While caffeine is certainly helpful in giving us an energy boost when we most need it, sometimes we need to reduce the amount of caffeine we consume for health reasons, such as during pregnancy, or if we are finding it difficult to sleep. Decaffeinated tea makes it possible to reduce our caffeine intake without abandoning black tea altogether.
What is black tea?
After water, black tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Black tea is a drink made from the oxidised leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. First discovered in China, tea is now grown in several tropical regions across the world. All Day Decaf is made up of premium decaffeinated whole-leaf organic Ceylon tea.
What is Ceylon tea?
Ceylon tea is tea cultivated on the island of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. Offering a variety of flavour and colour due to the range of altitudes that it is grown on, Ceylon tea is known for its versatility. Ceylon tea is traditionally used in English breakfast tea blends as it has the strength desired to accompany a full English breakfast.
What are the benefits of black tea?
Aside from being the perfect drink to be consumed in just about any situation you could think of, a simple cup of black tea can also have some amazing health benefits:
- Heart health – animal studies have shown that an antioxidant present in black tea called theaflavin can help reduce cholesterol, thereby supporting your heart health.
- Blood sugar – theaflavin also helps to lower blood sugar levels, good news for those at risk of diabetes.
- Gut health – black tea has antimicrobial properties that can help improve your gut health, thereby strengthening your immune system.
- Anti-cancer properties – the polyphenols contained in black tea are thought to reduce the risk of developing cancer as they can have an inhibiting effect on cancerous cells.
- Energy boosting – black tea also contains an amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine has been proven to help focus as it facilitates alpha activity within the brain. It is one of the main reasons as to why it is often reported that tea gives a more stable boost of energy in comparison to coffee.
Are there any side effects of black tea?
Black tea naturally contains the stimulant caffeine. Decaffeinated tea is not completely caffeine-free, which may be problematic for those who are caffeine sensitive. If you think you may be sensitive to caffeine, or if you are pregnant, we recommend that you consult your healthcare professional about the quantity of black tea you should consume.
How is black tea decaffeinated?
There are two main methods of decaffeinating tea. The first is to rinse the tea leaves in chemicals such as methylene chloride or ethyl acetate, solvents with other uses such as paint stripping and nail polish removal. This method is an targeted approach to decaffeinating tea, but it is not our first choice.
The second method, and this is Twist Tea’s choice, is to use carbon dioxide to remove the caffeine. This method leaves up to 95% of catechins and antioxidants in the leaves. This method is thought to be the safest and the method most likely to preserve flavour.
What does All Day Decaf taste like?
In many cases reducing the caffeine content of tea also reduces the flavour. The carbon dioxide method retains much of the flavour and antioxidants of the tea. Further, as we have chosen a strong tea (Ceylon) to start with, our whole-leaf, organic All Day Decaf really does deliver on taste. A full-bodied tea, All Day Decaf is delicious with or without milk and, with its reduced caffeine content, can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Blends with Benefits
Every Twist Tea blend is created from the finest, ethically sourced whole-leaf ingredients. Our plastic free All Day Decaf tea bags are hand blended in the UK and hand packed in plastic free packaging. What sets us apart from the competition are the functional herbs, botanicals and spices added to many of our blends reputed to offer health and wellbeing benefits.
Our All Day Decaf blend is a Great Taste Award winning tea. View our other award-winning blends.
Infuse in boiling water for 3-5 minutes depending on desired strength. Serve with or without milk.
Decaffeinated Sri Lankan Black Tea
Reduced caffeine, organic, sugar free, gluten free, soya free, vegetarian, wheat free, dairy free.
Packed in an environment that contains nuts.
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