View Full Version : Does green/white tea dehydrate you?

05-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Half of what I'm reading tells me tea is a diuretic, and everything else says tea hydrates you. What is it?

05-18-2012, 08:05 PM
I drink more tea than straight water and never felt dehydrated.....

05-19-2012, 03:56 AM
I used to drink a lot of green tea (4-8 cups every day), and that's one of the main reasons I stopped. Always dehydrated. If I drank tea before bed I would literally wake up in the night with a dry mouth and needing water.

Now I'll allow myself a cup a day here and there, and I always follow it up with a glass of water and it doesn't seem to be a problem.

Note: my personal dehydration experience with water could be because I was drinking tea instead of water. I wasn't getting both.

05-19-2012, 04:00 AM
Caffeine only has a diuretic effect at doses above 500 to 600 milligrams per day and, thus, the impact of tea consumption on hydration depends on caffeine content and has a relatively high negative impact threshold.

05-19-2012, 04:01 AM
Get on the Green Tea dude.... antioxidant, good sleep... all win.