Does Tea Contain Caffeine?

We have been asked frequently if TeaFinest offers natural and organic tea in our capsules, does that means your tea capsule is caffeine free?

Our tea selection is coming from a single origin - the very same plant, known as Camellia Sinensis. The green, black/red, white or yellow teas that we offer are produced via the craftsmanship of varying the approach and degree of fermentation and oxidation processes that TeaFinest tea makers have subjected on these tea leaves. Consequently, the tea making processes produce variety of tea favors of different caffeine content in these teas.

Caffeine is structurally similar to adenosine found in our brains. It’s molecules are water and fat soluble so they easily cross the blood-brain barrier. Caffeine is moderately soluble in water at room temperature but very soluble in boiling water. Hence the soluble content of caffeine in tea liquor varies by the type of tea leaves, amount of tea leaves used, the temperature of water used and the duration the leaves are infused.

Among all the teas from the Camellia Sinensis plant, the caffeine in white and green tea is usually much less. You may be happy to learn that Green tea such as Thorn Peak Sencha has only about 30 mg of caffeine per stand cup serving, compared to 50 mg in ordinary English Breakfast black tea, and 110 mg-175 mg in standard expresso coffee. You can reduce the caffeine, up to 80 percent, by pouring out the infusion of first steep.

Thorn Peak or Tribute Green Bud or White tea in our collection contains the ‘feel good’ amino acid called L-theanine that moderates the effects of caffeine. Whilst white/green tea gives you a small caffeine boost, it creates a gentler and steady source of stimulation which apparently can aid concentration. This combination can also create a calming effect on your brain – ideal for when you want to relax and unwind. It’s much gentler when making green tea, and we’ve heard that there’s also an amino acid present in green tea that offsets the ‘hyper’ effect of caffeine. 

Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee or 8-12 cups of teas (depending on the tea types). So if you’re looking to reduce your caffeine intake (but not eliminate it completely), TeaFinest green tea in a capsule is a good choice.

Enjoy our tea selection and achieve a “state of calm and alertness”.