In this hectic world that at times can be overwhelming, anxiety and stress is a natural occurrence that affects everyone from time to time. The overconsumption of caffeine too, proves to be a problem. With that, read this article to see how you can make your own DIY decaf tea at home.
What is Decaffeinated Tea?
Some caffeine-induced symptoms that can mirror anxiety and stress includes nervousness, restlessness, trouble sleeping, and fast heart rate. It is good to take a step back and cut down on the caffeine rush.
Just what constitutes a decaffeinated tea? To put it simply, decaffeinated (decaf for short) tea is tea leaves that have undergone a process that gets rid of most of the caffeine. Technically, any tea labeled “decaffeinated” must contain less than 2.5% of its original caffeine. Considering this, no decaf tea is fully free of caffeine.
So, remember this,
Caffeine-free teas, on the other hand, have zero naturally containing caffeine. Such types are usually referred to as herbal teas or tisanes—they are made from dried flowers, herbs, leaves, seeds, or roots. More herbal teas that are caffeine-free include chamomile, ginger, and peppermint teas. Though, some might argue that those are not ‘true’ teas as they do not contain leaves of the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis, as most teas do.
It is time to decaf.
Coming from someone who is a huge caffeine consumer, I can understand the natural skepticism that comes from just seeing the word ‘decaf.’ Even so, it does not change the fact that caffeine is a natural stimulant that just so happens to agitate your fight or flight mode. It naturally increases one’s heart rate, which also releases stress hormones. If you are lacking proper and sufficient sleep because of too much caffeine, decaffeinated tea is something worth looking into. You still acquire some of the benefits of tea, and you do not have to worry about lying in bed awake for hours—and we know just the suitable DIY decaf tea for you.
A soothing cup of hot tea can chase away the cold chills, recharge you during the day, or keep you relaxed at night. So, how do you get started on making your DIY decaf tea? It is effortless. Simply pour boiling water over the loose-leaf tea leaves (of your choice) and allow your tea to steep for 30 seconds. Remember to discard the liquid afterward. Then, using the same tea leaves, pour in fresh hot water to brew a decaf cup of tea. One important takeaway is to use only loose-leaf, premium-grade teas, avoid teabags. And that is it. Enjoy your decaf tea!
Make your decaf tea even better.
If you are still concerned about your decaf tea not having much flavor, we have news for you. There is a way to bring more richness and smoothness to it. We have our Rich’s Non-Dairy Creamer that can give depth to your tea (or any other beverage really).
There’s plenty of good things that come nestled in a packet of Rich’s Non-Dairy Creamer. You are familiar with powdered creamer… what if we gave you another option for your creations? One that comes in the form of liquid and is extremely easy to handle with and is also ready for you to consume without having to dilute or add anything else to it. There will always be a beautiful possibility of you going all out, trying new recipes with this packed goodness, and we are here to see you discover that sweet spot.
Once you find out how versatile Rich’s Non-Dairy Creamer is, it will leave you wanting more. It is not just your average creamer concentrate, read an in-depth article on Why Rich’s Non-Dairy Creamer Will Leave You Wanting More.
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