Flavoured Black Tea
For many decades now, extensive research has been done over tea whether flavoured black tea, oolong, green, or white tea. And those same research studies have confirmed that there are many health benefits associated with drinking green tea and its fermented cousin, flavoured black tea. Now, more than ever, people have come to realize that flavoured black tea is more than just delicious tea, but something that has the potential to be a dietary regular as well.
Classic and endearing, the great thing about black tea is that it undergoes full oxidation (commonly called "fermentation"), and because of that, they are richer in colour, flavour, and are higher in caffeine than any other tea. They are also aromatic and spicy, truly appealing to your taste buds with its distinctive scent and flavour. Because of this, they are considered as the most popular teas out of all Asian tea types.
Black tea comes from the same plant, called Camellia sinensis, like green tea. The only difference between the two is how the leaves of the plant were processed. While black tea is first withered, rolled, fermented, then dried, green tea is merely mildly steamed, which accounts for its delicate taste and its rich antioxidant content.
However, if you want a tea that really gives your palate a nudge, flavoured black teas are a unique choice. Not only that but like green and white tea, flavoured black tea also contains valuable antioxidants and other beneficial properties.
Similar to wine (which is another product of fermentation), flavoured black tea gets better with age. After drying and fermentation, the leaves of black tea are usually packed together into different shapes and sizes. To preserve their flavour, they are placed in a dry and well-ventilated area. Flavoured black teas are not particularly choosy when it comes to temperature, so for as long as the storage place has good ventilation, then you shouldn't worry about temperature when storing black tea.
Black tea drank alone can be quite intriguing. Depending on the region where your black tea comes from, the taste could range from very strong to fruity.
At Lumbini Tea Valley we produce some of the purest flavoured black teas using best produce. Below we have included our coated black teas and flavoured black teas for you to try out.