4 serious, Scruff. This 'stereoisomer ploy' is one of the only things in the tea world that truly angers me. I think it's basically an unethical practice by second rate vendors who basically think that if they throw enough big, smart-sounding scientific words into a sentence, any fool will buy it.
Unfortunately, this is downright dangerous with caffeine. There are many people who really can't
consume it because of medical reasons...such as my grandfather. Sure, he's a frail 80 year old guy...but if he has a cup of caffeinated coffee (and even decaffeinated now...I have him on a steady stream of Vanilla Rooibos), he's in the ER with uncontrollable heart palpitations. And just today, Reuters reported on a study that found caffeine doubles a pregnant woman's miscarriage risk
Sal: Aw, thank you!