"A cup of tea would restore my normality." – Douglas Adams
A very typical "breakfast" style black tea but anything but boring. Noted for its malty strength, bull body and color, this tea is well suited for cream and sugar. Or, just enjoy the depth of flavor on its own. A rejuvenating way to start the day.
Ingredients: Organic Indian black tea
Directions: Pour 6 oz. simmering water (212ºF preferred) over 1/2 -1 teaspoon of tea. Steep 2-5 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Caffeine: Yes. If you are sensitive or have an allergy to caffeine, our suggestion is to skip tea and drink herbal infusions or rooibos.
HOW TO MAKE BLACK TEA
Water: Fresh filtered water is preferred. Do not use distilled water. Depending on your area, tap water may contain chemicals or high levels of minerals which may affect the taste of the tea.
Temperature: Water temperature is just as important as timing. Black teas like water to be boiling (212˚ F). However, we have noticed that some black teas like Darjeeling, Golden Monkey, and some Ceylon seem to do better at 200-205˚F.
Time: Many guidelines suggest that black tea is best brewed for 2-5 minutes. The longer the brew time, the stronger, more robust and tannic the tea will be. (Don't feel bad if you like your black tea at 1-2 minutes!)