The Best Decaffeinated Loose-Leaf Teas From Good Life Tea.
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.
Decaf Is Not Caffeine Free
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.
Decaf Earl Grey with Lavendar Loose Tea
A wonderfully soothing bedtime loose tea Early 19th century England marks the origin of Earl Grey tea, a uniquely refreshing and aromatic tea created from the oil of bergamot infused in black tea. Bergamot has a pleasant citrus flavor derived from the bergamot tree yielding orange oils, both smoky and distinctive. Gifted to and named for the second Earl Grey of England in the early part of the century when he was serving as British Prime Minister, this tea was likely bequeathed as an act of diplomatic tribute. This unique and now renowned tea was enjoyed by the British upper-crust uniquely and exclusively. Many tales of its origin can be found, but one fact that remains indisputable is the unparalleled aroma and exotic, delicious pungency and vibrancy of this tea, fit only for those of the most distinctive, most refined and epicurean of taste buds. Add to this tea evocative...
Decaf and Organic Green Loose Tea
A Loose Leaf Green Tea - Decaf and Organic. Science and beauty may seem like strange bedfellows, but thank goodness for the modern decaffeination process and hot teas that we can now soothe ourselves with even if it's not the right time for caffeine. Here, therefore, we present you with the supremely welcome Decaf Organic Green, a tea that exploits the health properties of the green tea leaf without the drinker needing to consider the caffeine kick. Perfect for the evening unwind cuppa. And it's delicious. This is a single-estate Indian tea whose origin is as clean and prestigious as the first sip of a hot cup. In the high hills, this thin-air green tea is cultivated, prepared, and dried all to full rich flavor, before being introduced to hypercritical C02 which draws up and dissolves the isolated caffeine from the tea. It's a crisp, brilliant method. And the result?...
Decaf Earl Grey Loose Tea
Be very British - make yourself a cuppa Earl Grey. To describe Earl Grey as naturally “bright” is to put a well-earned fine point on one particular part of its overall flavor collection: the oil of bergamot that rests atop the classy, unassuming black base. Coming from the earthier eastern tea farms of Sri Lanka, this tea bears more of a western sensibility hailing the trade routes that once connected Sri Lanka to Europe. Handsome in sight with cornflower petals completing its mixture, Earl Grey is a longstanding everyman/everywoman's tisinal; it's flavour easy to access and understand. Nothing particularly gardenal nor sweet, and yet nothing tending towards complexity or astringency. A tea for all times, weathers, moods, and seasons; Earl Grey is a lovely and naturally decaffeinated (using CO2) way to enjoy tea at its simplest. Sure to swirl up memories of one's first childhood sip: enjoy Earl Grey hot,...
Decaf Hot Cinnamon Spice Loose Tea
One sip and you'll be a fervent convert. Warmth comes in a variety of shades and seasons, insinuating itself first in the intensely autumnal sight of this decaffeinated spiced black tea. One can't help but picture a fire when confronted with the site of ember-like citrus chips atop a crisp smolder of black tea. It's the perfect blend to let heat tease out the lung-opening flavors, letting the tang spark your palette while the generous cinnamon bark adds heat. All that's missing is a fireside chair and your favorite novel. This tea has depth, flavor and an aroma that adds edge to the idea of “cozy”, unable to be missed, even by the attentions of the most devoted coffee drinker. Hot cinnamon spice warms in stages, realizing that simple steam and weight do not a heated evening make. Rather it's the initial zest quickly peels back to allow for the clove-clouded black...
Decaf English Breakfast Loose Tea
Just the right measure of astringency, not too brisk. Perfectly English. This firm blend of loose leaf tea has earned the right to its name. What else can you call the quietly noble mission of proving that a hearty black tea that is utterly without pretension or frills can be elevated to a place of favor? And not just favor, but a sense that the tea trade's finest effects were on bringing together a world of common ground based on this beloved herbal drink. IF YOU WANT A CAFFEINATED ENGLISH BREAKFAST CLICK HERE Based around a firm black tea, this naturally decaffeinated mix is, alongside Earl Grey, one of the widest professed favorites among world tea drinkers. Its clear, filling aroma crosses language, time, and spacial barriers to create a shared memory of clear, languid mornings spent chasing after family members' shoes and hoping for a chance to try someone's breakfast...
Decaf Darjeeling Loose Tea
Darjeeling, the “Queen of Teas” This luxury tea is found in the choicest groves in the lowlands around the Himalayan mountains. It's high-borne character speaks to the rarity of this tea's character: a brisk, light color that offers up initial aromas of sweet, floral, keen qualities. From color to flavor, Darjeeling is rightly often described as autumnal, drawing mid-level notes from its cool land of origin. An estate tea, this blend is carefully curated to preserve the same methods that have made it a standing favorite for so long. IF YOU WANT CAFFEINATED DARJEELING CLICK HERE With its citrus brightness and a medium body beneath, Darjeeling rests with royal bearing, neither overbearing nor over flavored. Rather it represents the same, ineffable sensual experience that first drew the west to the concept of royal tea. Something both here and there, both floral and clear. Among the large brown leaves are smaller green flakes...
Decaf Peach Loose Tea
One sip will win you over. Our Peach decaf black tea is a marriage of Ceylon black tea leaves from Sri Lanka, and ripe summer peaches. It's deliciously peachy sweet with a syrupy floral aroma and a 'peach fuzz' dry finish. Forbidden fruit? Maybe the collected works of western art had it all wrong with that ole red apple. After all, do we really believe Eve was able to turn Adam's head with that mundane orb? How about a fruit with some panache? Some sex appeal. Come on people; when things are going swell, life ain't no apple. It's a peach. In China the legend went that the Goddess of the West's heavenly garden of peach trees bloom and bear fruit once in every two thousand years. Whoever feasted on the fruit attained eternal life. Of course, in that story only eight were invited to the party. Though we say, what's...
Decaf Raspberry Loose Tea
Crazy delicious hot or iced. Grab yours now! This tea is a light, fruity and playful blend highlighting the natural raspberry flavor infused with dark Ceylon black tea. Decaffeinated in a natural process preserving the tea’s integrity and the leaf’s texture, this tea may be great for morning refreshment or a light, evening brew without the worry of the stimulant effects of caffeine. Since this is a black tea, not a herbal tea, the true tea taste is preserved but softened with the light taste and fruity almost jam-like flavor and aroma likened to a light summer’s breeze. Raspberries are known for their vitamins, nutrients and antioxidant effects, reducing inflammation and relieving pain associated with joint inflammation among other inflammatory conditions. Raspberries are also known to sooth the mucus linings in many of the body’s tissues and to work gently on the system. Black tea, also rich in antioxidants, is thought to have positive health...
Decaf Ceylon Loose Tea
Ceylon is a classic black tea. It's flavor and aroma are most similar to that of Assam, but is slightly lighter. and more floral. This is a classic black tea from Sri Lanka, and it’s delicious because of its clean tangy aroma, and refreshing citrus taste. Sri Lanka’s balmy island has been given many names. Its current name in Sanskrit means “resplendent island.” The British called it Ceylon, derived from another Indian word meaning “blood of a lion,” a term reserved for heroes. The Persians called it “Serendib”, from which the word serendipity was coined. And so it goes for any unsuspecting adventurer who takes a sip of this unassuming tea, bound to serendipitously discover a resplendent brew that truly is the hero of its own story. Along the bronze-hued beaches and temple ruins of that marvelous island, favorable trade winds have created many microclimates suitable for growing a diversity of teas. And the tropic climate has produced...
Decaf Orange Loose Tea
Close your eyes and take in the aroma. Ahh. The leaves for this orange decaf black tea were grown in Sri lanka. It's a delicious pairing of Ceylon decaf and natural orange peels and juices. Let's get back to basics. It's the simplest things in life that give the most pleasure. That's why we love tea. The little rituals: setting the pot. Listening for the whistle. Sugar or honey? One spoon or two? Milk or cream? Tea gives us time back. Time to savor: friends and flavors. It reminds us to value the little joys: the swirl of milk in a hot cup. And what could be more simply wonderful than the noise-flaring citrus aroma, the zesty taste of orange? Close your eyes, breath deep, and see where it takes you. Sunset over a California orange grove? A glass of Florida orange juice on the porch? Or how about just taking tea in the Orangerie? Whatever memories...