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DCMichael Apr 16, 2008 06:44 AM

Does anyone know of a Kosher for Passover Caffeine Free Ginger Tea? I have been looking in the stores, but have not been able to find it.

Thanks.

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    p.j. Apr 16, 2008 09:07 AM

    DCMichael,
    I am not sure what ingredients are in Ginger Tea, but I'd bet that you can make your own concoction by grating some fresh ginger into a mug, adding boiling water (or nuking the ginger and water together), and letting it steep for a few minutes, mashing occasionally with a spoon or pestle. A bit of fresh mint might be a nice addition.
    I might try this myself! p.j.

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      websterhall1994 Apr 16, 2008 05:01 PM

      Wisotsky makes a Green Tea with Lemongrass and Ginger for Pesach. It's not caffeine free (which I also prefer), but green tea has much less caffeine than black tea.

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        koshergourmetmart Apr 16, 2008 08:00 PM

        according to http://www.medicinalfoodnews.com/ Green tea, unless it is decaffeinated, also contains caffeine. Normal green tea itself may contain more caffeine than coffee, but the length of infusion with hot water, and the number of time you use the green tea leaves can greatly reduce your caffeine intake. Experiments have shown that tea after a first 5 minute brew contains 32 mg caffeine. But if the same leaves are then used for a second and then a third five minute brew, the caffeine drops to 12 mg and then 4 mg.

        In all cases, it should be remembered to never brew or drink green tea with boiling water. In some countries, water heating pots have temperature controls to heat water for green tea preparation. The high temperature can destroy valuable therapeutic compounds found in green tea,

        according to theteahousetimes.com Green tea does contain caffeine, but only roughly half as much as a cup of coffee or cola soft drink. Specifically, a 6-ounce cup of green tea can contain 15 to 60 mg of caffeine.

        the color is based on oxidation;black tea as the most oxidation and white tea the least

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