Chinese Black Tea
China is the cradle of all teas. This country is particularly famous for its green tea, that is definitely the most popular drink in China. However, Chinese Black tea is also quite well known. With the exception that what we call ‘black tea’ in the entire world, the Chinese would call ‘red tea’. This is their name for fermented tea. The preparation technique for fermented tea differs from that of green tea.
Bedford tea will gladly offer you different types of Chinese Black Tea! The most famous ones include Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea, Pu Erh Tea, Keemun tea and Yunnan Tea.
Lapsang Souchong Tea is a very important Chinese Black Tea type. It has a legendary smoky taste, that reminds one of woodfire smoke. It comes from Fujian Province, which is a famous tea region in China. It is not only the taste that is slightly smoky in this tea. It also has an aroma that is comparable with smoked salmon or bacon.
This is a post-fermented tea that, in addition to the usual oxidation process, contains another very important step in its production: fermentation. This type of Chinese Black Tea has a slightly woody taste, and is particularly famous for its health benefits. Thanks to the fermentation process it undergoes, it is very good for your digestion. That is why it is so well known for its ability to help you lose weight! We offer several types of Pu Erh Tea in our shop! Feel free to discover those and get a pleasant surprise on your scales.
Yunnan Tea and Keemun Tea
Other very interesting Chinese Black Tea types are Yunnan Tea and Keemun Tea. Both these teas owe their names to their respective provinces of production. Yunnan tea is more full-bodied and has a very strong, tarty taste. As for Keemun tea, it has a slightly golden liquor, and its taste is more gentle. Both these teas are available in our selection of Loose Leaf Black Tea. Therefore, do not hesitate to discover our collection of finest loose leaf tea!
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