Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Many already choose to enjoy Black Tea with a slice of lemon, so why not go further with our Lemon Tea? This flavoured Black Tea has a rich, acidic characteristic with defined notes of citrus. It refreshes the palate with every sip, and is an excellent choice for those hot summer days. However, Lemon Tea is also enjoyed year-round, and remains one of our most popular Flavoured Black Teas.
And if taste alone wasn't enough, there are also health benefits to be had from consuming this Tea. According to the latest scientific evidence, all types of Black Tea can support the immune system, improve digestive health, boost the metabolism and even reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes. Whatever your reason for choosing this brew, you're undoubtedly in for a treat. So, what are you waiting for? Try Lemon Loose Leaf Tea today.
Adding flavour to Tea is far from a new phenomenon. In fact, historians suggest it may have occurred as far back as the era in which Tea was first discovered! What is a relatively new creation, however, is Black Tea. Contrary to popular belief, Black Tea has only existed for the last few hundred years. In comparison, Green Tea dates back to, allegedly, 2737 BCE, some 5,000 years ago!
According to legend, the first Black Tea was what we know today as Lapsang Souchong. It was created by pure accident during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912 CE), coinciding with a time when thieves and bandits roamed freely across China. One day, a Tea-growing village came face to face with a party of bandits looking to steal their Tea crop. The bandits demanded that, upon their return to the village, the farmers have the Tea ready to be taken. But the farmers were not yet ready to give up their crop.
In their desperation, they dried the harvested Tea leaves over pinewood fires to speed up oxidation, with the faint hope of having the crop sold at the market before the bandits returned. The result, however, was a "smoked" Tea, black in colour. The farmers believed they had ruined the Tea. But at the market port, the disheartened farmers were approached by Dutch traders interested in sampling their tea. As they stood in silence, expecting the worst, the traders looked up from their first sips - they loved it! Black Tea was born, or so the story goes.
Like much of the history of Tea, no records exist to confirm this legend. But one way or another, the birth of Black Tea, whether through this tale or another, gave rise to a multitude of delicious beverages, including our Lemon Tea!
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: What goes well with Lemon Tea? Surprise-surprise, it's a slice of lemon!
Tasting Notes: Lemon Tea provides a sweet, zesty flavour with malty undertones. A citrusy aftertaste follows soon after, lingering on the palate long after one has drained their cup.
Colour in Cup: Coppery-ruby liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits: Beverages like Lemon Tea, Lapsang Souchong, Earl Grey Tea, and Breakfast Tea all have one striking thing in common - they are all Black Teas with astounding health benefits when consumed as part of an already healthy and active lifestyle. In 2015, one meta-analysis found that drinking one cup of Black Tea (or any Tea for that matter!) a day reduced the risks of some cancers developing. Those who drank more than one cup, meanwhile, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon, Evening