decaffeination difference?

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decaffeination difference?

by teachat » Jun 7th 05 7:45 pm

What's the difference between the various ways that caffeine may be removed?

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by teachat » Jun 7th 05 7:45 pm

does decafination remove any healthy properties from the leaves

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by teachat » Jun 7th 05 7:46 pm

Tea contains antioxidants called polyphenols. These give tea its amazing health benefit properties. As decaffeinated tea contains fewer polyphenols, its health benefits might be diminished as well.

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by teachat » Jun 7th 05 7:46 pm

know this is a tea site but do you have any idea or know where id check to see the different ways caffeine is removed from coffee? i heard they use a chemical like formaldahyde

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by teachat » Jun 7th 05 7:46 pm

Shelly--

Thanks for the post.

Probably the best way to get rid of coffee's caffeine is to throw away the coffee! If that proves uneffective, you may wish to try what is called the "Swiss Water" method where you go to Switzerland and throw the coffee in a river. You'll definitely get rid of the caffeine that way.

Caffeine free,

Chris
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ps.. all joking aside, the decaffeination process for coffee really is called the "Swiss Water" method.... and tea really is better