All teas, black green and white, contain caffeine. If you are concerned about the amount of caffeine in your tea or in your kombucha you can get rid of much of the it by pre-steeping the tea. Caffeine is highly soluble, so usually 80% of the tea's caffeine content is released from the leaf within the first 20 to 30 seconds of steeping. You can have virtually caffeine-free tea, without sacrificing much flavour, by discarding the water after the first 30 to 60 seconds of steeping and adding fresh hot water to the now-decaffeinated leaf. This will not affect the flavonoid content of the tea. Flavonoids develop over a period of minutes. Steeping the tea for five minutes or more will allow the flavonoids to develop.
To get rid of most of the caffeine you can fill your cup up with boiled water (with the tea bag in), EMPTY out this first cup, then fill up your cup again with the tea bag in. This gets rid of most... more
It sounds like you are saying that you brew the first cup and throw that out. You then brew a second cup and this will be caffiene free? It would also be pretty weak no? I think you are right about... more
Good article....seems to be from a credible mainstream medical journal. I'd read something about green tea years ago and have been drinking it ever since. I also take green tea extract capsules.... more