If you are planning to make the transition from a caffeinated lifestyle to a caffeine-free one, here are some pointers to get you started on your journey.
We have all enjoyed the benefits of caffeine. But have you ever had one too many cups of coffee or tea? You know the feeling. The shakes, the palpitations, the mild insomnia.
According to the National Library of Medicine, the most commonly reported negative side effect of caffeine is anxiety. This side effect is naturally triggered when the caffeine stimulates your body’s nervous system to make you feel more awake. Even though there are plenty of positive effects of caffeine, you are better off introducing a decaf version of your favourite drink into your rotation.
What is Caffeine-Free Tea?
Caffeine-free teas are generally made with a variety of seeds, roots, flowers and fruits. They are naturally devoid of caffeine and are often used to make herbal teas. Decaffeinated tea, on the other hand, is made by removing caffeine from regular tea leaves. This can be done using a variety of methods, but most involve soaking the leaves in water and using a solvent to draw out the caffeine. Regardless of how it is made, caffeine-free tea provides all the flavour and aroma of regular tea without the stimulating effects of caffeine.
Why Drink Caffeine-Free Tea?
If you want to relax and unwind after a tiring day at work, decaf tea is a brilliant way to relish the evening without staying up all night. In addition, the benefits of caffeine-free tree include weight loss, immunity support and reduced stress. Read on to understand more about how a hot cup of decaffeinated green tea can help improve your day!
Enhanced Rest Cycles
Caffeine works by inhibiting the production of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleepiness. This means that when you consume caffeine, you’ll feel more awake and alert than you normally would. However, this also means that caffeine can disrupt the body's natural sleep-wake cycle, making it difficult for you to fall asleep at night. If you're struggling to get a good night's rest, caffeine-free tea is a brilliant way to wean yourself off the caffeine and enjoy a peaceful sleep! For sweet dreams, try a cup of our incredibly popular Chai Dreams Rooibos Edition Decaf Tea.
Caffeine-free teas are often lower in tannins than their caffeinated counterparts, giving them a smoother, more mellow flavour. Tannins are bitter-tasting chemical compounds naturally present in caffeine. By removing caffeine from your beverage, you’ll get to enjoy the natural flavour of the tea leaves without any bitter aftertaste. No matter what your favourite tea flavour is, you’re sure to find a decaffeinated option. For instance, if you love the dark, malty taste of black tea, you can try our Black Decaf Tea and enjoy the bold taste without the caffeine.
While caffeine is a highly effective stimulant that can increase alertness and concentration, like all stimulants, it comes with downsides.
Making caffeine consumption a regular part of your daily routine leads to dependency. When you develop a caffeine addiction, you experience feelings of grumpiness and exhaustion without your daily fix. Caffeine-free tea allows you to enjoy a relaxing tea-drinking experience without the downsides of anxiety and caffeine addiction. Whether you’re a fan of green tea or earl grey, replacing your usual brew with our Decaffeinated Green Tea or Earl Grey Decaf Tea will ensure that you enjoy your favourite flavour without giving you the caffeine mood crash.
Caffeine dehydrates you because it increases the amount of water that is flushed out of your system. Health experts report that excessive dehydration disrupts your daily life with headaches and dizziness in addition to more frequent bathroom visits. So keep your H2O where it belongs and enjoy one of Tea Life’s fabulous decaf specials. If you can’t make up your mind about which flavour to try, our Decaffeinated Black Chai Dusk is a brilliant option for those of you who like to pamper your taste buds with the exotic.
Ready to Reap the Benefits of Caffeine-Free Tea?
Whether you want to quit caffeine for good or just want something relaxing to drink before bed, Tea Life stocks the brew for you. Browse our incredible variety of caffeine-free teas today!