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While one variety of tea may contain less caffeine than another, all teas do contain caffeine. The average cup of black tea contains 50-75 mg of caffeine, less than half the amount found in coffee. The average cup of green tea contains 30-50 mg of caffeine. White is around 5-15mg and most tisanes are caffeine-free.
When decaffeinated at a factory, typically, either a Co2 or chemical process is utilized. In our personal opinion, we are exposed to an abundance of chemicals in or daily living without the necessity of voluntarily submitting ourselves to more. Also, in some taste comparisons we have found that the Co2 process alters the taste ever so slightly. Isnít taste and quality what drinking loose leaf tea is all about?
There is a popular myth that 80 to 90% of the caffeine comes out in the first 30 to 45 seconds of brewing. It has been determined that it actually take 15 minutes of steeping time to remove the caffeine. However, while the caffeine is removed during this period, the tannic acids are released, not making a very pleasant cup.
Origin: Korakundah Estate, Nilgiri, India
All of our decaffs are processed using the Co2 Process. The advantage of this process is that no chemical solvents are used to remove the caffeine. Using the naturally occurring Co2 in a circulation process retains the distinct character of the tea is retained in the cup. There is a slight change in the character of the tea due to the process but the end result is an uncompromising cup of tea with no chemical overtones. We used Courtlodge estate for this estate decaff for several reasons: Courtlodge gives us the character we are looking for - a flavorful and satisfying tea; Courtlodge is one of the top Ceylon tea estates for quality; we confirmed that they undertake proper manufacturing techniques, keep plucking standards high, and reinvest in the estate and its personnel; but most importantly we have found that Courtlodge estate tea retains itís character under Co2 decaffeination processes much better than other teas we have tested.
Decaffeinated Black Tea FBOP
Decaffeinated Green Tea
Enjoy all the health benefits and flavor of tea without the caffeine!
Other considerations for you may be the Rooibos blends or any of the herbals.
Origin: Risheehat Estate, Darjeeling, India
We thoroughly scrutinize our decaffeinated teas. Our decaffs are processed using the Co2 Process. The advantage of this decaffeination process is that no chemical solvents are used to remove the caffeine. Also, using the naturally occurring Co2 in a circulation process which carefully uses high pressure and temperature to extract the caffeine, the origin distinct character of the tea is retained in the cup. There is a slight change in the character of the tea due to the process but the end result is an uncompromising cup of tea with no chemical overtones. Fresh, sweet, vegetal notes, refreshing and cooling. Bright green color redolent with energy and a pleasing comforting fragrance that reassures you like a wide open meadow. Historically prepared by roasting, today Sencha is steam treated before further processing with hot-air drying and finally pan-frying. Sencha is crafted from the smaller leaves, which have a more refined taste. Sencha has a natural sweetness; it's lively on the tongue, assertive, and clean.
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Love this place!! The owners are very nice and informative and spent time talking to us and answering any questions we had. Left happy with a few of their yummy teas..Can't wait to come visit again on our next trip to Idyllwild!