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How to brew Japanese tea with less caffeine extraction

Japanese tea, especially green tea, is known for its distinct flavor, aroma, and health benefits. However, it also contains caffeine, which some people may want to limit their intake of. Fortunately, there are ways to brew Japanese tea with less caffeine extraction. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Choose a tea with lower caffeine content

Not all Japanese teas are created equal when it comes to caffeine content. Gyokuro and Matcha have higher caffeine content than Sencha, for example. Therefore, you can choose a tea with lower caffeine content, such as Sencha, to start with.

Use cooler water temperature

Caffeine is extracted more easily in hot water than in cooler water. Therefore, you can use cooler water temperature to reduce caffeine extraction. For Japanese green tea, the recommended water temperature is between 70°C to 80°C (158°F to 176°F). You can experiment with the water temperature to find the one that suits your taste.

Shorten steeping time

The longer you steep the tea, the more caffeine will be extracted. Therefore, you can shorten the steeping time to reduce caffeine extraction. For Japanese green tea, the recommended steeping time is 1 to 2 minutes. However, you can experiment with the steeping time to find the one that suits your taste.

Use less tea leaves

Using less tea leaves will also reduce caffeine extraction. For example, if you normally use one teaspoon of tea leaves per cup, you can reduce it to half a teaspoon. Again, you can experiment with the amount of tea leaves to find the one that suits your taste.

Steep the tea multiple times

Japanese green tea can be steeped multiple times, and each time the caffeine extraction will be less than the previous one. Therefore, you can steep the tea multiple times to further reduce caffeine extraction. You can experiment with the number of times you steep the tea to find the one that suits your taste.

In summary, there are several ways to brew Japanese tea with less caffeine extraction. You can choose a tea with lower caffeine content, use cooler water temperature, shorten steeping time, use less tea leaves, and steep the tea multiple times. By experimenting with these methods, you can enjoy the unique flavor and aroma of Japanese tea while limiting your caffeine intake.

Caffeine can have several positive effects on the body when consumed in moderation. Here are some of the ways in which caffeine can be beneficial:

  1. Increased alertness and concentration

Caffeine is a stimulant that can help improve mental alertness and concentration. It works by blocking the action of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep and suppresses arousal.

  1. Improved physical performance

Caffeine has been shown to improve physical performance by reducing fatigue and increasing endurance. It works by stimulating the central nervous system, which can help delay fatigue and improve muscle strength.

  1. Boosted metabolism and weight loss

Caffeine has been shown to increase metabolic rate and fat burning, which can help with weight loss. It works by stimulating the nervous system and increasing the release of adrenaline, which can increase energy expenditure.

  1. Reduced risk of certain diseases

Caffeine has been associated with a reduced risk of certain diseases, including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and liver disease. It is believed that caffeine's antioxidant properties may help protect against these diseases.

  1. Improved mood and mental health

Caffeine has been shown to have mood-enhancing effects, including reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. It works by increasing the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, which are associated with positive mood.

It is important to note that while caffeine can have these positive effects, consuming too much caffeine can also have negative effects on the body, such as increased anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. Therefore, it is recommended to consume caffeine in moderation and to be mindful of its effects on your body.

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Excellent sencha. I did not taste any bitterness at all.

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The taste is balanced And not too bitter

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Balanced of sweetness and bitterness

This one is the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness for me. I am not fan of bitterness of tea but this combination of sweetness and little bitt of bitterness makes me feel energetic. I smell and taste the freshness with every sip in the morning. it contains 20 grams I feel the quantity is not too much. So now I wanna try their other matcha to compare.

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I have used this Koiai matcha for 3 years now since my Japanese friend recommend. I love it! It is the best I have tasted. It's fresh and nutty as well. I used to drink coffee every morning but now I make my own Matcha lattes at home. It is very dense because it is high quality ceremonial matcha so make sure you sift matcha for creamy and foaming.

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