How Much Caffeine is in My Tea?

Caffeine-free teas do not have to mean a compromise in great taste. If you're not consuming caffeine, you can still enjoy a variety of different tea blends. For children and pregnant women, herbs, fruits, spices, and roots can make a delightful combination as a herbal or fruit infusion, served either hot or as a cooler. And if it's a 'proper brew' that you're after, we have decaffeinated black and green teas too.

Some of our most popular caffeine-free teas include chamomile, ginger, and peppermint. Another popular caffeine-free tea is Rooibos, made from South African red bush. It is full-bodied with warm, nutty notes and is a great, naturally caffeine-free substitute for black tea.


But how much caffeine is in tea? And do some teas have more than others? 

Here's what we know.

Traditional tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant contain naturally occurring caffeine which is a stimulant. Caffeine-free teas don't have any amounts of caffeine, while decaffeinated teas contain caffeine which is later removed. Typically, decaffeinated tea contains 2mgs of caffeine, as the decaffeination process can't totally remove it all. 

Black and Oolong teas contain the most caffeine, although not as much as coffee. To produce black and oolong teas, mature tea leaves are fermented or oxidized, dried and rolled after harvesting.

Green teas have slightly less caffeine as younger leaves are used and not fermented but scalded, oxidized, dried and rolled.

White tea has the least caffeine because it goes through the same process as green tea without being scalded. Instead, the very young leaves are steamed to activate the flavour and aroma. 


The general rule is that the more process the tea leaves go through, the more caffeine the tea will contain. So, because white tea is the least processed, it will naturally hold the least amount of caffeine. Another 'rule' is that the hotter the water required – remember that black teas are brewed at 100 degrees, green teas at around 80 degrees and white teas at approximately 70 degrees – the tougher the brewing process, the more caffeinated the tea will be. 

Generally, all herbal teas contain zero caffeine. Some restaurants will suggest green tea in their herbal tea selection, but it's not a true herbal tea because it is made from the same plant as black tea! All herbs are naturally caffeine-free, but if your tea infusion or blend contains cacao or mate, there will be some form of caffeine in the brew. 


You'll find our favourite caffeine-free, decaffeinated and herbal blend teas below. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Rooibos Super Grade Organic Loose-Leaf Tea

Rooibos Super Grade Organic



This typically smooth and pleasant South-African organic Rooibos is flavoursome with earthy notes. It is naturally caffeine-free, rich in Vitamin C and does not get bitter even if brewed slightly too long.









Light & Late Decaffeinated Breakfast Loose-Leaf Tea

Light & Late Decaffeinated Breakfast Tea




If you love tea but want caffeine-free, then our English Breakfast' Light & Late' – Decaffeinated Loose-Leaf Tea is for you! With the classic tangy and fruity Ceylon taste, this tea has been decaffeinated using the gentle CO2 method, ensuring that the full-bodied taste remains.








Tulsi Mango Ginger Organic Loose-Leaf Tea

Tulsi Mango Ginger loose leaf tea



Our organic Tulsi Mango Ginger loose-leaf tea is the perfect infusion of herbs and fruit. The blend of organic Tulsi leaves, Rooibos, lemongrass, ginger, green tea, tulsi, white tea, marigold petals, mango, pink pepper, and guarana is delicious.

The exotic cup is reddish-brown and creates an uplifting and striking tea.








Sencha Decaffeinated Loose-Leaf Tea

Sencha Decaffeinated



For fans of green tea in the mornings, but for those omitting caffeine, our soft and aromatic Sencha is the perfect gently decaffeinated tea. This classic Japanese-style green Sencha has a slightly grassy taste.









NEW Feel Balanced Organic Loose-leaf Tea

Feel Balanced loose leaf tea 


Another new addition to our range is the organic Feel Balanced loose-leaf tea. The herbal infusion is a delicious tea with sweet fruity notes and the perfect tea to warm and relax. 

This expertly blended tea contains cinnamon, apple, fennel, caraway, nettle leaves, lemongrass, rosehip, lemon peel and dandelion. 

We love it because it has the right balance of sweetness with tangy tartness – it's a feel-good tea!







Joy of Tea Fruit Power - Tea Bags

Joy of Tea Fruit Power teabags



Our Fruit Power tea is a fruity infusion of real hibiscus, apple, rosehip, blackberry leaves, raspberry, orange and rose. Naturally caffeine-free, the fruit tea bursts with sweet flavours. 

The large teabag provides all the space these lovely teas need to unfurl and deliver their flavour.

Each teabag has an innovative clip to hold it in place on your cup or mug while brewing. It is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.







Teavelope Copa Cabana Organic Tea Bags

Teavelope Copa Cabana teabags




Our organic Copa Cabana tea is a sweet-scented tropical fruit tea infusion that will take you on an exotic journey to Copacabana. The fruitiness of the rosehip, apples, hibiscus, orange and blackberry are expertly blended to create a fruity tea you'll love.









Mint & Lemongrass – Loose Leaf Tea

Mint and Lemongrass loose leaf tea



Our Mint & Lemongrass Tea is a blend of pure peppermint and lemongrass. It's tangy, fresh and enlivening and reminiscent of far eastern travels and sun-kissed lands—an excellent tea to serve.










Rooibos Earl Grey Loose-Leaf Tea

Rooibos Earl grey loose leaf tea



Our Rooibos Earl Grey is a delightful Rooibos tea with the citrus lift of Bergamot. If you like Earl Grey but prefer to avoid caffeine and up your vitamin C intake, this is the tea for you. It has a naturally creamy taste complemented by the lemony zing of Bergamot.










Discover our entire caffeine-free range HERE

Posted by cup of tea admin
27th April 2022

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