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Back in the 1860s, when Sri Lanka was called Ceylon, the island's economy was in crisis. The coffee crop had failed, and there was only one thing for it: to grow tea instead. But no one could have imagined how light or fresh that tea would be. After one sip of the amber liquid, the islanders' thirst was quenched. And coffee was forgotten forever.
This blend is made especially for our international business - the leaf grade being "orange pekoe", which means that the tea contains long pointed leaves that have been harvested just after the end buds open into leaf.
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"After one sip of the amber liquid..."
We believe that how you make your black tea is as important as the tea you use, so here are our tips:
- Use freshly drawn cold water
- Use water at a “rolling boil” (100?C)
- Use 1 teabag per cup or 1 teabag per person in a teapot
- Steep for 3 to 5 minutes (or to your taste)
- Very versatile - great with or without a touch of milk
- A light citrus character means it's perfect cooled and iced
… and for freshness every time, keep your tea somewhere cool, dark, dry and airtight!
"Exclusive in the UK to Twinings Direct"
Black tea, just like green tea, comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant.
- After plucking, the leaves are laid on drying trays & withered to remove some moisture and make more pliable
- The leaves are then rolled and may be cut
- "Broken" leaves are laid out & a heady mixture of warm air, aromatic juices, bacteria & enzymes leads to oxidation (a natural reaction that affects strength & colour)
- Oxidation is stopped by firing (with hot air) when the leaves are the right (brown) colour depending on the region
- The leaves turn black as they dry
... and finally, are sorted or graded by size
Black tea is a natural source of antioxidants that may help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals
All natural ingredients:
- Black tea from Sri Lanka