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Tea & Caffeine

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance that is found in the seeds, fruits and leaves of over 100 different species worldwide. The most commonly known sources of caffeine are coffee and cocoa beans, cola nuts and tea leaves. Caffeine is odorless and has a slightly bitter taste.

The amount of caffeine present in a cup of tea depends on the preparation method and the plant variety. There are many parameters that affect the caffeine content such as the amount of tea leaf, the size of the leaf, water temperature and steeping time (hotter water and longer steeping times will increase the level of caffeine that is released into your cup).

What is a safe intake of caffeine?
In moderation, caffeine can be a healthful benefit that increases the metabolism and stimulates brain function. A consensus of many research reports conclude that approximately 300 mg of caffeine per day is considered a moderate amount with no harmful effects in the vast majority of the adult population.

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