Caffeine In Tea

Update:28 May 2021

  As we all know, tea contains different amounts of caffeine, and for a variety of reasons, this caffeine may or may not appeal to tea consumers. As a member of the xanthine family, caffeine is tasteless and colorless, but it has a bitter taste when immersed in hot water. Caffeine is naturally present in organic black tea, chunmee tea, and other tea blends.

  The content of caffeine in tea varies, so drinkers need to understand the caffeine content of their favorite tea. As we all know, caffeine is a mood enhancer that can increase alertness and stimulate metabolism, but not everyone can or wants to consume it. Because it is a mood enhancer, people who regularly drink tea may develop a tolerance to caffeine, which means they must drink more coffee to achieve the same effect. In addition, the basic effects of caffeine may make some people who drink tea feel uncomfortable, including irritability, insomnia, and anxiety. For people who may be susceptible to these effects, it is best to know how much caffeine is in the beverages they choose.

  Caffeine is naturally present in Camellia sinensis, so all brewed tea contains some caffeine.

  Hotter water and longer steeping time will extract more caffeine from the brewed tea-such as black tea or oolong tea. Cooler water and shorter steeping times extract less caffeine-think green tea or white tea.

  Tea is the only plant containing L-theanine, which is an amino acid that promotes calmness and relaxation. It works synergistically with the stimulant caffeine to arouse a state of alertness.

  It is believed that the caffeine in tea is absorbed slower in the body than the caffeine in coffee. This gentle release promotes longer-term alertness without rushing at the beginning or crashing at the end.

  Tea contains about 3% caffeine content (calculated by weight); but factors such as soil chemistry, tea tree type, and whether the tea is dry or wet will affect the caffeine content.

  Organic tea and its caffeine content

  Black tea contains about 14 to 61 mg per 8-ounce cup, which is significantly higher than any other tea. Next is green tea, which contains about 36 mg per 8-ounce cup. White tea provides the minimum amount of caffeine per 8-ounce cup, which is 25 mg.

  How to enjoy tea while being sensitive to the effects of caffeine

  Tea lovers who are sensitive to caffeine can still enjoy their favorite Teatulia tea. Consider brewing less tea and using slightly cooler water, which can reduce the caffeine extracted from the tea. You can also choose green tea and white tea, because their caffeine content is naturally lower than black tea, and the steeping time is shorter.