Best Caffeine-Free Tea for Mornings
Maybe you’re looking for the best caffeine-free tea to drink first thing in the morning. After all, nothing starts the day off right like a good cup of tea!
But not all of us want the caffeine boost that goes along with black or green tea. If that's the case for you, herbal teas and decaf black teas are an ideal solution—you get great taste and soothing benefits without the jitters!
If you have a penchant for black tea but are trying to cut back on your caffeine, decaf teas are the way to go.
Earl Grey is a classic breakfast tea, but the Earl packs quite a punch when it comes to caffeine levels. Decaf Mindful Morning (a traditional Earl Grey) and Delightful Morning (a lavender Earl Grey) deliver that bergamot-laced flavor you love without shattering your no-caff resolutions.
Oregon Breakfast decaf tea is another awesome decaf option. The hint of hazelnut is grounding, the burst of orange is invigorating...a perfect pick-me-up first thing in the morning. It’s a wonderful option for anyone transitioning from coffee to tea.
If you like a punch of fruity flavor to kick-start your day, try Pineapple Pop herbal tea! With real pieces of pineapple, mango, apricot, apple, and orange peel, it’s a flavor sensation that doesn’t need caffeine to pop your sleepy eyes right open!
For a more relaxed, lazy weekend vibe, try Easy Like Sunday Morning herbal tea. Cocoa nibs and fresh Oregon lavender weave their way through a base of Honeybush tea, creating a decadent cuppa that is best paired with cozy pajamas and your favorite pancakes!
Best Caffeine-Free Tea for Nighttime
At the end of a long day, what can compare to a soothing cup of tea? (Except, perhaps, a soothing tea cocktail?) It’s the perfect thing to wind down and round out your day. It may even help you sleep if you struggle with restless nights!
So what components should you search for in a nighttime tea?
Chamomile is a classic yawn-inducing sleepy time ingredient. Try Cuddletime herbal tea with chamomile, mint, and vanilla essence; or Cozy Tranquil Dream tea with chamomile, rosehip, spearmint, and lemongrass.
If you like a little zing with your nighttime teas, try Tranquil Peach herbal tea with pineapple, peach, and chamomile—a calming cup with a fruity twist.
Lavender soothes the senses and promotes feelings of well-being. Calm Chamomile Bloom combines both lavender and chamomile for the best of both worlds!
Valerian root is not as well-known, but in my non-medical opinion, reigns supreme in the land of sleepy time teas! Night Cap herbal tea combines valerian root, peppermint, lemongrass, and chamomile in a tea that will send you off to dreamland in no time flat.
No matter which sleepy tea you choose, try to limit yourself to one delicious cup in an hour or two before bedtime; otherwise, their somniferous effects may be spoiled by a mid-night call of nature. Click here to learn how to drink tea before bed without wetting the bed!
Best Caffeine-Free Tea for Relaxation
Sometimes we just want a cup of tea to unwind. If you’re searching for the perfect brew to melt your stress and help you relax, check out one of these mellow blends.
Slowly Unwind herbal tea is a beautiful medley of fruits and florals, combining linden flower, elderflower, and rose petals with elderberries, strawberries, blueberries, apple pieces, and raspberry leaves. Lovely and aromatic!
Evening in the Garden will relax your mind and refresh your spirit with its uplifting bouquet of elderflower, lemon, and rose. It is delightful both hot and iced, and makes an amazing sangria or cocktail!
For those days when you need a little extra love, try the Self Care Blend, a nutrient-packed, enriching fusion of apricots, elderberries, apple pieces, and calendula. Pair it with a hot bath, a face mask, and your favorite book—take a deep breath and feel the tension wash away.
You could even treat yourself to a full tea-themed spa day with a tea bath, a tea mask, a tea hair rinse, and a tea sugar scrub! You deserve it!
Best Caffeine-Free Tea for YOU
Maybe you’ve found your ideal tea in the suggestions above.
Maybe none of them are your particular cup of tea.
Maybe you’re drawn to a more dessert-y tea like Vanilla Crème or White Chocolate Peppermint.
Maybe you like something a little earthier, like Golden Cacao with turmeric, cocoa nibs, and chai spices. Or Meadow Walk with blueberry, rosemary, and lavender.
Maybe you like something warming, like ginger, or something bright, like rosehips.
In the end, you know what you like best. Choose a decaf tea that reflects your tastes and moods, and you can’t go wrong!
If you need a little help getting started (or want to pass a fun couple of minutes), take the Plum Deluxe tea quiz! With just four simple questions, it’s fast, free, and effective!
I found my all-time favorite tea using the quiz (Reading Nook, a knock-out blend of rose, lavender, and chamomile, available both in both caf and decaf!) and I can’t recommend it highly enough!
If I had to choose the all-time best caffeine-free tea, it would be decaf Reading Nook, followed by decaf Delightful Morning and Calm Chamomile Bloom. (Are you sensing the lavender theme, here? I’m a sucker for floral teas.) But that’s only accounting for my tastes.
You know what you like, so treat yourself to a caffeine-free tea you will love!