How do I get the most caffeine out of my black tea?

How do I get the most caffeine out of my black tea?

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  1. I can’t tell based on your question if your goal is to CONSUME as much caffeine as possible from black tea, or attempt to remove it because you don’t want it.
    The suggestion that you pre-steep your tea, and throw away the first 30–45 second infusion to remove the most caffeine is totally bogus. It’s also going to ruin your tea experience, because the good stuff in tea, the flavour, etc, will also come out in pre-steeping. Not only that, but the actual expression of caffeine isn’t especially rapid, and doesn’t immediately happen in the first 30 seconds.
    The other contributor suggests that it s called ‘rinsing tea’, and it’s not. ‘Rinsing tea’ is the process of pouring hot water over, and then off off (immediately) dried leaf, which is intended for the purposes of knocking loose dust and grit, and particles off.
    Here’s another answer about caffeine in tea:
    Ryan Fry’s answer to What teas have the most and the least caffeine?
    I address in there an actual toxicology study relating to caffeine in tea, which I think should be pretty definitive.
    In short, to INCREASE the amount of caffeine in your tea:
    use African, or Indian teas (Camelia Sinensis Assamica)
    Broken teas, or CTC teas, like most African teas will extract more caffeine
    the hotter the water, the more caffeine you’ll extract
    The longer the steep the more caffeine you’ll extract
    To DECREASE the caffeine in a completed brew:
    Use Chinese origin teas (including Korean, Indonesian, Ceylon, etc)
    Whole leaves express less caffeine
    Lower the water temperature
    Steep for less time


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