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Black Tea

Black Tea Black Teas are probably the most produced and consumed tea type in the world. Black Teas are fully fermented/oxidised teas and are known for their exquisite flavor, strength & aroma. Often enjoyed with milk and sugar, Black teas are a delicious tea type and make good iced teas as well. India is traditionally [...]

Black Tea

Black Teas are probably the most produced and consumed tea type in the world. Black Teas are fully fermented/oxidised teas and are known for their exquisite flavor, strength & aroma. Often enjoyed with milk and sugar, Black teas are a delicious tea type and make good iced teas as well. India is traditionally known to produce some of the finest black teas in the world. Darjeeling Black teas are the most sought after in the world and are known for their natural muscatel flavor, delightful and delicate character. Assam is the largest producer of black tea in India and is known for its unique malty flavor and strength. Assam Black teas are robust, full-bodied and are used as a base tea for some of the most popular tea blends in the world including the English Breakfast, Earl Grey & Chai teas. Nilgiri Black teas are known for their unique natural briskness and flavor

LOOSE LEAF BLACK TEA

Black teas are the most oxidized(aged) of all tea types. They undergo every step of tea processing from plucking, withering, rolling, oxidation, and drying. For fresh black teas, oxidation is a significant step as this is where the flavor of the teas is built. Consequently, black teas possess a stronger flavor profile than white, green, or oolong teas. Loose leaf black teas can be made in an orthodox way or by using mechanized techniques (CTC). Like all teas, there are many black tea benefits which make it a healthy alternative to high-caffeine beverages.

TYPES OF BLACK TEAS

You can expect to find various types of black teas from all the major tea growing regions in India – including Darjeeling, Assam, Kangra, the Nilgiris and Nepal and some parts of North East India (Dooars and Terai). They differ not only from each other, but also from season to season. Some of the more complex and best black teas are Darjeeling black teas which have a fragrant, floral flavor profile like the orange pekoe black tea. As the season progresses, astringency goes down and fruitier attributes become prominent in the black teas from this region. The regions also produce a good amount of organic black teas. The Assam black teas almost always have thick flavors, of malt, honey, wood and toasted nuts. They are also the most astringent black teas you’ll find. The Nilgiris produces black teas that are very fragrant, fresh, and fruitier than floral. Nepalese black teas are flat-flavoured, typically have a very brisk green taste. One of the popular teas is the strong and refreshing English Breakfast black tea. Tea makers also produce flavored black teas like the popular peach tea or peach ice tea. The best black tea you’ll ever have is the one that has been grown and cultivated in Darjeeling and Assam.

SELECTING THE BEST BLACK TEA

For those who prefer a light black tea, choose from the spring, autumn and winter Nilgiri teas. For those who prefer richer flavors, the summer flush Darjeelings and Assams won’t disappoint. They also accommodate add-ons better than any other kind of black tea.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK TEA

If you are a fan of the milk tea and haven’t had a convincing enough reason to buy black tea, you may be in for a treat. There are many reasons why you should buy black tea and it’s contribution to better health is one of them. Rich in antioxidants, black tea has been found to improve oral health, boost weight loss and even bring down stress levels. Also being more oxidized than any other tea, it is best known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties that help control levels of bad cholesterol in the body. Although loose black tea leaves is a better option, you can also choose to purchase black tea bags and we assure you whichever one you choose is sure to give you the same health benefits.

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