Welcome to our Black Tea Selections
To produce black tea, the tea leaves are plucked by hand and then left out in the sun until they are pliable enough to be rolled without the leaf splitting. The leaves are then put into a mechanical tumbler and rolled. This process causes the leaves juices to react with the air and then oxidize. The green leaves turn black and are then fired in huge drying ovens to produce the final product. Black tea is the most common tea consumed in this country and is cultivated in China, India, Sri Lanka, Africa and Indonesia. To add a varying taste to black teas, they are oftentimes flavored with bits of fruit or scented with fruit essence.
Brewing Tips: Black tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Black tea should be steeped for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. It is important to remember that Darjeeling teas require a shorter brewing time and should only be steeped for 3-4 minutes.
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We are proud to offer this premium line of rare teas. Selected for their flavor, exquisite leaf form, and good value, these teas are produced in very small quantities each season. Each tea comes direct from its origin garden, assuring freshness. This line is not usually found outside select Asian markets. Our selection of loose teas from Foojoy features vacuum-sealed, resealable tins wrapped in labels which depict the contents of each tin.
New for 2015, we have taken created two new premium ranges of pyramid style teabags. Featuring eight flavorful black, green and white selections like spicy chai, fruity mango black and crisp green mint, each teabag variety is packed in a unique re-closable pouch with descriptive label and brewing suggestions. We also have specially blended various ayurvedic offerings, designed to promote your daily health.