Caffine levels in Puerh


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Caffine levels in Puerh

Postby puerhking » Jul 24th, '08, 14:37

Any thoughts on what contributes to different levels of caffine in puerh? Most of my cakes have a moderate level of caffine....less than green tea for example. But a couple, one in particular has massive amounts...as much or more than black/red tea. Does wild ancient arbor tea have more than plantation?
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Postby Wesli » Jul 24th, '08, 15:24

I think buds have more caffeine than leaves, so more buddy pu-erhs will have more caffeine than less buddy pu-erhs.
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Re: Caffine levels in Puerh

Postby bearsbearsbears » Jul 24th, '08, 17:15

puerhking wrote:Any thoughts on what contributes to different levels of caffine in puerh? Most of my cakes have a moderate level of caffine....less than green tea for example. But a couple, one in particular has massive amounts...as much or more than black/red tea. Does wild ancient arbor tea have more than plantation?


see chadao article on caffeine, by former Unilever chemist Nigel Mellican: http://chadao.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html

no info on your question about wild/ancient tea, but good general info on what makes any tea more caffeinated than another.
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Postby puerhking » Jul 27th, '08, 13:56

thanks guys. b's b's b's thanks for the link to that article...very interesting. i guess it is a combination of natural circumstances and processing that ultimately determines caffine levels.
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