Author: Directors of Tea Leaves  Date Posted:1 May 2019 

Low caffeine?



Caffeine tolerance varies greatly among individuals, with some being more caffeine sensitive than others. There has been a lot of concern in Australia recently, about the possible dangers of caffeine. 

Reducing caffeine intake

All pure teas come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, which contains caffeine and transfers from the tea leaves to the infusion during brewing.

To reduce caffeine levels in your tea drink, studies show that you should make the following choices-

  • use large, unbroken leaves 
  • use shorter brewing times
  • use lower brewing temperatures

​To achieve no caffeine intake, you should consider switching from tea to either herbal, fruit or vegetable infusions.

Herbal infusions, such as Chamomile, Rooibos and Peppermint, are made from botanicals not related to Camellia Sinensis, and they are naturally caffeine free.

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