Tea for Kids: Everything You Need to Know

At Cup of Tea, we love tea. We've been drinking it for years and love how diverse it is with different styles, flavours and infusions. It's our favourite drink! Over the years, we have been asked if drinking tea is suitable for little ones and if tea is bad for kids. Here's what we know. 

Any tea made from the Camellia synesis plant contains caffeine. Black, green, white and Oolong teas derive from the plant species, meaning that there will be some caffeine in the tea. As a rule of thumb, black tea contains the most and white tea has the least. Herbal and fruit teas contain no caffeine at all, making them ideal for kids. 

Rhubarb Cream loose leaf tea

Caffeine is a stimulant that increases activity in the brain and the nervous system. In small doses, say a few cups of tea a day, it is perfectly safe and can actually benefit the body and mind. Still, too much caffeine can cause irritability, sleeplessness and a more rapid heartbeat. In addition, other foodstuffs like chocolate and some fizzy drinks contain caffeine, and in growing bodies, caffeine can affect them.

The good news is that so many Caffeine-free teas taste great and can be a fantastic introduction to teas for kids. You don't have to compromise on taste and enjoy various 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. If your child is older and wants to try 'proper tea', then we also have decaffeinated black and green teas for them to enjoy.

Our fruit and herbal infusions are great for children because even though some are flavoured with sweeteners, the content is very low, typically under 0.1g of sugar per 100ml of tea. So, whether they're drinking them hot or in an iced tea, they're getting lots of flavour with very few nasties. Our herbal and fruit teas are hand-selected and taste fantastic, and here are some of our favourite, most exciting, fruity-based, kid-friendly teas.


Rooibos Cream Orange Loose-Leaf Tea

Rooibos Cream Orange loose leaf tea



One of our all-time bestsellers, Rooibos Cream Orange, is a seductive blend of bold South African Rooibos, orange peel and velvety Bourbon vanilla. Rooibos is entirely caffeine-free and is as robust in taste as some black teas. It's enlivening and aromatic, and this orange and cream infusion can be drunk by the gallon and delicious or made into a cooler.









Eco-Friendly Fruits of Joy Teabags

Organic | Vegan | Eco-friendly  

Eco-Friendly Fruits of Joy Teabags


Our Fruits of Joy Teabags are packed with delicious fruits and herbs, including papaya, hibiscus and peppermint. 

Hibiscus gives the fruit tea tangy, sour notes and makes it glow ruby red in the cup. Small pieces of the exotic papaya fruit give it a tropical vibe, while the subtle spiciness of peppermint rounds off this sophisticated composition. 










Cherry Dreams Loose-Leaf Tea

Cheery Dreams loose leaf tea



Cherry Dreams is a really fruity infusion! With deep cherry flavours and a hint of mint, this refreshing tea contains 20% cherry pieces, elderberries, blueberries, rosehip, elderflowers, blackberry leaves, and cranberry.

To counteract the sweetness of the cherries, mint is perfectly blended to lift the sweetness to create a refreshing fruit infusion.









Teavelope Red Berries Fruit Teabags

Teavelope Red Berries Teabags


  Another bestseller, Red Berries tea bags burst with rich berry flavours. The sweet fragrance of ripe raspberry and strawberry gives          this tea the unique fruity flavour that only summer can bring.

  Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.










Ginger Orange Cinnamon – Loose-Leaf Tea 

Ginger Orange Cinnamon loose leaf tea


  Our Ginger Orange Cinnamon tea is a delicious fruit infusion with apple, hibiscus, Rooibos, candied pineapple, ginger, cinnamon and                orange. The caffeine-free tea is refreshing, revitalizing and smells incredible.













Organic Wild Fruits Loose-Leaf Tea

Wild Fruits Organic loose leaf tea


Our organic Wild Fruits tea is a summer berry infusion of delicious red fruits. The hibiscus, rosehip, apple, mixed berry leaves, liquorice and raspberry pieces offer a hybrid of tartness thanks to the hibiscus and a summery sweetness of the berries.











Eco-Friendly Magic Africa Teabags

Organic | Vegan | Eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly Magic Africa Teabags


Our Magic Africa Teabags contain robust Rooibos, cacao nibs, cinnamon and sweet blackberry leaves. The herbal tea offers fruity and sweet nuances with a bold base.












Joy of Tea Fruit Power - Tea Bags

Jpy 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.

Posted by cup of tea admin
4th July 2022

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