The theine is a molecule that we find in the tea , which is characterized precisely by providing a stimulating effect in the same way that caffeine does when we drink a cup of coffee (in fact, they are practically the same molecule). However, unlike this one, The tea contains certain compounds that help the absorption of the theine to be slower than caffeine, hence it is a stimulating drink but with a somewhat lesser effect compared to the action exerted by coffee.
But despite the fact that the absorption of the theine is slower than caffeine, we must bear in mind that its stimulant duration tends to be somewhat longer (between 2 to 3 hours approximately). Therefore, an excellent option when for example we want to enjoy a delicious infusion at night, before going to bed, it is best to opt for the rooibos tea , that although it is considered as a tea, it is actually an infusion, since it is obtained from the infusion of the leaves of another plant that has nothing to do with the plant used to make the tea.
Did you know that the tea can be removed from tea ? This is a useful and appropriate option when we are very sensitive to the theine , because its stimulating effect tends to affect us more, or because we simply want to enjoy a cup of tea after 6 o'clock in the afternoon (when its stimulating effect could even prevent us from falling asleep normally). In fact, it is possible to find us in many herbalists and specialized stores with destented teas , which are already sold with a very low content in theine. However, if you have tea bags or tea leaves to prepare the drink, you do not have to throw them away: it is also possible to eliminate the tea to make a wonderful detandered tea. How? We explain it to you
Useful tips to eliminate the theine when preparing tea
If you have a normal tea at home, for example a green tea, a red tea or a white tea, it is possible to eliminate the presence of theine in the drink in an easy and simple way. In fact, there are 3 very easy and simple tricks:
First trick: let the tea rest more minutes
Instead of leaving the tea in infusion between 3 to 5 minutes, the best is let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes . Of course, by the time of infusion, to be much greater taste will be stronger, less soft and less stimulating.
Second trick: use twice as much water
Another simple option is prepare it by heating twice as much water . To do this, make an infusion, when the water is hot, let the tea rest for a minute, discard the water reserving the tea leaves (or the sachet) and prepare a new infusion with more hot water. Then drink the second, making the drink with the same leaves used before.
Third trick: infuses only 30 seconds
And finally we end up with probably another one of the easiest tricks to practice. You only have to introduce the tea in the saucepan with boiling water for 30 seconds . Then it is advisable to remove that water and make a second tea with the same leaves already cooked, as we explained in the second trick.
The incredible benefits of tea without theine
Be that as it may, there is no doubt that we are faced with a drink full of benefits and properties, although in reality the tea does not contain the same amount of theine.
Among other aspects, it helps to take care of our cardiovascular health by providing cardioprotective qualities, it is useful to eliminate accumulated toxins in our body, while its richness in antioxidants helps reduce the action of free radicals and prevents premature cell aging, besides protecting us against the appearance of serious diseases such as cancer.
It is also known that those who consume tea regularly tend to have a lower incidence of high cholesterol and triglycerides, diabetes or any other cardiovascular disease.
On the other hand, it stands out for being a less stimulating drink, so it is useful when we want to enjoy a cup of tea but without its exciting effect, either because it is too late and we are going to go to bed, or because we are sensitive to the theine.
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