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Best black tea for milk tea
Good Morning dear friend!
I hope you are in the mood for tea, not a cup of coffee; I know I sure was today! But have you never had black tea? I know some who never had a cup of black tea, and I was like. Are you serious? Let me just say I was on a bit of rant listing reasons why black tea is good,
But here is a list of 18 teas that you can try today! And I even have a list of what the benefits are. I hope you enjoy this tea just as much as I do 🙂
What exactly is black tea?
Black tea is one of the most popular types of tea and is a common gateway into the world of tea for beginner tea drinkers. Whether you drink black tea on a daily basis and are interested in expanding your tea collection, or if you’re new to tea and aren’t sure where to start, we have plenty of black tea options to choose from.
CHOOSING A CLASSIC BLACK TEA
Classic black teas are made from the camellia Sinensis tea plant and don’t contain any added flavors or ingredients. These classic teas are fully oxidized, making the leaves blackish-brown. They tend to be full-bodied and moderate to high in caffeine.
IF YOU WANT: HIGH CAFFEINE BLACK TEA
The first thing in the morning is the time for something hot and full of caffeine, but I am sure some who are reading this are shaking their heads and saying. “Do you know that caffeine isn’t good for you!?”
I get it; here is a site for those who are thinking that while they are reading that. How about we talk about the tea?
Hearty black teas that are high in caffeine are a great choice if you’re looking for a tea to start the day with. They’re also a great base for making tea lattes and milk tea. Indian black teas tend to be more robust than Chinese black teas. Here are my top picks for high-caffeine black teas:
ASSAM BLACK TEA
This organic Assam tea is a robust black tea with tremendous flavor. This 2nd flush tea has a grade of FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe). It brews up a rich coppery color with a full body, hints of malt and toast, and moderate astringency. Assam is high in caffeine, containing about half as much per cup as coffee.
IRISH BREAKFAST BLACK TEA
Organic Irish Breakfast makes a rich cup of tea that’s sure to get you going in the morning. This stout, robust blend of Assam, Ceylon, and Tanzanian teas creates a full-bodied, malty tea that pairs well with milk and sugar.
ENGLISH BREAKFAST BLACK TEA
An aromatic English Breakfast blend of high-grown Ceylon leaves, fine Assam, and robust Tanzanian teas. It is slightly lighter than Irish Breakfast, with toasty, malty notes and a nice natural sweetness.
IF YOU WANT: A MELLOW, MEDIUM-CAFFEINE BLACK TEA
Chinese black teas are a great choice if you’re looking for black teas with a medium body, nuanced flavor, and moderate caffeine. Chinese black teas are typically produced from the camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis tea varietal has a slightly lower caffeine content than the Indian Camellia Sinensis var. assamica varietal.
CHINA KEEMUN BLACK TEA
Grown in China’s Anhui Province, China Keemun has a medium body and brews up a beautiful amber red. This tea has smokey, toasty notes and slight astringency.
GOLDEN YUNNAN BLACK TEA
Gold Yunnan is a bright, coppery tea from the famous Yunnan province of China. This tea brews into a soft, rounded cup with pleasant, slightly peppery notes and is a wonderful example of a high-grade Chinese black tea with abundant golden tips. Like other Chinese black teas, it’s mild enough to enjoy on its own without any milk or sweetener.
VIETNAMESE GOLDEN TIPS BLACK TEA
From the Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam, our Vietnamese Golden Tips is grown and produced at a family-run estate near the Cao Bo mountain at an elevation of 4,600 feet. This tea is harvested from Shan Tuyet heritage tea trees that are over 50 years old. The light brown leaves have abundant golden tips and brew into a beautiful copper-colored cup. Smooth yet full-bodied and aromatic, the taste is lightly floral with hints of caramel.
CHOOSING A FLAVORED BLACK TEA
In addition to classic, unflavored black tea, black teas also come in a variety of flavored blends with added herbs and spices. Popular flavored blends include Masala Chai, Apricot Brandy, and Vanilla Velvet.
IF YOU WANT: SOMETHING FRUITY
Fruity black teas are flavored with fruits like apricots, peaches, oranges, and more. These teas are great hot and also make excellent iced teas.
APRICOT BRANDY BLACK TEA
Organic apricot pieces and natural brandy flavor give this black tea blend a delicious full flavor and luscious sweetness. An aromatic and visually appealing blend, it’s also a best-selling flavored tea.
GINGER PEACH BLACK TEA
In our Ginger Peach tea, the spicy character of ginger is mellowed perfectly by the sweetness of peaches. A smooth, classic black tea with a bright, flavorful taste that’s refreshing, served hot or iced.
ORANGE PEEL BLACK TEA
This tangy-sweet organic Orange Peel black tea is quickly becoming our newest best seller! We’ve blended organic black tea with organic orange peels for a delicious drink that’s loaded with a citrusy flavor.
POMEGRANATE LEMON BLACK TEA
This enlivening blend of pomegranate and lemon is equal parts sweet and tart, and it’s naturally loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. A crisp, tasty black tea that is refreshing hot or iced.
IF YOU WANT: SOMETHING SWEET
While these black teas don’t actually contain any sweeteners, they’re flavored with ingredients like cacao nibs that are naturally sweet. Like dessert in a cup!
VANILLA VELVET BLACK TEA
Vanilla Velvet brews up into a decadent cup of rich vanilla tea with full-body and buttery, slightly floral notes. This tea is great on its own or with a splash of milk.
COCO LOCO BLACK TEA
Our Coco Loco tea is a velvety smooth, and decadently rich treat! We’ve blended organic black tea with organic shredded coconut and organic cacao nibs for a delicious, rich, chocolatey, and naturally sweet drink.
BLACK TEA CAFFEINE CONTENT
Okay, let’s hope those who don’t think caffeine read that link at the top of this post, Let’s talk about how this can be helpful.
Black teas tend to be high in caffeine, containing about half as much caffeine as coffee per cup. Several factors, including: influence the caffeine content present in tea
- Tea varietal – Black tea can be produced from either the indigenous Chinese or Indigenous Indian tea varietal. The Indian varietal tends to be slightly higher in caffeine.
- Leaf size – The smaller the leaf size, the higher the caffeine content tends to be since the tea is more concentrated. Many black teas are produced using the CTC or cut-tear-crush method, which results in a smaller broken leaf.
- Water temperature – The hotter the water, the more caffeine will be present in your tea. We recommend preparing black tea using boiling water.
- Steep time – The longer you steep your tea, the higher caffeine will be. We recommend infusing black teas for about three to five minutes.
BLACK TEA BENEFITS.
Like other types of tea produced from the camellia Sinensis tea plant, black tea has a variety of health benefits. These include:
- High in antioxidants – Like other types of tea made from the camellia Sinensis plant, black tea is extremely high in antioxidants. Antioxidants work to reduce free radicals in the body and promote cellular health, and can even help prevent degenerative diseases and certain forms of cancer.
- Good for your heart – Black tea has been shown to help boost heart health in a variety of studies. Black tea contains flavonoids, which are a special compound that holds the key to many of black tea’s important health benefits.
- Good for digestion – Black tea has been shown to help improve digestion and soothe stomach troubles.
- Helps lower blood pressure -Drinking black tea on a regular basis has been linked to a modest reduction in blood pressure, making it a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. Lowering blood pressure can help to improve heart health and reduce the risk of illness and disease. Black tea has also been shown to help reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can also positively affect blood pressure.
- Good for energy – Whether you’re looking for a good cup of tea to get you going in the morning or to give you a boost throughout the day, black tea is a Black tea for energy that can help to increase alertness and focus.
- Good for your skin – Black tea is high in a variety of vitamins and minerals that are good for the skin, including zinc, magnesium, and potassium, all of which can help to protect and rejuvenate the skin.
- Reduces inflammation – Black tea can help reduce inflammation in the body, soothe muscle soreness and chronic pain, and ward off inflammation-related diseases like arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and IBS.
- Good for your teeth – Studies have shown that black tea contains compounds that attack harmful bacteria within the mouth, which can help prevent the buildup of plaque. Black tea also limits the production of acid that can wear away at teeth and eventually cause cavities.
- Helps ward off colds – If you’re feeling under the weather, a cup of black tea can actually help to ease symptoms of the common cold or even ward off colds entirely. Black tea contains catechins with antiviral properties that may contribute to the prevention of common illnesses such as colds and the flu.
- Good for headaches – Black tea is also known for soothing minor headaches due to its moderate caffeine content. It constricts blood vessels that are often responsible for headaches, which can help to soothe symptoms and reduce pain. The caffeine present in black tea can also help increase the effectiveness of pain medications like aspirin and ibuprofen.
PREPARING BLACK TEAS.
To brew black teas, I recommend heating your water until it reaches a full boil (approximately 212 degrees.) Use one teaspoon of tea leaves for every six ounces of water in your pot or cup, and infuse your tea leaves for about three to five minutes. If you like a stronger black tea, you should time your infusion closer to five minutes, and stick closer to three minutes if you like a mellower cup. As with all of our loose-leaf teas, we recommend using a teapot, tea infuser, or tea filter to give the tea leaves enough room to expand as the tea steeps.
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I had fun writing all about this tea which is one of my favorites! But before I go and write yet another post, I wanted to send you a few links to check out when you’re done reading this.
This next link is to a recipe I think you will enjoy making soon, and it’s perfect for a cup of tea! Blueberry Muffins, anyone? You’re welcome!
Have a great Sunday!