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Tea and Caffeine – An eye opening guide

Confused about the types of tea and the caffeine amounts? Green, Black, Oolong, Herbal. What to drink and when is the question. Some like it strong, some like the zen quality of no caffeine… So we made a basic a guide on the types of tea and caffeine. We hope this helps.

Tea is broken down to these following categories: black, dark (or pu-erh), oolong, yellow, green, herbal, white, fruit, honeybush, decaf black, and rooibos.

Black Tea and Caffeine
Black tea is the most popular types of tea. It has a long shelf life and is strong in taste. To be black tea it goes through a process called oxidation where water evaporates out of the leaf and the leaf absorbs more oxygen from the air. Black tea specifically goes through the full oxidation process, resulting in dark brown and black leaves.
Caffeine content: 60 to 90 mg of caffeine per 8 ounce cup.
When to drink: Morning/Noon/HighTea

The Tea Can Company’s Black teas are:
Earl Grey, Breakfast Blend, Mango Ceylon, Lemon Verbena, Coconut, Vanilla Chai, Rose Petals, Orange Almond and Chocolate BonBon.

Oolong Tea and Caffeine
Oolong tea has a partial oxidation process. Oolong is not as strong as a black tea and has many fragrant and intriguing tones. Oolong is often compared to the flavors of flowers or fruit.
Caffeine content: 50 to 75 mg of caffeine per 8 ounce cup.
When to drink: Morning/Noon/HighTea

The Tea Can Company’s Oolong teas are:
Raspberry Oolong and Tahitian Vanilla Rose Oolong

Green Tea and Caffeine
Green tea is picked and then dried to wither a bit. Then the oxidation process is stopped by heating the leaves. That is why it is brewed at lower temperatures and has less caffeine. Green tea has a mild flavor compared to other teas.
Caffeine content: 30 to 50 mg of caffeine per 8 ounce cup.
When to drink: Morning/Noon/HighTea

The Tea Can Company’s Green Teas are:
Ancient Green Leaves, Apricot & Peach Tree, Asian Cherry Blossom, Jasmine Vine, Moroccan Mint, Sencha Green and Lemon Lavender

Herbal Tea and Tisanes
Herbal teas are made from steeping or boiling herbs. Herbal tea doesn’t contain any caffeine and makes for a great drink when you want to relax and unwind.
Tisanes are usually categorized by what part of the plant they come from. Here are some examples of each of the major categories of tisanes:
• Leaf tisanes: lemon balm, mint, lemongrass, and French verbena
• Flower tisanes: rose, chamomile, hibiscus, and lavender
• Bark tisanes: cinnamon, slippery elm, and black cherry bark
• Root tisanes: ginger, echinacea, and chicory
• Fruit/berry tisane: raspberry, blueberry, peach, and apple
• Seed/spice tisanes: cardamom, caraway, and fennel
Rooibos tea is an herb native to South Africa. It is technically a plant that, when harvested and dried, can be brewed into a reddish-brown herbal infusion. Two fantastic rooibos-based blends are White Chocolate Peppermint delicious white chocolate peppermint tea and Pears and Cinnamon herbal tea.
Caffeine content of Herbal and Tisane teas: 0 mg of caffeine per 8 ounce cup.
When to drink: Morning/Noon/HighTea/Evening

The Tea Can Company’s Herbal teas are:
Apple Cider, Chamomile Comfort, Cinnamon Apple Blossom, Daily Detox, Garden Therapy, Hibiscus Flower, Rooibos Chai, Serene Herbal

Our Teas are all-natural and always picked, blended and packaged with our clients in mind. Pick your favorite and Pinky up!

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