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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...

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Tags: Black Tea, Ceylon Tea, Types of Tea -

Ceylon black tea, like other "true" tea types, come from the tea plant called Camellia sinensis. But what sets black tea apart from its cousins is the way it is processed. Where green tea is steamed but never oxidized, and white and oolong teas are only partially oxidized, black tea undergoes full oxidation. After picking, the leaves of the tea plant are withered, rolled, and fermented for a number of hours before the black tea is finally dried and packed into different shapes and sizes. This unique processing method actually accounts for the stronger and more flavorful taste of Ceylon...

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