Does black tea really have as much caffeine as instant coffee?

Does black tea really have as much caffeine as instant coffee?

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  1. That’s a really good question, mate. When it comes to caffeine, black tea and instant coffee are often on par. Both drinks contain about 95 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce cup. However, how the caffeine is released into your system can differ. Black tea contains less caffeine than coffee because it is fermented.
    This means that the caffeine is released more slowly into your bloodstream and has a less severe impact. Instant coffee, on the other hand, is made with pre-brewed coffee that has been freeze-dried or spray-dried. This process releases the caffeine more quickly, resulting in a stronger effect.
    It also depends on how you prepare your tea and coffee. If you make a cup of black tea using one teaspoon of leaves and boiling water, it will have about half the amount of caffeine as a cup of instant coffee made with one tablespoon of grounds and hot water.
    But if you steep your black tea for a longer time or use more leaves, it can have just as much caffeine as instant coffee. So if you’re looking for a less caffeinated beverage, stick to regular brewed coffee or black tea made with fewer leaves.
    Ultimately, it depends on your preference for which drink you prefer

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  2. Most teas don’t have as much caffeine as coffee. There is one tea company I know of, Zest Tea , that makes high-octane tea that has as much caffeine as coffee. When I drink their teas, it doesn’t give me that jittery energy boost. It actually helps me be more alert/focused. Would definitely highly recommend it if wanting an alternative to coffee.

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  3. If you’re speaking equal volumes of normally brewed coffee and black tea, then normally, no. Black tea has about 14 to 70mg and instant has approx. 27 to 173mg of caffeine.
    The variable amounts are because of the different steeping times and ways of making tea and instant coffee, i.e. 1 tsp. vs 2 Tbsp. of powder, etc.
    In general, however, coffee will have more caffeine per volume.

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  4. According to most of the sources I’ve seen no. Black tea typically has about 80 mg caffeine per 150 ml cup. Coffee usually has around 150/150 mls. However these are averages, at the level of brew intensity that the average consumer would drink.
    Having said that, it is quite possible to use very dark roast Arabica beans and end up with a cup of coffee not much if any above black tea.
    Equally you can brew tea with enough leaves in it to equal a cup of coffee if you are so inclined.

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  5. No, not even close. Black tea has about the half the caffeine of your average cup of coffee, and that’s if you brew it British style, with boiling water.
    If you are avoiding caffeine, sun tea, where the tea is brewed in warm water, will have virtually no caffeine. The water must be above 140 degrees F in order for the caffeine to be extracted.

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