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Decaf tea

Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 4:43 pm

English tea preferably. Any idea where I might get it? I have only looked in Fair Price and Cold Storage so far, they don't have it.

I have replaced fags and alcohol with tea but my doctor is still not happy as the caffeine is not helping my blood pressure.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 4:56 pm

I've never heard of decaf (black) tea. A quick Google yields nothing.

But note this wiki entry re: minimising caffeine release by using a short-brew.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decaffeina ... inated_tea

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 5:01 pm

Maybe its me! My mother buys decaf tea bags in the UK every week from Morrisons I thought it was readily available like decaf coffee.

We are over there in a couple of weeks and I have asked her to get a couple of big boxes for me.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 5:22 pm

I've seen PG Tips (my tea of choice) in a decaf version in the UK but can't recall seeing them here. Might be worth checking with Marks & Sparks to see if they have their own brand in decaf.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 5:28 pm

I've been a black tea drinker (or should I say, Teh O Kosong) all my adult life and I'd never heard of decaf tea either. But that doesn't say much as being a Yank, it's not like were were spoiled for choice many years ago. But even here were I drink a huge variety of both western style and oriental styles of tea, I've never heard of it either. In fact, I didn't realize there was any caffeine IN tea. I drink probably 7 or 8 mugs (not cups) of tea a day. Never kept me awake either. Coke was much better the Tea for that. :cool:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 5:50 pm

>>Steve1960 - 'We are over there in a couple of weeks and I have asked her to get a couple of big boxes for me.

Similarly we used to stock up on M+S English Breakfast ‘One-cup’ tea-bags*. Good tea, and practical/value. I don’t know if they stock them here, but in the UK it was something like £3 for 240 bags.


>>Mi Amigo - 'I've seen PG Tips (my tea of choice) in a decaf version in the UK but can't recall seeing them here. Might be worth checking with Marks & Sparks to see if they have their own brand in decaf.

I checked the M+S website earlier, just to see, but there was nothing there. [Though this doesn’t mean they might not have it in-store].


>> sundaymorningstaple - 'In fact, I didn't realize there was any caffeine IN tea. I drink probably 7 or 8 mugs (not cups) of tea a day. Never kept me awake either. Coke was much better the Tea for that.


‘Oh yesh indeed!’. Never wondered why you drink *7-8 mugs* a day!! As we'd say in jolly old England, you are a veritable tea-bag! :)


* They are powerful enough, that if you time it ok, you can get two good mugs of tea from one bag.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 6:14 pm

I drink that much tea because it's hot and my office is cold as hell. When home I have one cup in the morning (English Breakfast) and one with dinner (Earl Grey) During the day it's to keep me warm. :cool: During the weekends I drink maybe 4 cups a day only.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 6:44 pm

4 mugs, 'only'. That is probably about the long term standard rate of my family back home... still pretty hard-core, they are tea-aholics.

'English breakfast' aka builders tea, that's my choice too. Early Grey... ooh la la, that's jolly refined! :)

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 9:59 pm

I think South African rooisbos or red bush tea is naturally caffeine free.

Try the organic shop in Pasarbella.

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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:18 pm

Hannieroo wrote:I think South African rooisbos or red bush tea is naturally caffeine free.

Try the organic shop in Pasarbella.


I thought I'd like Rooisbos but I really can't stand it :(

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Postby Hannieroo » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:49 am

I've never tried. I'm very much a coffee girl.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 6:46 am

Google says try Giant or Fairprice (maybe a different one that you already checked):
http://www.save22.com.sg/po/dilmah-deca ... 221636573/

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 6:53 am

I quite like Rooibos tea. Hard to come by here (at a reasonable costs) - they often had it at CS but heavily marked up. I had a friend who is a Pilot with SAA who was based out at Seletar Airport and he would keep me supplied with Rooibos and the occasional links of Boerewors and biltong if he were on the Singapore J'burg run.

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Postby BedokAmerican » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 7:59 am

I've never seen decaf black tea here but it does exist (in form of tea bags and bottled). I used to buy it in the U.S., but grocery stores there have more of a variety.

You might want to try Amazon.com and do a search for black decaf tea and see if it can be shipped internationally.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 8:48 am

http://www.allerine.com/5-herbal

Caffeine-free. Singapore. Online purchase. Delivered to your door. No shop. A bit expensive but very good. Bought those before. You can shop around.


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