Black tea for a dodgy tummy?
I’m not British but I love the term “dodgy tummy.” We need a way to describe that feeling when your stomach is not in distress, but rather just…not…happy. I’m experiencing this sensation the morning after a bad dinner out. The storm is over, but today my tummy is definitely dodgy, and I have no peppermint or chamomile tea here at the office. So I made myself a weak cup of Upton TA49: Amgoorie Estate STGFOP1S First Flush (a smidge under one cup-weight of tea, 6 oz water off the boil for a minute, and 6 mins brew time, taken neat) and am beginning to feel a bit better. Perhaps even capable of enjoying breakfast. (And as a live-to-eat person, when I approach breakfast with an eat-to-live attitude, I know something ain’t right.)
Do you ever use black tea to settle your stomach? And if so, what kind do you prefer?
I am much more likely to steep some puerh when my stomach is not happy. Black tea would probably not be my first choice to calm my tummy, though I love Yunnan and Fujian black.
I sometimes go for an earl grey because its a comforting taste to me and I believe I can psych my stomach into thinking it feels better haha. My favorite (other than peppermint) for a dodgy tummy is any rooibos
I drink any old kind of cheap black bagged tea, weak and iced, and eat saltines when my stomach is off. I have no idea if it helps, but it doesn’t make me feel worse.
Ginger is an anti-nauseant so when I’m feeling off and I want black tea I usually make ginger chai. In its simplest form I’ll just cut slices of ginger into any plain black tea.
I also use Ginger. A friend is a school nurse and she’s not allowed to give drugs to the kids, so she brews them a cup of ginger tea if they have stomach complaints. Works for me!
Grated fresh ginger steeped in boiling water for 10 minutes. A dollop of honey if you like. I drink 2 large mugfuls of this concoction when I have tummy problems. Fixes me right up. Also cures mild headaches. Ginger is amazing. If you can’t handle the tea, candied ginger should work too.
It’s definitely too early when you read DOGGY tummy! Lol
I usually go for the green and whites, something that goes along the line of jasmine. Black teas are a bit to strong for me if I’m feeling a bit off.
Puerh for me, and I have a tummy that gets dodgy rather easily, ever since early childhood. Puerh makes my tummy forgive me for eating things I shouldn’t have…
Wow, these are great suggestions, everyone! Thanks…I made a strong cup of peppermint and chamomile brewed together when I got home, and that helped a lot. I’m going to try the puerh…any particular favorite varieties?