Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Decaffeinated Green Tea is an infusion with great taste and little caffeine. It has undergone the CO2 decaffeination process, which is the safest and most efficient method. Most important is the fact that it offers the same delicious grassy flavours as any other Green Tea. While some Decaf Tea varieties lose their flavour, you have little to worry here. Best of all, we pack it fresh to order.
How is Green Tea Decaffeinated?
The Co2 process works by using pressurised liquid carbon dioxide to extract the small caffeine molecules, all the while retaining the larger flavour molecules.
The result is that it removes between 96% and 98% of caffeine. This leads us to another question: Precisely How Much of Decaffeinated Green Tea’s caffeine content remains when you brew up a cuppa? Should you be worried?
Caffeine in Decaffeinated Green Tea
Does Decaffeinated Loose Green Tea have caffeine at all? Technically, yes - although it is minimal. No type of “real” Tea from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant, regardless of whether it’s been decaffeinated, is 100% void of caffeine.
What you have here, however, is the next best thing. This delicious and healthy beverage has no more than 5-10-mg of caffeine per 8-oz cup.
How to Make Decaffeinated Green Tea
1, Put Decaffeinated Green Tea Loose Leaf into a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
3, Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C.
4, Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Imparts traditionally grassy flavours with every sip.
Is Green Decaffeinated Tea Good for You?
It is true that this infusion isn’t as nutritious as “regular” Green Tea. The reason is that the decaffeination process removes not only caffeine but also polyphenols and some antioxidants.
However, Decaffeinated Green Tea benefits the mind, body and soul in a plethora of ways all the same. The bottom line is that despite lacking the potency of, say, our Green Tea Bags, it still has much to offer.
Does Decaffeinated Green Tea have Antioxidants?
Some have suggested, incorrectly, that Decaffeinated Green Tea antioxidants disappear entirely. A relatively high amount remains - but not, admittedly, as much as regular Green Tea.
Among them is Decaff Green Tea EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), a polyphenolic catechin capable of having an exceptional influence on your health and wellbeing.
Does Decaffeinated Green Tea Help with Weight Loss?
Caffeine isn’t the only thing in low amounts. You can expect little more than two calories per serving, making it an excellent alternative to sugary, fatty soft drinks.
What’s more, and perhaps more important, experts have established correlations between Decaffeinated Tea and metabolism-boosting abilities. This means that your morning cuppa could enable your body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently.
Decaffeinated Green Tea and High Blood Pressure
Decaffeinated Green Tea and blood pressure is a match made in heaven. This is according to a meta-analysis involving twenty-five randomised controlled trials (the “gold standard” in research).
It discovered that, while short term application has a limited impact, long term use can have a considerable influence. The same is true for Decaffeinated Green Tea and cholesterol.
Decaffeinated Green Tea Digestion
Frequent consumption can alleviate bloating, flatulence and nausea. There is also the possibility of correlations between Decaffeinated Green Tea and constipation, although it depends on the person. Its anti-inflammatory properties, too, can help improve gastrointestinal health - hence why some choose to drink it before, during or after a large, heavy and carb-filled meal.
Decaffeinated Green Tea and Diabetes
There are a couple of potential ways in which a Decaffeinated Green Tea diabetes treatment could prove to be a complementary measure. In 2013, researchers from the Penn State University, PA, USA, found that, alongside exercise, Decaf Tea could help manage blood sugar spikes.
Then there is the fact that its antioxidants combat free radicals in the body, thereby reducing the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Decaffeinated Green Tea Benefits Skin
Decaffeinated Green Tea for acne has the backing of several scientific reports. One noteworthy example comes from a 2016 study conducted in Basel, Switzerland. It found that topical application could reduce sebum secretion, thus helping to prevent acne breakouts.
Another study published in the Bosnian Journal of Medical Science provides yet more evidence, noting a 70% success rate in reducing sebum production.
Decaffeinated Green Tea Pregnancy
Can you drink Decaffeinated Green Tea while pregnant? Advice from NHS Choices makes a positive case. It notes that expecting mothers should consume no more than 200-mg of caffeine daily. In other words, you’d need to be drinking, well, quite a lot indeed to reach that amount.
Just be wary that other Decaffeinated Green Tea side effects could, potentially, occur with excessive consumption.
Can You Drink Too Much Decaffeinated Green Tea?
While it lacks significant amounts of caffeine, it does have other chemical compounds that could, at least in theory, lead to Decaffeinated Green Tea side effects.
This includes stomach upset and constipation, as well as, in the rarest of cases, liver and kidney problems. If you have any concerns, we recommend seeking medical consultation. The chances are, however, that you’re going to love it.
- TypeGreen Tea
- Health PointsCholesterol, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime