All the goodness of organic green tea without the caffeine! Our organic and Fair Trade Certified Decaf Green Tea hails from northern India, and offers great green tea flavor and body particularly for a decaffeinated product. Because this tea is decaffeinated using a state-of-the art carbon dioxide (CO2) decaffeination process, the rich and vegetal flavor of the organic loose tea comes through nicely. Also, CO2 decaffeination does not involve the use of harmful chemicals, so the resulting product is simply a healthy cup of organic decaf tea with most of the caffeine removed (and no chemical overtones)!
Ingredients: organic Indian decaf green tea
Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: A light-bodied decaffeinated green tea that has no bitterness. Be sure to brew with 180° F water, as I find this green tea to be particularly sensitive to water temperature.
Jeremy Says: A decaffeinated green tea with full green tea flavor and aroma.
Posted by Yen Wen C. on 1st Mar 2014
This is the first time I try green tea coming from India. What a pleasant experience! The taste is crisp and clean. This light body tea is decaf, so I can feel free to enjoy it at night finally! It has no typical grassy taste at all. It doesn't have bitterness lingering either. Wonderful!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Sep 2013
I'm not able to have caffeine and my MD recommended I drink loose leaf green tea daily for other health issues. I was grateful to find this option and have been enjoying it daily, hot, cold, infused w/ ginger, lemon, apple, pear or plain. It tastes really good, makes me feel good and my health has improved significantly. Thank you for offering this special product. I don't know what I would do without it. No where else have I found loose leaf decaf green tea let alone of this quality.
Posted by Unknown on 28th May 2013
I usually drink about two cups of this tea daily. It has a clean, clear taste and is perfect hot with just a tiny amount of honey to sweeten. Best green tea I've had.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Mar 2013
Thank you for offering such a fine product. Your customer service is also excellent.
Posted by daniel on 26th Aug 2010
Personally I like the health benefits of green tea. I am naturally hyperactive and avoid caffeine when I can. I workout and play a lot of sports and am always drinking fluids. What a perfect match for me and this green tea?! It tastes good. I like it very much. Go ahead and give it a try if you're on the fence you'll be glad you did.
Posted by Roy Muir on 28th Dec 2007
This is an wonderful green tea for every day enjoyment. Many decaf greens have bland flavor but this is excellent and holds up very well over time.
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)
Steeping time: 2-3 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.
Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
Arbor Teas uses the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) method for all of its organic decaffeinated teas. We feel that this is the safest form of decaffeination, while retaining the greatest flavor and health benefits. According to “tea technologist” Nigel Melican, tea decaffeinated using the CO2 method retains 92 percent of its polyphenols (!) compared to tea decaffeinated using the ethyl acetate process which only retains 18 percent. (Reference: “Caffeine and Tea: Myth and Reality” by Nigel Melican. February 6, 2008, http://chadao.blogspot.com)
There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.
Some research comparing different types of tea has shown that the manufacturing process does affect the level of antioxidants present in the final tea leaf. According to a 2006 review of the beneficial effects of green tea in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, when comparing dry leaves, unoxidized green tea retains more antioxidants than black, oolong, or pu-erh. The catechin (or antioxidant) that displays the greatest increase in green tea when compared to the black, oolong and pu-erh is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). (Reference: "Beneficial Effects of Green Tea - A Review" Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 25, No 2 (2006))
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.