We are often asked about caffeine levels in our tea. Natural tea leaves do have some caffeine. Dr. Lee explains it like this: Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Our green tea has less caffeine than black tea, and less caffeine than most of the green teas which have not been decaffeinated. The strength of the product and the brew time do have an effect on the amount of caffeine extracted.
Recent research shows that some caffeine in the natural products is beneficial to health. Various studies claim that caffeine can help fight Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other diseases. See http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271707.php .
In the past, TeaForHealth® has not been tested for caffeine levels because Dr. Lee does not considered the effects to be that significant. In fact, the FDA has officially allowed our tea the first and only qualified green tea health claim pursuant to the February 23, 2012 Memorandum Decision of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. You can read it here:
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) pharmacodynamics data, daily consumption of 1200 ml (40 ounces) of green tea containing 710 mcg/ml (-) EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is equivalent to 1.5 times the lowest effective anticancer dose in a 153lb. person.
We suggest that if you have caffeine concerns, you have some options. Drink the tea earlier in the day. We follow Dr. Lee’s advice and drink 3 cups a day – two at breakfast and one at lunch. You might also start out with one cup and gradually build to 3. Perhaps brew the tea a little less time or use a little less than a level teaspoon. Experiment until you come up with the right formula for you.
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