I have a couple of customers that are very sensitive to caffeine but also believe that there are significant health benefits to drinking pu-erh, particularly the older vintages (at least older than 10 years).
They relayed to me that they thought that much of the caffeine was lost in the older teas. I was not familiar with this idea so I declined to comment. I simply said that I had not heard that and had not experienced that with the older teas that I had sampled. I would be interested to hear what other folks may have discovered in their research.
When asked how to mitigate the caffeine content, I suggested that they start by using a couple of "longer-than-normal" rinses. I suggested that they try two rinses at two minutes. Keep in mind that one of the individuals was sensitive to caffeine to an extreme.
Does anyone else have any suggestions regarding reducing the impact of caffeine contained in pu-erh during sessions?
Thanks in advance,