Will you drink the overnight tea?

@youless (67933)
Guangzhou, China
October 13, 2010 10:42am CST
I heard that the overnight tea won't be healthy any more. I wonder whether it is true. What do you think about it? Will you drink overnight tea?
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@zandi458 (27880)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 10
Tea is not my favorite drink but if I do make tea I will only make a small cup. I don't know that it is unhealthy to drink overnight tea. But I guess restaurants are serving few days old chinese tea which comes free when we eat in the restaurants.
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
How about milk tea? Will you like it?
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@snowy22315 (13372)
• United States
13 Oct 10
I never heard of overnight tea and I dont know anything about it. I might drink something like that sometime but I would have to know about it. I think it could be something that would be helpful to others and something that I would like.
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
Perhaps it is better to drink the fresh stuff.
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@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 10
I never drink the overnight tea before and I learn from my grand parent that if you were to keep the tea for overnight, because the tea itself is susceptible to bacterial growth. Tea left overnight should be discarded. After tea is oxidized in contact with air, particularly for very long period, it could produce the cancer-causing substance which called Nitrosamine, which would negate the original function of tea by guarding against cancer. Overnight tea could also propagate bacteria and hence cause stomach and intestine infections. So do you think the overnight still can be drink? I myself do not give it a try and I will never try it unless I want to be sick.
• China
14 Oct 10
well, my mother also told me the same story. however, sometimes i drink overnight tea when i'm thirsty and the teacup is right away my hand. aha, it indeed don't taste as well as hot tea, but i don't feel bad either.
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@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 10
You are lucky that you do not get sick! I think the you won't see the effect right away but in long term it will cased cancer since overnight tea will produce carcinogen.
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
I am lucky, too. Since this morning I drank the overnight tea but I am still fine until now
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@chaitra001 (3245)
• Bangalore, India
14 Oct 10
Hi youless, I never drink overnight tea.. infact I dont keep tea ready always I just prepare it whenever its required so no chance of drinking overnight tea..
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
I think tea is also an important drink in India?
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• Bangalore, India
14 Oct 10
yes its also important drink but most parts of south India use coffee more than tea..
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@jerzgirl (7168)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Oct 10
What is overnight tea? I've never heard of it.
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
You can not finish drinking the tea today and you drink it next day. This is called "Overnight tea"
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@GardenGerty (75424)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Oct 10
I will if it has been in the refrigerator. It just depends. I know fresh tastes better, though
@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
Cool drink is nice.
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@CTHanum (8255)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 10
is it??why???i don't know about this as i always drink overnight tea whether they are in fridge or not.it's better for me to check this out~
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
As the previous Mylotter said, the healthy elements may be gone after a night.
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@satan86 (65)
• China
13 Oct 10
My mother told me, overnight tea can not drink. Place too long, good things broken down, bad things are born, but also easy to breed bacteria, drink to diarrhea, most mouthwash to rinse
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
Perhaps your mom is right.
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@Hatley (118365)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Oct 10
hi youless I think if I am reading right you mean tea left over from the day before? I do not really know if its not healthy unless its left out of the fridge and dust and other crud could drift into it. I think to be safe I wou ld rather toss it out and start fresh. sound like it might not be fit to drink Also if its made strong it would probably get bitter sitting there with the water evaporating from it all night. I sure wou ld just dump it out and make fresh tea.
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
Some Chinese think that it is not healthy to drink the tea to be left in the next day.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
14 Oct 10
I'm not sure if I know what you mean by overnight tea. I have drunk Chamomile or Sleepytime Tea to help me sleep better at night. I haven't heard anything about it not being healthy any more. I'm sure I will continue to drink it until I know for sure whether it's true or not.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
14 Oct 10
After reading the comments above, I see what you mean by overnight tea. I will drink it if it's been in the refrigerator. I was taught never to leave anything like this sitting out.
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 10
The "overnight tea" is made today and drink next day.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
14 Oct 10
I see.
@roncat (276)
• Philippines
15 Oct 10
No. tea also contains caffeine which makes you restless and you'll have a hard time sleeping.
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Oct 10
Yes, sometimes tea works like coffee.
• China
15 Oct 10
i don't think so .in fact ,vitamin in tea will be lost after along time . but the deterioration overnight tea which has not became bad have many health care functions .for example ,it can stop bleeding , the clear vision and stop itches. but i don't drink tea in my life.
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@youless (67933)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Oct 10
I am surprised to hear that.