All tea leaves naturally contain caffeine, but the content varies from cup to cup according to the variety of the bush, the age of the leaf or bud when picked, how long you brew your tea for, and lastly the amount of tea you use.
Caffeine is a mild stimulant and helps increase the activity of the digestive system and kidneys, and can generally improve your performance through increased alertness.
High caffeine consumption is not recommended for pregnant women and children, or you suffer from high blood pressure, but the comparatively low content in Tea renders it a natural and healthy option for all of the family to enjoy throughout the day.
The myth that a cup of tea contains the same amount of caffeine as coffee is untrue. It can be explained by the fact that one kilo of dry black tea and one kilo of dry coffee contain similar amounts of caffeine, but a kilo of tea will make over three times the amount of brewed tea compared to coffee. Therefore a cup of tea contains about a third of the caffeine in an average cup of filtered coffee (and proportionately much less compared to espresso).
Tea Palace offers a comprehensive range of teas that are naturally low in caffeine and also a range of naturally Caffeine-Free infusions.
We do not currently offer any decaffeinated teas due to the chemicals involved in the extraction methods used (methylene chloride, ethyl acetate, and carbon dioxide)