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Decaf tea recommendations please!

(36 Posts)
ClearlyOpaque Mon 01-Dec-14 16:56:01

I'm trying to limit my caffeine intake, but still love tea. I'm currently drinking Tetley's decaf tea, but the taste isn't working for me.

Do you have any nice decaf tea recommendations? Please?!

Bassetfeet Mon 01-Dec-14 16:59:43

Yorkshire decaf is excellent .

Cheerfulcharlie Mon 01-Dec-14 17:02:16

Tetley decaf is the worst - yuk!
Yorkshire decaf is good but I've just discovered Fortnum and Mason decaf (and their Earl Grey decaf) and it's the best I've found so far.

StuffedOwl Mon 01-Dec-14 17:03:19

Pg tips one is ok. Agree Tetleys is rank

Trooperslane Mon 01-Dec-14 17:04:07

Redbush/Roibois (?)

GinGinGin Mon 01-Dec-14 17:05:17

M&s one is nice - I drank that a lot whilst pregnant. Can you drink herbal teas whilst pregnant? If so, Pukka teas are gorgeous, especially the liquorice and cinnamon one

GlaceCherries Mon 01-Dec-14 17:12:50

Sainsbury's decaf Earl Grey. Nicer than the Twinings decaf one IMHO.

ishouldcocoa Mon 01-Dec-14 17:16:53

YY to Decaff Yorkshire tea and...

Posh Loose Leaf Tea

ZylaB Mon 01-Dec-14 17:55:25

Twinings decaf English breakfast is lovely! If you want to try it without buying lots, it's the one they give you at Costa if you ask for decaf tea smile

Highlandbird Mon 01-Dec-14 17:59:53

I used to drink lots of decaf tea then read somewhere about all the chemicals they use to extract the caffeine shock wouldn't touch it now.....but would recommend red bush tea it's really nice with milk in as well.

campingfilth Mon 01-Dec-14 18:03:53

Yorkshire decaf is excellent. I've tried a fair few but its Yorkshire all the way now grin

spiderlight Mon 01-Dec-14 18:04:09

Tesco own brand and Typhoo are the best. Tetley's is by far the worst!

helgaw99 Mon 01-Dec-14 22:13:49

Another vote for Yorkshire Tea decaf from me. Tastes just like normal tea!

Chatty987 Mon 01-Dec-14 22:28:47

Teapigs Rooibos is amazing but ridiculously expensive....£4 for 15 tea bags. Cheaper than wine I guess!

TeaandHobnobs Mon 01-Dec-14 23:08:36

Yorkshire decaff here too. I can barely taste the difference between the normal and decaff now (although the heartburn lets me know...)

notapizzaeater Mon 01-Dec-14 23:09:37

I like the Aldi de caf and it's cheap

Luckystar82 Mon 01-Dec-14 23:17:09

I like the M&s decaf

TheScenicRoute Mon 01-Dec-14 23:18:46

If you have hard water definately try Yorkshire tea. X

jugglingmonkey Mon 01-Dec-14 23:19:55


MinesaBottle Mon 01-Dec-14 23:25:57

Yorkshire decaf definitely, DH drinks it as he's v sensitive to caffeine and he swears he can't tell the difference. By which I mean he sometimes looks suspiciously at me when I had him a cuppa and asks 'are you SURE this is decaf?' hmm

Redbush/Rooibos tea is lovely as well, tastes a little different from the usual cuppa but it has no caffeine and you can still add milk and sugar!

sleepdodger Mon 01-Dec-14 23:42:52


Not aldi- like dishwater

TheScenicRoute Tue 02-Dec-14 00:40:56

So.... Having read this, are you more confused then when you first asked? I guess it's all personal taste.m

catsofa Tue 02-Dec-14 01:19:26

IMHO, as a massive tea drinker currently hampered in my caffeine habit by being 19 weeks pregnant, the only answer is Roiboosh/Red Bush tea.

All decaff "normal" tea tastes horrible, roiboosh tastes different to normal tea but in a really nice way and it's not too dissimilar, you can have it with milk like proper tea, and it's positively recommended in pregnancy so even my 12+ cups a day habit doesn't have to be curbed!

Other brands are available but I like the Tick Tock brand (red box). It doesn't make the water go dark very fast so is worth leaving a full 2 minutes to steep before you put the milk in, even if you don't normally do this with proper tea.

LegoSuperstar Tue 02-Dec-14 06:22:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

makeminea6x Tue 02-Dec-14 06:25:04

Yy to decaf Earl grey, especially the Sainsbury's.
I also drink coop decaf tea and rooibos.

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