Everything You Need to Know About Black Tea

Organic black tea

What Is Black Tea?

Black tea is the most oxidised of all tea varieties, and like white, green, oolong and pu-erh teas, it comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. All Tielka's organic black teas feature our signature handcrafted organic black tea from the high-mountain regions of the Yunnan Province in China, a varietal known as Dianhong, literally "Yunnan red tea".

How Much Caffeine Is in Black Tea?

Black tea is surprisingly low in caffeine, compared to coffee. With around 44mg of caffeine in a cup of black tea, it's significantly less than the 95mg of caffeine the average cup of coffee holds.

How to Make Black Tea?

Black tea is easy to brew! We recommend one teaspoon per cup of loose leaf tea, or one tea bag per cup. Put the kettle on and bring the water to boiling point. Pour and brew for three minutes. Enjoy with a little sugar and milk, if your prefer.

How Many Calories in Black Tea?

There are ZERO calories in black tea, unless of course you add a little sugar (16 calories per teaspoon) or milk (around 30 calories).

What is Black Tea Good for?

There is SO much black tea is good for! Black tea is packed full of antioxidants, which help remove free radicals and decrease cell damage in the body. This can help have a positive impact on cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Regular consumption of black tea can also help reduce the risk of heart disease and it may even improve gut health. This can help with inflammatory bowel disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. And it doesn't stop there... how about reducing blood pressure and the risk of stroke too? Did we mention improving focus? Black tea contains an amino acid called L-Theanine which increases alpha activity in the brain, resulting in relaxation and better focus.

Is Tielka Black Tea Any Good?

Well, in 2018 and 2019, we won a total of seven awards for our black teas, including Tielka Breakfast, Earl Royale and South Cloud Chai. Try them today, we'll let you decide, but we don't think you'll be disappointed.