Decaffeinated Green Tea Bags
Brewed with water at 90 Degrees, let the flower unfurl do not remove flower. This is can be steeped a number of times.
Green Tea is the healthy option, but what if you’re sensitive to caffeine or just looking to cut down? Choose Decaffeinated Green Tea 50 Tea Bags and attain all the same health benefits without the side effects of excessive caffeine intake.
Our Decaffeinated Green Tea 50 Tea Bags undergo the safest and most efficient process of decaffeination, the CO2 Method. Utilising pressurised liquid Carbon Dioxide to extract the small caffeine molecules while leaving the larger flavour molecules intact, this method is also the most organic and the results are the tastiest. Typically, the CO2 Method removes 98% of caffeine content, the most of any method. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company strive for excellence with every one of our products, and this beverage is, of course, no exception. In fact, Decaffeinated Green Tea 50 Tea Bags are perfect examples of quality. Brew up the best.
The discovery of Green Tea and the invention of the decaffeination process are separated by millennia. And yet the two go hand in hand. Legend has it that Green Tea was discovered by the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung, in 2737 BCE. According to the tale, Shen Nung had come to rest under a tea plant when he fell asleep in the afternoon sun.
His servant, meanwhile, boiled hot drinking water and placed it by his side. When the Emperor awoke, he found that leaves from the plant overhanging above had fallen into his cup. An avid herbalist, Shen Nung tried the infusion. He was blown away by its extraordinary taste and aroma. From there, Tea was born (or so the story goes). This is in stark contrast to the process of decaffeination, which was the brainchild of a German Merchant named Ludwig Roselius in 1905. Roselius first experimented with coffee beans using a method that utilised benzene, a potentially toxic hydrocarbon, to remove the caffeine. While crude, this was successful.
Today, there are four main methods used to decaffeinate tea (and/or coffee). We use only one, the best. Another method uses the chemical Methylene chloride as a solvent to extract caffeine molecules. Between 96% and 97% of caffeine content is removed with this method but at a cost. Much of the Tea and Coffee Industry steer clear of this method as it is considered crude, controversial, and largely unpopular.
Then there is the Ethyl Acetate process, which uses a natural chemical found in many fruits to extract caffeine molecules. Some companies consider this method, not us. Despite extracting between 96% and 97% of caffeine, just like Methylene chloride, We do not recognise this method as being organic. Finally, there is the Water method, although this method is used predominantly in the decaffeination of coffee. Also known as the “Swiss Water Process”, caffeine is extracted from coffee using pressurised water. The water is then put through a carbon filter, which retains most of the molecules, including the flavour molecules. This extracts between 94% and 96% of caffeine content.
Type of Tea: Green Tea Bags.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: We recommend this tea to be served without accompaniments, although lemon or honey may be considered if you’re looking to add more flavour.
Tasting Notes: This smooth, grassy infusion consists of a delicate and fresh taste with sweet undertones.
Colour in Cup: Yellowy-golden liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Green Tea: It’s a common misconception to believe there are no health benefits from consuming decaf tea. It’s simply not true. In fact, our Decaffeinated Green Tea 50 Tea Bags hold a wealth of incredible antioxidants, capable of combating free radicals in the body. Although less substantial than non-decaffeinated tea (or ‘regular’ tea), the antioxidant strength of decaf Green Tea can reduce the risks of developing cardiovascular disease and even diabetes.
Furthermore, according to the USDA Nutrient Database, decaffeinated teas of any type contain almost zero calories or fat when taken without milk, cream or sweeteners. As a result, these wonderful little brews can help you to lose weight! So, that desired “summer body” might not be wishful thinking after all!
Health PointsDetox, Digestive, Flu, Heart, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening