bambooforest wrote:It's my understanding that 80% of caffeine in tea isn't extracted in the first 30 seconds... and that ended up being a myth when it was finally tested in a laboratory.
debunix wrote:Past a certain point, I will continue a gongfu session, but won't start a new one. Or, I might concoct a caffeine-free herbal mix and brew that up.
wyardley wrote:I think if you're caffeine-sensitive, it's best to avoid drinking much tea after early afternoon.
sdsgibb wrote:How can I drink tea throughout the day and NOT spend the evenings unable to sleep???
sdsgibb wrote:debunix wrote:Past a certain point, I will continue a gongfu session, but won't start a new one. Or, I might concoct a caffeine-free herbal mix and brew that up.
What sort of herbal mix are we talking? Brewing in a gaiwan?
Teaism wrote:Well, it depends on how tea affect you. After some time, your tolerence increase and you would be able to sleep better. Sometimes, I have a 8 hours continous tea tasting until 3am in the morning and knock off to sleep instantly.
What do you guys do at night? Not drink?
amaranto wrote:What do you guys do at night? Not drink?
I have the same problem as you, so I try to drink peppermint tea, rooibos, or something else with no caffeine at night. Sometimes, I'll continue steeping something I've already started, hoping that most of the caffeine is gone after four or five steeps
jextxadore wrote:Which teas do you manage to continue for 4–5 steeps?