The teas listed below are 100% caffeine-free, making them ideal for people sensitive to caffeine or looking for a great way to relax before bed.
If you are simply looking to lower your caffeine level, we also recommend viewing the teas in the “very low caffeine” category. Most people with caffeine sensitivities can drink these teas without a problem.
Did you know you can decaffeinate your tea at home? Because caffeine is water-soluble, a portion of tea’s caffeine is released in the first 30 seconds of brewing. Therefore, caffeine-sensitive tea-drinkers can lower the caffeine content of any tea by ‘washing’ it from the leaf following 3 easy steps:
(1) brew tea for 30 seconds
(2) discard water
(3) use the ‘decaffeinated’ leaves and brew as normal
All decaffeinated tea--whether done commercially or at home--will still contain caffeine in varying levels. Therefore, tea drinkers with extreme sensitivities should avoid decaffeinated teas as well, instead opting for the 100% caffeine-free herbal alternatives found in this section. All of these teas are made from the leaves, fruits and flowers of plants that grow naturally without caffeine.