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Black Tea VARIETIES

紅茶は、茶葉を発酵させたお茶です。
世界各地で厳選した茶園から摘み取られた茶葉の水分を蒸発させ
揉みこむことによって発酵を進ませます。

 この過程で茶葉に黄色みや赤みが生まれ、紅茶特有の香りも出てきます。
発酵の程度によって紅茶の味が異なりますので
それぞれの茶葉の種類に応じて最適のタイミングで乾燥させます。
 こうして製茶化された茶葉はHARNEY & SONSの
ニューヨーク州ミラートンの自社工場に運ばれ
熟練のティーブレンダー達によって茶葉のブレンドや香り付けされ
HARNEY & SONS オリジナル紅茶が誕生します。 
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BLACK TEA ORIGINS

The most common perception of black tea as something that puckers our mouths, requiring milk and sugar to soften and soothe it, comes from black tea leaves grown in South Asia. Despite the ancient origins of white and green teas in China, black tea is a fairly new discovery, with beginnings dating back to only the 1700’s. The Chinese traditionally give a more mellow flavor, compared to the British Legacy Teas, with which the black tea flavor profile is most commonly associated. These varieties, including Darjeeling and Ceylon, are grown, oxidized, and rolled across India. Please click on the diagram to view a larger version.

HOW TO BREW BLACK TEA

HOW TO BREW BLACK TEA
HOW TO BREW BLACK TEA
1. Preheat a teapot by pouring boiling water into it, raising the temperature of the teapot to at least 180°.

2. Discard the water. In your teapot, or filter, add 1 teaspoon of loose tea for each cup of tea you're brewing.

3.Pour fresh boiling water over the tea or tea bag. This super-saturates the tea, allowing the perfect extraction of the flavor.

4. Let the tea steep for a full 5 minutes. Pour the tea through a strainer into the cups.
BLACK TEA BREWING TEMPERATURE
Black teas taste best when brewed between 205° and 212° Fahrenheit. Our wide offering of unique black tea blends results in different optimal temperatures, so it’s best to experiment to find the best temperature range. You can use electric water-dispensing pots to heat water to exact temperatures, or you can insert instant-read thermometers to check water temperature prior to pouring over your black tea leaves.
BLACK TEA BREWING TIME
Black tea leaves should steep for at least 4-5 minutes, as a general rule. However, each batch and each drinker’s palate will dictate the proper brewing time. Observing both the tea liquor and body will help you gauge whether you have brewed your tea for the correct amount of time. If you’re looking for a stronger cup of tea, it’s best to increase the amount of tea used instead of increasing the brewing time.

How to Brew Black Tea