Wikipedia wrote:The disparity in experience and effects between the various natural caffeine sources could be because plant sources of caffeine also contain widely varying mixtures of other xanthine alkaloids, including the cardiac stimulants theophylline and theobromine, and other substances such as polyphenols that can form insoluble complexes with caffeine.
iris_bulb wrote:such a view is a fallacy, that in fact white tea has a LOT of caffeine in it and is indeed one of the teas with the HIGHEST amounts of caffeine.
Evan Draper wrote:Short answer? This:iris_bulb wrote:such a view is a fallacy, that in fact white tea has a LOT of caffeine in it and is indeed one of the teas with the HIGHEST amounts of caffeine.
is generally correct. There are plenty of mitigating factors. And there are several reasons why people are misinformed about this.
ethan wrote:To rid myself of caffeine-jitters, I put sugar of any sort (candy, chocolate, etc.) on my tongue for 10 seconds or so.
ethan wrote:Devoted135, I used to smoke cigars. Cigar-smokers do it for nicotine sickness. Many smokers unintentionally counterbalance nicotine by swirling wine or whisky around their mouths or having other drinks w/ sugar in them between puffs.
Sugar to dampen caffeine does not work for most people; however, I hope it works for a few who visit teachat (as it does for me).
I am saying individuals' own ways to deal w/ caffeine may not be "scientifically logical" yet work for them & may work for others.
GuyWan wrote:We all have different body chemistries but, as far as I am concerned, green teas and lightly oxidized oolongs generally feel like they are the most potent. I occasionally drink some silver needle tea and I get zero effect from it.