How often have we come across this choice and picked just any, without a thought! India is amongst the largest producers of tea and yet, most Indians are unaware of the difference between the Assam tea and Darjeeling tea. Well, apart from the names, which are a give away of the geographical origin of these varieties, very few of us could tell the other differences. This article discusses much of these differences, subtle and obvious.
Brewing loose leaf tea is an experience in itself. From the whiff of the leaves to boiling water to dropping them in and watching them melt into a comforting aromatic cup. To enhance this experience for you, TE-A-ME has launched a series of Tea Tins that encompass the most beloved & popular flavours, from Sencha to Darjeeling, from Jasmine to Rooibos. TE-A-ME tea tins are brightly coloured containers that come with loose leaf tea. Here are some flavour specifications that you will want to explore.
An aromatic preparation, that gives you a quick pick me up in the morning, what comes to mind other than the sweet old Black Tea? Black Tea is a popular preparation over the world, preferred as morning beverage and is made using Camellia Sinensis leaves. These leaves are oxidised for longer periods, leading to a darker leaf colour and a stronger brew. Black Tea’s taste is often described as highly brisk and astringent – perfect for those who like it strong. It is a tea that goes well with milk, honey or sugar. With its increasing popularity and flavour variety, it is now easy to get your hands on a good deal of black tea online – in terms of variety as well as price, packaging and form. Here are some of TE-A-ME’s fine picks:
Black tea is possibly the best calorie free beverage for your regular dose of caffeine and boosting up your heart. You can have it warm or cold. It is the most popular variety of tea made from the budding leaves of Camellia sinensis anywhere in the world. Compared to other varieties like, green, oolong, white teas, black tea is highly oxidised. That helps it to retain flavour for a long time. We shall discuss best 4 black tea varieties and a few of their health benefits here.
Lemon tea is a big positive in terms of nutritional value. Lemon is rich source of vital micro-nutrient Vitamin C. Ascorbic acid in lemon helps our body to fight free radicals and develop immunity. Our body cannot store Vitamin C; we need regular supplies every day. Unless you are hard brewing your lemon tea, your regular cup of lemon tea can be a good source of Vitamin C. Black tea naturally contains lots of anti-oxidants. Lemon elongates effects of these antioxidants. Theaflavins and other polyphenols in black lemon tea controls risk of Perkinson’s diseases and strengthen heart arteries. However, it is always advised to have lemon tea without milk for the best possible flavour and the benefits.
Earl grey tea
This variety of black tea is prepared blending extracts of bergamot. In case you don’t know, bergamot is a type of orange plant having strong aromatic qualities and herbal benefits. Earl grey tea is good for your teeth as it contains high level of catechins. Catechins stop oral infections. Fluoride in Earl grey tea helps to protect dental cavities.
Bergamot is also known to improve our immunity system and cure common fever. So, if you are suffering from cold, a cup of Earl Grey tea is just what you need.
Produced in Eastern part of India, Assam tea has strong tarty and malty flavour and often called Irish Breakfast tea. It is full of anti-oxidants. Vitamin B1 in Assam tea helps our body to metabolise carbohydrate efficiently for sudden energy requirements; also improve blood circulation in body. Polyphenols in Assam tea can be helpful in curing cancerous cells in our body; especially, in stomach, rectal, breast and colon.
All over the world Darjeeling tea is famous for its flavour; often popularly called “Champagne of teas”. Other than the treat to your olfactory senses, Darjeeling tea is as beneficial as any other black tea. It is full of natural anti-oxidants; polyphenols and catechins. These active ingredients detoxify blood and activate digestive system. Soothing flavour of Darjeeling tea can have calming effect on nerves after a busy day’s work. In case you do not prefer strong bitterness of Assam black tea, then Darjeeling tea must be your choice.
You can enjoy all these black tea varieties at home, office or while on move. However, preparing these varieties using loose tea leaves can be lot of hassles. TE-A-ME Tea bags are best choice to avoid these hassles and enjoy tea at your leisure or in your busy schedule uninterrupted.