White Tea

Caffeine Levels

per fl. oz cup


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White tea is made from unfermented tea leaves that are picked right before the blossom next to them opens. White teas vary greatly in caffeine because of several factors:

  • The quality of the tea leaves.
  • The blend (some are blended with green tea.)
  • The steep time.

The caffeine amount listed above represents the average amount one could expect to find. The Journal of Food Science recently tested some white teas and found a surprising range of caffeine in white tea.

White Tea Variety Caffeine/2 grams of tea
White Tea by Ten Ren Tea 12.2 mg
Exotica China White by Stash Tea Co. 59.4 mg
Fusion Red & White by Stash Tea Co. 19.2 mg
Fusion Green & White by Stash Tea Co. 38.8 mg

Popular Lipton Tea has a few white teas, but in actuality, none of them are pure white tea, but a blend of white, green, and fruit.

Lipton White Tea Caffeine/tea bag
White Tea Blueberry Pomegranate 25 mg
White Tea Peach Mango 15 mg

Tazo White Tea lists 31-45 mg of caffeine.

Uncle Lee's lists their Organic White Tea as 10-20 mg per cup and their Legends of China Organic White Tea as 20-30 mg of caffeine per cup. 

All this variation presents some problems for consumers who may be trying to watch their caffeine since some white teas can have very little caffeine while others can be some of the MOST caffeinated of the teas.

Where To Buy White Tea

Uncle Les's Tea- Organic White Tea, premium organic White Tea in Tea Bags 100ct

Price: $6.19 $7.50 Available from Amazon / Uncle Lee's

Twinings of London"Fujian Chinese Pure White Tea" : Box of 20 Tea Bags

Price: $6.30 $3.99 Available from Amazon / Twinings

Prince of Peace Organic White Tea 100 Count, 6.35oz

Price: $9.50 $6.11 Available from Amazon / Prince Of Peace

Uncle Lee's Tea Organic White Tea, Tea Bags, 100-Count Boxes (Pack of 4)

Price: $19.97 $19.90 Available from Amazon / Uncle Lee's Tea

Organic White Tea 100 Bags

Price: $6.15 $4.88 Available from Amazon / Uncle Lee's Tea

Ingredients in Tea (White)

Sugar content: Contains no sugar.

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Caffeine Concentration

Tea (White) contains 3.50 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (11.83mg/100 ml).

Caffeine (mg) per Ounce
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Tea (White) 5 Hour Energy Coffee (Espresso) Spike Energy Drink


Distribution of Catechins, Theaflavins, Caffeine, and Theobromine in 77 Teas Consumed in the United States Journal of Food Science, Volume 70, Issue 9, November 2005, Pages: C550-C559 http://www.liptontea.com/product/category/141443/lipton-white-red-teas