I'm new to more of the traditional tea drinking. I've got the electric kettle form imperial tea court. I have a gaiwan, tea pot, cups, microfiber towels. I've got the basic set up to expriment, and am enjoying it so far. I've been practicing with a mid grade oolong .
My questions are about caffeine. I'm generally very healthy, and active. I would not say my blood pressure is a problem, but I monitor it. I've always been told watch out for caffeine mostly referring to coffee, but never really had the tea conversation.
I've done acupuncture for years. I actually have a appt very soon with him to discuss this very topic. I also plan to take in my oolong to see how I do with a muscle test.
I'm not looking for medical advice. Just some general giudelines. How does green oolong tea compare to coffee in regards to caffeine ? With using my gaiwan would green oolong be the least amount of caffeine ? Would standard green tea have less health benefits ? I really like the oolong health benefits, and would rather not loose that.
Any quality decaf oolong on the market that can be used with a gaiwan ?
Any suggestions, links to educate me more on this subject, etc would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully my acupuncture doctor will be able to spell it all out for me, but thought this looked like a great source to ask my questions.
Maybe some of you have wondered the same thing, and already figured it out. Help point me in the right direction. Maybe caffeine levels in green oolong are so low I should not even worry about it.
I really just enjoy the brewing process, taste, moment, etc. Would like to do it with as little caffeine as possible.