Black Teas

///Black Teas

Black tea is allowed to wither, which precedes a process called oxidation (sometimes incorrectly referred to as fermentation) during which water evaporates out of the leaf and the leaf absorbs more oxygen from the air. Black teas usually undergo full oxidation, and the results are the characteristic dark brown and black leaf, the typically more robust and pronounced flavors of black teas.

Black tea is steeped at boiling temperature for 3-5 minutes.

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    Ajiri black tea is produced by a cooperative of small-scale farmers where it is grown on one and two-acre shambas in Kisii Highlands of Kenya.  The farmers pluck the top two leaves and a bud by hand.  Handpicking the tea ensured that the highest quality tea is always is always produced.  High in antioxidants, Ajiri Tea is coppery in appearance, rich in body, and deeply pungent with distinctive flavor.  All net profits from Ajiri Tea sales goes toward educational assistance to Kenyan orphans. In Kenya, it is especially difficult for women to find employment.  But once employed, these women tend to reinvest nearly all of their earnings back into families and communities. Women in the Kisii region design and handcraft each Ajiri Tea label using dried bark from banana trees.  No two labels are alike. Buying Ajiri Tea helps orphans, and provides a unique box for keepsakes when the tea is gone.  I like adding one teaspoon of Ajiri to my English Breakfast Teapot.  It adds a robust flavor that improves the whole pot. Ingredients: Black tea from Kenya 3.5oz
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    Cinnamon Delight

    This pleasing Sri Lankan black tea is spiced with cinnamon oil, cinnamon stick pieces and orange peel.  It is naturally sweet and very satisfying. Ingredients: Black tea from Sri Lanka, cinnamon oil, cinnamon stick, dried orange peel  
  • Tea Earl Grey Lavander
    French blue lavender blended with our aromatic Earl Grey transforms this classic British black tea into something extraordinary.  You will dream of Provence when you drink our Earl Grey enhanced with French blue lavender.  The aroma transforms this tea into something extraordinary. Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, Lavender blossoms, Natural flavors.
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    English Breakfast Black Tea

    This black tea blend is a perfect breakfast tea with good body and full tea flavor notes. It is coppery and bright, especially enticing with milk. This is a go-to tea for much of the world, and is my go-to tea, as well.  Each of the three countries of origin bring a different flavor to make this a winning blend. Ingredients: Black tea from Sri Lanka,  Kenya and India
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    Lapsang Souchong

    One of the classic black teas from China, this large-leafed black tea was originally shipped by caravan along the Silk Road.  The pine trees along the route were easy kindling for the nightly campfires of the caravan. Night after night, the tea absorbed the smokiness of burning pine needles, giving the tea a decidedly smoky flavor for which it became known.  This distinctively smoky aroma and flavor goes well with savory foods. This black tea is an adventure for the uninitiated. This world-famous tea has a smoky, hearty, and robust flavor. Ingredients: Black Tea from Fujian Province  
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    Peach-Apricot Black Tea

    This rich black tea from Sri Lanka is blended with dried peaches and apricots.  It can be served hot or cold. It's fragrant and delicious unadorned. The aroma will make you think you are in an orchard. Ingredients: Black tea, Papaya, Peach and Apricot pieces, Blackberry leaves, Calendula, Sunflower petals, Natural flavors.