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My Favorite Decaf Teas to Drink

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Trying to quit coffee? I gave up coffee a couple years ago, and these are my favorite decaf teas that keep me from missing coffee every day!

As most of you know, I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago… and it’s been the best thing ever! My anxiety is so much better, I sleep so much better, and I’m just all around healthier.

Instead of drinking coffee, I have fallen in love with decaf teas. Many of you have asked for me to share what my favorite teas to drink are, so I thought I’d list them here, for anyone who is interested.

In my Decaf Chai Latte post, I shared a few teas I like and I wanted to share a few more:

1. Tiesta Tea Relaxer: Cocoa Mint Chill (this is a loose tea)

2. Stash Decaf Vanilla Nut Cream

3. Stash Chai Spice Decaf

4. Rooibos Tea (I bought the one shown when we were in South Africa.)

5. Roastaroma (this is a really bold tea and a great coffee replacement)

6. Decaf India Spice Chai

7. Fireside Vanilla Spice

8. Mint Magic

9. Honey Vanilla Chamomile

A few tips to loving tea more — especially if you’re trying to drink instead of coffee:

  • Make the tea stronger. (I often use two bags instead of one.)
  • Use honey or maple syrup to sweeten it. (If you’re used to having a sweetener in your coffee or just to make it really delicious!)
  • Use half and half. (I loved half and half in coffee and have discovered that it makes tea that much better. Don’t have half and half? At least use a splash of milk!)
  • Drink it in a cute mug. (This just makes it so much more enjoyable!)

Want more details on this journey? You can watch my video on Why I Stopped Drinking Coffee and read about How I Drink a Gallon of Water Every Day.

What are YOUR favorite decaf teas? Any recommendations for me? I’d love to hear!

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80 Comments

  • Linda says:

    I remember once you joked about being a tea aficionado, but you weren’t kidding! This is quite the list. I look forward to trying them all out. (Although I may never give up my morning cup of joe) ☕? thanks for the post!

  • Heidi says:

    My fave decaf tea is Bigelow Constant Comment. Love it! I’ll have to try out your recommendations. (:

  • Jennifer says:

    I don’t think that I can give up my morning 2 cups of coffee either but when I do have tea, it has to be a strong flavor. You HAVE TO try Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings! IT IS SO GOOD!!! It’s along the chai side but with a twist. I’ve only been able to find it on Amazon or my local health food store. You will not be disappointed!

  • Janelle says:

    I mainly drink tea in the morning, but if I put sweetener in, it throws off my blood sugar. I love the Celestial Seasonings fruit tea sampler. It requires no sweetener at all, and one tea bag is strong enough for a whole 18oz mug. I don’t like the peach flavor, even using two bags it’s pretty weak, but I literally bought 16 boxes of it on amazon recently – I use 3-4 tea bags a day in the winter!

  • Melissa says:

    I am a morning coffe lover however I do enjoy teas during the day. You should try and find some local tea cafes in your area they are really amazing. I have a couple in my area and have found some really greats teas there. Added bonus you can go for little dates and get tea and buy some for home. I am also a fan of tea accessories I like the metal tea containers from world market and ikea carries a cool tea infuser https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/80360239/

    Actually most of Imeas tea accessories are cool.
    https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/functional/15923/16044/?chapterId=20621

    Ikea also has other really cool tea a

  • Joy Ramler says:

    Thanks for this post. I had to go off of caffeine too (it does crazy things to me!). I love the decaf Constant Comment, and decaf Earl Grey. Does anyone know where I can find any decaf Vanilla Chai? I don’t care for the spiced chai because it’s too spicy (think pepper!). But my son likes the vanilla chai and I tried it and like it but can’t find any decaffeinated vanilla chai. Any suggestions?

  • Becky says:

    Harney and Sons decaf hot cinnamon spice is my go to. Only need one tea bag!!

  • Nicole says:

    Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile is what got me through 2 pregnancies. About a month ago I gave up coffee as a habit and I’ve really enjoyed Bigelow’s Balance Blackberry Cinnamon tea with some lemon juice and honey. I still miss the taste of coffee, but it’s not worth how it makes me feel overall.

  • Lea says:

    Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Cammomile is the best!

    I love tea but often the fruit tea is too sweet – I don’t drink sugar or milk in either my tea or coffee, the sweet bothers me a lot!

    I drink 2 mugs of coffee over about 4 hours in the morning and then switch to decaf tea or just plain water (no fruit or fizz or whatever there either! Yep, I’m weird!) after noon. I love the taste of coffee but find the caffeine a bad idea after noon. If I really need a pick me up in the early afternoon, I’ll make a cup of fairly weak chai tea.

    Love your list here, Crystal! I’ll have to give a couple of these a try. Thanks for sharing, Lea

  • This sounds like something I could enjoy for sure!!

  • Diana Still says:

    Yum! I love rooibos tea too. The Roastaroma is really intriguing! I don’t prefer herbal teas or anything sweet/vanilla in the mornings as they make me feel sleepy and relaxed. But I have used Honeybush (which I think is also South African?) as a coffee substitute in the mornings. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I ended up really liking it! It has a pleasant bitterness like coffee does.

    • I have some Honeybush tea that I got at a little tea shop! I didn’t share the loose teas I’ve gotten at little shops in this post since you can’t get them online.

      • Diana Still says:

        That’s where I got mine too, originally! I have seen it at Mountain Rose Herbs (loose) and Numi has some bags. I am thinking about trying one of those next because I used up what I had.

  • Julia Moore says:

    Anything from LeafLogicTea.com! Creator and owner is local to Wichita (and I graduated with her). In addition to her decaf options, she has immune support blends, throat soothe, and tons of others. Her website has good tea info too!

  • Rebecca says:

    Since stopping coffee two years ago, I discovered an amazing herbal drink called Dandy Blend at my local health food store. It tastes incredibly like real coffee, but it’s made from roasted dandelion root. I even think it tastes better than real coffee because it has a slight sweetness and no bitterness. It is an instant powder that I can quickly make and can change it up depending on how much powder that I use to be more tea-like, coffee-like, or espresso-like. I enjoy mine with a splash of half and half and stevia, although it tastes good on its own. It is wonderful hot and so refreshing cold with ice. Thank you for sharing your tea suggestions. I am planning on trying Roastaroma next time I go to the store.

  • Ria says:

    Good Earth Sweet and Spicy original, I worked at the restaurant back in the day and it has been my favorite tea for decades.

  • Tasha Fortugaleza says:

    I think the best teas are from The Republic of Tea. They come in a tall cannister. My favorite decaf ones are Ginger Peach and Blackberry Sage.

  • Linda says:

    Thanks for the great post.

    I remember once reading that you eat a salad a day (or two?) It’s actually a New Year resolution for me to eat a salad a day as well. Could you make a similar post where you list your favorite salads and/or salad dressings? That would be so awesome!

  • Crystal says:

    I’m curious, why not decaf coffee?
    If caffeine is the problem, or is it something else in coffee as well? I’m sensitive to caffeine as well. I can’t have it because it gives me migraines, but I do still drink decaf coffee. Wondering if there’s something I don’t know.
    Thanks for the list. I found some new ones to try. I love decaf teas.

  • Laura says:

    Crystal, do you still drink a gallon of water a day? Do you count tea in that total? I’ve never made that a goal, but am considering it for this year.

  • Crissy Stout says:

    While not completely decaf, I love Mystic Dragon by SpiceandTea.com. I picked some up at Walt Disney World and again in Key West. The main tea is green, so it has less caffeine than black, but the green is very subtle (because I don’t like green).

    I can’t wait to try some of your flavors!

  • Lisa says:

    If you ever come to Denver, the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory in Boulder has free tours and samples of every one of their teas. They also have a little cafe and tea shop where you can buy any of their products. I often go with a friend, even kids 5+ enjoy the tour, and spend hours sampling teas.

  • Sheryl says:

    Rooibos is one of my favorites too! A recent find that I love is Tazo’s Wild Sweet Orange (available on Amazon). I’m not a big fan of fruity teas but this one I love. I think it kinda reminds me of the Russian tea my mom used to make with Tang as a kid.

  • Sarah Coleman says:

    Crystal – how do you store your teas? Especially when you have boxes, bags, etc.? Any cute tea storage ideas?

  • Jolene Carder says:

    While I am not looking to give up my morning coffee, I am always looking for new flavors of tea for the afternoon/ evening time. I have found the perfect post for that! Thanks for the great suggestions!!!

  • Sandra says:

    Ok….a question on this topic. Tea is super EXPENSIVE. How do you find ways to stock it that doesn’t blow the budget? I love tea, but a box of tea might last 3-4 days at our house, if that. At $2.70-$4.50 a box or more, that’s a pretty big luxury.

    • Great question! I always ask for tea for Christmas and my birthdays (almost all of the boxes pictured here were gifts!) and I also sometimes find a great deal at the grocery store to get them for less than $1 a box when paired with coupons and sales. I occasionally will buy it on Amazon with Swagbucks I’ve earned, too. And a box of tea usually lasts at least two weeks at our house since I usually only drink one cup per day and my family doesn’t really drink much.

  • Michelle says:

    Have you ever tried Roma? It’s not tea but a coffee replacement but it doesn’t have any caffeine in it. It’s barley. You can find it at the health food stores. I think it’s pretty good. I just thought you might like to try it. Have a blessed day!

  • Abigail Davidson says:

    My FAVORITE tea to date is the Lacendar Chamomile from Yogi. Bonus is that they sometimes have coupons inside their boxes.

  • mjs says:

    Try to find NUMI tea and select The Monkey King tea you will be so happy you did..It is not cheap whatsoever so be prepared to pay money for it..I drink it to stay centered and I am so happy I started on it and no coffee for me since I cannot remember at all. I entered one of their contests and won a Monkey King t-shirt and when I want to remain totally calm and collected and happy I wear it all year long in sweltering heat it keeps me cool and it is freezing here in the pacific northwest now & it keeps me warm, it is red and has happy statements on it..It js packaged in a neat box, it is green tea with many herbs included all natural and no caffeine and natural from the bay area of san Francisco..Call the company they will send you a coupon for a box and coupons it is the best tea I have tasted, I give it to very special people with lemon loaf I make from scratch no one has not adored it and it will keep you happy and calm and centered..enjoy, happy new year and all thru the year drink the Monkey King tea and you will have a wonderful life, and no I don’t work for the company!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anna Rose says:

    I see online that Kroger carries Celestial Seasonings Decaf India Spice Chai Tea and also Celestial Seasonings Spiced Espresso Chai Black Tea (not decaf) for $2 a box. I will try it. Not sure if this is true, you can make caff tea decaf by adding a little bit of boiling water for 1-3 mins then dumping that. This will contain most of the caffeine. Then add boiled water that you want to drink. So that is what I do to serve black tea to my teens. We all love to make chai teas!

  • Wende says:

    I am also very sensitive to caffeine-causes anxiety and migraines. I can’t even have decaf tea or coffee because there is still some caffeine in them! I have to stick to no caffeine teas. I found this one and it tastes a lot like coffee: https://teeccino.com/

  • Ange says:

    My favorite herbal tea is by Yogi and is Chai Roobios. Highly recommend it! I can’t find it locally so I just buy it on amazon.

  • Adri Himes says:

    I LOVE Roastaroma! Thank you for recommending it, I’m so happy to have found this!

  • Sharon says:

    My favorite tea right now is the Organic Peaceful Mama Tea by Earth Mama Organics. It truly calms me down in anxious moments and soothes my mind when it’s in “overdrive.” And it’s very delicious, especially with a little bit of honey.

  • Susan says:

    Safari Spice Rooibos and Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos both by Celestial Seasons are both very delicious and caffeine free. Even my kids live them.

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