I got a few samples of an organic tea from a friend over the weekend, and yesterday morning I brewed up some Chai, and drank 3 cups of it while it was still hot. Very soon thereafter I began to feel lightheaded and somewhat buzzed.
For the rest of the morning I felt kind of amped up but also slightly dizzy, and I can't help but wonder if there was something specific in the tea that caused that feeling, or if I just got too much caffiene. I checked the ingredients and it's just black tea, ginger root, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, and a couple of things I'd never heard of: Cardamom, and Star Anise.
This was the first time I'd ever had Chai tea, and I've never gotten that sort of reaction from any other drink. What do you guys think?