A good thing, like caffeine is a good thing. But too much of a good thing can be a bad thing - like caffeine. In the morning, a nice cup of tea with its caffeine is just what we need to get our day started. It gets you moving and gets you motivated to start your day. 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 there is decaf tea. You can have that next delicious tasting cup while limiting your caffeine intake.
Our general rule of thumb we tell our in store customers is that a cup of coffee has the same caffeine as 3 cups of tea. Use this as a guide to better understand your caffeine limits.
Decaf tea is a 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 a night time cup of decaf tea as a way of making quiet conversation before bedtime. The preferred tea is Hot Cinnamon Spiceand Earl Grey black teas.
Our premium loose teas are decaffeinated using the CO2 method, the current gold standard which preserves the delicate flavors and aromas of the tea leaves while keeping the leaves intact. While 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 to coffee ratio is 3 to 1.
In our store, we do have quite a few customers who report they have a very high level 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 of the absence of caffeine containing tea leaves.
To learn about more about the caffeine free and decaf 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 loose teas, if you are concerned with your caffeine intake.