How to Decaffeinate Regular Tea

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

To reduce the caffeine in regular tea, pour boiling water over the tea leaves or bags and wait 20-30 seconds. Pour off the water and most of the caffeine goes with it. Then, add fresh boiling water to your tea and steep as usual.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.