Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Chinese Black Tea is a “House” Tea. It is indeed the very definition of Tea to many people. The large leaves used in its making come from Anhui Province, China. When brewed, it boasts strong, traditional flavours well-suited to casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike.
We pack every Loose Tea, Tisane and Coffee fresh to order, thus ensuring quality and consistency.
It’s worth noting, too, that Chinese Black Tea has around 45-mg of caffeine per 8-oz cup - plenty to provide a small energy boost. There is also the possibility, in addition to its invigorating qualities, of it offering Black Tea benefits.
Some studies suggest that it improves heart health, enhances brain function and reduces diabetes risks. Most, however, choose it because it tastes great.
About Chinese Black Tea
The history of the world’s Tea, according to legend, began with a Chinese Emperor named Shennong. It was he, some say, who discovered this infusion by pure accident - over 5,000 years ago.
The first Tea, however, was Green Tea. Black Tea wouldn’t be created for many centuries, indeed not until the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912 CE). Yet it wasn’t the Chinese Black Tea we know today.
The tale here is that a group of farmers, harassed by bandits who wanted their crop, decided to speed up the processing of their Tea. Their plan was to have it ready for market before the bandits returned to their homestead, and so they dried the leaves over pinewood fires.
The result was an unmistakably smoked, “black” Tea - a beverage we now know as Lapsang Souchong.
Other varieties followed - including, of course, this one. Anhui Province, in particular, has long specialised in its making. The region, situated in eastern China, boasts both flat and mountainous landscapes considered perfect terroir for Tea-growing.
Perhaps one of the most famous types is Keemun Tea from Qimen county. Then there is our delicious, wholesome Chinese Black Tea.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Anhui Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Imparts traditional notes with slightly smoky undertones and an earthy aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of China Black Tea
This beverage contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. These chemical compounds neutralise free radicals in the body, which in turn are introduced by oxidative stress.
The result is that Chinese Black Tea reduces the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions, including heart disease, type-2 diabetes and even, potentially, cancer.
Additionally, it boosts the metabolism of fat cells, thus enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently and ultimately promoting weight loss.
It supports the immune system, too, all the while aiding digestion, improving skin health and reducing anxiety. The possibilities appear almost endless. Why not discover its true potential with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company today?