Decaf Your Own Tea

IMG_0040-2Most tea companies use chemicals to remove caffeine from tea.

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)

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