ryan wrote:Anyone else get a nice relaxed and calming feeling after drinking gyokuru??? I describe it as almost feeling high or a state of euphoria... good stuff =)
I have noticed it after drinking all kinds of teas. It's one of my favorite things about tea. I can get a decent theanine buzz off of just about any tea. I thought it was the caffeine at first but then I reasoned that I've been drinking vast quantities of caffeinated soda for many years and never got any kind of real buzz off of that. Coffee either. The sad part is that it doesn't really last long and it's very gentle. I have anxiety issues so anything that calms me down is something I really notice immediately.
I know that it isn't placebo effect in my case because I noticed it before I read any literature about it. I find the theanine "high" from most green teas to be more profound than that of most black teas. Although I have had some very potent ones from black teas.