Australian Daintree | Daintree
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:
The tea industry in Australia was first started by the Cutten brothers in the late 1800s; they established a property at Bingil Bay near Townsville and grew tea, coffee and tropical fruits. Unfortunately their property failed by the 1920s due to the problems with insufficient labour, transport difficulties during the war and a succession of natural disasters which destroyed their crops. In the 1950s, this early attempt at establishing a tea industry was re-discovered by Dr. Alan Maruff, who went on to establish Nerada Tea in the hinterland near Townsville. Since the 1950s, new tea plantations have been established right along the eastern part of Australian from northern Queensland around the Daintree rainforest to north-east Victoria around Wangaratta. There is also the world’s most southerly tea farm in Tasmania. Australia mostly produces green teas and a large part of the annual crop is under contract to the Japanese tea market, but there are also some delicious black and green teas being produced by independent farmers and Australian Tea Masters is pleased to be able to make a selection of these available for you to try.
Flavour Profile of this tea:
Australian grown, medium strength with little or no astringency. Great with milk.