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

by Kim
(PA)

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
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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 NEW
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 NEW
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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.

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