Caffeine in Tea

All Tea of the Camellia Sinensis bush contains caffeine.The amount is based on many factors; brewing time, length of time of fermentation, where the leaf is picked from the branch, cut or size of the leaf.

Caffeine Comparison (based on 5 oz cup)
Green Tea 8-16 mg of caffeine
Oolong Tea 12-55 mg
Black Tea 25-110 mg
Decaffeinated Tea 2-5 mg
Instant Coffee 30-120 mg
Drip Coffee 60-180 mg

As much as 80% of caffeine can be removed from regular tea by pouring hot water over the leaves. To decaffeinate a regular tea, pour boiling water over leaves and let brew for30 seconds. Remove water from tea leaves and re-use leaves.

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