Decaffeinated loose leaf tea has had a bad rap in the past. Decaffeinated tea is different from naturally caffeine-free teas like rooibos tea. In loose leaf decaffeinated tea, the caffeine is physically removed. This caffeine removal process can be done several ways; however, using carbon dioxide is by far the best method. The carbon dioxide draws out the small caffeine molecules whilst leaving behind the larger, flavourful molecules. Pyramid Tea Co stock CO2 decaffeinated teas, as we acknowledge that this method creates a safe yet still delicious tea. It’s important to note that all decaffeinated teas have small traces of caffeine left over. However, it’s less than 2.5% of their original caffeine content. So, let's dive into the health benefits associated with decaffeinated tea.
1. No Caffeine-Related Side Effects
Drinking decaffeinated teas mean you won’t suffer the adverse side effects associated with caffeine consumption such as increased anxiety, headaches, and addiction to the beverage. Additionally, it makes the perfect beverage to consume before bed, as you won’t be lying awake buzzing for hours experiencing an interrupted sleep cycle.
2. You Still Benefit From Catechins
While they are in slightly reduced amounts, the healthy antioxidants that make teas so popular are still present in decaffeinated tea. Unless you are inhibited from consuming caffeine due to health, religious, or personal reasons, you can mix up caffeinated and decaffeinated teas into your day, so you’re getting the maximum health benefits.
3. It’s Better For Your Teeth
Caffeine makes the enamel on our teeth weaker and more brittle, and certain beverages take our smile from a dazzling white to a dull yellow.
Why Choose Pyramid Tea Co for Decaffeinated Loose Leaf Tea?
At Pyramid Tea Co, we don’t compromise on quality, flavour, or freshness. We’ve travelled the world to bring premium loose leaf tea to Australia from the very best tea-growing regions as well as the most luxurious, sustainable tea bags we could find. Pyramid Tea Co’s full range of loose leaf decaffeinated tea is available on our website.