White Tea

Caffeine Levels

per fl. oz cup


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White tea is made from unfermented tea leaves that are picked right before the blossom next to them opens.

White teas vary greatly in caffeine because of several factors:

  • The quality of the tea leaves.
  • The blend (some are blended with green tea.)
  • The steep time.

The caffeine amount listed above represents the average amount one could expect to find.

The Journal of Food Science recently tested some white teas and found a surprising range of caffeine in white tea.

White Tea VarietyCaffeine/2 grams of tea
White Tea by Ten Ren Tea12.2mg
Exotica China White by Stash Tea Co.59.4mg
Fusion Red & White by Stash Tea Co.19.2mg
Fusion Green & White by Stash Tea Co.38.8mg

Popular Lipton Tea has a few white teas, but in actuality, none of them are pure white tea, but a blend of white, green, and fruit.

Lipton White TeaCaffeine/tea bag
White Tea Blueberry Pomegranate25mg
White Tea Peach Mango15mg

All this variation presents some problems for consumers who may be trying to watch their caffeine, since some white teas can have very little caffeine while others can be some of the MOST caffeinated of the teas.

Where To Buy White Tea

Legends of China Organic White Tea 100 Bags

Price: $6.19 $3.76Available from Amazon / Uncle Lee's

Legends of China White Tea 100 Bags

Price: $5.99 $1.56Available from Amazon / Uncle Lee's Tea

Uncle Lee's Tea Organic White Tea, Tea Bags, 100-Count Boxes (Pack of 4)

Price: $27.92 $17.16Available from Amazon / Uncle Lee's Tea

Prince of Peace Organic White Tea 100 Count

Price: $10.59 $4.90Available from Amazon / Prince Of Peace

Twinings Fujian Chinese Pure White Tea, 20-Count Tea Bags (Pack of 6)

Price: $22.74 $16.85Available from Amazon / Twin

Ingredients in Tea (White)

Sugar content: Contains no sugar.

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Caffeine Concentration

Tea (White) contains 3.50 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (11.83mg/100mls).

Caffeine (mg) per Ounce

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Distribution of Catechins, Theaflavins, Caffeine, and Theobromine in 77 Teas Consumed in the United States Journal of Food Science, Volume 70, Issue 9, November 2005, Pages: C550-C559http://www.liptontea.com/product/category/141443/lipton-white-red-teas