How to Tell Whether a Tea has Caffeine with Sunny Mother Nature

It’s easy to tell if a tea has caffeine, or if it’s naturally caffeine free with Sunny Mother Nature!

There are people who only want caffeine.  Others who only want caffeine free.  And then there are people like me who drink both. 

Yet, there are many people from all those groups who don’t know, without looking at the package of tea, whether a tea has caffeine, or is naturally caffeine free.  So, here are the 5 things to look for:

1) If the tea is from the Camellia sinensis plant, then it has caffeine.

You’re probably wondering how science class suddenly came into a tea post, right?  Well, that’s the only science, I promise! 

Basically, the Camellia sinensis plant is where the leaves come from for white tea, green tea, oolong tea, and black tea.  So-

2) If it is a white, green, oolong, or black tea-then it has caffeine.

3) If it is a red tea, aka rooibos, or honeybush tea, then it is caffeine free. 

Basically, remember that red tea is NOT from the Camellia sinensis plant, and you’re good.

4) If it is an herbal tea, then it is caffeine free.

Any herbal teas, like spearmint, lemongrass, peppermint, etc. and tea blends that only have herbs in them, like a spearmint and peppermint blend-are caffeine free.

(Did you know? Technically, herbal teas and red tea are not “tea” because they do not come from the Camellia sinensis plant)

5) If a tea blend has some herbs, like peppermint and spearmint, mixed with any white, green, oolong, or black tea, then it is NOT caffeine free.

Remember that if a tea blend contains even one tea that has caffeine, then the entire tea blend is considered caffeinated.

That’s it!  Those are the 5 things to look for to know whether a tea has caffeine, or is naturally caffeine free!

Now you know how to figure out if a tea is caffeinated, or caffeine free, even if the packaging doesn’t say so!  (And see, there was only a little science.)

So, go drink a cup of tea- caffeinated, or caffeine free- your choice!

Mother Nature will love that you are drinking something that is natural and has so many health benefits in it too!

“Sometimes the world feels scary and unsafe, but if you and I have a cup of tea, it’ll suddenly feel much more like a warm and inviting place.” ~Kim Maurer, aka Sunny Mother Nature

Please Note- I am affiliated with Compass Tea Company.  If you would like to look at the Tea for One Set from Compass Teas, pictured at the top of this post, please click here

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