Category Archive: Black Tea

Nov 29

Where Does Tea Come From?

Where Does Tea Come From? Tea Growing Regions Of The World If you found this article, you likely are looking for an answer to the question: where does tea come from? Unfortunately, the distribution and marketing system does not draw attention to the region in which most tea is grown. Even the names for teas, …

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Nov 26

Lapsang Souchong Black Tea – Caffeine Content, Smokiness, & Reviews

Lapsang souchong, widely known as a “smoky tea” or “smoked tea”, is a Chinese black tea, originating in the Wuyi mountains, which is dried over pine smoke. The pine smoke imparts a unique smoky quality to the aroma of the tea, which, in its smokier incarnations, is described as having an aroma similar to campfire …

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Nov 14

Keemun Black Tea From China

Caffeine Content, Health Benefits, and Other Properties Keemun is a type of Chinese black tea, originating in Qimen county of Anhui Province, China. This article gives an overview of the caffeine content, health benefits, and other properties of Keemun. Keemun is primarily produced in Anhui province, but teas in this style have also begun to …

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Nov 03

Black Teas Similar To Darjeeling Tea – Other Himalayan Tea Growing Regions

Darjeeling tea, which usually refers to black tea produced in the Darjeeling district of northeast India, is one of the most well-known and highly-regarded types of tea in the world. However, the Darjeeling district itself is quite tiny, and there is a much larger band of regions at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range …

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Nov 01

Buying The Best Black Teas – Choosing For Quality And Value

The notion of the “best black tea” is a bit problematic, because different people have different tastes. However, there is a rough consensus about certain teas being higher quality than others. Some teas, particularly, those that are very fresh, have a strong aroma, and smoother flavor. Stale tea, on the other hand, can be all-around …

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Oct 29

Teas of the World

Tea comes from one plant, Camellia sinensis, which is grown in a number of different locations around the world. Learning about and sampling the different teas of the world is an exciting process which is not only fun for its own sake, but can help you to become more knowledgeable about tea, and to locate …

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Oct 26

What Is Oxidation in Black Tea and Green Tea?

Oxidation is a term which is commonly used in the context of tea production and tea culture. Oxidation is usually presented as the primary difference between black tea (which is fully oxidized) and green tea (which is unoxidized). This article explores a little bit of the biology of what is happening when tea oxidizes. Oxidation …

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Sep 18

Assam Black Tea – One Of The Best Breakfast Teas

What is Assam tea? Assam black tea, often just called Assam tea or Assam, refers to black tea produced in the Assam region of India. Although the Assam region produces a tiny amount of green and white tea, an overwhelming majority of teas produced in Assam are black teas, and the term “Assam”, when used …

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Sep 15

Varieties of Chinese Tea From Fujian Province

Fujian province is one of the key Chinese provinces in tea production. Located on the southeastern coast of China, the subtropical climate and hilly topography make Fujian ideal for tea production. Varieties of Oolong Tea from Fujian: Fujian has two areas famous for producing oolong tea: the Wuyi mountains, in the north of the province, …

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Aug 12

Osmanthus Tea – A Traditional Floral-Scented Chinese Tea

Osmanthus tea is a type of scented tea originating in China. Most tea drinkers are familiar with jasmine tea, a scented tea produced by repeatedly layering tea leaves with jasmine flowers so that the leaf absorbs the jasmine fragrance. Osmanthus tea is produced by a similar process, but uses osmanthus flowers instead of jasmine. What …

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