KUKICHA GREEN TEA: a naturally low caffeine green tea
Did you know that kukicha green tea is naturally very low in caffeine? If you are anything like me who have been put off by drinking green tea or black tea due to the high caffeine content; this one is for you!
Caffeine works stimulating the central nervous system and tricking it into releasing dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline and norepinephrine. These hormones are involved in the body’s “fight or flight” response which is our physiological reaction that happens in regards to a perceived attack or threat to survive. This response can cause irritability, agitation and anxiety. So, after the first burst of alertness people can experience by drinking a cup of coffee or black tea, those negative mood fluctuations occur and obviously, the more you drink it, the worse these feelings get.
Back to KUKICHA TEA! This is something I discovered lately thanks to Marco Lanzetta (an Italian medical doctor and well known hand surgeon) and I have to say that it has been eye-opening. Kukicha tea has a delicate mild flavour and is rich in antioxidants like others green teas but with little caffeine content. It is great in the morning, if you want to give your coffee a little rest as it brings a lot of energy and vitality in a healthy and natural way. So, here is a few numbers that compare kukicha tea to black tea and filter coffee in terms of caffeine content.
Average caffeine content per cup (200 ml)
Kukicha roasted twig tea: < 10mg
Black tea: 60 mg
Filter coffee: 120mg
Source of the data: Clearspring
I am now off to make myself some kukicha tea but speak very soon.
I would love to know if you have tried it already or if you will give it a go. Also, if you have any question please pop a comment here below.
Have a great week.