Mint Green Tea & Chest Pain. I'm not kidding!

by Kim

I recently began drinking mint green tea and ended up in the ER with chest pain. After a full battery of tests I was sent home and the pain came back. I then realized that I have had food cause serious chest pain in the past so I decided to stop drinking the tea.

The pain went away. I tried it again, it came back. I did this just to prove that it was indeed the mint green tea. I realize this may be a severe and/or isolated case, but I wanted to post it in case someone else were to experience the same thing. I get the same reaction from drinking Merlot and wine coolers.

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May 09, 2017
Not kidding
by: Léon

One thing is for sure: there is nothing wrong with green tea, there is nothing wrong with mint tea and there is nothing wrong with green mint tea.

Dec 12, 2017
same experience
by: Anonymous

I understand this is a site promoting green tea, so I can understand why people would down you for your comment. However, I came to this site because I typed in "green tea and heart pain." I've been experiencing the same thing today. I do believe ours are isolated cases, though, because I do know that green tea is generally safe and very healthy and healing, which is exactly why I decided to drink a cup this morning. The heart palpitations and pain started within 30 minutes and still hasn't subsided. I'm drinking plenty of water to try to flush it out of my system. I would also like to mention that I am very healthy. I know it was the green tea. It's unfortunate that our bodies had a negative reaction.

Jan 21, 2018
by: Léon

Hello Anonymous,

Absolutely nobody wants to down you, or anybody else.

But, if you take green tea and/or mint tea for many, many years and never ever see a doctor, you just think green tea or mint tea might be a healthy choice.

Apr 24, 2018
Chest pain from Green tea is true
by: Anonymous

It is true as I have taking heavy quantity (one glass daily) of Green tea regular from three four days then I feel chest pain. I don't understand why this is happening but I think it's all about from Green tea.
Do my suggestion here don't take heavy quantity of Green tea, it is negative effect too.

Aug 31, 2018
Scary chest pain from Rishi Jasmine tea
by: Anonymous

I have been drinking Jasmine Green Tea daily for years and no problem. Then recently I switched to another brand manufactured in the USA but harvested from China instead of the one I had been drinking that was harvested from Japan. I switched (just to be on the safe side) because of the Fukashima plant's ongoing leakage problem. I've had other brands before that were probably from China and no problem.

This new tea is very delicious tasting but I had some strong chest pain from it. I began to feel weak and was concerned my heart was having problems. Even my walking became unsteady. I tried to think if I was doing anything different? Yes, there was the new brand of Jasmine Tea. So I quit it and started getting better within 24 hours and continued getting better over the next few days and am now fully recovered.

I would love to submit it for chemical testing somewhere. Could it be an environmental problem in the area where it was harvested from?? I will contact the company and let them know.

Nov 18, 2018
It’s true!
by: Anonymous

I experienced the same thing this morning. Normally I’m fine with green tea/mint green tea. I’ve been drinking tea for many years. However this morning my husband brought me mint green tea from Starbucks and my chest and heart stared to hurt 10 minutes afterwards. I took another sip and the pain started immediately!

Jan 31, 2019
Yes Its True NEW
by: Anonymous

Same happen with me but for me mild chest pain was regular for 24 hours it was very like gastric one(burping or fart gave me a bit relaxation in pain) and i'm very sure this was because of green tea since after i left drinking green tea with a week i had no pain. and to cross verify i did try again after a long gap and still suffered the same.

Mar 09, 2019
tea sucks!
by: wade griffin

my uncle drinks tea and he's had palpitations of the heart. I've tried tea myself. I've had the same problem. Tea sucks! Turns out good ole american coffee is still the best drink in the world. sometimes the asians really don't know everthing.

Mar 09, 2019
tea sucks NEW
by: wade griffin

Tea sucks try good ole american coffee.

Mar 09, 2019
tea sucks NEW
by: wade griffin

There's a reason why tea makes you pea. It's no good for the body. In the orient they used to feed their prisoners tea. They call it chinesese water torture.

Mar 09, 2019
don't drink tea. NEW
by: justin henry

In the Orient they used to feed their prisoners tea. It's called chinese water torture.

Apr 03, 2019
Chest pain NEW
by: Anonymous

I too is experiencing chest pain whenever I drink green teS. I am so in denial at first so i tried and tried again to drink one to prove myself. But ye, just like now I am having again pains because i had a cup of green ea.

Apr 13, 2019
Green tea NEW
by: Abbasi Osama

Well I am having chest pain right now after drinking mint green tea and I googled it saw this post, so Thought to share my experience I never deo drink green tea but very occasionally so I today ate food and then drink green tea and I am having severe chest pain...

Apr 17, 2019
Chest Pain and Green Tea NEW
by: Anonymous

I normally drink Green tea from starbucks or I drink the Matcha Green Tea by mighty leaf. I have not really had any in weeks so Monday I started back drinking green tea, but it is the Kroger brand, which I had before now without issue. Now all of a sudden yesterday and today within about 30 mins of drinking it I am having really painful chest pains and just like another person said, burping provides relief but that pain was scary. Tomorrow I am going to try my Might leaf organic matcha singles again and see if I have the same issue. Probably just going to go back to black coffee to be safe.

May 13, 2019
Absolutely true NEW
by: Anonymous

I’ve started a new job and they provide free speciality teas. So, I’ve started drinking mint tea in the afternoon (to cut down on my coffee intake) and I’ve started having mysterious bursts of intense chest pain. I’m only 28 so I put it down to stress/ indigestion. However, I then started seeing a pattern in that any day I didn’t drink the mint tea I was fine and any day I drank more than 1 cup I had the pain, almost without fail. It only seems to happen with mint tea for me.

Oct 13, 2019
Same! NEW
by: Anonymous

Experiencing chest pain for multiple days in a row due to green tea. You are not alone! I'm not concerned, but I think I will not bee drinking this pound of tea but instead turning it into kombucha which does not seem to cause the same problem.

Nov 05, 2019
Me too !!
by: Natasha Oneill

OMG me to I had mint last year made my feel so horrible and sucha tight painfull chest I thought I was having some heart problems.
I stopped tea and coffee just drank water was fine started back on coffee fine just had my first mint last night and omg within minutes I was in agony !!! So weird I don’t get it ....

Nov 05, 2019
Not kidding
by: Léon


One thing is for sure: there is nothing wrong with green tea, there is nothing wrong with mint tea and there is nothing wrong with green mint tea.

Nov 06, 2019
Drinking Matcha Latte, Heart feels being pushed NEW
by: Anonymous

Yeah me too, i don't know why. I've been trying to deny it but i think it gets worse... like just 5 seconds after, i started to feel it. My father has a heart disease, that's why I started drinking Matcha Latte (made with Ito-En Matcha powder). Is there a doctor that could explain.


Jan 06, 2020
Same problem NEW
by: Peter

Noticed the same pattern, googled to find info but can't really find much other than this thread.
Tea seems to give me chest pains, I originally thought it was only green tea but I'm writing this now with chest pains after eating a cake that has ground black tea as a main ingredient :-(.

Jan 23, 2020
Well, me too. NEW
by: Anonymous

I ended up here because I googled green tea and heart pain, too. For me, it's more like pressure, and I don't feel like I can get a full breath. It's scary! It was going on for weeks. I ran out of green tea two days ago, and just noticed that I feel normal. Then it occurred to me that this problem started just when I began drinking green mint tea.

Sep 14, 2020
Same chest and armpit pain after drinking green tea
by: Jesse

Same chest and armpit pain after drinking green tea.Just drunk a freshly warm green herbal tea,as I was swallowing it,I started feeling pain on the left side of my chest and armpit.Scary stuff.Has anyone figured out what it is? Theres not much in Google besides this website.This pain is scary.Anybody else getting the pain on the left side pectoral and near armpit?

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