China is home to the most diverse and storied selection of
teas on earth. From one end of the country to the other there are literally
thousands of growers and manufacturers producing notable teas. We encourage
sampling of them all. Take your taste buds on a voyage through the raw smoky
depths of Lapsang to the jammy sweetness of Golden Heaven Yunnan - expand your
world and palette.
Black tea is generally stronger in flavor and contains more
caffeine than the less oxidized teas. The term black tea refers to the colour
of the oxidized leaves.
Though there are many, many types and blends of black tea,
the harvesting process in which each undergo is very similar from one black tea
to the next.
the harvest, the leaves are first withered
black teas are processed in either of two ways, CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) or orthodox.
the leaves are oxidized
the leaves are dried
the leaves are sorted into gradessub-graded
The black tea is then ready for packaging where it will
retain its flavour for several years.
Types of black tea include: India, China, Indonesia, Latin
America, Sri Lanka, English Favourites, Flavored Black tea and African.