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Do you know which tea has the most caffeine?

How much caffeine do you reckon you consume each day? A healthy adult should consume no more than 400mg per day, but without knowing how much caffeine naturally occurs in your favourite drinks, it can sometimes be quite a task. It’s difficult to keep tabs when you love good tea, but it’s worth knowing the truth about the amount of caffeine in your daily brew.

Black, green, white, yellow, puerh and oolong teas are all from the same plant: Camellia Sinensis. The difference in the taste and tea type comes down to a process called ‘oxidation’ – in other words, the extent to which the enzymes in the leaves react to the oxygen in the air, controlled by processes such as steaming, firing or rolling the tea leaves. However, oxidation doesn’t affect the amount of caffeine.

One of the biggest misconceptions about tea is that green tea contains less caffeine than black tea, and that white tea is the least caffeinated option of all – forget what you’ve heard and take a look at our infographic, which discovers the truth about caffeine in tea:

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Products used:

Grapefruit Yerba Mate

1886 Blend

Snow Bud

Formosa Jade Oolong

Elderflower Earl Grey

Big Red Robe


Golden Camomile


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