Herbal Tea

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Herbal Tea is a generic term for a hot beverage that uses other plant material to produce a tea other than the tea leaf (Camellia sinensis).

Herbal teas are used as a way to enjoy a hot beverage, still get antioxidants, but avoid caffeine.

In general herbal teas contain 0 mg of caffeine, but because many are produced in the same factories as regular teas, some contamination can occur.

In 2005 the Journal of Food Sciences conducted a study and tested a series of herbal teas. Here are their findings per 2 grams of common herbal teas.

Herbal Tea Variety Caffeine Amount
Orange & Spice (Bigelow) .2mg
Chamomile (Safeway) 0
Wild Raspberry (Stash) Trace amount
Chamomile (Stash) 0
Evening Delight Tea (Safeway) .4mg
Peppermint (Stash) 0
Peppermint Tea (Safeway) 0

As we can glean from the above data, some herbal teas do have trace amounts of caffeine. However, even for those ultra-sensitive to caffeine even .4 mg of caffeine would most likely go unnoticed.

Ingredients in Tea (Herbal)

Various Plant Material Including Leaves, Stems, And Flowers From Plants Other Than The Camellia Sinensis Plant.

Compared to Other Items

Herbal Tea contains 0.00 mg of caffeine per fl oz (0.00 mg per 100 ml). A 8 fl oz cup has a total of 0 mg of caffeine.

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Sources

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, Published Online : 31 MAY 2006 12:00AM EST, DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2621.2005.tb08304.x
Other references. Last updated on 26 Feb 2021.
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