orguz wrote:I only noticed cha qi in aged sheng pu erh, I had some 1985 wild tuo and I started to sweat and felt warm and flushed, but felt drowsy in need of sleep, perhaps it made one really relaxed, also noticed lightheadedness.
Can cha qi be noticed only in teas prepared from higher quality leafs, so far this experience was with this one tea only.
Ti wrote:The other day while first trying my new 2007 Jingmai Mountain Spring tea I began to notice a sensation of being very relaxed. It was so profound that I felt as though I took a muscle relaxer or something but yet I was very alert. This was not like any caffeine buzz I ever had and I was confused as can be for a while as to why I felt so good, as feeling good and relaxed is not my regular state of being or even common for that mater. Then it occurred to me that this might be the ChaQi I read about. Was I high on ChaQi?
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?