And, one last one for ya. A blog dedicated to coffee makes a somewhat chill detour into tea world. Where lives, wait for it, one badass Tea Rex.
My introduction to warm, caffeinated beverages that go well with rainy days and books wasn’t coffee—I was an avid tea drinker long before I found myself nourishing essays at 2 a.m. with coffee as the only thing tethering me to the waking world. So, this post is an ode to the launching point of my caffeine addiction.
Interesting myth about coffee: lighter roasts have a higher caffeine content. Interesting fact about tea: lighter tea has a lower caffeine content.
I won’t go into the nitty-gritty about the process of oxidation that tea undergoes, but generally the longer the oxidation (which leads to darker teas), the more caffeinated the tea will be when brewed.
From lowest to highest caffeine content, there are five over-arching categories of tea.
herbal, white, green, oolong, and black.
All of these teas (except herbal, see below) come…
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