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Black teas generally have stronger flavours than green tea, white tea or Oolong tea even though most teas all come from the same camellia sinensis plant.
Our collection of quality Black Teas are available as loose leaf or as tea bags. Generally stronger than other types of tea, Black Tea generally has distinct, full bodied & crisp flavours.
Black tea leaves are often used in popular tea blends such as English breakfast tea, as well as a base for a lot of the flavoured loose leaf tea.
Black tea is usually called red tea in China due to the lovely coppery-red colour of the tea once its brewed.
Benefit of Black tea - contains polyphenols, a type of antioxidant as well as caffeine and an amino acids. These can help to keep you alert and focused.
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Our High Grade English Breakfast tea is full-bodied with a distinctive flavour. Not Just For Breakfast. Freshly Packed for you with FAST DISPATCH
This large leaf English Breakfast Tea blended for us to give a superior grade black tea with a great taste and colour. FRESHLY PACKED & FAST DISPATCH
Irish tea is a very strong blend which consists of the season's strongest broken teas with a dark infusion with a highly spicy and malty character.
A popular Keemun black tea with a bright colour and distinctive flavour and a sweet-spicy bouquet and taste. FREE Tea sample orders over £10.
Our Kenya Tea has a bright copper colour and rich aroma and flavour. Try it with Chocolate! FREE Tea Sample orders over £10. FRESHLY Packed.
Lapsang tea our best traditional smoked tea from China. Distinctive & Delicious. FRESHLY PACKED. FREE Mystery Tea Sample.
High Grade Indian Nilgiri tea, with a bright, brisk liquor and a smooth and rounded flavour. FRESHLY PACKED. Buy online from UK stock.
A delightful tea blend served in the world famous Bath Pump Rooms. A blend of African, Ceylon and Indian teas to give a perfect smooth flavoured tea.
A traditional Russian Tea blend of Black and Oolong teas with a delicate hint of smoke. FRESHLY PACKED & FAST DISPATCH
Our Rwandan tea is one of Africa's Best teas. Bright flavourful tea with a wonderful brisk taste. Free Tea Sample. Order today Freshly Packed.
Samarkand tea is our own unique blend of Russian Caravan tea and a small amount of Lapsang Souchong tea. FRESHLY PACKED & FAST DISPATCH
This Scottish breakfast tea is a blend of carefully selected organic teas from Assam, African & Northern Indian highland. FAST DISPATCH.
How to Make tea using Black Tea
Generally the more tea leaves used in the brewing process the stronger the tea will be. Another major factor in the taste and strength of your tea is the time that the tea is left to steep (brew). Ideally you want to time how long you leave the tea leaves to brew and then remove the tea from the pot or mug.
Benefits of Black Tea
There is much talk about the benefits of black tea where some are supported by science. A lot of the medical research into the health benefits of tea look at black tea consumption and investigate the effects of so many cups of black tea per day. Drinking regular cups of black tea may help prevent some medical conditions but caution is advised on the strength of the claims made.
Black tea tends to have a slightly higher caffeine content compared to the green and white teas.
The best advice is to drink a cup of black tea because you enjoy a good cup of tea rather than as a medicinal drink.