What is Black Tea?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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See also: Tea - black, partly decaffeinated

Black tea is a variety of tea that is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties. All four varieties are made from leaves of Camellia sinensis. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor and contains more caffeine than the less oxidized teas.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 3 1
Drowsiness 1 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 1
Loss of energy 1 1
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 0
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Black Tea

Side effect Patients
Difficulty falling asleep 1
Difficulty sleeping through night 1
Insomnia 1
Restlessness (akathisia) 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Black Tea

Dosage Patients
6 hr three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Black Tea

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Black Tea

Duration

Currently using Black Tea

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped using Black Tea

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Black Tea

Nov 17, 2016 (Started May 06, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for drowsiness)
  • Side effects
    Mild (unrefreshing or poor sleep, restlessness (akathisia), insomnia, difficulty sleeping through night, difficulty falling asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tsp. Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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