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This week, I thought we’d start to talk about the various kinds and types of tea.
True Tea Comes from the Camellia Sinensis Plant
If you aren’t any more familiar with tea than the (yucky) tea bags that you buy in the store, then you have no clue that Black, Green, and White teas all come from the same plant! It’s called Camellia Sinensis (ca-MEEL-e a sy-NEN-sis). Oolong and Pu’erh teas also come from this same plant. Over the weeks to come, we’ll discuss all of them.
Black Tea Characteristics
Black tea is a fully oxidized leaf with a bold flavor.
Black tea is the most popular tea in the Western world. Traditionally, black tea comes from China, India, and Sri Lanka.
Using a scale of 1-3 teacups, Black Tea contains 2 teacups of caffeine. Because of this, it promotes alertness and is a great choice for your morning tea.
Black Tea should be steeped for 2-3 minutes and can be steeped only once.
Black Tea is delicious both hot and iced. If you are looking for a more traditional tea for your iced tea, I recommend selecting a flavored black tea, such as Blood Orange Sunrise or Bluest Blueberry to start.
Current Black Tea Flavors Available from Steeped Tea
- Earl Grey de la Creme
- Irish Breakfast
- Cinnamon Chai
- Monk’s Blend
- Apple Crumble
- Turmeric & Spice
- Raspberry Cream Earl Grey
- Maraschino Cherry
- Cocoa Mint
- Bluest Blueberry
- Chocolate Earl Grey
- Almond Chocolate Torte
- Blood Orange Sunrise
- Harvest Spice
- English Breakfast
To place an order for any of these teas or the lovely teaware pictured above, please go to my website and click SHOP.
If you would like to earn free tea and teaware, let’s chat about setting up a Facebook ParTea. I love giving away free shopping sprees to my hosts!