Side effects of drinking decaffeinated tea include headache, dizziness, itching and feeling faint. Decaffeinated tea undergoes a chemical treatment process during production that eliminates caffeine from the beverage. Some chemical treatments, such as carbon dioxide and ethyl acetate, change the flavor of the tea, while the process of methylene chloride treatment might produce adverse health reactions.
Regardless of treatment, most chemicals in decaffeinated tea occur in small amounts, posing little health risks. However, some people develop a sensitivity to the chemical methylene chloride. Only high and repeat exposure produces symptoms, primarily affecting the head and upper body. Although not affecting health, carbon dioxide and ethyl acetate treatments weaken teas and alter their flavors.Learn More
Green tea can stain the teeth, though not as much as black tea because of its lighter color. Tannins in tea promote staining of the teeth by causing chromagens, the pigmented molecules in foods and beverages, to attach to the dental enamel.Full Answer >
In order to make a shot of espresso without an espresso machine, use a cafetiere, Moka pot or Handpresso to brew the espresso beans. Espresso is made by water passing through coffee grounds at a high pressure, and this process can be emulated to a lesser extent with an alternative device.Full Answer >
Tea has its own expiration date, like other beverages, and because of this tea can become expired, losing its natural aroma and taste as the natural oils in the tea leaves evaporate with time. When stored properly in a freezer, tea can last up to 2 years past its expiration date.Full Answer >
There are 55 milligrams of caffeine in each 8-ounce serving of Lipton Black Tea. The Pure Green Tea variety contains 35 milligrams of caffeine in an 8-ounce serving.Full Answer >