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Black Tea

Technical Name : Camellia sinensis


Taste Profile

Black tea is very strong and sweet in taste

Usage Tips

  1. Black tea is basically used as a beverage but it can also be used as flavouring in many dishes and confectionary products like cakes, pastries, and soft drinks etc.

Common names and forms

  1. Black Orthodox tea
  2. Black Tea Blended with Natural Herbs
  3. Black Tea Buds
  4. Black Tea Leaves
  5. Blend of Four black teas
  6. Organic Black Tea
  7. Pekoe Cut Black tea
  8. Pure black tea


Black is a type of tea that is more oxidized as the tea leaves of the black tea are more roasted than oolong, green, and white teas. Black tea is generally stronger in flavour than the less oxidised teas. It is made from the shrub Camellia sinesis.A brewed black tea can range in color from amber to red to dark brown.

Health benefits

  • Black tea has antioxidant properties.(1)
  • It boosts heart health which prevents cardiovascular diseases.(1)
  • It also lowers bad cholesterol and improves gut health.(1)
  • It helps in reducing blood pressure and also controls the sugar level in the body.(1)
  • It also have anticancerous properties.(1)

Selection Guide

Ensure the dry leaves do not have any moisture or off-notes, long, well-rolled and tippy tea leaves are considered to be of a superior quality. Look for strength and brightness in infusion. If you prefer a light black tea, opt for the ones made in spring and autumn. If you prefer a strong black tea, check out summer black teas of Assam and Darjeeling. If you prefer to drink your black tea with milk, opt for an orthodox Assam black tea or a CTC grade tea.


If consumed exessively black tea have some major side effects like anxiety and difficult sleeping, faster breathing, headache, increased urination, irregular heartbeat, nausea and vomiting, nervousness and restlessness and ringing in the ears.(2)

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