Top 6 Black Teas
All varieties of tea come from the Camellia
sinensis plant, but the processing makes a world of difference.
Black teas are harvested, dried and well fermented to give them
their distinctive flavours. These are the finest black teas you
Keemun is considered by most to be the
finest of all Chinese black teas. It's smooth and very
aromatic, and can be found in many quality tea blends.
Keemun is great by itself, or with a bit of milk and
Named for the Darjeeling province in
India, this fine black tea is another worth trying. The
Darjeeling region also produces excellent green and
oolong teas. The black teas have a delicate flavour but
are still full-bodied.
3) Lapsang Souchong
Another black tea from China, this tea
has a strong smoky flavour that many find delicous. It's
not for everyone's palate, so you'll have to try some
and decide for yourself.
A very full-bodied tea, but without the
hint of spice found in Keemun. It's grown in northern
regions of India. The flavour is strong and rich, and
great with breakfast.
This is the Chinese black tea of choice
for folks who like a flavour with a bit of bite. Yunnan
black teas are rich, with a slightly peppery taste.
Nilgiri is a lighter and more delicate
black tea, from India. This tea is excellent for the
novice brewer, as it is a bit more forgiving if not
steeped quite right.