Review — Stash Decaf Pumpkin Spice

Name: Decaf Pumpkin Spice Brand: Stash Tea Type: Black tea, flavored, decaffeinated Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped Review: Pumpkin Spice flavored teas and coffees are always a big hit this time of year, and Stash’s version brews up hot and spicy. Even better, it’s decaf so it won’t add to your pre-holiday jitters. While …

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Tea, Caffeine, and Hydration

There's never a shortage of news reports about the assorted and sundry health benefits tea can provide. Many such reports have appeared in these very pages. And while it's a good idea to take the sometimes miraculous health claims many merchants make for tea with a grain of salt, there's also good reason to believe …

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Tea Caffeine Be Gone, Part II

All this talk about how tea gets decaffeinated got me to wondering what all the flap was about. In Part I, I looked at methods people recommend for removing caffeine from tea. Now, let’s look at why anyone might want to do this. One thing I found out about caffeine makes me glad I’m not …

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Tea Caffeine Be Gone, Part I

As one who lives the “tea life,” I keep a nice tasty cupful within easy reach throughout the day, but the caffeine it contains is always on my mind. There’s decaffeinated tea, but I wonder at how the caffeine gets removed and if that process is safe. The topic seemed simple when I began. Instead, …

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Review — Harney & Sons Decaffeinated Ceylon

Name: Decaffeinated Ceylon Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Black tea, decaffeinated Form: Pyramid tea bags Review: Decaffeinated tea is never going to be as good as its "natural" counterpart, but there are times when a decaffeinated option is necessary. While I do suggest that those who are trying to cut down on or avoid caffeine …

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To Decaf or Not to Decaf?

As someone who studies tea, writes about it, receives free samples of it in the mail and pretty much feels that it's an all around good thing, it's no surprise that I drink a lot of the stuff. But my tea consumption pales next to what it would be if I weren't sensitive to caffeine. …

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The Myths and Legends of Tea and Caffeine

One of the benefits of tea drinking, at least for many of us, is that tea contains caffeine. When consumed in moderation, caffeine is considered to be a safe way to get a quick boost. Of course, for those who are sensitive to this substance, caffeine’s presence in tea might not be so welcome. What …

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Decaffeinated Tea

There’s good news for tea drinkers who are sensitive to caffeine or who simply prefer to cut down on it, for whatever reason. Thanks to a variety of low and no-caffeine alternatives, you don’t have to cut out tea altogether. Tisanes, more commonly known as herbal teas, are a great alternative to “real” tea, all …

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Review — Stash Vanilla Nut Creme Decaf Tea Review

Name: Vanilla Nut Creme Decaf Tea Brand: Stash Type: Black tea, flavored, decaf Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped Review: In my recent post on tea as a weight-loss tool, I noted that flavored teas can be used to curb cravings: This tea, by Stash, is a perfect example of just such a tea: Packed …

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