Caffeine Content of Tea
Tea has more Caffeine than Coffee you say?
Did you know the dry tea has more caffeine by weight than coffee?! It's true, BUT, more dried coffee is used than dry tea per cup. A cup of steeped tea contains significantly less caffeine than a cup of coffee the same size.
Generally, studies show that tea has between 40 and 120mg caffeine per eight-ounce serving. Similar studies show that coffee has about 80-206mg caffeine per eight-ounce serving. So even at the highest caffeine levels, tea has only half the caffeine content of a cup of coffee.
Additionally, caffeine levels are related to how long tea is steeped. The longer a tea steeps, the higher the caffeine content.
Another fact to consider is that caffeine in tea is different from that found in coffee. Unlike coffee, tea leaves contain an amino acid called L-theanine and theophylline, which work synergistically with caffeine to create a more balanced stimulative effect in the body. What this means is that rather than feeling a surge of energy than a sudden crash shortly after, as you sometimes do with coffee or other caffeinated beverages, you may feel a more gradual and revitalizing rise in energy that eventually balances itself out into a calmer, clearer and more focused state.
If you want to try a black tea that will keep you going and knock your socks off with flavor, give Millions of Peaches a try. It's black tea with A LOT of freshly dried peaches.