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Caffeinated Tea Time ends for you around what time?

12 hours before bedtime
1
2%
10 hours before bedtime
2
3%
8 hours before bedtime
4
6%
6 hours before bedtime
6
10%
4 hours before bedtime
10
16%
2 hours before bedtime
6
10%
1 hour before bedtime
2
3%
Right up to bedtime
28
45%
other
3
5%
 
Total votes : 62

Postby TimeforTea » Apr 26th, '08, 10:41

I usually will not have green tea after 2:30-3:00pm. If I have tea after dinner, I will have 1 cup of white tea. Before bed, I will only drink rooibos or herbal tea. This is just the habit I prefer at this time.

This morning I brewed a nice cup of white peach.
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Postby Ron Gilmour » Apr 26th, '08, 10:47

Well I feel like a wimp among all you folks who can handle tea right up to bedtime, but I have to quit around 6 pm if I want to sleep that night.

Currently enjoying a beautiful Ceylon OP from Upton. Ceylon isn't something I drink much of, but after all my recent green pu-erh guzzling, it's nice to drink something that just tastes like tea.
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Postby chamekke » Apr 26th, '08, 11:02

Ron Gilmour wrote:Well I feel like a wimp among all you folks who can handle tea right up to bedtime, but I have to quit around 6 pm if I want to sleep that night.


Heh, well, I used to think that caffeine of any description didn't affect me AT ALL.

Then I noticed that whenever I drink a cup of coffee prior to tea ceremony class, I can see the slightest tremor in my hand when I'm pouring water from the tea ladle into the bowl. Isn't that interesting! (The bowl of the ladle is comparatively heavy, the handle is long, and you have to pour the water slowly and steadily; so any lack of smoothness when holding the ladle is immediately apparent.)

So now I exclusively drink tea prior to tea class, since it doesn't seem to have the same deleterious effect :wink:

Drinking: PG Tips (with milk), because in an hour and a half, it's time for tea class.
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Postby witches brew » Apr 26th, '08, 11:16

Caffeine hits me HARD, so I have to ration myself. A case in point, I had a small cup of Adagio White Peach yesterday afternoon, and I was still restless at midnight. I have a touch of a headache this morning from it.

Green tea affects me much less than white. So, this morning's cup is sakura sencha, and I am switching to tisanes for the rest of the day.
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Postby trent » Apr 26th, '08, 11:50

Yesterday, I had a bowl of matcha right before I went to bed and slept fine... I don't think caffeine really affects me.
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Postby motokochan » Apr 26th, '08, 12:21

I haven't really had a strong reaction to the caffeine in tea that I have noticed.

Right now, some sencha before I make the weekend trek to do work (server maintenance, can't do it during business hours).
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Postby Eastree » Apr 26th, '08, 12:26

Caffeine apparently keeps me up at night. This gets especially annoying since I'm not waking up to go to work at 3am. So I have to stop drinking (tea) a bit early, though Friday and Saturday tea is unrestricted, and that makes the whole week better.
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Postby olivierco » Apr 26th, '08, 12:27

Yunnan golden tips a few hours ago and Ippodo Matcha Wakamastu no mukashi (usacha) before dinner.
According to Ippodo description, it could also be used for koicha. Is it common for a matcha to be used for both usacha and koicha?
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Postby Chip » Apr 26th, '08, 13:01

olivierco wrote:Yunnan golden tips a few hours ago and Ippodo Matcha Wakamastu no mukashi (usacha) before dinner.
According to Ippodo description, it could also be used for koicha. Is it common for a matcha to be used for both usacha and koicha?


A lot of mid to high grade matcha can go either way...so I hear.

I cannot really figure out the caffeine issue for me. I have always been on California time even though I live in PA. I have always been this way and always envy people who could go to bed at 10 and be up at 5 and do it easily or naturally.

But I don't think it has anything to do with caffeine since even before I drank caffeine I was this way.

Nevertheless, I try not to drink caffeine after 7-8 PM. But I do drink SLT (soggy leaf tea) which is maybe 4th steep or later steep leaf that I kept aside for the evening.

Drinking solo, would love to share a cup! :wink:
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Postby Beidao » Apr 26th, '08, 14:06

Had some First Flush Darjeeling half an hour ago, now some more but a Fair Trade one. The last Darjeeling was SO delicious, this is still cooling but I've sipped a little and it seems nice too.
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Postby Chip » Apr 26th, '08, 14:19

Oh, drinking the same ole Sencha Gyo blend and am really in need of some variety. Shincha cannot get here soon enough.
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Postby Eastree » Apr 26th, '08, 14:44

I've been working on wearing out a large pot of Keemun this morning. Those who have seen the video understand why.
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Postby omegapd » Apr 26th, '08, 14:46

Eastree wrote:I've been working on wearing out a large pot of Keemun this morning. Those who have seen the video understand why.


Enjoying some China Black myself... :wink: and waiting on the NFL Draft to start. :!:

EW
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Postby Katrina » Apr 26th, '08, 14:47

With a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old it would take WAY more than caffeine to keep me up at night. I think I could fall asleep WHILE drinking tea if I wanted.

Today is a great tea day. I was working on trying to get brewing right on my Ancient Emerald Lily this morning. Then I helped my husband finish a pot of Cheericup Ceylon. Now I'm having some Fukamushi Sencha. No rhyme nor reason today. Just going with the moment.
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 26th, '08, 15:09

I'm awake now and drinking Glenburn estates FF Darjeeling from 2007. I have way too much '07 vintage to drink up still.
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