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How to Brew Black Tea.

How to Brew Black Tea.

Currently, black tea makes up 90% of the tea sold and consumed in the United States. Loved for its robust flavor and versatility, black loose tea is an excellent eye-opener, comforting afternoon tea, and soothing thirst quencher. Black loose tea is produced when withered tea leaves are rolled and allowed to oxidize and dry. Exposure of the essential oils to air develops natural flavor, aroma, and color. Black tea also contains about half the caffeine as a cup of coffee. Black tea can be brewed in a variety of ways and is a base for many of our best-sellers, and is a personal favorite here at The Honey Bee Spot.

If you are new to the tea world, it can be intimidating to figure out how to brew the tea the correct way, especially when the different tea types require specific measurements, steep times, and water temperatures. Along with its bold and malty flavor, black tea is loved for its versatile brewing methods. It is extremely customizable and can be enhanced by adding milk, sweeteners, spices, fruit, and more. There are several techniques you can use to brew tea. From teabags to loose-leaf infusers to kettles, there are various methods to produce a delicious cup.

As a seller of loose-leaf tea, that is our preferred style of tea to brew. This technique is a little more hands-on and requires more thought, but in our opinion, it produces more aroma and flavor.

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