All about Black Tea

This guide to Blended & Black Tea will give you an insight into the most popular collection of Loose Leaf Tea in the UK.

What are Blended & Black Teas?

These teas are fully oxidised which means allowing the leaves to completely turn brown/ black. In this collection you'll find single estate teas that are from one tea growing region and are recognised for their premium quality.

Blended teas are made by mixing a selection of these single estate teas.

What countries produce these teas?

India, China and Sri Lanka are the main producers of Black tea.

Depending on where the tea is produced, the taste will differ because of the climate, soil and environment. Indian teas tend to be stronger in taste whilst teas from China and Sri Lanka tend to be lighter and have less tannin.

The picked tea leaves are left to fully oxidise, turn brown, allowing the strong malty flavour to form and the dark colour.

How do I know if I will like these teas?

These teas make up the blends such as English Breakfast or Russian Caravan.

Assam, Ceylon and Kenya are all used to make the most popular tea, English Breakfast.

This collection od Blended and Black teas are great for exploring loose leaf tea in a greater depth from different regions to how you like to take the tea.

How do I make a cup of Black tea?

We recommend these teas are brewed for 3-5 minutes and you can add milk and sugar to your preferred taste.