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What makes black tea “black”?

Black tea becomes “black” when the tea leaves are allowed to fully oxidize during the production process. You know how an apple turns brown after you cut it open and expose it to air? The same chemical process happens here. After the tea leaves are picked, they are lightly bruised so oxygen can interact with the tea plant’s cell walls and turn the leaves the dark brown to black color and help create the rich, malty flavor that black tea leaves are famous for.

What’s special about Teatulia Black Tea?

Organic and sustainable: The Tetulia region of Northern Bangladesh is home to (and namesake of) Teatulia’s own USDA-certified organic tea garden. At nearly 2,000 acres, we’re proud that our tea garden is one of the largest of its kind in the world. We cultivate our black tea using natural farming methods that don’t harm the environment. And we package our black tea using environmentally responsible packaging, made from recycled and compostable materials.

Award-winning taste: We oxidize our organic tea leaves just enough to create a black tea that brews into a fresh, sweet liquor with notes of apricot and honey. Our black tea is balanced, never bitter, and has a smooth and slightly sweet finish. Non-tea drinkers tell us all the time that our Teatulia Black Tea has converted them into tea enthusiasts! The tea industry has even recognized Teatulia’s Black Tea with a 2nd place award in the North American Tea Championship’s single origin black tea category.

How to brew

Teatulia Black Tea can be brewed from loose leaf tea, convenient pyramid tea bags filled with whole leaf tea, or easy-to-brew round tea bags filled with fine-cut tea leaves. For the perfect cup of hot tea (or glass of iced tea), follow these brewing instructions:

  • Loose leaf tea: Steep 2 grams (about 1 tablespoon) loose leaf tea in 8 oz. of just boiled water for 2 to 3 minutes. For iced tea, steep 4 grams (about 2 tablespoons) in 8 oz. of just boiled water, then pour over ice.

  • Pyramid tea bags: Steep 1 pyramid bag in 8 oz. of just boiled water for 2 to 3 minutes. For iced tea, steep 2 pyramid bags in 8 oz. of just boiled water, then pour over ice.

  • Round tea bags: Steep 1 round bag in 6 oz. of just boiled water for 3 minutes. For iced tea, steep 2 round bags in 6 oz. of just boiled water, then pour over ice.

Caffeine content

Generally, the caffeine content in black tea is more than cup green tea and less than a cup of coffee, but it depends on the variety of tea and how it was processed. Teatulia Black Tea has about 50% less caffeine than coffee.

Cooking with black tea

Explore Teatulia Black Tea outside the teacup with one of these easy cooking with tea recipes: