Taking tea after lunch.. Is it harmful?

@subha12 (18472)
India
December 2, 2007 7:38am CST
Most of the day i take my lunch at office. After that i feel like taking a cup of tea. But i have herad someone that taking a cup of tea after meal is not good. I just want to know do any of you take tea or coffee after meal? is it really harmful or not?
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• India
10 Aug 09
It is said that chinese take tea after lunch and supposed to be good for health. I think there is no harm in doing so.
@secretbear (19476)
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
i know a lot of people too who drink coffee after having a meal. they say it helps in faster digestion of food. i don't think drinking tea after a meal is bad. in fact, i think its good because tea helps in cleaning our stomach and maybe in our digestion too. ^__^
@williamjisir (22912)
• China
3 Dec 07
Hello dear subha. I usually drink tea when I go to work in the office both in the morning and in the afternoon, but when I am at home having a rest, I drink tea from morning till afternoon. I don't see that there is any harm to my health. I hope not. Thanks for your discussion. Good night.
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
i haven't read or heard about this belief. why? in fact the japanese, chinese or vietnamese (i'm not huh) drink tea during or after eating any meal. i believe it's good for digestion. the only thing that i've notice with these nationals is the staining of their teeth - that is if they don't brush teeth regularly.
@pinay81 (1539)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
i only take coffee after eat w/ my breakfast but not all the time after eat even tea my cousine she always drink tea every after meal she drink it for losing weight and my boss always drink tea everymeal because of heavy food he eat specially in the night:-)
@Shaun72 (15970)
• Palatka, Florida
2 Dec 07
I don't see how it could be. I drink hot tea all the time after I eat. Also coffee it seems to relax me after I have eaten.
@ssh123 (31107)
• India
2 Dec 07
Generally it is not preferred immediately after lunch. Because, we Indians have a lots of spicy food and in addition tea also gets added, one feels quite uncomfortable. It is usual practice to have tea 2 or 3 hours after lunch. And along with tea, some snacks too.
@lilaclady (28280)
• Australia
2 Dec 07
I thought it was supposed to be good, for losing weight anyway, I used to always have diet coke until I read in here how it is better to have hot tea.