9 Ways to Caffeinate your life: a deep dive into the impact of coffee, tea, and yerba mate
Together with the coffee-at-tea expert, ChatGPT, as the expert witness to the effects, both positive and warnings, minus the funny bits, like figuring out how to do the 💩emoji 🤣.1 & 7. Yerba Mate
Loosely translated by some Argentinians as "The Herb". This savory tea beverage is not for those who need that sugar rush in the morning, but enjoy the smoky flavor of a dark tea. Yerba has about the same level of caffeine as your standard cup of joe, but without the shakiness that comes with your double-pump latte from the Bux. Yerba water is set to the same as the green tea setting on the #3 temperature-controlled water heater, also known as 175F. That water heater is amazing, it even has a button that says "hold temp", which when pressed, keeps the temp steady for up to 30 minutes. Brilliant. You then take the hot water and pour it slowly over the herb that is in the mate cup pointed to in 7.1. If you are on the go you can pour it into the thermos with the Grafana GaaS logo in 7.2. This loses about 10 degrees in 2 hours, not bad.
Positive vibes of "The Herb"
2. The Royal Tea Set
Also known as "The Queens Tea", Earl Grey is my go-to for the weekends. It's so chill and has about 1/2 the caffeine that the Argentinian Yerba brother. I brew this at boiling, which is another setting of #3. Brew for about 5 minutes, then pull the leaves. This tea is good at this temperature for about 1 hour in that cast iron container.
The Positive Calming Drink
If you are looking for a chill morning, go with the earl, if you want to write a wicked long blog post or crank out that code task, see #1.