Bigelow Tea Black Tea Decaffeinated French Vanilla 20 Tea Bags (1.28 oz. / 36 g) Bigelow Tea Decaffeinated French Vanilla Tea has a distinctive taste in tea, with a rich and robust vanilla flavor. Experience more than just a tea. Bigelow invites you to take a private moment to relax and unwind with a delightful cup of French Vanilla Decaffeinated Tea. Its rich vanilla flavor will calm down even the most hectic of days and because it has no calories and the added benefit of healthy antioxidants, it's good for you too! 20 individually foil wrapped tea bags per box. Hearty black tea is the fully oxidized leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Rich in flavor and antioxidants, Bigelow black teas naturally contain 30-60 mg caffeine -- 1/4 to 1/2 the amount found in coffee. From English Teatime to Pomegranate Green, Bigelow has many wonderful teas for you to enjoy. And, most importantly, each and every tea bag is overwrapped and sealed in a stay fresh foil packet so that all the goodness is protected until you get ready to have a cup of tea. History of TeaFrom Buddhist monks using it in their religious ceremonies to American revolutionaries tossing it in to Boston Harbor, tea has become more than a beverage; it has become an event. For nearly 5,000 years this drink has been a source of medicine, meditation, piracy, political upheaval, social order, congregation, and superstition. While the roles tea has played in Eastern and Western civilization are abundant, it is derived from a plant native to Central and Eastern Asia. Botanically, the tea they drink is of the genus camellia and the species sinesis. This temperamental plant, which is greatly affected by variations of soil, elevation, and climate, originated in Central Asia and can be separated into three basic types: black, green, and oolong. The process used to prepare the leaves establishes the tea's classification, while oxidation determines its color, body, and flavor.