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Does Herbal Tea Have Caffeine

Herbal teas contain a significant number of compounds called polyphenols which possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. They help detoxify, reduce oxidative stress, and promote cellular channels that promote tissue repair. Specifically, the polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is one of the most studied polyphenol. Increased consumption of EGCG has been linked to several health benefits such as lower risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. But what about other benefits of herbal teas, such as caffeine? Does herbal tea have caffeine?

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Flavors are Amazing

Energy Boost Potential

Although not all herbal teas will have caffeine, their flavor will definitely give you a sense of boost in energy. For example, peppermint tea has stimulating properties that trigger alertness to our senses versus chamomile herbal tea which is more calming. Same as licorice herbal tea which has a flavor profile that is very stimulating even though it has little to no caffeine content. So in summary, most herbal teas are caffeine-free but there are a few exceptions like the yerba mate which is cultivated from the Ilex paraguariensis plant.

Does Herbal Tea Have Caffeine

Interested in learning more about teas?

Check out our post about the best teas for digestion and the many health benefits of green tea shots!

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