You can get rid of most of the caffeine found in regular tea bags –about 80%– without using chemicals. It’s quite easy to do.
Step 1: Pour a small amount of water that has come to a rolling boil over a tea bag or loose tea.
Step 2: Let sit for 45-60 seconds. Then gently pour off water or if using a tea bag, remove the bag and throw the water away.
Step 3: Then, bring a pan of fresh water to just under a boil. Pour water over the same loose tea or tea bag that you just decaffed.
Step 4: Steep tea the recommended amount of time below.
Recommended brewing times:
- 5 minutes for Black tea, Oolong tea and Herbal tea
- 3 minutes for Darjeeling tea for three minutes
- 2 – 3 minutes for Green tea and white tea (let the water cool to about 165 to 175 F first)