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And, the Crofter’s winners are listed at the end of this post!
Brain Food 101: Caffeine in Tea
Mae asked me a great question about caffeinated v. decaf tea the other day.
‘Food Science Girl!! If caffeine from tea leaves dissolves in hot water, is it decaffeinated the second time you use the same leaves?’
Kind of! With each cup brewed with the same leaves, the caffeine content will be lower. So it may take a few cups to get a ‘decaf’ tea. Keep in mind, of course, that no decaf tea or coffee is truly caffeine-free. There is always still a little bit there!
Caffeine is one of the first things to dissolve during steeping. Studies show that it takes 4-5 minutes to remove about 2/3 of the caffeine in tea, approximately 10 minutes to remove more than 90% of the caffeine, and 15 minutes to get rid of virtually all the caffeine.
In my opinion, you will lose a lot of the flavor of the tea if you steep it in hot for 15 minutes before actually making your cup of tea, but I haven’t actually tried it.
Recipes from Around Blog-Land
I tried recipes from two of my favorite blogs this week, and loved them both, so I’m sharing the love with you! Check these out, and make them SOON.
1. Angela’s In a Jiffy Spelt Burgers. So filling, addictive, and filled with great ingredients!
2. Lindsey’s Super Health Nut Chocolate Shake. Tastes like a chocolatey, creamy dessert, but super healthy!
And finally, the winners of the Crofter’s giveaway are….
1. Kimberly Jahnke
Congrats, everyone! Please send me your mailing info, and we’ll get you your coupon!