Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Earl Grey Decaffeinated Tea is a Flavoured Black Tea without most of its caffeine content. It provides the same great flavour as traditional Earl Grey, including citrusy overtones and malty undertones, but lacks the energy kick.
This makes it an excellent choice for those looking to cut down their intake. We pack it fresh to order here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company’s Pluckley-based factory.
The Story Behind Decaf Earl Grey Tea
The history of Loose Leaf Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea starts with its caffeinated counterpart. Legend has it that Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, had travelled to China on a diplomatic mission when he saw a boy drowning in a river.
He or one of his men waded in to save the child. When the boy’s father heard about what happened, he gifted the Earl with Black Tea scented with bergamot oil - or so the tale goes.
The truth is that Lord Grey made no such trip to China, and, as a result, the story is wholly unfounded. How, exactly, it came into existence remains a mystery.
What we know with certainty is that a German scientist called Friedrich Ferdinand Runge was the man who first identified caffeine in the 1820s. The word “caffeine,” in fact, is the combination of the German “kaffee” and the French “café.”
Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea Caffeine Content
But what do you need to know about caffeine’s removal from Loose Tea and Fresh Coffee? Perhaps most important is to note that, contrary to popular belief, decaffeinated consumables aren’t 100% void of caffeine; a trace amount of the stimulant remains after processing.
This prompts the next essential question: How much caffeine in Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea is there?
These leaves undergo the Co2 Decaffeination Method, the safest and most efficient way to remove caffeine. It functions by using pressurised liquid carbon dioxide to extract the molecules.
Meanwhile, the larger flavour molecules stay almost entirely intact. The result is that it draws out 96-98% of caffeine, leaving only a mere few milligrams within. Does that make it the best option for pregnant women?
Can I Drink Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea While Pregnant?
You know how much caffeine in Decaf Earl Grey Tea to expect. But does that mean you can drink Decaf Earl Grey Tea while pregnant?
The answer is yes, though most health professionals would nevertheless urge caution. According to NHS Choices, so long as you have no more than 200-mg of caffeine daily, it should be fine. All that’s left is to start brewing your new favourite cuppa.
How to Make Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea
1, Add Earl Grey Decaf Loose Tea to a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
3, Put the kettle on and, once boiled to 100°C, pour it over the leaves.
4, Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Imparts crisp, full-bodied citrusy notes with malty hints and a refreshing finish.
Earl Grey Tea Decaffeinated Benefits
A common misconception is that there are no Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea benefits due to its lack of antioxidants. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
The reality is that while the decaffeination process does, admittedly, remove some of its antioxidant content, enough remains to make a difference.
You can expect it to promote weight loss, improve heart health and reduce diabetes risks like any other infusion.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime