Many people are surprised to discover that Decaffeinated Tea is not Caffeine free. Though the terms are often used interchangeably, they are no synonymous. Decaffeinated refers to teas that have gone through a process of decaffeination. It is important to note that the decaffeination process eliminates most of the caffeine, but not all. Decaffeinated teas still contain a minimal amount of caffeine, usually 2 mg of caffeine per cup. Caffeine-free refers to herbal teas that are naturally free of caffeine (and not really tea at all!) — for instance, chamomile.
Watch for future posts where we'll examine caffeine content in tea further!