Black tea is a kind of tea made from leaves of Camellia sinensis. Often, it is stronger in taste than other varieties of tea, like green tea or oolong. It also has more caffeine. In some parts of the world, like China, it is called red tea, a description of the colour of the liquid. The Western term "black tea" comes from the color of the tea leaf. It has been traded a lot because it could be kept longer. It is generally the preferred form of tea in the West.
Producing area and varieties[change | change source]
Unblended black teas are named after the region in which they are produced.
India[change | change source]
- Darjeeling is grown in Darjeeling district on the foothills of the Himalayas in West Bengal, India. The fragrance is outstandingly good and is compared to the incense of flower or the fruit such as muscatel. It is regarded as the "Champagne of Teas".
- Assam district is major producing area in the northeast of India. It has a sweet fragrance and full-bodied taste and suits milk or sugar. The colour of liquid is dark red.
- The Nilgiri region is hilly area in southern India. The liquid is clear red. It is suitable for tea with milk and particularly spice. Nilgiri has fresh and clear fragrance and clean but solid flavor.
Sri Lanka[change | change source]
China[change | change source]
Blends[change | change source]
Black tea is often blended with other black tea or various other plants.
- One of the most popular blended tea for breakfast. It is blended to go well with milk or sugar.
- The blended tea sprayed bergamot oil which gives it the smell of a citrus fruit.
Health[change | change source]
Black tea without milk or sugar contains no calories. Black tea also contains tannin and the caffeine. There is a connection between blood-cholesterol-lowering (BCL) and drinking black tea. According to a 2001 Boston University study, there is a relationship between a more drinking black tea and a decrease in a kind of cardiovascular disease.
References[change | change source]
- "What is Black Tea?". teatulia.com. http://www.teatulia.com/tea-101/what-is-black-tea.htm. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- Kenny, Gadi. "Darjeeling Tea". american.edu. http://www1.american.edu/TED/darjeeling.htm. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- "Assam Tea". http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/Assam_Tea_s/69.htm. Retrieved 2013-1-8.
- "Indian Tea". teaclass.com. http://www.teaclass.com/lesson_0319.html. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- "Theaflavins from Black Tea, Especially Theaflavin-3-gallate, Reduce the Incorporation of Cholesterol into Mixed Micelles". http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf8022035. Retrieved 2013-1-22.