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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Erin

First off, I love this tea too. Second, I too find myself to be super-sensitive to caffeine. Last week I had a chai tea at a coffee shop at 2PM and subsequently stayed awake until around 4AM. I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t sleeping, and then it hit me. I know they’ve done studies that say caffeine supposedly leaves your body in like 6 hours or something, but that just cannot be true.

teabird

The “white teas have less caffeine” myth has actually been debunked; there’s a good description of the study here http://www.elmwoodinn.com/about/caffeine.html It only addresses how much caffeine gets into the cup, not how it’s absorbed by your body, but it’s pretty well done and informative. Erin, I couldn’t find much (that was readable) on metabolizing caffeine (so if you find that study do tell :) but it does seem like it varies a lot from person to person?

Ricky

I think it leaves after you’ve emptied out all the fluids from your system! It seems only then can I sleep :(

Well from Samovar’s website it stated that this tea was particularly light on caffeine. I mean I know some white teas contain more, but they said it was minimal! Haha, it was probably the mate though.

S

Damn, three teaspoons in 12 oz and it was still light? I haven’t worked up the courage to open my tin of this yet, but it smells yummy.

Ricky

Yahuh, it’s definitely very delicious though. There’s so little tea leaves in the tins! I’m hesitant to have them! They are sooooo gooood though!

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Erin

First off, I love this tea too. Second, I too find myself to be super-sensitive to caffeine. Last week I had a chai tea at a coffee shop at 2PM and subsequently stayed awake until around 4AM. I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t sleeping, and then it hit me. I know they’ve done studies that say caffeine supposedly leaves your body in like 6 hours or something, but that just cannot be true.

teabird

The “white teas have less caffeine” myth has actually been debunked; there’s a good description of the study here http://www.elmwoodinn.com/about/caffeine.html It only addresses how much caffeine gets into the cup, not how it’s absorbed by your body, but it’s pretty well done and informative. Erin, I couldn’t find much (that was readable) on metabolizing caffeine (so if you find that study do tell :) but it does seem like it varies a lot from person to person?

Ricky

I think it leaves after you’ve emptied out all the fluids from your system! It seems only then can I sleep :(

Well from Samovar’s website it stated that this tea was particularly light on caffeine. I mean I know some white teas contain more, but they said it was minimal! Haha, it was probably the mate though.

S

Damn, three teaspoons in 12 oz and it was still light? I haven’t worked up the courage to open my tin of this yet, but it smells yummy.

Ricky

Yahuh, it’s definitely very delicious though. There’s so little tea leaves in the tins! I’m hesitant to have them! They are sooooo gooood though!

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Hiya!

I am always up for sharing my tea with others. If you’re interested in something just let me know.

My Ratings
80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase
< 50 Bleck, I don’t want another cup

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