is a there a lot of caffeine in tea, as opposed to coffee?!

Question: Is a there a lot of caffeine in tea, as opposed to coffee?
I have heard a rumour that tea is as caffeine rich as coffee, if not more so. I personally get much more of a kick from a cup of coffee than tea, so find this hard to believe. Does anyone know any further knowledge on this matter?


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The dry tea leaf does contain more caffeine by weight than dry coffee bean. But you use very little tea leaf compared to coffee, when brewing a cup. A typical-strength cup of tea has much less caffeine than a typical-strength cup of coffee.

How much exactly? It depends on the tea; tea has a really wide range of caffeine: 15-75mg per 8oz cup. Coffee tends to be around 80-135mg per 8oz cup. Even the stronger teas tend to have less than the weaker coffees.

I have actually researched this a lot, and I have a page that talks about what teas are higher or lower in caffeine, and what determines how much caffeine is in them:…

The answers there may surprise you--contrary to popular belief, green tea and white tea are not always lower in caffeine than black tea; they can actually be higher! You can find citations to sources on the page I run in case you're curious where I am getting my facts.

I hope this answers your question!

In weight terms there is more caffeine in tea than coffee. So one kilo of tea will have more caffeine than one kilo of coffee. But in a cup of coffee there is about 3 times more caffeine than tea, about 60mg to 20mg. That's why you get the kick from coffee and not from tea.

Tea generally has less caffeine than coffee. However, the important thing is that the caffeine in tea is better absorbed in the body than caffeine in coffee.

Generally less-some teas are higher. This is easy to research on a handy device called a computer.

Depends how long you brew it. If you are using one of those jumbo three gram bags per cup and brew it for 5 minutes like the British do,watch out!!!



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