Some Teas of the World
Chinese Black Teas
- Keemun Fancy
Known as the "burgundy" of teas; full, complex flavors.
- Lapsang Souchong
A dark red liquor and a very smokey but smooth flavor.
- Yunnan Fancy
A rich, full taste with a floral fragrance.
- China Black
The classic Chinese black, a rich, full-flavored tea and one of the best for iced tea - it doesn't cloud!
- Tuo Cha Pu Erh
Reputed by many to lower cholesterol levels and an excellent tea to accompany greasy or fatty meals. Very strong and black with a unique "earthy" flavor, it is compressed into tiny individually wrapped "bird's nests" or bowls, hence the name "tuo cha" or "bowl" tea.
Black Teas of India & Ceylon
A very rich and malty tea that is a delight to both the palate and the eyes.
A bright and flowery tea with a delicate boquet; a good representative of this region.
A robust and flavorful blend of Ceylon teas.
The third and lesser known important tea growing region in India is found in the Nilgiris, or Blue Mountains, in the south of the sub-continent. They make excellent iced teas because of their ability to stay clear when ice is added and are often used for flavoring and blending. Flavorful and robust and somewhere in between an Assam and a Ceylon.
- English Breakfast
A classic medium-bodied blend of Indian and Chinese teas.
- Highlands Breakfast
Indian teas and Lapsang Souchong give this tea its characteristic smokiness.
- Irish Breakfast
A full, satisfying blend of Indian and Chinese teas; fortified with Keemun.
- Scottish Breakfast
A robust and very malty blend of Assams and high-grown Ceylon.