Citizens who desire the pleasures of tea without caffeine may rest assured. The Republic of Tea offers a splendid array of fine decaffeinated teas. All are naturally decaffeinated using an environmentally friendly carbon dioxide/high-pressure process—absolutely free of any commercial chemical extraction.
The tea leaves are lightly soaked and then flushed with odorless, flavorless, harmless carbon dioxide gas. When it dissipates, the caffeine vanishes as well, leaving the tea’s healthful properties and rich flavors intact. In fact, carbon dioxide-decaffeinated green tea has the added advantage of retaining 90 percent of its polyphenols, the healthful antioxidants abundant in green tea.