How much caffeine is in my tea?

How much caffeine is in my tea?

Love tea, but worried about your caffeine intake? It’s a common practice for people to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as part of their daily routine, therefore, it’s important to be aware of how much caffeine you’re consuming. Caffeine has been linked to alertness, elevated mood and increased metabolism; however, when consumed in excess there can have negative effects such as feelings of anxiety and difficulty sleeping.

Is there caffeine in tea?

The amount of caffeine in tea can vary significantly between the type of tea and the strength of the brew. All teas from the Camellia sinensis plant contain caffeine, including white tea, green tea and black tea. These teas also contain the amino acid L-theanine, which works to moderate the release of caffeine into our system more slowly. Caffeine from coffee, on the other hand, is released quickly, giving you a rush and then more of a sudden let down as it wears off. So although both tea and coffee contain caffeine, the way they are received in the body is very different.

Is there more caffeine in tea or coffee?

Yes, there is more caffeine in coffee than tea. If you are trying to reduce the amount of caffeine you’re consuming it is ideal to make the switch from coffee to tea. As a general rule, you can enjoy two cups of black tea for every cup of coffee. If you would prefer to completely avoid caffeine, we offer a range of herbal teas which do not contain any caffeine, giving your body a break from the stimulation caffeine can cause.

Is there more caffeine in loose leaf or pyramid tea bags?

Some tea brands use a different grade of tea in their tea bags, which means there is a difference in the caffeine strength between tea bags and loose leaf

We were very conscious of this factor when we designed our pyramid tea bags and wanted to ensure we used whole leaf tea rather than a finer grade of tea leaves.

We chose to use a biodegradable soilon mesh for our pyramid tea bags, which is not only plastic free, but the bag has been designed to hold a larger quantity of tea and larger leaf size. This allows us to use the same grade tea as we use in our loose leaf options, so the ingredients are exactly the same, throughout our loose leaf and pyramid tea bag range. 

What is the caffeine content in tea?

The exact quantity of caffeine in each type of tea varies depending on multiple variables, including growing methods, location, the quantity used, time it’s brewed for and water temperature.

To assist you in making an informed decision about your caffeine intake, we have put together a list of our camellia sinensis teas and their approximate caffeine content:

Black Tea
60-90mg

Oolong Tea

50-75 mg

Green Tea including Matcha

35—70mg

White Tea

10-55 mg

If you would like to start trying some more caffeine free tea options, we have an extensive selection on our website including our Wellness range and our Herbal range.

Rooibos Tea is a great alternative to black tea, as it is rich in antioxidants and a wide range of minerals including calcium, magnesium and zinc. Naturally caffeine free, it is a popular alternative to black tea, perfect any time of day. Beautiful served on its own, or with milk, this full bodied tea offers an exceptionally smooth, sweet, and slightly nutty flavour.

We even offer a range of chai teas that are caffeine free. These include Caffeine Free Chai, which is based on honeybush and rooibos, blended with a range of aromatic spices. Dandelion Chai, which is based on dandelion root and blended with a range of spices. Golden Spice is another beautiful caffeine free blend, based on Cinnamon and Turmeric.

Some of our other caffeine free alternatives include:

Coconut Orange
Chamomile
Floral Love
Hibiscus
Lemongrass and Ginger
Licorice Love
Moroccan Mint
Peppermint
Calming
Sleep
Digestive
Detox
Skin Glow
Liver cleanse
Immunity
Turmeric tea 
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