Caffeine can be an effective way to boost your energy when you first wake up, but too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. In the morning, a few cups of caffeinated tea are just what we need to get our day started. It gets you moving and gets you motivated to tackle your upcoming tasks. Since the first cup tasted so delicious, you make yourself another and another, and before you know it, you're hitting your caffeine threshold. That is why we offer delicious loose-leaf decaf teas. You can have a few delicious tasting cups while limiting your caffeine intake. Start your morning with our decaf English Breakfast Tea or delight your taste buds with our sweet decaf Peach Tea.
Our general rule of thumb that we tell our in-store customers is that a cup of coffee has the same caffeine as three cups of tea. Use this as a guide to better understand your caffeine limits.
Decaf tea is perfect in the afternoon or at bedtime. You can drink it without the worries of tossing and turning during the night or being over-caffeinated in the late afternoon. You get the same exact great taste but a lot less caffeine.
Our customers have also reported using night-time decaf tea as a way of making quiet conversation before bedtime. Some of our most popular teas are Hot Cinnamon Spice and Earl Grey, and our decaf Organic Green Tea is another great choice to calm your mind before you go to sleep.
Our premium loose-leaf decaf teas are decaffeinated using the CO2 method. This is the current gold standard, which preserves the tea leaves’ delicate flavors and aromas while keeping the leaves intact. Although this is the best method available, it does not remove 100% of the caffeine—expect up to 2% residual caffeine. Just to keep it in perspective, remember the tea ratio to coffee ratio is 3 to 1.
In our store, we do have quite a few customers who report very high levels of caffeine intolerance, so while 2% may be negligible to some, we feel an obligation to disclose this fact. If you fall into this group, then you may be interested in our totally caffeine-free herbal teas. They are called herbal teas because the tea leaves naturally lack caffeine.
To learn more about the difference between loose-leaf decaf teas and caffeine-free teas, read our blog post.
Learn about caffeine in tea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decaffeination
A blog article: How Much Caffeine is in Tea?
Try our delicious decaf tea leaves if you are concerned with your caffeine intake.