Decaffeinated Loose Leaf Black Tea
Country of Origin: India, Assam.
Cup Characteristics: Malty with a jammy like flavour best describes this premium tea.
Ingredients: CO2 Decaffeinated to retain the flavour. Premium Black Tea.
Tea in Britain Britain is known as a nation of tea drinkers despite the fact that the British were fairly late on the tea scene in historical terms. Tea was first brought to Britain in Dutch ships and soon proved that popular that the British government wanted control away from the Netherlands. This was supposedly achieved by banning the import of tea on anything but British ships. To get around this tea was transhipped in Holland to British ships. Not the fame the British wanted with tea, look up references to High Tea, The Brown Betty, The American War of Independence, The Opium Wars, etc. A fascinating subject.
The health benefits of tea were well known way back in the 1950's. The famous coffee house proclaimed that: "Tea makes the body healthy and lusty. Tea is declared to be the most wholesome; preserving perfect health until extreme old age." Whilst this may have been guesswork back then, the health benefits of tea are now very well known. High levels of antioxidants and slimming benefits are just two.
Assam gives a strong and glowing start to the day but can be drunk at any time this one even late at night.
~ A Guide to our Decaffeinating Process ~
The tea leaves are moistened with just water and placed under gentle pressure.
Pressurised and heated CO2 is passed through the tea leaves, where it bonds with the caffeine molecules.
Finally, the now decaffeinated tea leaves are dried and packed. With all the leaves intact, full-flavoured and delicious.
Hot Tea Brewing Method
Place 1 teaspoon of tea per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into the teapot (for a more intense flavour, add a bit more tea). Pour boiling water into the pot and let it steep for about 3-5 minutes. Pour into your cup and enjoy. Add milk and sugar to taste, although this tea is usually enjoyed straight up. Alternatively, put the tea in a tea infuser and brew right in your cup.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb is to double the amount of tea leaves per cup. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea leaves in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge), strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
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