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It's All About Tea — caffeine

Exploring the Tea Plant: Sinensis, Assamica and more

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

The heart of tea's diversity lies in its countless varieties, each contributing its taste, aroma, and flavor to the world of tea. The major varieties, Camellia Sinensis and Camellia Assamica, are well-known in the tea community for the wide array of tea flavors and textures they give birth to. However, beyond these popular varieties exists a realm of lesser known species that play a crucial role in the rich and varied world of tea.

This article aims to explore the depth of tea varieties, from the renowned to the rare. We'll dive into each variety's history, characteristics, and unique qualities, offering a comprehensive look at the plants that create our beloved beverage. At the same time, we hope to contribute to a better understanding of the tea plant and create a more vibrant and detailed representation of the rich world of flavors, aromas, and tastes induced by the vast array of tea varieties out there. (Read More)

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Caffeine in tea: a comprehensive guide

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Today we're touching on an ever-present subject in the world of tea. 

There's one question that regularly appears in Path of Cha's mailbox, probably more often than any other: Which type of tea contains the most/ least caffeine?

If you have asked yourself (or others) about this, then go on reading. This blog post is for you! (you guessed it, it is more complex than naming one tea for each category). (Read More)

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What Is Yabao Tea? Is This A Caffeine Free Tea?

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Yabao. Depending on who you ask, Yabao tea can be categorized as raw pu-erh, white tea, white raw pu-erh, pu-erh buds, or even as a tisane! These are just some of the many categories this elusive Chinese tea falls into. So what is Yabao? Actually, it's quite tricky to define and confine it to a particular tea category. What we do know is, it's incredibly delicious. So let's try to take a closer look at what makes it so. (Read more)

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The 4 Reasons Everyone Is Switching To Matcha Green Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Across the world, cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops are adding matcha green tea powder into their staples. Almost all coffee shops now offer matcha beverages as an alternative to coffee. And why wouldn’t they! Matcha is a delicious, energizing, and healthy Japanese green tea that deserves attention. 

So what are the main reasons everyone’s making the switch? (Read more)

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Pu-Erh Tea Caffeine Content: Not What You Might Have Thought

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Today we are exploring a popular topic of debate: pu-erh tea caffeine content. Pu-erh is one of the most controversial tea categories out there. Many people believe that pu-erh is particularly high on caffeine. And among those many, some assume that the darker the tea, the more caffeine it contains. Perhaps it is because darker brews of tea resemble the highly caffeinated culprit coffee? Though we know that the freshest, youngest green teas often have higher caffeine content. While it's true that pu-erh is an excellent energizing tea, is it that high in caffeine? And does the color of the brew matter? (Read more)

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