About Black Tea
The world is your oyster. Each black tea from each different country has a completely different taste profile and we have selected some of the world’s best black teas.
Black teas are the most highly oxidised of the teas and make great bases for blends. There are so many different varieties and grades of black teas that you can use teas from many different countries; the opportunities are endless. The most famous black tea blends in the world are English Breakfast and Earl Grey.
Black tea is usually 100% oxidized and therefore results in beautiful notes of honey, malt, chocolate, toast, caramel etc. Each black tea is unique to the terroir and our selection includes our own signature breakfast style blend as well as our own Earl Grey style.
More About this tea:
There is a rich history of tea production in India, dating back to the early 1800s. The British smuggled the sinensis varietal out of China and established plantations of teas in the high mountains of Darjeeling; these have complex aromas and flavour notes of crisp citrus, muscatel and stone fruits. Around the same time, the Assamica varietal was discovered growing in the wetter tropical lowlands of Assam; these teas produce a bolder leaf with typical notes of honey and malt and ideal for consumption with milk and/or sugar. The Nilgiri hills in southern India produce a different tea taste again, closer to Sri Lankan teas These teas tend to be fragrant and clean and are usually made with the CTC (Cut, Tear, Curl) production method; we are lucky to be able to provide a beautiful Orange Pekoe leaf tea to you from the Korakundah Tea Estate.
Flavour Profile of this tea:
Full-bodied liquor with notes of honey and malt