Tea and Caffeine

Caffeine occurs naturally in tea. A mild stimulant, it accounts for tea’s reputation as a beverage that clears the mind and lifts the spirit.

On average, a six-ounce cup of black tea has about 50 milligrams of caffeine—less than half the amount in a cup of brewed coffee. The smaller the leaf, the stronger the extraction of caffeine. Using comparable amounts and steeping times, a tea bag filled with cut leaves will release more caffeine per cup than full-leaf tea.

As you navigate our website you will find details of each tea’s caffeine content presented with the tea. Caffeine content varies with manufacturing and growing variances as well as brewing conditions and time. Values are approximations.