The Slow Release of Tea Caffeine:
The caffeine content in tea is released in the body at about half the rate of coffee! The absence of a ‘strong jolt’ means that tea is less taxing on the nervous system. The caffeine in tea produces a gradual increase in alertness over a few hours, as opposed to the ‘crash’ that often occurs after coffee consumption.
|The following chart shows the approximate caffeine content of coffee, cola, and a variety of teas:|
|Black tea||40 mg|
|Oolong tea||30 mg|
|Green tea||20 mg|
|White tea||15 mg|
Caffeine levels vary according to brewing strength.