"A cup of tea would restore my normality." – Douglas Adams
At long last! A classic breakfast tea that's smooth, aromatic and lacking smoke or bitterness. Holds up well to milk and sugar if need be, but we drink ours straight so we don't miss out on the amazing natural flavor. A great way to welcome morning.
Ingredients: Organic Indian black tea blend: Assam and Darjeeling
Directions: Pour 6 oz. simmering water (200ºF 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!)