Do you get drunk on oolong tea? - tea drunk?

Do you get drunk on oolong tea? - tea drunk?

Many tea lovers are certainly familiar with the feeling that comes with drinking too much tea at once. You suddenly feel awake, full of energy, creative, peaceful or relaxed. In this article we want to explain what it means in more detail Tea Drunk - 茶 醉 ...🤪 Cha Zui to be and how to get really drunk - so, without alcohol of course :)

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What makes us drunk when we drink tea?

The tea plant Camellia Sinensis has some ingredients that affect our well-being while we drink tea.


  1. Caffeine (tea)

All types of tea have a certain caffeine content, this depends on the growing conditions and how the tea leaves are processed.

We already have this in another Blog article here described in more detail.

Caffeine is an ingredient that provides us with energy and creativity. An increased caffeine content is also noticed by a slightly bitter one. Astringent taste of the tea.


  1. L-theanine 

L-theanine is a non-proteinogenic amino acid which is predominantly found in the Camellia Sinensis plant and is known to stimulate alpha brain waves. This can make us feel alert, creative, or very relaxed. It is also important to know that the fermentation process of the tea leaves reduces the L-theanine content. Green teas or slightly fermented Oolong teas have the highest L-teanine content.

L-theanine also has the property of reducing the effect of caffeine and thus helps to reduce anxiety. The active ingredient also helps us relax. The L-teanine is also responsible for rounding off the pleasant aromas of the tea.


  1. Catechins

Catechins are arguably the main reason why we suddenly feel so high when we drink tea. Since catechins have a bitter taste, cultivars with a low catechin content are usually used for growing green tea. For Oolong teas, cultivars with a higher catechin content are preferred as this is reduced during the oxidation in the fermentation process.


Which types of tea make you tea drunk?

In general, you can get drunk with almost any type of tea, but teas with a high proportion of caffeine, L-theanine and catechins are best suited for this.

For example, greener ones are good Jasmine tea, Gyokuro, Baozhong Oolong or generally slightly fermented High Mountain Oolong varieties.

In particular, High Mountain Oolong teas are very suitable as they grow very slowly on the fog-covered mountains and the cool climate and can thus develop a high proportion of L-theanine in the tea leaves.


Five steps to getting really drunk with tea 

  1. Only drink good quality tea
  2. Do not drink tea on an empty stomach, it is more digestible if you eat small snacks such as nuts or taro pastries during the tea ceremony.
  3. On a full stomach, the effects may not work or take effect very late.
  4. Always prepare your green tea or oolong tea in the Gong Fu Cha style
    • With the Gong Fu Cha Style method, the tea can be enjoyed very consciously in small doses. You can find more about this here in our blog post
  5. Be careful - enjoy your tea experience and avoid too many distractions


How does it feel to be tea drunken?

Depending on which tea you prefer, it can feel different to be tea drunk. Here are some of our personal experiences:

You feel very light, almost flying. Creative. Emotional and introspective. Sublime, happy and silly. Satisfied, peaceful, and blissful. Meditative, philosophical and relaxed. You feel a deep connection with everything and everyone around you. Or you just feel very grateful loved ones to have you with whom you can share this positive experience together.

Mann ist Tea Drunken

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Tell us your opinion!

Have you ever had the feeling of being tea drunk? If so, maybe you still remember which type of tea you enjoyed back then? Please share your experience with us and leave a short message in the comments at the end of this article.

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