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Black tea is grown and processed all over the world in varying geographies and climates. We mainly source our Black Tea from India Assam region. India’s Assam region is the largest tea-growing region in the world. The rainy, tropical climate produces a tea known for its bold and malty characteristics that stand up well to milk and sugar. We also blend Ceylon Black Tea from Sri Lanka the 2nd largest producer of tea in the world and Pu Erh Black Tea originating from Yunnan region of China.
Generally, black tea is stronger, bolder and richer than green tea. A brewed black tea can range in colour from amber to red to dark brown, and its flavour profile can range from savoury to sweet, depending on how long it was oxidized and how it was it was heat processed. Black tea typically has more astringency and bitterness than green tea, but if brewed correctly it should be smooth and flavourful.
Caffeine content in black tea
Between coffee, black tea and green tea, coffee generally has the most caffeine content per cup, then black tea, followed by green tea. But, like any beverage brewed from a caffeinated plant, there are a lot of factors that can determine caffeine levels in your cup of black tea, including how the plant was processed and how the beverage was brewed. Some generally accepted guidelines for caffeine content are:
8oz Cup: Black Tea14-61 mg | Green Tea 24-40mg | Coffee 95-200mg
- About.com – Coffee and Tea: How Much Caffeine Is In Coffee, Tea, Cola and Other Drinks?
- More http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/AN01211
- The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide by Mary Louw Heiss and Robert J. Heiss, 2007