Apparently if you steep a teabag in 8oz of water you get more caffeine in the brew than if you steep it in 6oz of water. Source If I understood the scientific paper I may be able to understand why if you add more water the caffeine increases instead of being diluted.
I'm not having a brilliant morning. I feel the urge to knit and the shrug I have been knitting (216 stitches on 3.75mm needles or US size 5) was nearing the end. I was getting all giddy last night as I started the final welt and then the circular needle broke. I am going to fossick out another project, I really could do with some knitting. Another needle is on order, and this time I've gritted my teeth and spent a little more in the hope it will last.
Bear woke me up when he realised that his dressing had come off in his sleep. I was half way through before I realised I hadn't got my glasses on. I'm not at my best when woken (and without caffeine) and I'm not confident. Dispassionately, I am putting a square of dressing and some sticky tape over a wound that is clean, dry and looking more like a cut. Bear is healing up really well, despite my nerves with the dressing. The nurse gave us three spare ones, and I expect to put the last one on some time tomorrow.
I've started off the day out of sorts and all the things that I would normally choose as a calming tactic have dratted caffeine in. That is, tea, diet cola or chocolate. Yes, chocolate contains caffeine, darn it, at least good chocolate does.
I am going to try and cut down on the caffeine slowly as some time with Google says that the withdrawal can be harsh, especially for a heavy user like myself. This would be easier if I could work out how much caffeine there is in a teabag.