BIG vs. SMALL-LEAF Tea Plant Varieties

BIG vs. SMALL-LEAF Tea Plant Varieties
There are two main varieties under the species Camelia Sinensis - Small-leaf and Big-leaf. These varieties differ by size, structure, and other properties that influence the types of teas they make.

Getting Tea Drunk on Theophylline

Getting Tea Drunk on Theophylline
Feel light-headed after drinking tea? Or nauseated with a racing heart? Find out more about theophylline and its role in getting you "tea drunk."

Tea Stalks – Theanine – Happiness

Tea stalks - Theanine - Happiness Tea
Tea stalks are rich in theanine, an amino acid found in tea plants. Theanine promotes a sense of happiness by promoting the release of dopamine and alpha brain waves. Compared to tea leaves, tea stalks contain more ...

Factors affecting Caffeine in Tea Leaves

Tea bushes in Tung Ting Mountain, Lugu County, Taiwan
Studies have shown that oxidation levels do not significantly affect the caffeine level in tea leaves. So what factors make a difference? First, the parts of the plant used and included in your tea leaves ...

A Closer Look: Brewing vs. Caffeine

Brewing tea affect caffeine
You can affect the amount of caffeine in your tea by the way you brew. Brewing conditions include tea to water ratio, water temperature, brewing time, and number of brews. In particular, water temperature makes a big difference because ...