Black tea refers to the color of oxidized tea leaves. Leaves are picked, wilted and allowed to fully oxidize. Leaves are often broken during the process to speed and allow for a more consistent oxidation. The brewing of broken leaves releases more flavor and caffeine than whole leaves would. Black teas are generally brisk and malty which pair well with milk and sugar.
Our selection of flavored black teas are created with premium black tea, 100% all-natural flavoring, and pure flavoring oils. No chemicals or artificial flavors are used. They will either contain real pieces of fruits or flowers or will be scented. Scenting tea involves exposing the loose tea leaves to the fruit or flower until the flavor has been absorbed in the tea.
Whole leaf black teas tend to be smoother and less astringent.
Our selection of black teas will change over time and different grades become available.
It is very important to monitor the steep time. Steeping too long will make the tea bitter. Always add more tea instead of more time for a stronger cup of tea.
Our black teas can be infused multiple times. We suggest adding 30 seconds to the previous infusion time.