Chemistry Of Tea Infusions

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Tea Chemistry Chart

Tea Type Caffeine (250 ml cup/mug)[1][2][3][4] Antioxidants (250 ml cup/mug)
Coffee 150 - 200 mg
Matcha Green 126 mg 3,775 µmoles
Darjeeling First Flush Black 58 mg 1,225 µmoles
Bai Hao Oolong 39 mg 1,025 µmoles
Sencha Green 48 mg 900 µmoles
Lung Ching Green 48 mg 2,200 µmoles
Bai Mu Dan White 39 mg 1,025 µmoles
Pu-Erh Black 19 - 23 mg 375 - 575 µmoles
Yunnan Black 19 mg 875 µmoles
Bancha Green 18 mg 1,075 µmoles
Yin Zhen (Silver Needle) White 15 mg 700 µmoles
Gyokuro Green 14 mg 375 µmoles

References

  1. Chin, J.M., Merves, M.L., Goldberger, B.A., Sampson-Cone, A., Cone, E.J. (2008) Caffeine Content of Brewed Teas, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2008, Vol. 32(8), pp.702-704 (accessed 31 May 2016) [1]
  2. Choice Organic Teas (undated) How Much Caffeine Is in Tea? (accessed 31 May 2016) [2]
  3. Gascoyne, K. Marchand, F., Desharnais, J., Américi, H. (2014) Tea: History Terroirs Varieties, Ontario, Canada, Firefly Books. ISBN 9781770853195.
  4. Lin, Y.S., Tsai, Y.J., Tsay, J.S., Lin, J.K. (2003) Factors affecting the levels of tea polyphenols and caffeine in tea leaves, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2003: 51(7), pp.1864-73 (accessed 31 May 2016) [3]

Further Reading

  • Gascoyne, K. Marchand, F., Desharnais, J., Américi, H. (2014) Tea: History Terroirs Varieties, Ontario, Canada, Firefly Books. ISBN 9781770853195.