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Does black tea have less caffeine than regular coffee?

Just the plain ordinary stuff like Lipton that you brew iced tea with? I've been drinking it hot because of the cold weather to keep myself from sucking coffee all day, but then I got to thinking I might not be doing myself any favors.


Asked by Ballad at 2:54 PM on Dec. 9, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • I love black tea. And, yes, as already answered, it has much less caffeine than coffee does.

    Of course, the stronger your tea, the more caffeine. With coffee, the darker the roast, the less caffeine. It is cooked out during the roasting.

    Answer by May-20 at 3:13 PM on Dec. 9, 2013

  • I only drink organic tea. You should Google Lipton tea and pesticides.

    Answer by DJDNY at 3:19 PM on Dec. 9, 2013

  • Yeah,about half

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:03 PM on Dec. 9, 2013


    Generic brewed 8 oz. (240 mL)

    95-200 mg


    Black tea 8 oz. (240 mL)

    14-61 mg  


    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:06 PM on Dec. 9, 2013

  • I don't know how much it has, but black tea does have caffeine in it. So if you're trying to avoid caffeine, black tea probably isn't the way to go - nor is green tea. You could try some herbal teas. I love Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice tea - smells yummy, tastes yummy and as a far as I know, no caffeine.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 3:01 PM on Dec. 9, 2013

  • Tea usually has less caffeine then coffee. But it still has it.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:19 PM on Dec. 9, 2013

  • Black tea has more caffeine than coffee pound for pound but to brew a cup of tea takes way less tea than coffee so in comparison tea usually less caffeinated.

    Answer by Shakeera at 4:35 PM on Dec. 9, 2013

  • Thanks. I'll check into it.

    Comment by Ballad (original poster) at 3:04 PM on Dec. 9, 2013