Many of the teas that have caffeine in them are blends, as are most blends of tea. Therefore, there are not a large number of different companies that produce these blends, so they will not be included on the list of CTC dates. As stated earlier, the best way to avoid caffeine and other harmful chemicals in teas is to purchase the tea directly from the manufacturer. There are a few different ways that this can be accomplished. If a caterer is using a distributor, they may use their brand name. If they are using a direct store sale, they may use a mark that says the blend is from X-town.
There are websites that list the exams that must be taken in order to obtain a certificate. There are also websites that list the dates of the various exams. It would be helpful if you looked at these two sources to see when your specific tea exam will be. A large number of people who plan on taking the NCLEX will probably find out about the exam dates before the actual exam.
If a caterer has their own testing lab, it is important to view it. This can be done by going to the website for the testing lab. All of the information that is listed on the website should be accurate and up to date. It will help to look at the NCLEX practice tests that are available as well.
You will also need to know the proper ratio for teas that should be brewed. The ratio is one cup of tea made for each four cups of water. If there is not enough water to be used for the brewing of the tea, it is not going to be successful. That means that there will be two cups of tea instead of the intended three. This leads to two sets of fingerprints to have to be wiped up instead of just one.
When you are looking over the tea list for the NCLEX, you will want to pay close attention to the caffeine content. Many teas list very little caffeine. This is because teas do not contain caffeine when they are harvested. However, teas that are over two years old often have much more caffeine than the older teas that do not have caffeine.
There may also be some warnings on the back of the tea container about how much is in there. You should test the container to make sure that there is exactly two teaspoons per five ounces of the tea that is in there. You should also use a fresh sample if you are ordering from the internet. Many times the online stores will not be able to order an exact amount and may have to make some substitutions to come up with the right amount.
If you find that the information on the tea container and back does not list the caffeine content, you can look for the warning labels that are located on the same side. You may also find the amounts on the same side and be able to view them in a table format so that you can see the amounts as you are looking through the tea. However, you may have to look again on the internet to make sure that the amounts are right. There are many different lists that people post online and some of them may not be accurate because they may have been updated since they were posted.