I have been reading a LOT recently about the health benefits of green tea and I even made my first kombucha batch using green tea. I had in the past avoided green tea because I thought it was 'stimulating' not calming. I was telling my friend about this and she said she can't drink it because of her caffiene sensitivities and that green tea is "loaded" with caffiene.
Is this so?
The caffeine content of green tea is actually very low. It is the fermentation process that is used to create oolong or black tea that releases the caffeine from the leaves.
Decaffeinated green tea is a sedative due to the lack of caffeine and the presence of the calming amino acid theanine.