Black tea. Black tea

What Is Black Tea? Taste, Uses, & Recipes

The process produces a mixture of whole and broken leaves and particles which are then sorted, oxidized and dried. Luckily, black tea can help you do just that. Hand processing is used for high quality teas.

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Black Tea Benefits: 10 Reasons It’s More Amazing Than You Knew

As mentioned, those polyphenols really do a number on cutting down the chances of diabetes and cholesterol at the same time as promoting a healthy, happy beating heart and helping prevent blood vessel plaque building up.

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Black Tea Benefits: 10 Reasons It’s More Amazing Than You Knew

The season in which it's grown will affect the flavor of the tea.

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What Is Black Tea?

The flavor is mellow and smooth. Whole-leaf teas are the highest quality, with the best whole-leaf teas graded as "orange pekoe".

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The 10 Best Black Teas in 2022

The thearubigins and theaflavins found in black tea are ripe with antioxidant activity.

What Is Black Tea? Taste, Uses, & Recipes

Of course like with any drink containing caffeine, it helps to be responsible with your consumption. Longer steeping times makes the tea bitter at this point, it is referred to as being "stewed" in the UK. What separates black tea from other varieties is its long oxidation process.