The CO2 process delivers a natural, de-caffeinated tea in the purest way possible. Carbon dioxide, acting as a solvent in a super critical state under high-pressure & low temperature, dissolves all active components from natural materials in the leaf. By varying the extraction/separation pressures & temperatures, CO2 makes it possible to selectively extract only the caffeine, leaving the flavor intact. As a solvent, carbon dioxide is non-toxic, odorless, tasteless, germicidal, food-safe & non-combustible & the process does not cause environmental harm.
NOTE: Individuals who are truly caffeine sensitive might consider avoiding decaffeinated products as there will always be some caffeine remaining. It is impossible to determine the levels of caffeine left in any product that has undergone any decaffeination process without sending it to a lab. Please see the TISANE category for excellent alternatives.