tea and caffeine

@savypat (20246)
United States
September 2, 2008 3:46pm CST
I just read the following: About 80% of the caffeine in tea is releasedd in the first 30 to 45 seconds of steeping, you can make decaf of your own by throwing out that water and starting fresh. This might allow you to drink tea any time without worrying about the jitters. I found this wonderful news since I never have been able to drink tea after noon because of the caffeine. I think I'll try this late in the morning and see how it works. If you try it will you let me know?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Jan 09
Teas that came from the Camellia sinensis plant such as Green Tea, Oolong Tea, and Black Tea are the only teas that contain caffeine and they only have about 25% the amount of caffeine per serving that coffee has. It is the tannic acid in tea that is more prelavent. It stains your cups and teeth if the tea is too strong. The way to neutralize the affect of tannic acid on your system, is to add a drop of milk. It is probably the tannic acid more than the caffeine that is affecting you too.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
I like caffeine. Unlike some people who cannot take too much of it, I seem to thrive on lots of caffeine so I would not throw it out from my tea. Cheers!!