Looking for caffeine in decaf teas?

Posted by Anupam Chakravartty 31/12/2018 0 Comment(s)

Caffeine stimulates our central nervous system and is considered as one of the most popular psychoactive drugs. While a small quantity is advisable for an adult as it induces alertness and acts as a mood enhancer, one cannot ignore the adverse effects of caffeine. Found abundantly in a variety of leaves, nuts and fruits, especially in the tropical regions of the world, heavy dosage of caffeine can cause headaches, irritability and diarrhea. Caffeine withdrawal has its own share of unpleasantness that slows down motor functions and even makes one lethargic.

Coffee beans are usually considered as the best source of caffeine but most teas also contain a significant amount of the stimulant. Early on, botanists found that caffeine occurs naturally in the leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. The amount of caffeine that is transferred from that leaf into your cup depends on many things: variety, age of leaf, manufacturing methods, steeping time, and the water temperature used during steeping.

A lot of new manufacturers are selling decaffeinated teas across the world. However, at TeaOrb we believe that our patrons, especially those who have recently started consuming tea, should know our products well. Decaffeinated teas also contain caffeine. Even with various processes, only 60 to 80 percent caffeine can be removed from tea leaves.

Our green teas have less amount of caffeine. Experts generally considered white teas to have the least amount of caffeine while Oolong or Black teas with significant quantities. On an average, 100 grams of tea contain about 11 grams of caffeine. As compared to coffee, various researches show tea has less caffeine and more micronutrients that boost immunity, protects bones and improves energy budget of the body. So, if you want to control caffeine intake but you are going through an intense withdrawal phase, you should try TeaOrb to keep the caffeine in check.

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