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If you make black tea extra strong, does that increase the caffeine content or p

  1. Tom Vogler profile image82
    Tom Voglerposted 4 years ago

    If you make black tea extra strong, does that increase the caffeine content or potency?

  2. Lee Tea profile image91
    Lee Teaposted 4 years ago

    I've read in my research that 80% of the caffeine will be released within the first 30 seconds of steeping.  Longer steeping will increase the flavor (too long can over infuse it to a bitter tasting tea), but not necessarily the caffeine content which is particular to the type and cut of tea leaf you're using.  To increase the caffeine content in a cup of tea, use more tea leaves.  To reduce caffeine content, choose green or white teas, use less tea, and cooler water.

    Cheers!
    Lee @ Lee's Teas

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know; I've been a die-hard tea drinker for over 40 years.  I like my tea "strong enough for a mouse to walk across,"  and unadulterated to boot.  ;-)

    2. Lee Tea profile image91
      Lee Teaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My kind of connoisseur smile

 
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