teachat wrote:Is decaffeinate tea less healty then others ?
Yes, in some cases. No in others.
Sometimes the decaffeinating process takes out the other healthy chemicals from tea, but the CO2 method is better about that.
And sometimes caffeine itself is healthy for you. It gets your heart rate going and makes you more active, all of which is good in general. For some people who have health issues or heart trouble, however, artificially increasing your heart rate can be a bad or dangerous thing. Those people usually know who they are and routinely avoid caffeine intake.
Removing caffeine yourself is probably the best option because 80-90% of caffeine is infused in the first minute of steeping, while it takes 5 minutes for tea to release antioxidants. That makes it easy to take get the anti-oxidants and leave the caffeine behind!