My Tea Break

Rediscovering Tea around the world

Best Black Teas!

5 Comments

From China
Kemuun is produced in the Qimen County near Mount Huang. This Tea has a long-lasting refreshing floral aroma. Its brew goes from light to dark red. Kemuun´s rich aroma and flavour are best appreciated with no added condiments. This Tea goes very well with dark chocolate desserts!

 

From Sri Lanka
Ceylon Tea is produced in the mountains of Sri Lanka. Ceylon black Tea is one of the country’s specialities. Ceylon black tea is grown in abundance in Sri Lanka and at varying altitudes. The best quality Ceylon Tea comes from the Uva region. This is because of its high altitude between 4thousand and 6thousand feet. Its brew has a red brown colour and it presents with a stimulating flavour. This Tea goes very well with milky desserts!

From India

Darjeeling Tea is considered the “Champagne of Black Teas”. It has got an elegant aroma, a smooth texture and a delicate flavour. Darjeeling Tea grows in the Darjeeling highland on the lower range of the Himalayas.

Darjeeling Tea leaves can be picked in different times of the year – The 1st flush is harvested in the spring and has a gentle and light colour, aroma and taste. The 2nd flush is harvested in summer and produces a yellowish-brown liquor, with fruity notes. Finally, the 3rd flush is harvested in the autumn, after the rainy season. This Tea presents in a darker colour and less delicate.

Darjeeling Tea is best when condiments are not added!

Assam Tea is produced the Assam lowland in Northeastern India. It derives from the Camellia sinensis var. assamica. Assam Tea is rich and full-bodied. Assam Tea brew appears dark red and has a hint of malt and sweet fruity aroma. This Tea is great for winter because of its strong flavour.

From Kenya
Kenya is one of the world’s top producers and exporters of tea. Most of the Kenyan tea grows in the southwestern regions, west of the Rift Valley in the Kenyan highlands. Tea grows at high altitudes for more than 6 thousand feet above the sea level. Kenyan tea has a distinct bright colour and aromatic flavour, thanks to the country’s tropical climate and rich soils.

There is a large selection of very good quality Black Teas! I guess the most difficult thing will be to choose your favourite one! 🙂

Mariana!

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Best Black Teas!

  1. I also want to add Yunnan black teas (Dian Hong) to this list. These are Chinese black teas that are strong, rich, and a bit malty, probably more like Assam than any other of the styles of tea you list here, but definitely their own unique style with their own interesting characteristics.

  2. Nice post, this is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic, much appreciated.

  3. Hey there I am so excited I found your weblog, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Digg for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a marvelous post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.