Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Article on Caffeine Content of Tea

Everyone is always asking me which teas contain the most or least caffeine...so I did some google scholar research and found a couple good articles, which I read, processed, and summarized in an article on caffeine content of various teas.

The basic gist of it...you can't make generalizations about types of tea like green tea, black tea, or white tea containing more caffeine or less caffeine. Rather, the caffeine content varies more from tea to tea. Tippy teas contain more caffeine, and roasted teas contain less, roughly in proportion to the amount of tips, and the amount of roasting.

So...don't believe those claims out there about how white or green tea is "lower in caffeine" than black tea. It's not! Teas of all types are quite diverse and span a broad range of caffeine contents.

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