If You’re Giving Up Caffeine, Try These Decaf Teas

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While for many of us caffeine is essential to get a day started, some stay away from regularly drinking caffeinated drinks on a regular basis. This includes green and black tea, as they have between 25 to 50 mg of caffeine per tea bag.

But having a hot drink has other importance, from the ceremonial “start of the day” to the “meet for a cup of tea” social aspect. It’s easy enough to get decaffeinated coffee in most places, so we thought we’d tell you a bit about your options when it comes to decaf tea.

Regular, decaf

Some people drink tea simply because they like the taste, and the closest you can get to the taste of regular tea is by having a cup of… regular tea. Most companies that bag and distribute tea have a decaffeinated version of their black tea available to buy.


One of the most popular alternatives to caffeinated tea is this South African red brew. It is a great first step for those who are used to having regular, caffeinated tea, and even for those who have their tea with a little bit of milk.


Most herbal tea besides rooibos provides a different experience than regular tea. There are many options out there, from the popular chamomile, mint, and honey-lemon tea, to more specific fruit flavors like berries and apples, or ginseng or mushroom tea. Just pick and infuse.