If the words “giving up caffeine” fill you with fear at the thought of watching that afternoon cup of tea with biscuit disappear into thin air then don’t panic as we’ve got you covered with our range of naturally caffeine free tea.

Whether you’re looking to just cut down or you’ve decided you’re going caffeine free, you don’t want to be faced with a long day ahead of dull choices when it comes to your tea break. From traditional blends, black tea alternatives and refreshing herbals, there are plenty of options of tea without caffeine available that don’t compromise on flavour.


How to go caffeine free?  

Giving up caffeine is a personal choice with many people citing a whole host of reasons such as wanting to feel less anxious, improved sleep or perhaps pregnancy. We get it though, opting for a caffeine free tea option can be difficult if you’re not used to it and you’re probably wondering where to start.

  • Go steady – gradually reduce your caffeine intake. This is important if you’re used to consuming a lot of caffeine plus small, gradual changes over time will help keep you on track and ensure you don’t lose motivation, plus it will help avoid any nasty withdrawal symptoms!
  • Replace rather than remove. Just because you’re looking to avoid caffeine doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your normal tea or coffee breaks throughout the day so swap that coffee for a caffeine free tea over restricting yourself entirely.
  • Keep up your water intake – as always, make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day. If you struggle with plain water our cold infusion tea range is just the thing for you! Specially made to brew easily in cold water and ae available in a range of six refreshing flavours. If you’re not sure where to start, try our cold brew taster pack or our cold brew bottle kit which comes with a handy tracker to help keep on top of your water goals.
  • Find other ways to boost your energy – if you’re feeling sluggish or tired try going for a quick walk or doing some stretches to perk you up.
  • Prioritise your sleep. It sounds obvious but how often do you plan on getting an early night and somehow end up scrolling away until the early hours? Prioritising your sleep will help you feel your best.


Which teas do not contain caffeine?

Let’s start at the beginning, a “proper” tea is made from leaves from the camellia sinensis plant (or the tea bush to you and me). These leaves then go through different processes which decides whether it’s black tea, green tea, white tea or oolong tea. It is these teas which naturally contain caffeine. Other “teas” such as rooibos tea and herbal tea aren’t technically teas at all, because they don’t come from the tea bush but rather they’re tisanes. But we’re ok calling them all teas for ease.


does herbal tea have caffeine?

Many people think that all herbal tea is caffeine free, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In order to check you’re reaching for a caffeine free herbal tea you’ll need to check the ingredients for any leaves from the camellia sensis plant such as green tea leaves or other ingredients that contain caffeine. So, if you’re looking for a herbal tea without caffeine check out our range of caffeine free teas. 

is green tea caffeine free?

Green tea comes from the camellia sinensis bush so does contain caffeine and therefore isn’t caffeine free. There are many green tea blends available such as mint green tea or jasmine green tea bags which often give the impression of being caffeine free but due to the base being green tea it will contain caffeine.  

is rooibos tea caffeine free?

Yes! Rooibos tea is a great naturally caffeine free tea option to try. Grown in South Africa in the Cederberg region near Cape Town, this soothing sweet drink is packed full of nutrients and is low in tannins to boot. Rooibos tea (or redbush tea as it’s known) can be drunk with or without milk, making it the perfect replacement for your English Breakfast tea. We have a range of rooibos teas available from honeybush & rooibos, rooibos crème caramel and our favourite spiced winter red tea – all of which are naturally caffeine free so you’re sure to find something to your taste.  

is chamomile tea caffeine free?

Chamomile tea is caffeine free and is one of the most popular herbal teas around thanks to its reputation for aiding sleep. You can opt for a pure chamomile tea leaves or go for a herbal mix such as snooze with lavender or calm with valerian.


is peppermint tea caffeine free?

Yes, peppermint tea is one of the most popular caffeine free teas around and has been drunk for centuries as a reputed aid to digestion. A pure peppermint tea should be fresh & minty but it is a personal preference whether you opt for peppermint tea bags or peppermint loose leaf tea!  


is black tea caffeine free?

No, black tea comes from the camellia sinensis tea bush so therefore isn’t caffeine free. The majority of people (especially Brits!) will find their go-to cuppa or “normal tea” is a black tea, perhaps called english tea, therefore if you’re looking to give up all caffeine then you’ll want to swap this out for an alternative like rooibos.

There are however a variety of decaf black tea options available now if you can’t bear to leave behind your morning tea which may be something you want to consider. Decaffeinated tea leaves have been through a process to remove most of the caffeine so you can continue to enjoy your favourite black tea cuppa without as much caffeine. Our decaf english breakfast tea has been decaffeinated via the CO2 method rather than chemically which you can learn more about the difference here. Just be mindful that all decaf teas will still have some traces of caffeine left in it – ours is 98% caffeine free – but decaf teas can be a great choice for a low caffeine tea.  

are fruit teas caffeine free?

Fruit tea will fall under the herbal tea category and therefore you’ll need to check the ingredients to be sure if it’s suitable for you if you’re looking for a caffeine free tea. However, most fruit teas will be caffeine free such as super fruit which is bursting with berries with a hibiscus flower base.

is chai caffeine free?

Chai tea has a black tea base and therefore is not caffeine free – did you know that chai means tea?! This Indian drink of choice is so popular thanks to its aromatic blend of cardamom pods, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla delivering a satisfying warming tea best served with milk or even as a latte.  

is earl grey caffeine free?

Earl grey or even earl gray tea (depending on where you’re from!) is a black tea, therefore, does contain caffeine. So, if you’re offered earl grey tea bags make sure to think “earl grey black tea” so you’re not caught out!  

is ginger tea caffeine free?

The ingredient ginger is naturally caffeine free so you’ll just need to check what else it has been paired with in order to know if the tea in question is caffeine free or not. Ginger tea is often paired with lemon for a refreshing brew that’s quite the cold-fighting duo, with liquorice root and cinnamon for a sweet ginger tea or rhubarb tea for a refreshing classic zingy brew.  

Hopefully, you now feel more equipped to be able spot caffeine in tea when you’re out whether you’re trying to cut down or remove it altogether. Remember non caffeinated tea doesn’t need to be dull and boring, they make up some of our best sellers and personal favourites!