Ron Gilmour wrote:My technique to minimize caffeine consumption in the evening is to use teas that will take a lot of steeps and then make tea from the half-spent leaves in the evening.
gingko wrote: Since black tea already contains much less caffeine than green tea
omegapd wrote:gingko wrote: Since black tea already contains much less caffeine than green tea
I think this has to do with certain types of teas. If you buy a box of Lipton at the grocery store, their boxes show the caffeine content of their herbal teas (0%), green tea (30mg or so), black tea (60mg) and then coffee which they list at 100mg. In their world at least, black teas are higher than anything else they sell.
Intuit wrote:Hat tip to the first post in this thread, with a bit of clarification.
Wash your tea leaves for no longer than 20 s with very hot, but not quite boiling water. That will remove most of the caffeine, but leaves behind the theanine in the leaves.
Now, you shouldn't waste money on expensive 'decaffeinated teas', because the
Swiss Hot Water' technique is essentially the same as our tea leaves wash. Some companies employ CO2-extraction, but that removes our theanine, so its not a wise choice. Certainly one should avoid organic solvent extracted teas because of their mildly toxic solvent contaminants in treated tea leaves. A little is no problem, but constant consumption isn't a good idea, as its counterintuitive (the antioxidant benefits of tea being negated by the solvent residuals).
The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. This is a bolder tasting tea, and brewing produces a deep amber color.