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How much caffeine is in a cup of jasmine tea?

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A cup of jasmine tea has about 25 milligrams of caffeine per 8-ounce cup. This is a very low amount of caffeine compared to other caffeinated drinks, such as black tea which contains 42 milligrams of caffeine per 8-ounce cup.

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Jasmine tea is a very aromatic drink made from a mix of green tea leaves and jasmine flowers. Its low caffeine content is due to the use of dried green tea leaves which are naturally low in this chemical. Jasmine flowers do not add any caffeine, so jasmine tea has the same amount of caffeine as green tea.

According to the Mayo Clinic, it is safe to consume about 400 milligrams of caffeine daily. So, a person could drink up to 16 cups of jasmine tea safely every day without risking ill health. This also allows a person to consume a large amount of beneficial antioxidants found in green tea, including catechins and epicatechins. These antioxidants are thought to have benefits for the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, joints, immune system and have cancer fighting properties, as stated by Organic Facts. Jasmine tea is a good choice for those seeking a strongly flavored tea to drink hot or cold that contains many of the benefits of tea without the caffeine.

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