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Black tea is the strongest tea compared to Green, oolong, and white tea as it is oxidized the most. It is the oxidation process that gives it a black color. Black tea was discovered in China and is sometimes also referred to as red tea in China. Have an amazing taste of Black Tea with the below rich list of Black Teas especially handpicked and collected for you.
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What is Black Tea? 

Black tea is more oxidized compared to other types of tea including oolong, green, and white teas. This oxidation process imparts a stronger flavor to Black tea compared to other teas. All these types of teas are made from leaves of Camellia Sinensis. There are two principal varieties of the species – (a) the small-leaved Chinese variety plant (b) the large-leaved Assamese plant. Black tea is also called Red tea in China because of the red blackish tint the leaves acquire during the oxidation process. Black tea because of the extreme oxidation process can maintain its flavor for years. On the other hand, green tea maintains its flavor for just a year. In India, Black tea dominates 90% of the tea market. (Source: Types of Black Tea, Black Tea World, Retrieved on 9 May 2020)


What is the history of Black Tea?

Discovery of Black tea dates to the mid 17th century in China. Black tea is also referred to as Red Tea in China because of the red tainted color of the leaves. In the 17th century, an army from Jianxi entered the Fujian Province and camped at a nearby tea factory. This unscheduled camping led to a delay in tea production, and so the tea leaves were laid out in the sun for a much longer period thinking that it will allow in preserving the leaves. This leads to a much longer oxidation process for the teas turning them to a dark red color. Moreover, the farmers there, placed the leaves over a fire of pinewood to further save the leaves - which in turn resulted in a tea that was smoky in flavor. This discovery produced Lapsang Souchong, the original black tea that would soon pave the way for black tea grown in China, and eventually the Western world. (Source: 10 evidence-based health benefits of Black Tea, Healthline, Retrieved on 9 May 2020)


What are the health benefits of Black Tea?

Black tea contains caffeine and also has traces of a stimulating substance called theophylline. It also contains a lot of polyphenols and catechins, which act as antioxidants. 

  • Black tea helps with alertness and energy. Black tea can speed up your heart rate and make you feel more alert. 
  • Black tea can help protect your cells from DNA damage as it contains Polyphenols. 
  • Catechins in Black tea can help prevent some types of cancer including ovarian cancer and blood cancer.
  • Antioxidants in black tea may reduce atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), especially in women. 
  • Black tea can also help lower the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. 
  • Black tea can help fight diabetes and high cholesterol.
  • Kidney stones 
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Osteoporosis 

Also, supplements are sold in the market in the form of extracts from Black tea. Moreover, these supplements are usually added on with other types of herbs, vitamins, and minerals to make them a better health choice. Drinking a moderate amount of black tea (one to four cups a day) may boost blood pressure slightly, but the effect does not last long. (Source: 10 evidence-based health benefits of Black Tea, Healthline, Retrieved on 9 May 2020)


What are the different types of Black Tea?

Though black tea has more than ten famous types, however, most of these types resemble the original plucked leaf in oxidized format. Different black tea types have different shapes, different flavors, and slightly different brew colors. Some of them are listed as follows:

  • Assam Tea - Black tea produced in the estates of Assam in India is known as Assam Tea. Most of the tea is produced in the Assam Valley - the low lying region near the Brahmaputra river. It produces about 1/6 of the world's tea. Assam tea has a very strong malty flavor and a bright burgundy color. (Source: Types of Black Tea, Black Tea World, Retrieved on 9 May 2020)
  • Ceylon Tea - The single origin black tea produced in Sri Lanka makes for the Ceylon tea. It is a medium-bodied tea with a citrusy quality.  
  • Darjeeling Tea - Darjeeling tea is one of the most well-known teas that is produced mostly in the Darjeeling District of India in West Bengal. Darjeeling tea leaves have a light-colored brew with a "muscatel" flavor. Darjeeling has three major plucking seasons and its characteristics depend on the time of year in which it is harvested. 
  • Golden Monkey Tea - Golden Monkey tea leaves are grown in Southern China and it is known for its sweet taste and lack of astringency. Its flavor is often described as being smooth and mild. The golden tips make for a delightful and delicate brew, creating one of the finest types of black tea.
  • Keemun Tea - Keemun tea is known for its mellow, fruity, and wine-like aroma and flavor. It is a black tea, which is grown in Anhui province of Chi. It is also known as Qimen in English - the county in Eastern China where the tea is grown.
  • Lapsang Souchong - Lapsang Souchong tea leaves are dried over a fire made of pinewood, absorbing smoke in the process - resulting in a distinctive smoky flavor and aroma.  Lapsang Souchong tea leaves are grown in the Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian Province of China. Lapsang Souchong tea has a very strong taste. (Source: Types of Black Tea, Black Tea World, Retrieved on 9 May 2020)
  • Yunnan Tea - Yunnan is characterized as rich, smooth, and sweet, with a flavor sometimes described as earthy. Yunnan Tea Leaves Yunnan tea, grown in the Yunnan Province of Southern China, is distinguished by leaf buds, or "golden tips" mixed in with the black tea leaves. The more golden tips, the higher the quality of tea. 
  • Turkish Tea - Turkish tea is served by pouring a small amount of very strong tea into a glass and then adding water until the desired strength is achieved. Turkish tea is grown and produced in the eastern Black Coast Region of Turkey. Turkish tea is traditionally served to boil in small tulip-shaped glasses and it is mostly served without milk. (Source: Types of Black Tea, Black Tea World, Retrieved on 9 May 2020)


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