What is Black Tea?
Black tea is produced when withered tea leaves are rolled and oxidized causing the leaves to turn dark.Next, the leaves are fired in hot pans or drying chambers which stops the oxidation process. As is true for every step of the process, firing must be done by a true master to avoid flaws that may affect the final flavor. Some say black tea helps clear a foggy mind. With each sip, may you find clarity and achieve awareness. Something Interesting to Consider…
Extended oxidation changes the chemical structure of the tea leaf and allows key flavor characteristics to emerge, giving black teas their deep color and complex flavors. Caffeine
Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. Steeping Black tea is Easy
- Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of tea leaves or 1 tea bag per 6 ounce cup – the size of a traditional tea cup rather than a mug.
- Pour the water over the tea and infuse.
- Steep tea 3-5 minutes (for tea leaves or tea bags).
- Experiment to find your favored steeping time. Enjoy Sip by Sip.
(Courtesy of The Republic of Tea)