Green tea tummyache
I love green tea, but I find that most varieties (particuarly more astringent types like Vietnamese Tea- Che Xanh, and some pu-erhs) give me an odd stomachache after drinking it. The more I drink, the "weirder" my stomach feels, slightly queasy (but I've never once thrown up from it),and it lasts hours until it passes through my system.
I find that drinking it daily for a while can help my body get a little used to it, but I still get quasi-cramps every time. Any sugestions for counteracting this sensitivity?
And as a side note- for "optimal health", how much green tea is supposedly best to consume daily? "Five cups" is the dose I commonly see recommended, but that doesn't make sense because it doesn't say how many oz per cup that would be. Anybody know? Thanks a bunch!