Tea Ingredients

If you are allergic to a particular fruit, will you be sensitive to the fruit-flavored tea? No. Allergies to fruits are actually allergies to fruit proteins. Our flavorings contain no fruit proteins.

What is the flavor used to make Earl Grey tea? It is Oil of Bergamot.- an essential oil that comes from the rind of a fruit called Citrus Bergamia. The tree is cultivated in southern Calabria (Italy), where the entire supply of bergamot oil is made.


Does herbal tea have caffeine? Herbal teas are not tea in the traditional sense, because they do not come from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Herbal teas, or tisanes, are made from herbs, flowers, spices, seeds, etc. Because they do not have any "real tea" in them they normally do not have the caffeine that comes from tea.

How does the caffeine in tea differ from the caffeine in coffee? It is the same caffeine, however, as tea has no component buffers (and coffee has several) the caffeine in teas enters and exits the bloodstream more quickly than that found in coffee. This makes tea a great stimulant for athletes.

How much caffeine is there in tea? According to the Food & Drug Administration of the United States, "a serving of tea (about 5.5 oz.) generally contains about 40 milligrams of caffeine (less than half as much caffeine as in coffee), but the actual levels vary depending on the specific blend and the strength of the brew."

Is there a difference in the caffeine content of Black, Green, Oolong and White Teas? The difference in caffeine content in each type depends on the specific blend, temperature of the water and steeping time. It is a generally held view in the tea industry that black tea contains the most caffeine followed in descending order by oolong, green and white teas. The differences down the scale are subtle, though it is generally held that green tea contains about a third less caffeine than black tea, though some green teas may have the same or more caffeine that some black teas. It is for this reason that the FDA and the Tea Council set general levels for all teas.

Which tea has more caffeine, green or black? It really depends upon how you steep the tea. All teas are lower in caffeine than coffee or soft drinks. Green tea is widely thought to have less caffeine than black, though brewing methods certainly affect the amount of caffeine that ends up in the finished liquor.

BENEFITS OF TEA For more information on the many benefits of drinking tea visit: The Tea Association of the USA