Very Low - Low

Tea is a great choice if you are looking for a low-caffeine drink.

In fact, a cup of black tea has about a third of the caffeine as a cup of coffee and a cup of green tea has less caffeine than a bar of dark chocolate.  It would take 15 cups of green tea to equal the 300 mg of caffeine per day considered moderate consumption by the Food and Drug Administration. 

The caffeine in tea is gentle; many people sensitive to the caffeine in coffee & soda can drink tea without a problem. 

The teas listed in this section naturally contain low levels of caffeine and are a great choice for people with caffeine sensitivities.  Some of these teas are blended with 100% caffeine-free botanicals, which lowers the overal caffeine level in your cup even more.

Did you know you can also 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 in their cup simply by 'washing' the caffeine from their tea following 3 easy steps: 

(1) brew tea for 30 seconds

(2) discard water

(3) use the 'decaffeinated' leaves & brew as normal

Please remember that 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 100% caffeine-free herbal alternatives such as red tea and chamomile.

 

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