Decaffeinated Teas

 Tea from the Camellia Sinensis family contains from 1.6 percent caffeine in Formosa broken leaf type to 4 to 4.5 percent in most other types. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 97 percent of the 4.5 percent caffeine must be removed in order to label the tea decaffeinated. Some packers label their teas 98 percent caffeine free. These teas, however, have never been decaffeinated but have a naturally low caffeine count. Caffeine-free labels only apply to herbal products, not traditional teas.

There are two sources of decaffeinated tea in the world, both processed by firms in Europe. Decaffeinated tea is found in all leaf grades and a great variety of flavors. There are three processes used to decaffeinate tea: methylene chloride, ethyl acetate and carbon dioxide. The latter two are the only two permitted in the United States. The use of methylene chloride on tea uses the same processing methods as ethyl acetate but is not allowed for import to the United States. Carbon dioxide is a high pressure, super critical process. Unlike the other two processes mentioned, this process is considered natural and is more gentle to the tea leaves.


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Decaffeinated Ceylon Black

Decaffeinated Ceylon Black

This fine-leafed black tea has a broken orange pekoe base and has been decaffeinated through an ethyl acetate process. Steep at a water temperature...
$2.50

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Decaffeinated Earl Grey

Decaffeinated Earl Grey

This best-selling tea is composed of Darjeeling combined with oil of Bergamot and has been decaffeinated via a carbon dioxide process. Use 1 rounded...
$2.50

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Decaffeinated English Breakfast

Decaffeinated English Breakfast

This light-bodied breakfast tea has a broken Yunnan and Keemun base and has been decaffeinated through a carbon dioxide process. Use 1 rounded...
$2.50

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Decaffeinated Japanese Sencha

Decaffeinated Japanese Sencha

This green tea has a sencha base and has been decaffeinated via a carbon dioxide process. Use spring water at a temperature well below boiling with a...
$2.75

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Holy Detox

Holy Detox

This aromatic blend consists of tulsi (holy basil), spearmint, rosehips, lemon myrtle, linden blossoms.  It brews a refreshing golden brown infusion...
$2.75

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Rooibos

Rooibos

This ruddy, naturally decaffeinated tea from Africa brews a dark brown liquor with a spicy aroma and pleasantly mild, refreshing taste.  Use 1...
$1.50

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Rooibos with Oil of Bergamot, Vanilla & Rose Petals

Rooibos with Oil of Bergamot, Vanilla & Rose Petals

Rooibos with oil of bergamot, vanilla and rose petals is a decaffeinated tea with a soft spiciness, fragrant top notes and subtle natural sweetness. ...
$2.50

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