time, it can hurt the stomach.

Aug 08, 2011
by: Anonymous

Thanks for ur valuable information.

Nov 18, 2011
Green Tea prevent hair loss and help weight loss
by: raja

I take green tea in the morning season only one cup per day.

It's good for reduce weight and fight against hair loss.

Nov 24, 2011
by: Akbar

2,2HOURS AFTER BREAK FAST(BREAkFAST means 40%of your entire food of the day).
3,in between meals(say 1hr after meal consumption.
dose : atleast 2-3 cups (each cup = 120ml)
and not more than 3 cups.
before meal take capsule of VITAMIN-E 400mg to reduce weight.
any queries mail to or browse the net .... happy sipping.

Nov 28, 2011
Green tea

hello n hye i just wana ask i take green tea at night after eating every thing is it ok ? Will it lose my weight?

I m asking this bcoz u say u wil be awake if u wil take at night but in my case i couldnt feel awke so can i take it at night wil it be helpful in reducing weight?

or i should change my time if yes then at what time i should take?

plzzzzz reply thnks n regards

Apr 09, 2012
by: Anonymous


May 06, 2012
Is drinking boiled green tea good or bad?
by: venu

I do have 3 glass of warm water at around 6.30 am

then after 30 mins i do have green tea
but i do have a strong tea(dicotion)
i do put geen tea leaves in water and boil together, and then have the dicotion

is it good or bad for health?
by doing in this method does green tea loses all of its goodnesss?

I strongly like that taste.

Jun 28, 2012
Right time to take green tea
by: Anonymous

It is very true to take Green tea between two meals. "Green Tea fits between two food". If I describe the time, I can say 11-4-11 is right time to take Green Tea, because Caffeine can disturb your digestion system.

Jul 05, 2012
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

I have started drinking green tea from me with timings.

Aug 07, 2012
I like it
by: viswa

Thanx for the answer.

Aug 24, 2012
Green tea
by: Anonymous

I have started drinking green tea today and i drink it after breakfast is it good please help??

Oct 30, 2012
Green tea
by: Anonymous

In china, people drink green tea thru out the day. to benefit from green tea, drink regularly and at least six cups a day. Add green leaves to the hot water and leave it for at least three minutes before drinking. add hot water and drink, until the green tea's taste is no more. change the tea.

There is no time period, one can drink any time but try to spread it thru out the day, preferably every two to three hours if you can.

Nov 07, 2012
Green tea
by: Anonymous

I have startd taking green tea along with honey. Is there any problem in taking like that? Is it must to take 3 cups daily to have its benefits like weight loss?

Nov 07, 2012
Green tea
by: Anonymous

I have startd taking green tea along with honey. Is there any problem in taking like that? Is it must to take 3 cups daily to have its benefits like weight loss..

Dec 10, 2012
I wants 2 loose my wait
by: Anonymous

I hv 2 lose my wait at what time I should drink green tea...

Dec 12, 2012
by: Anonymous

Thank you!!

Apr 03, 2014
by: Anonymous

Make sure when putting honey in your tea to read the nutrition facts. Some honey has fat in it, and won't help if you put it in your tea. Read that the trans fat is less then 8%, and that the sugar is not over 12g or 9g. Personally I drink a detox tea 30 min before my meal, but you can also take it 3o min after eating. As your food has to process for a while, the tea will help afterwards. Hope this helps!

Jun 03, 2014
Thank you
by: peehu

Thank you so much for the valuable information.

Aug 18, 2014
Mixing teas
by: Anonymous

I recently tried mixing green tea and black tea
(one tea bag each). Is this a dangerous thing to do?

Aug 25, 2014
I am high blood preasure patent.
by: Anonymous

I have to lose my weight at what time I should drink green tea...

Sep 22, 2014
by: Anonymous

Just started taking green tea and I made the biggest blunder and drank it before bedtime and I was awake the all night. Thanks for the good advice, kudos to all the green tea drinkers and cheers to good health!

Sep 29, 2014
Herbal Tea
by: Anonymous

How about im drinking herbal tea like mangoosten its also good for the body.

Dec 12, 2014
Reduce fat
by: Anonymous

Plz. Tell me when is the ideal time of drinking green tea.

Jan 18, 2015
Ideal time to take green tea
by: Anonymous

Please is it good to take green tea at night or in the morning as break fast?

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