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This is such a lovely dragonwell. I am keeping my bag of it in the office where I hope to remember to drink it. Yesterday I was reading that the theanine in green tea may help with anxiety levels so it seems like a good thing to keep at work. Something about dragonwells in particular do seem soothing, see previous notes for tasting details.

Mark B

Theanine is a big draw for me when it comes to tea. I’ve heard conflicting information, but so far it appears that early spring, less processed, and shade grown teas tend to have higher theanine content. For me, a good balance of theanine to caffeine gives me that alert and focused feeling, without being all jittery or wigged out. My research has pointed me to quality Long Jing and Gyokuro. I think I read somewhere that being an amino acid, it’s responsible for that umami taste that some teas have. A quick search seems to support this: http://goo.gl/47vFY

TeaBrat

Yes, I have heard gyokuro or sencha has the highest amounts of theanine but I don’t think that’s been scientifically proven

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Mark B

Theanine is a big draw for me when it comes to tea. I’ve heard conflicting information, but so far it appears that early spring, less processed, and shade grown teas tend to have higher theanine content. For me, a good balance of theanine to caffeine gives me that alert and focused feeling, without being all jittery or wigged out. My research has pointed me to quality Long Jing and Gyokuro. I think I read somewhere that being an amino acid, it’s responsible for that umami taste that some teas have. A quick search seems to support this: http://goo.gl/47vFY

TeaBrat

Yes, I have heard gyokuro or sencha has the highest amounts of theanine but I don’t think that’s been scientifically proven

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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