We are quite familiar with Monday caffeine craving and most of us intend to satisfy it by hastening toward a strong tea builder or black coffee.
Of- course, it sound bit exaggerating and there is mystery around us whether green tea contains caffeine elements or not? The answer simply yes but the ratio of caffeine elements depends upon “add-ons” that we discuss in this article.
Extraction of Green Tea
Green tea powder is made up of the same plant used to make black tea,it is commonly referred as “ Camellia Sinensis”. The difference lies in their fermentation process that is the ratio of amino acid in green tea is greater than that of black coffee and this in return offset its “hyper” caffeine effects.
Well the caffeine effect of green tea is more calming than other drinks. Due to low concentration of amino acid, green tea is mixed from gut into blood streams and from there it stimuli the nerves system.
It blocks the activity of neuro-transmitters “adenosine” that relaxes our mind. The level of adenosine builds up whole day and one may feel tired once adenosine transmits relaxing signals to brain.
Does Green tea have any side effects?
The caffeine is often talked for its negative effects such as sleeplessness and anxiety problems. Let us compare the amount of caffeine in per 8oz of green tea cup and other drinks.
As it’s clear from above comparison that green tea contains moderate amount of caffeine, its neither too strong nor too low to trigger any harmful effect.
Supplements in Green tea to reduce caffeine level
There are various ways to reduce the ratio of caffeine in green tea , don’t worry as these are natural elements that have beneficial effects on your health and body.
Try to Avoid Green Tea Bags
Try to avoid green tea bags as they contain more caffeinated elements. Always use loose green tea leaves as they are fresh and one may use up to three times before throwing them away.Tea bags are also poor in flavor and have low quality.
Drink it hot
Brewing green tea allow other elements such as “Theanine” and “catechins” to mix up with caffeine and reduce its activity. Theanine provide sweet flavor and freshness in tea.
Don’t let your cup cool down after hot brewing, otherwise these elements break down which further enhance caffeine activity
Adding Lemon grass in Green Tea
Lemon grass has fragrance of lemon and it has mild and sweet taste. Adding it in green tea metabolize digestive tissues and acts as antioxidants agent within your body.
Furthermore Its reduce caffeine activity by breaking it down and mixing up with blood streams. What is more, if the lemon grass isn’t available, you may use a few drops of lemon.
Green Tea with Ginger
Green tea with ginger is a popular drink in South-East and West Asia. Adding a slice of ginger in green tea significantly reduces the caffeine effect.
The best practice is to strain hot tea in cup with adding simple lemon-ginger syrup drops in it.
Green tea with rose
Adding rose drops in green tea gives it a mild taste and sooth smell. You can accomplish this task by either adding rose leaves in green tea while steaming or adding drops after stain. It works in both ways. Again rose is an antioxidant agent and reduce the caffeine activity in body.
Best Time for Tea
Does time for green tea trigger caffeine effects in body? At night time the adenosine activity is at its peak. Relishing green tea at night activates caffeinated effects and results in activeness of whole nerves system.
Its good practice to drink green tea at night by adding some anti-oxidants such as ginger, rose drops, flavors etc. Drinking green tea helps in digestion as it act as an “Anti-fat Agent”.