Does White Tea Have Caffeine?

White tea is a popular beverage full of flavor and health-promoting properties.

White tea is known for its delicate & light aroma and text. Many people wondering whether it contains the same amount of caffeine as its counterparts.

This article explores how much caffeine is in white tea.

What is White Tea?

White tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant and has different origins like China, India, Kenya and Nepal. It’s harvested from young tea leaves or buds that are covered in tiny white hairs — hence the name “white” tea. Generally, the teas that come from the buds are called silver tea and the ones with leaves in it are known as white tea.

The main difference between white tea and other teas is that white tea undergoes minimal oxidation, making it have a very delicate aroma and flavor. White tea is also lighter than black teas and oolongs.

Does white tea have caffeine?

Is white tea caffeinated? White tea is a form of green tea, and it likewise contains caffeine. Though, experts estimate white tea contains 15% less caffeine than traditional green tea.

White teas contain 6–55 mg of caffeine per cup (250 mL), though this varies depending on numerous factors, including type, brand, size, temperature, and time.

This is generally less than green teas and black teas.

One cup (250 mL) of white tea contains roughly 6–55 mg of caffeine. However, it largely depends on the type of tea buds and leaves, their size, brand, brewing temperature, and steeping time

What are caffeine free teas?

There are many herbal teas like lemongrass tea, spearmint tea, turmeric tea, etc. that do not contain caffeine. Because herbal teas do not come from the Camellia sinensis plant, most of them do not contain caffeine. 


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