Caffeine intake gives benefits to the drinkers but not too much. Tea has caffeine in it but it does not mean you should stop drinking tea, what you should do is reduce the caffeine in it.
Caffeine in tea has been a problem for most drinkers. Caffeine has with it the fact that it is not that good for the body, which is why many avoids coffee and switch to tea. But what they do not know is that there is also caffeine in teas. Tea gives you lots of health and other benefits that really are regretful to lose by avoiding a cup of tea. Tea is said to be better than coffee and with all the benefits it gives it is like missing so much with just one thing. But do not lose hope because you can actually reduce the caffeine in tea, with the help of some techniques.
Caffeine is bitter and a psychoactive stimulant. It makes you alert and active after the intake. Unlike the negative connotation with it, caffeine has a good effect if only taken in moderation. It is actually added to sodas, energy drinks and diet pills. For sodas and energy drink it is added to help with energy boost. Yes it helps you to become hyper and energetic. Caffeine is added to diet pills because studies show that it helps to put your metabolism up, which actually helps with the loosing of weight. Despite everything negative said about caffeine it is still actually doing big help to all the drinkers this is only if taken in moderate amount. In cases one drinks too much of it then the negative effects come out.
If you would have big amount of caffeine intake then you may suffer with heart palpitations, insomnia, respiratory problems, nervousness, irritability, anxiousness, muscle twitching and many others. This is why one should consider the amount of caffeine intake every day.
For tea drinkers the caffeine level may be reduce by doing some consideration in the preparation of the tea. When it comes to the tea leaves you will use you should get to know them to know the level of caffeine in it. The more mature the leaves the lower is the caffeine level meaning if you use young leaves then the caffeine is in its high level. Also leaves grown in shades has high caffeine unlike leaves exposed to the sun more. Going to the process of preparation, you should not drink and instead throw the first infusion of the tea you made. This is because 80 percent of the caffeine is being extract in the first infusion which means the first infusion has a high level of caffeine compared to the next infusions. Tea leaves are also recommended since it has less concentration compared to teabags.
The length of time spent also in the steeping of the leaves is a factor to the amount of caffeine released by the leaves. It is also suggested that leaves be steeped in a small teapot as the leaves haul out more of its caffeine when steeping is done in a big pot. Teas have also low level of caffeine while it is hot so you better drink it while it is hot.
Caffeine in tea also depends on the kind of tea you are doing. Caffeine is good, you just have to remember to monitor the amount of intake you are having. You may count the tea you are drinking but caffeine is also available to other food and beverage available in the market so you have to appoint an eye for that.