Is tea acidic or alkaline?


Acidity is measured by a pH scale where under 7 is acidic and 7 is neutral. Most teas are slightly acidic, but tests show that certain teas are as low as 4. Visit Tea Blog to know more

The damage of acidity is based on the factors

  • Type of tea
  • How the tea is brewed
  • How often do u take tea
  • What you add to the tea

The safe pH level of tea that won’t cause any damage to the teeth is 5.5. In common, the sourer a tea tastes, the more acidic it is. Adding more water to the tea may reduce the level of acidity.

Is tea more acidic than coffee?

Coffee has an acidic level of 5.35 whereas black and green tea has an acidic level of 6.37. Another study found that lemon tea is more acidic than black tea and less acidic than coffee. It also depends on how you steep the tea.

Avoiding tips:

  • Holding tea before swallowing
  • Brushing your teeth right after drinking hot or acidic tea
  • Swishing tea in your mouth

When you drink an acidic beverage, the enamel on your teeth softens and brushing right after will wash away the enamel and gives teeth a stained texture.

Green tea and its benefits:

It is very popularly known for its health benefits and is one of the fast-selling tea around the world.

  • It reduces headache 
  • Improves mental stability
  • Aids in losing weight
  • Reduces the risks of some known cancer
  • Improves your bowel movements 

Drinking green tea doesn’t have any side effects unless you consume it more than needed. But if you’ve been drinking it more than sufficiently then it may cause liver disorders, which leads to jaundice, dark urine, and stomach pain including constipation. If you are sensitive to caffeine, you may experience symptoms like rapid heart rate, insomnia, stomachache, and headaches.

Assam tea and its benefits:

Assam tea is one unique particular type of black tea that is well known for its many health benefits and its rich malty flavor. It is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis var. assamica and is grown in one of the largest tea-producing regions of the world. This particular tea has various health benefits which include,

  • Produce antioxidants – which help in disease prevention
  • Promotes heart health – the tea reduces cholesterol in the blood which directly leads to a healthy heart
  • Promotes brain health – the theaflavins in the tea aids in developing the degenerative brain and also reduce the production of enzymes which is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.

However, it has some downsides too but consuming acidic beverages such as fruit tea, tea, and coffee has to be in control. One cup a day is more than sufficient even for your health issues. Always take doctors’ concerns when your body feels strange. Also, check your oral health with your dentist and clean your teeth often, it helps remove acid that’s lingering throughout your teeth and mouth walls. Enjoy healthy teas! 



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