Caffeine Tea For Sustainable Energy

Fuelling up with caffeine tea is a coffee-free way to kick-start your day with the added bonus of tea’s abundant health benefits!

How much caffeine is in tea?

Aside from herbal teas and floral tisanes, many types of tea are harvested from camellia sinensis tea plants which contain caffeine but the caffeine levels in tea varies depending on:

  1. The region in which the tea plant is grown.
  2. The amount of rainfall the tea plant receives.
  3. Specific harvesting processes.
  4. Varied processing and fermenting times and methods.

As it is fully fermented for the longest time of all types of tea, black tea wins with the award for the highest caffeine content in tea, closely followed by oolong, green tea and white tea.

What types of tea have caffeine?

Coffee is tops for caffeine-fuelled morning energy boosts, but tea drinkers can jet-propel their floating boats with:

Fun Fact: While black tea has loads less caffeine than coffee, pure and elegant white tea has lots less caffeine than black tea.

Does green tea have caffeine?

That would be a green light go ahead if you want a smidge of caffeine in your splash of green tea. Green tea undergoes minimal fermentation though, so your caffeine intake from green tea isn’t big.

Does peppermint tea have caffeine?

Nada! Peppermint tea leaves are harvested from the peppermint bush – so you’ll find zip, zero, no caffeine in loose leaf peppermint tea or tea bags.

Do herbal teas have caffeine?

Oh happy days - caffeine in herbal tea is not happening! Herbal teas are harvested from specific herbs, like ginger, peppermint, chamomile, lemongrass and many more. Zero caffeine again!

Does chai have caffeine?

Oooh trick question! Chai is a generally a black tea blend infused with scentsational aromatic spices such as cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and ginger, but the black tea component means chai is a tea with caffeine.

BUT if you love a cup of chai and don’t want caffeine, try spying your little eye on a cup of Spi Chai Loose Leaf Herbal Tisane. Spi Chai’s fragrant ingredients are exclusively cardamon, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, liquorice root, jasmine blossoms and rose petals. Black tea wasn’t invited so that means no caffeine wing-man at this tea party!

Does rooibos tea have caffeine?

Now that’s a tricky one, because rooibos tea is a black tea. BUT rooibos is also a South African plant which is caffeine-free, so you won’t get your caffeine kick-start from a cup of rooibos tea.

Do different teas have different amounts of caffeine?

They certainly do. Each type of tea is harvested, fermented and processed differently so the caffeine in tea types varies quite a lot.

What are the health benefits of caffeine teas?

With less caffeine than coffee, tea is a great way to boost your energy while enjoying all the health benefits of high levels of antioxidants, anti-microbials, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and minerals.

Studies have suggested tea can deliver many health benefits with the caffeine content providing a more tempered release of energy. Check out our Wellness teas primed to boost energy levels, minus coffee’s come-down jitters.