Black tea is the robust, malty backbone of the classic British cuppa. While it’s made from the same plant, the leaves for black tea tend to come from the plant’s larger Assamese variety. The other difference is the length of time the leaves are oxidised after picking, which creates the tea’s dark colour and stronger, richer flavour. Due to its long oxidisation, black tea also keeps longer than other teas, which helped it become such an important export commodity in the 19th century. To make things a little more confusing, in Japan black tea is known as red tea.
Measure: 1 tsp
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 95
Brewing Time: 3 - 5 Minutes
Weight: 100g - Presented in Peyton & Byrne Gift Tin