Black tea is one of the absolute best things. It wakes you up in the morning and keeps you going all evening. But whether you are looking to learn more about your favourite brew or new to the tea-sipping scene, here’s a breakdown of different types of black tea you can enjoy.
English breakfast tea: This is a classic tea blend made from Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas. English breakfast tea is high in antioxidants and despite its name, you can sip the tea any time of the day. It is commonly served with milk or lemon.
Earl Grey tea: This is a blend of different Chinese teas with an added citrus flavour. Earl Grey tea is flavourful and contains the powerful antioxidants flavonoids and flavonols. The tea also contains fluoride that promotes dental health.
Darjeeling tea: When brewed, Darjeeling tea has a light, delicate flavour and aroma. The leaves contain antioxidants and the compounds theaflavins and thearubigins that neutralise free radicals and potentially harmful chemicals in the body.
Assam tea: Assam tea is strong, malty and tart with a dark reddish brown colour. The tea leaves contain a lot of caffeine so sipping the tea can help you stay awake when you are experiencing that afternoon slump.
Nilgiri tea: Nilgiri tea known for its aromatic flavour is a rich source of flavonoids which helps in maintaining blood sugar levels. The beverage also contains alkylamine antigens that help boost your immunity.