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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tea story caffeine or no caffeine in green tea

One of the reasons my sister-in-law had a restless night and lack of sleep may be that she drank green tea in the afternoon. She says she's super-sensitive to caffeine and didn't realize some green tea HAS CAFFEINE.

Here's the skinny...

Green tea is naturally caffeinated. It doesn't have as much caffeine as coffee, but it's caffeinated for sure. When you shop for tea, check the label.The tea bags or tea box has to be labeled as decaffeinated or else it has caffeine. And don't take the word of the servers in restaurants, as some know little about the difference. If you care about the amount of caffeine you consume, you need to check for yourself. The Mayo Clinic Website indicates that there is 26 mg of caffeine in Stash Premium Green, 6 oz (180 ml) compared to 140-200 mg in brewed caffeinated coffee.

Other interesting information about caffeine in various beverages is available on the Mayo Clinic Website.

My quote for today follows:

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. ~Thich Nat Hahn

This post has been shared on Real Food Fridays #57



  1. Hi Nancy,
    You I actually thought green tea was naturally decaffeinated. Thanks for enlighten me and sharing on Real Food Fridays.

  2. Thanks for your comment Marla. I thought that too, until I did some research about it. I enjoy the varied recipes and topics on Real Food Fridays. Thanks for the terrific job you do!


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