A 31-year-old male asked:
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will drinking black tea hydrate me at all, even a little bit? or will it leave me with less hydration than before the tea?

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Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Drink up!: A cup of tea will hydrate you overall.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Mark Roberts
41 years experience Family Medicine
Be a bit cautious.: Teas—most of them, and some more than others—contain caffeine, this substance is mildly diuretic. Decaffeinated teas have very little caffeine, and some have none. Relying strictly on caffeinated tea for rehydration may not be the very best way to replace fluids. Water or sports drinks should be in your mix. Stay healthy!
Answered on Jan 25, 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: Again, the researchers noticed no difference in urine production or hydration levels between the two drinks. They concluded that black tea seems to be as hydrating as water when consumed in amounts smaller or equal to 6 cups (1,440 ml) per day (10). Reference: www.healthline.com/nutrition/does-tea-dehydrate-you,Best Wishes
Answered on Jan 25, 2020

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