First up, the truest of all, the classic black tea with both beauty and brawn, loved by all for its robust flavor and energizing kick. Enjoyed throughout the globe, from times unknown, black tea is close to our hearts. There is a black tea for every type of tea drinker - light and aromatic Darjeeling tea, strong and musky Assam tea, Nilgiri tea and many more that may be blended with flavors to challenge your taste buds.
Among the many recipes proudly owned and passed down from generation to generation into every family, we bring you the simplest yet most authentic way to get the best out of your black tea leaves.
- Boil fresh water: Start with cold, filtered water and bring it to a rolling boil because the water quality affects the taste. It is best to avoid direct tap water.
- Measure your tea: For an 8-ounce cup, use about 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea or one tea bag. Feel free to adjust the amount to your desired strength.
- Steep to perfection: Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on your taste preference. Remember, black tea can quickly become bitter if over-brewed, so keep an eye on the clock!
And there you have it! A perfect clear brown delight and you are ready to take on the world.
Its versatility is what makes it the most consumed tea across the globe. You can pair it with a splash of milk and a sweetener of your choice, or just a squash of lemon for a delightful twist. Add ginger and tulsi leaves for a remedial concoction. And our personal favorite - Masala chai infused with aromatic spices and rich in taste.