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Decaf vs Caffeine-Free


The Term "Decaffeinated"
is Different From "Caffeine-Free."

Decaf vs Caffeine-free

Decaf Tea vs Caffeine Free TeaIf you are super sensitive to caffeine or must remove caffeine completely from your diet, please read this!  The term "decaffeinated" is different from "caffeine-free." 

Decaffeinated Tea

"Decaffeinated" refers to a product that originally contained caffeine and then underwent a process to remove most of its caffeine content.  "Caffeine-free" refers to a product that never contained caffeine to begin with. Decaffeinated tea is NOT caffeine-free.  The decaffeination process leaves a minute amount of caffeine in the leaf. By law, tea labeled as “decaffeinated” must have less than 2.5 percent of its original caffeine level, which usually equates to less than 2 mg per cup.

Caffeine-Free Tea

Caffeine-free products are labeled as such on our website and include our herbals blends, honeybush and rooibos. The one exception is Yerba Mate, which contains a compound very similar to caffeine called matteine.