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BLACK TEA | Scottish Breakfast

Start your morning on the right foot with this bold and bracing, Highlander's cup of tea! Goes perfectly with scones and jam!  

Cup characteristics: Malty full-bodied character with bright flavoury notes and hints of cask oakiness. 

INGREDIENTS: Black tea

CAFFEINE LEVEL: MEDIUM      ANTI-OXIDANT LEVEL:  VERY HIGH

TEA FROM: India / China  REGIONS: Assam + Nilgiri / Anhui

Certifications: HACCP Certified, Exceptional or Rare Tea

  • black tea is an excellent source of anti-oxidants and polyphenols which have been suggested in research as an inhibitor of various types of cancer. 
  • a cup of tea consumed with no milk, sugar or other additives has zero calories.  

BREWING 

  • Hot tea: Put 1 teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.
    • steep for 3-7 minutes; sweeten with milk and/or sugar to taste. Lemon or mint can also be added. 
    • ** If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.
  • Cold Brew Iced Tea: To make 1L/1QT, Add 6 slightly heaping teaspoons to an infuser. Before putting infuser in pitcher, fill pitcher to the top with cold water. Add infuser into pitcher and put in refrigerator for 6-8 hrs or overnight. Infuser can be left in pitcher to release additional antioxidants as cold water brewing. Use our Mizudashi Cold Brewer or Takeya Iced Tea Brewer for best results. 
  • Flash-chilled Iced Tea: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea. Steep 5-10 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher full with ice. Pour strained tea over ice. Use Takeya Iced Tea Brewer for best results!


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