SOURCE: Bigelow Tea

May 16, 2008 05:00 ET

Bigelow Tea Releases Video on How to Naturally Decaffeinate a Cup of Tea

Bigelow Tea's Tea-V Channel Grows With Another "How To" Video

FAIRFIELD, CT--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - Health-conscious tea drinkers can now learn how to naturally decaffeinate their tea with Bigelow Tea's ( newest online "how to" video. Hosted by Cindi Bigelow, President, this short clip explains how to remove 85% of caffeine from your favorite cup of tea. Today, many people are concerned with their caffeine intake, but in less than a minute using this simple, natural technique, you can avoid the jitters.

In the video, Bigelow explains how fermentation affects the amount of caffeine in green and black tea. She also walks viewers through the steps on how to release caffeine from a cup of tea while still preserving the flavor and health benefits.

Here are the steps:

First, pour enough boiling water to cover the tea bag and allow it to sit for 30 seconds. When you pour water over a tea bag, the first 30 seconds of what comes out of it is the caffeine. Next, remove and discard the caffeinated brew. Then put the tea bag back into the cup and pour fresh boiling water over it. In order to keep in the flavor and the antioxidants, cover and steep the tea based on your personal preference.

Tea fans around the world are encouraged to check out the video, along with tea facts and recipes, on Bigelow Tea's website and blog.

About Bigelow Tea Company

Bigelow Tea was founded by Ruth Campbell Bigelow over 60 years ago in 1945. The company continues to be 100% family owned and managed by the Bigelow family with a special blend of pride and enthusiasm. Today the company is one of the nation's leading producers of specialty teas, which includes more than 80 varieties of flavored, traditional, green, organic green, herbal, decaffeinated, and iced teas. One of Bigelow Tea's best-known products is America's number one specialty tea flavor -- "Constant Comment®" -- flavored with a delicious blend of oranges and spice. It is available in black tea, green tea and decaffeinated versions.

Bigelow Tea products are available nationwide and every variety can be found on the company website ( Tea lovers will also enjoy the company's blog (

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