ChaQi = (茶气 or 茶氣) in Chinese medicine and Taoism, the vital energy in tea.
I hear about it and tea drinkers seem to like this quality and mention it often. But what is it?
Was I high on ChaQi or was it something else?
So what I want to know is if ChaQi is evident every time you drink a tea that supposedly has this quality or does it depend on varying conditions?
From my experience, I think that ChaQi is the stimulation of dopamine in the brain. I don't think it's from the caffeine because I don't get the crash like you get from Mt Dew or Diet Dew.
I only feel the qi with cooked pu, oxidized oolongs or houjicha. . . what does everyone else think?
You can get this same experience meditating, too.