Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
This is our 'House' Decaffeinated Tea. It uses Ceylon Orange Pekoe (OP) Tea leaves that have undergone the CO2 decaffeination process. This is the safest and most efficient method of extracting caffeine from Tea, accounting for between 96-98% of its content.
Contrary to popular belief, no Tea to come from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant is entirely caffeine free. On average, approximately 5-10 milligrams remains within the Tea leaves. The CO2 method, which uses natural carbon dioxide to extract the caffeine, is, without a doubt, the best method.
Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we pack all of our Loose Teas fresh to order. This is our way of guaranteeing not only quality but also consistency. Our very own Decaffeinated Tea is, of course, no exception. It boasts a divine malty flavour with earthy undertones.
- Did you know that an estimated 60 plants naturally contain caffeine?
- Did you know that Camellia sinensis (Tea), Coffea (Coffee) and Theobroma cacao (chocolate) all contain caffeine?
- Did you know that most Herbal Teas are caffeine-free, excluding Yerba Mate?
- Did you know that, before the decaffeination process, Black Tea contains the highest amount of caffeine in the Tea world?
What does "Orange Pekoe (OP)" mean?
"Orange Pekoe", or "OP", is a term commonly found in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). It refers to a grade of Tea that contains leaves larger than FOP (Flowery Orange Pekoe). Workers across Sri Lanka harvest the Tea when the buds have opened into leaves. This grade seldom contains "tip".
About Ceylon Tea
The potential for a Ceylon Tea Industry began in 1869. This was because of a plant-based diseased that ripped through the island's Coffee crop, which in turn opened the way for a new crop - Tea.
A Scotsman named James Taylor first planted 19 acres of Tea at his Loolecondera Estate in the Kandy region. In 1872, Taylor established a fully-equipped Tea factory. That same year, he made his first sale of Ceylon Tea. The country hasn't looked back since.
Today, Tea Estates cover an estimated 4% of the country's landmass. In recent years, Sri Lanka was the second largest exporter of Tea, accounting for 19.2% of the world's total output.
Type of Tea: Decaffeinated Black Tea.
Origin: Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This Tea tastes malty, wholesome and refreshing with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Decaffeinated Tea
The decaffeination process has only a minimal impact on this beverage's Black Tea benefits. According to research, it contains a multitude of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants capable of supporting healthy living.
It can improve cardiovascular health, boost the immune system and aid digestion. It can enhance cognitive function, promote weight loss and even reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon