Choosing a tea can seem a little overwhelming at first. There are SO many choices and flavors. That's why we recommend keeping it simple by starting with a black tea.
Most people have had black tea; most iced teas in restaurants are made from a blend of black teas. After the leaves are picked from the fllush of a bush called Camellia sinensis, they are exposed to the air. The teas that are chosen for black tea are left to turn a dark brownish-black color. This process is called oxidation.
Black tea is chosen by many for its caffeine content; it has the highest concentration of all of the teas. Tea is also packed with polyphenols and antioxidants. Studies have been done to show black teas effect on diabetes, controlling cholesterol, osteoporosis and cancers.
Tea extracts are available as supplements, but with the wide availability of black tea, it is easy to get benefits from drinking a few cups a day, either hot or cold.
So, what kind of black tea is best? That depends on your taste. Here are some great teas to try the next time you visit our shop, or pick up some leaves here online or at our store to try at home: