Black Teas

Black loose leaf tea has been a popular beverage for more than 500 years and aside from water, black tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Black loose leaf tea is made from the leaves of a bush called Camellia sinensis, a process called oxidation turns the leaves from green to a dark brownish-black colour. Oxidation means the leaves are exposed to moist, oxygen-rich air and Black loose leaf tea is a fully oxidized tea, Green tea comes from the same plant, but isn't oxidized. The Camellia sinensis plant is often blended with other plants for different flavours, such as Earl Grey, English Breakfast or Chai. Black loose leaf tea is often stronger in flavour than other teas and contains more caffeine than other tea, but less caffeine than coffee or energy drinks. Black tea is a great option if you are looking for a low-calorie, non-sweetened beverage