Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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My girlfriend likes tea, but has trouble with caffeine. What teas have
good flavor, but little caffeine?


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steven wrote:
red tea


Rooibos? Tried it. She doesn't like it.


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On Jun 18, 2:51 am, Alan Petrillo wrote:
My girlfriend likes tea, but has trouble with caffeine. What teas have
good flavor, but little caffeine?

AP


It's mostly commonly thought/observed that white tea has the least and
black tea has the most caffeine. white - green - oolong - then
either black or puerh tea.

A lot of sites have a table like the one on http://www.stashtea.com/caffeine.htm
I also found this page (http://nobleharbor.com/tea/caffiene.html)
which thought these figures were all hooey. Try some lighter teas and
if they don't give a bad buzz then stick with them.

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Steven Dodd writes:

On Jun 18, 2:51 am, Alan Petrillo wrote:
My girlfriend likes tea, but has trouble with caffeine. What teas have
good flavor, but little caffeine?

AP


It's mostly commonly thought/observed that white tea has the least and
black tea has the most caffeine. white - green - oolong - then
either black or puerh tea.

A lot of sites have a table like the one on
http://www.stashtea.com/caffeine.htm


Sorry, but that's just folklore.

I also found this page (http://nobleharbor.com/tea/caffiene.html)
which thought these figures were all hooey.


Ah, now I feel better.

I apologize for being cranky, but this subject comes up often here,
even though it's been settled on the merits. The short version is:
Don't believe that green or white tea in general has less caffeine,
and don't believe you can extract nearly all caffeine from tea leaves
with a 30-second rinse. It's complicated!

/Lew
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On Jun 18, 12:51 am, Alan Petrillo wrote:
My girlfriend likes tea, but has trouble with caffeine. What teas have
good flavor, but little caffeine?

AP


Just do a caffeine search in this group and you'll find all the info
you need.

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On Jun 18, 1:01 am, steven wrote:
red tea


Red tea is not tea. It is rooibos. Tea is tea-camillia sinesis. I am
joining Lew in crankidom.

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The like of roobois, yerbal mate (I think)and herbal/flower teas have
no caffeine. I have no comments about their favor because I haven't
tried them.

It's also important to look at theanine, caffeine and catechins in
aggregate, they cancel out each other.

I agree with Lewis It IS a complicated subject. Here are some
thoughts:

http://www.amazing-green-tea.com/gre...-caffeine.html

Julian
http://www.amazing-green-tea.com

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You can buy teas that have been decaffeinated by the CO2 process.
This is suppose to remove the caffeine only. They taste metallic to
me. You won't get this taste through your own trial and error to
eliminate caffeine through infusions. It does prove how important
caffeine is to the taste of tea.

Jim

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My girlfriend likes tea, but has trouble with caffeine. What teas have
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Shen writes:

On Jun 18, 1:01 am, steven wrote:
red tea


Red tea is not tea. It is rooibos. Tea is tea-camillia sinesis. I am
joining Lew in crankidom.


Honored!

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Space Cowboy writes:

You can buy teas that have been decaffeinated by the CO2 process.
This is suppose to remove the caffeine only. They taste metallic to
me. You won't get this taste through your own trial and error to
eliminate caffeine through infusions. It does prove how important
caffeine is to the taste of tea.


Right, that's a point that's usually overlooked. But caffeine is
bitter, and some of the people who don't like caffeine's
pharmacological effect might have trouble with bitterness, too. Of
course, if you can't stand a certain amount of bitterness, there's
probably a limit to how interested you can become in tea.

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Steven Dodd wrote:

It's mostly commonly thought/observed that white tea has the least and
black tea has the most caffeine. white - green - oolong - then
either black or puerh tea.


Unfortunately this is a hasty generalization with no real fact behind it.
The caffeine in the leaves isn't affected much by processing, so it has
a lot more to do with the particular variety and the soil and weather
conditions than anything else.

A lot of sites have a table like the one on http://www.stashtea.com/caffeine.htm
I also found this page (http://nobleharbor.com/tea/caffiene.html)
which thought these figures were all hooey. Try some lighter teas and
if they don't give a bad buzz then stick with them.


The figures are all hooey, and the lighter teas may not be any lower in
caffeine. Without measuring, you don't really know, although you can expect
a pre-steep to reduce the caffeine levels somewhat.
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On Jun 18, 5:51 pm, Alan Petrillo wrote:
My girlfriend likes tea, but has trouble with caffeine. What teas have
good flavor, but little caffeine?

AP


Hi Alan,

I sell a Herbal Tea called Dales Tea it is all Herbal check out web :
www.multiherbaltea.blogspot.com/

It is very pleasant to drink but you canno add sugar or milk only abit
o fhoney or lemon.

Hope this can help in any way.

Tina

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What do they say about the calm before the storm?

-Brent

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On Jun 19, 8:28 pm, Brent wrote:
What do they say about the calm before the storm?

-Brent


Yep. Here we go again...................



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