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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Black Tea?

Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidised than green, white, and oolong teas. It is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, just like other true teas, but it undergoes a distinct oxidation process that sets it apart in terms of flavour, colour, and aroma.

Varieties of Black Tea?

Black tea comes in a wide range of varieties, each with its unique flavour profile and characteristics. Here are some popular varieties of black tea from around the world:

  • Darjeeling Black Teas
  • Kenyan Black Teas
  • Breakfast Teas
  • Earl Grey Teas
  • Ceylon Teas
  • Lapsang Souchong Black Teas
  • Assam Black Teas
Preparation and Brewing?

Preparing and brewing black tea to perfection is a delightful process that allows you to unlock its full flavour potential. Here are some guidelines on how to prepare and brew black tea.

  • Boil the water. Black Tea needs hot water, so the more intensely the water boils the better
  • Add tea and agitate. Whether you use a tea bag or infusers, black tea benefits from movement of the tea in the boiling hot water
  • Leave for 3-5 minutes to allow the tea leaves to infuse into the water
  • Remove the tea leaves from the water
  • Add any condiments like milk or sweeteners that you enjoy
  • Find a comfortable chair, sit down, relax, breathe, and enjoy.
Health Benefits and Caffeine?

Black tea offers a range of potential health benefits, and its caffeine content is one of its distinguishing features. The caffeine content of black tea may have the following health benefits:

  • Improve mood
  • Decrease depression
  • Stimulate brain function
  • Protect against Alzheimer’s disease
  • Protect against Parkinson’s disease
  • Promote weight management
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • And more…
Black Tea Myths and Misconceptions?

Black tea does contain antioxidants, primarily in the form of polyphenols, including catechins and theaflavins. While the antioxidant content is lower than in green tea, it still contributes to various health benefits.

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