The amount of caffeine in a cup of tea depends on the variety and preparation. Black varieties are the caffeine kings. Green tea contains less caffeine than black, and white teas less than green. Rooibos, honeybush and other herbal varieties are caffeine free. Decaffeinated teas are also available. These decaf blends usually contain a finite amount of caffeine. Certain preparation methods can greatly reduce the amount of caffeine in your cup. Follow the steps below to decaffeinate your tea.
Reduce the amount of caffeine in your cup
About 80% of the caffeine in tea is released during the first 30-seconds of steeping. In order to remove most of the caffeine from any tea follow these steps: