Black Tower Tea

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions


Black Tower Tea (also known as Black Pagoda Tea) is a specialty hand-crafted Tea from Yunnan province, China. It comes in compressed Tea form, which, when brewed, offers a caramel character with notes of malt, toffee, roasted peanuts and molasses.

Some consider it a Flowering Tea of sorts. Most, though, simply recognise it as mellow, flavoursome and indulgent.

It’s worth noting, too, that Black Tower Tea, as its name might suggest, is a type of Black Tea. This, in turn, means that it contains a sizable amount of caffeine - around 45-mg per 8-oz cup. If, then, you’re looking for an extra boost first thing in the morning, you’ve chosen well here.

Best of all, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack it fresh to order, ensuring quality and consistency.

Facts About Black Tower Tea

  • Workers make Black Tower Tea by tying the leaves into cones before drying.
  • By the end of its processing, it retains its unique shape until submerged in water.
  • This infusion, like Flowering Tea, then opens up before your eyes.
  • Unlike SOME Flowering Teas, however, Black Tower Tea is of the highest quality.

About Yunnan Tea

The Yunnan province has long produced both Black and Green Tea. It borders the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi and, debatably, Tibet. It also neighbours Burma, Laos and Vietnam.

Its geographic location, as well as its climatic conditions, contribute significantly to the exceptional tastes of Black Tower Tea, as well as all Yunnan Black Teas.

Its history begins during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) when Yunnan became a possible location for Black Tea production. This was because many Tea-growing provinces in the southeast had become war zones.

China needed to maintain its Black Tea market, and Yunnan was the answer. Our Black Tower Tea stands testament to its ultimate success.

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: Yunnan, China.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: Best served without additions.

Tasting Notes: Imparts sweet, uniquely complex notes from start to finish.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.

Black Tower Tea Benefits

In 2015, a meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of Tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%.

Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none.

It’s important to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company does not endorse the consumption of Tea for this purpose at this stage. Nevertheless, we support ongoing research.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime
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