dagestan1980 wrote:Is it true that most of the Caffeine is gone from pu erh teas after first rinse when we clean the tea and make leaves open, thus making puerh a low Caffeine drink?
While I don't think a quick rinse will reduce the caffeine content I do wonder if a seriously long first steeping, western style, then thrown away will reduce the caffeine content in the second steeping. In theory, 3g of Puerh tea only has a certain amount of caffeine. If you extract most of it in a first steeping, less is available for the second steeping. However, you are also throwing away that tastiest first steeping.