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Lakyrsiew Exotic Spring Black Tea

£ 12.99
50 g | 20 cups

Bermiok Classic Autumn Black Tea

£ 10.49
100 g | 40 cups

Chocolate Pudding Black Tea

£ 9.99
100 g | 40 cups

Thurbo Classic Spring Chinary Black Tea

£ 8.49
100 g | 40 cups

Turzum Classic Summer Black Tea

£ 11.49
100 g | 40 cups

Upper Namring Exotic Spring Black Tea

£ 11.99
50 g | 20 cups

Wah Classic Spring Black Tea

£ 4.99
100 g | 40 cups

Vanilla Pistachio Tuile Tea

£ 13.49
100 g | 40 cups

Vanilla Pledge Chai

£ 20.99
100 g | 40 cups

Zaloni Classic Summer Black Tea

£ 7.99
100 g | 40 cups

Temi Special Spring Clonal Black Tea

£ 13.49
100 g | 40 cups

Strawberry Spritz Iced Tea

£ 15.99
100 g | 20 cups

Samabeong Special Spring Black Tea

£ 19.99
100 g | 40 cups

Mission Hill Classic Spring Black Tea

£ 8.99
100 g | 40 cups

Mann Special Spring Black Tea

£ 6.99
50 g | 20 cups

Singbulli Classic Summer Chinary Black Tea

£ 6.49
100 g | 40 cups

Mouling Classic Summer Black

£ 7.99
100 g | 40 cups
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Loose Leaf Black Tea

 

Black tea is the most common form of tea. It is the most processed of all the other tea types. Every step of the process from plucking to drying adds to the flavour, texture and feel of the tea. For fresh black teas, oxidation plays a very important role in imparting flavour to the tea. As they go through all the steps in tea processing, black teas get stronger flavour profiles, unlike the lighter white, green or oolong teas. Loose leaf black teas can be processed in a traditional way primarily by hand or by using the Crush, Tear, Curl (CTC) technique. There are numerous black tea benefits and black teas are a healthy option for other beverages with high caffeine.

 

Types of black teas

 

The main black tea producing regions of India are Darjeeling, Assam, Kangra, the Nilgiris and Nepal and some parts of North East India (Dooars and Terai) and there are various types of black teas they produce. These teas are different in themselves and also change according to seasons. Darjeeling black teas are pretty complex and are deemed the best black teas in terms of their fragrant, floral flavour profile exemplified by the orange pekoe black tea. The tea loses astringency as the seasons change. The region’s black teas get a fruitier prominent note. The region’s organic black teas are some of the best to reckon. Then there are the strong Assam black teas with thick flavours. Malt, honey, wood and toasted nuts are some of the typical notes of Assam black teas and these are also very astringent. The fruitier black teas from the Nilgiris are also aromatic, fresh, and less floral. There are also the flat Nepalese black teas with their typical brisk green taste. Among the most popular black teas is the English Breakfast black tea, strong and refreshing. Flavoured black teas are also gaining popularity among the young and peach tea or peach ice tea tops them all.

 

Choosing the best black tea

 

If you like lighter flavours you may choose one of the spring, autumn, and winter Nilgiri teas. The second flush Darjeelings offer a richer profile and the Assams are much stronger which can be had with additional condiments like milk, sugar, or honey.