Hello. I posted a while back with some requests about teas that were hopefully not too jittery. I received a bunch of very helpful responses.
As per people’s suggestions, I have been going down the raw pu-erh rabbit hole and am totally lost. Wouldn’t know where to start in fact. Scott over at Yunnan Sourcing seems to have quite the selection but again, the choices are overwhelming.
Basically, I am looking for a decent amount of caffeine with low anxiety. I’m probably not as dialed into the taste as most people on here so I am hoping someone has a specific recommendation that might be on the lower end of the price spectrum.
High caffeine will cause anxiety in some people no matter what you do. There is a theory that a tea high in Theanine may counteract this however. I do not know which puerhs are higher in Theanine. It is easy enough to recommend a few good lower cost tea but I don’t know the caffeine content so I can’t recommend for that. Any of the Yunnan Sourcing Impressions series of cakes are good lower cost raw puerh for a start. I have no idea about their caffeine count however.
I think maybe a range you are willing to spend could help you as well. There are lots of stuff out there. I think the jitters comes more so on an empty stomach sometimes. There are some good ones in the $30.00ish range you can get. Scott has some good ones and can probably steer you to start out in. With time you will find which way but the rabbit hole only deepens.
Hey there. Thank you for your reply. I think Scott is very busy because I have had a very hard time contacting him about this. So, let’s say I was looking in the $30 range, could you recommend one of the raw pu-erh’s? I just have no idea where to begin!
At 30$ you might be better off with his raw puerh tea club, that way you dont have to ask him… lol..
I dont get jitters from any of the raw puerh though, just eat a snack before hand and keep brewing it out, the caffiene will eventually wear out as you keep brewing it, instead of brewing fresh leaves.
This one is fantastic and way better than the price in my opinion.
Scott was very busy and finally got back to me yesterday. That’s one of the ones he suggested? Thank you for following up.
May I suggest this one?
One of my favorites, it didn’t even last me a month (200g).
I get a little anxiety too when I drink some raws… they tend to mellow with age so aged ones might be a good choice.
Less expensive but excellent…
And @mrmopar’s recommendation is a great cake too and really affordable too.