What Does It Taste Like?
A classic taste. Rich and flavourful, but not overwhelming. Overall, this tea is a subtle and light way to get refreshed and wake up in the morning, or perk up as the day moves on.
English Breakfast Tea is famous around the world, and this is a perfect example of how the taste came to spread so far and wide.
What Does It Smell Like?
A reassuringly sweet, full-bodied smell. This is an uplifting aroma, which will refresh you and bring you up to where you need to be. Fresh and floral, but still unmistakably the classic and reliable English staple.
This is a tea that reminds you of home.
A cup of this tea is a 8/10 for Caffeine (with 10 being a giant cup of coffee from your preferred coffee outlet). It's a great way to get a big hit of energy, though black tea can affect a good night's sleep if you drink it too close to bedtime.
What's In It?
Luxury Black Tea
Where Does It Come From?
Assam, China; Sri Lanka; Kenya.
What's It For?
This is a great tea for feeling good. It's perfect for regulating your mood and perking up a bit, no matter the time of day. It's a really relaxing and mellow drink.
What Are the Health Benefits?
Black Tea has been used for centuries in many different cultures as a way of getting an entirely natural and fresh boost of health.
Black Tea can help with:
Reducing Inflammation - Black Tea is high in antioxidants which can help to fight inflammation and reduce swelling or bloating.
Protection from Free Radicals - A lower risk of the effects of free radicals means a decreased risk of some types of cancer and chronic disease.
Reducing the risk of infection - A high concentration of anti-bacterial and anti-viral minerals means a lower risk of infection from fungus, bacteria and viruses.
Increased Oral Health - Black Tea can reduce the risk of tooth decay, plaque and bad breth.
Bodyweight Regulation - It can help to curb the appetite, and ultimately encourages the breakdown of stored fat.
Fighting the effects of Ageing—The high vitamin content helps to improve the elasticity of the skin and slow down the onset of wrinkles.
Improved bone health—A reduced risk of osteoporosis and other bone issues.
Relieving stress—A low caffeine content means that Black Tea helps to promote relaxation in the body and mind.
It's Also Known As:
Black Tea, Breakfast Tea, Original Breakfast Tea, Yorkshire Tea, Builder's Tea.
Chinese Black Tea, Rose Petals
What is Black Tea?
Black tea comes from the same plant as White tea, Green tea and Oolong. It just goes through a different process after the leaves are plucked. For black tea, the leaves are left to wilt in a dry environment, before being cut, torn and crushed to make the leaves very fine. Next, they are left to fully oxidise (or ferment), which gives them their distinctive brown colour. The strong flavour of black tea comes from changes to the chemical make-up of the leaves during this process. This is also the time when the leaves become caffeinated, meaning Black Tea has the strongest caffeine content of the pure teas.