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My green tea says it is "naturally processed". some one told me that the processing of decafination removes all the antioxident value from the green tea itself. How is the tea "naturally decaffinated" and does it remove the antioxidents?

-- (, July 03, 2002


We have the same question that you do.... please let us know when you get a reply....thanks, sr

-- (, July 23, 2002.

decaf green tea is okay for you as long as it has been decafinated through a water extraction process.

-- abc (, September 08, 2002.

It's easy to decaffinate tea. Just dip the tea bag(if it is in a tea bag) in hot water for 30 seconds then the bag is decaffinated and the caffine is in the water. Just use the tea bag in a new mug of hot water after decaffination.

-- Laurence Kirchner (, March 10, 2003.

i want to manufacture decaffinated tea powder that is instant in nature. amit

-- amit rastogi (, November 18, 2003.

I too am seeking a convincing answer that decaf green tea contains most of the antioxident value as its caffinated bretheren. Does dipping the tea bag for 30 seconds in hot water really get rid of the caffiene?

-- Todd Miller (, April 14, 2004.

From my reading of the research: 1. Dipping for 30 seconds as described removes the caffeine, but also much of the beneficial polyphenols. So, it may defeat the purpose. 2. There are apparently some commercial decaffeinated green teas that retain most of the polyphenols. However they must use the water extraction method. I have not found a suplier as yet. 3. One should not use instant green or black tea, nor added milk.

-- Petea (, May 25, 2004.

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