m147 wrote:i have read that for extracting much of the caffeine from greens one would "steep" for 30 seconds then pour out and resteep for proper time. my question is, does this work the same for japanese greens as well?
This has pretty much been established as fiction....so no....and it doesn´t work for other teas either. It takes more like on the order of 15 minutes to remove most of the caffiene from tea leaves so you´re better off infusing for 30s and drinking that!
Or like Chip said make smaller infusions with less leaf and water....less leaf means less caffiene to dissolve total.