SIGNATURE BLACK TEA COLLECTION

£18.00

The Indian subcontinent produces some of the world's greatest black teas. The magic of these teas has a lot to do with the manner of processing where each step influences the final flavour of the infusion.

The "orthodox" method of processing black tea, which originated in India, involves five main steps as well as a great amount of art and expertise on the part of the tea maker. This includes: withering (to remove the moisture); rolling to rupture the cell structure of the leaf; oxidisation (during which the tea develops its flavour); and firing or baking (to stop the oxidisation), and finally sorting and packing.  The key difference with black teas and other types (i.e. green, oolong, white, yellow, and pu'er) is that it is 100% oxidised. 

The wide variety in geographic and climatic conditions of the subcontinent's tea-growing regions, from lowland plains to the Himalayan foothills, means that it produces very distinctive black teas. 

Taste some of that range with this set which includes: 

 

 

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Emily
Great teas and great value bundle

This is an incredibly good value bundle with three excellent quality teas - really gorgeous proper leaves, and you get two solid brews out of each scoop. The assam is my favourite because I do like a strong milky tea but the others are both also delicious.