A good decaffeinated tea?


Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

Postby Artemis » Jul 17th, '09, 10:53

Personally, I'd stick to herbals for a completely caffeine free blend. You can use decaf black tea, but I'm sensitive to caffeine and it can keep me up if I drink it too late in the evenings.
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Re: A good decaffeinated tea?

Postby sbeans72 » Jul 24th, '09, 18:46

Here's a tip I learned from a newsletter from Taste Indulgence

To get a naturally decaffeinated pot of tea, first briefly brew your tea in boiling water (in a tea bag). Then in another pot of boiling water using the same tea bag, brew it again. Your second batch will have less caffeine than the first batch.
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Re: A good decaffeinated tea?

Postby scruffmcgruff » Jul 24th, '09, 19:21

sbeans72 wrote:Here's a tip I learned from a newsletter from Taste Indulgence

To get a naturally decaffeinated pot of tea, first briefly brew your tea in boiling water (in a tea bag). Then in another pot of boiling water using the same tea bag, brew it again. Your second batch will have less caffeine than the first batch.


Intuit wrote:Wash your tea leaves for no longer than 20 s with very hot, but not quite boiling water. That will remove most of the caffeine, but leaves behind the theanine in the leaves.


This is a huge tea myth that really needs to die already. Yes, there is slightly less caffeine, but it is far from gone, especially with only 20-30 seconds.
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Re: A good decaffeinated tea?

Postby alaric » Sep 28th, '10, 19:24

I like Luzianne decaf , but I also like their regular tea. Especially for iced tea.
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