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Does jasmine tea contain caffeine?

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Jasmine tea contains caffeine. It does not contain as much caffeine as similar serving sizes of other caffeinated beverages, like coffee or soda, but the stimulant is present in this brewed beverage.

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Jasmine tea is a steeped beverage made from either green, white or black tea that has been brewed with dried petals from the flowers of jasmine plants. This imparts the drink with a heady fragrance and subtle, sweet taste that distinguishes it from the base teas used in it. According to the Mayo Clinic, a typical 8-ounce serving of brewed coffee contains around 100 milligrams of caffeine on average, while an 8-ounce cup of jasmine tea contains nearly a quarter of that at approximately 25 milligrams of caffeine. The amount of the stimulant present in the tea will vary depending on steeping time and the ratio of tea leaves to jasmine petals in each cup.

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