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Lilliesmum79 Tue 12-Jan-21 09:37:14

I've decided I need to cut down on my tea addiction. I must drink about 1 cup every hr. I think I'd like to try and find a good decaff tea. I've tried Tetley and Pj Tips they are horrible. I live I Northern Ireland so some brand maybe not available. I need some suggestions please

Missfoodlove Tue 12-Jan-21 09:49:35

I’m a huge tea drinker as coffee gives me palpitations.
My favourite teas are Yorkshire and Barry’s both do a de caff version which taste good.

midgey Tue 12-Jan-21 09:53:05

You might need to be aware that some people are allergic to some decaffeination process. Decaffeinated coffee gives me the worst headaches I have ever experienced! What ever you do start very slowly as if you go ‘cold turkey’ you will also have headaches! Good luck.

Chestnut Tue 12-Jan-21 09:59:21

I was told by my daughter I need to drink more water so I'm replacing a couple of teas with a big glass of water. Use bottled water if your tap water tastes unappealing. I wasn't drinking any water before, just tea and coffee (not good really). If you have a big glass of water I doubt you'll feel like having tea an hour later.

Squiffy Tue 12-Jan-21 10:17:22

Midgey Have you tried Nescafe decaffeinated coffee? The coffee is decaff'd by using a filtration process rather than using chemicals.

Lona Tue 12-Jan-21 10:22:54

I used to drink the decaffeinated Yorkshire tea, which is good, but then I tried Sainbury's own brand and Lidl's own brand, both much cheaper, and just as good as Yorkshire tea imo.

vampirequeen Tue 12-Jan-21 10:48:28

We buy Yorkshire decaf tea.

rascal Tue 12-Jan-21 10:54:34

I have changed to Redbush herbal tea. It's supposed to be better for you than regular tea. cafe

littleflo Tue 12-Jan-21 10:55:06

Yorkshire tea here too. If you cannot get it locally Amazon can supply it. I know they have their faults but they have been a life saver for us during lockdown. We cannot get deliveries from our usual supermarkets. Neither of us can carry heavy shopping but now we only have visit shops now for fresh food.

Ashcombe Tue 12-Jan-21 11:00:49

Another vote here for Lidl's own brand of decaffeinated tea bags. They come in a blue box and the brand is Knightsbridge. I find them really flavoursome, as are the normal bags of the same make which are sold in a red box.

Niobe Tue 12-Jan-21 11:14:06

Another vote for decaf Yorkshire Tea here. I can’t tell that it’s decaf.

I don’t know if this is true but I read that caffeine is very soluble in water so you can reduce the caffeine in normal tea by pouring away the first cup brewed and drinking the second cup from the same teabag. Worth trying.

Gwenisgreat1 Tue 12-Jan-21 11:18:06

Redbush is our "House tea" it does not have caffeine in it. I feel sometime the chemicals to remove caffeine are worse than the caffeine!!

YorkLady Tue 12-Jan-21 11:26:12

Clipper or Yorkshire are the only decaf brands I like.
Just recently I have been drinking warm water, boiled from a kettle, with a touch of lemon juice. It’s really quite good!

Swanny Tue 12-Jan-21 11:27:50

Tick Tock is my go-to tea bag. They are in a distinctive square red box and are naturally caffeine-free, coming from the rooibos/redbush of South Africa. Delicious.

Witzend Tue 12-Jan-21 11:29:11

I like PG Tips decaf, but then I’ve never had milk in my tea - it tastes vile to me with milk in - so I dare say that will make a huge difference.

beverly10 Tue 12-Jan-21 11:36:02

Thats a bit drastic?.Noooo way will I throw away a good cup of tea. I have a large teapot used when there are more than myself having a cuppa.So use that with only one bag but larger amount of water.

Nandalot Tue 12-Jan-21 11:59:33

Second what Midgey said. Cut down slowly unlike DH who now gets a migraine if he has any caffeine at all.

geekesse Tue 12-Jan-21 12:20:04

Like others here, I do recommend red bush/rooibus. It’s made from the bark of some kind of tree and has no caffeine. It has a soft-ish, slightly powdery taste reminiscent of Darjeeling tea, and you can add milk and/or sugar in the same way as you do to tea. Once you get accustomed to the fact that it doesn’t taste like your regular builders’ brew, it is really rather nice.

Niobe Tue 12-Jan-21 12:34:16

I read that on mumsnet but since I take my tea black without sugar I use the teabag twice and console myself that the second cup has a lot less caffeine.
Don’t know if it’s true but that’s what I tell myself!😀

lovebeigecardigans1955 Tue 12-Jan-21 12:44:26

I don't know if this is true but I was once told that tea contains very little caffeine when you compare it to coffee so the decaff type is hardly worth bothering with.
However, to please the nutritionist at my GPs I switch to decaff late afternoon so that my 8 cup a day 'habit' doesn't harm me. It hasn't killed me - yet.

arosebyanyothername Tue 12-Jan-21 12:51:19

Hi, I’ve been as caffeine free as I can for the last 10 years on medical advice. It took a bit a of time to get used to + withdrawal symptoms!
I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker but Yorkshire Tea decaf works for me. Even DH who said he could never switch drinks it now👌

arosebyanyothername Tue 12-Jan-21 12:51:56

Ps I like Tick Tock tea too

nadateturbe Tue 12-Jan-21 13:11:31

Niobe I do that too if I'm visiting someone who has no decaff. I heard a long time ago that most of the caffeine can be eliminated that way.
Our "house tea" also is Rooibos ( Redbush). You can also get vanilla and Earl Grey redbush. Its better than decaff. Apparently mothers in South Africa used to give it to their babies for colic.

Hetty58 Tue 12-Jan-21 13:23:36

I drink a lot of tea and coffee - because I really like the caffeine! It has no noticeable ill effects on me (?).

In normal times, I'll take my own favourites (Yorkshire tea) out with me, rather than suffer anything else.

lemsip Tue 12-Jan-21 16:32:21

if you drink a lot of water at once you need to have a 'salt lick' after....that is a few grains of salt in palm of hand and lick it up... large glass of water in one go is not a good idea without the salt!