Sipping on a steaming hot cup of coffee is a major part of most people’s morning routines. In fact, hot drinks have long been an important part of our society. From having a cup of joe in the morning to afternoon tea time with friends, sipping on these beverages is more than just a way to get us through the day. It is a centuries-old cultural tradition that brings people together – and wakes us up for those early morning meetings. However, in recent years, people have started to be aware of the long-lasting effects that too much caffeine can have on one’s body. And coffee isn’t the only caffeine-laden hot drink; green and black teas contain between 25 to 50 mg of caffeine in each tea bag. However, just like there are decaf coffees, there are also decaf tea options.
Regular decaffeinated tea is actually quite easy to come across and can typically be purchased at your local supermarket. Most companies that produce tea bags offer a decaf version of their basic black tea, which tastes quite similar to the regular kind. Chances are you won’t even be able to tell the difference. Another decaf option is a tea made from Rooibos, a plant that grows in South Africa and is typically used to make herbal teas. This red brew is a great option for those who are looking to go decaffeinated without losing the classic taste of black tea. It even goes great with a bit of milk.
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Apart from those which are Rooibos based, most herbal teas offer an alternative experience to regular black tea. There are so many different types of herbal teas out there. Popular types include chamomile, honey-lemon, and mint, as well as fruitier flavors such as apples and berries. For those looking to try something a bit more unusual, perhaps you might like ginseng or mushroom tea. The decaffeinated tea experience is really not that different from the regular tea experience after all. Just pick your favorite flavors, infuse, and enjoy!