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The Four Famous Black Tea
2021-02-03

Black tea is one of the most consumed tea varieties in the world. This article will introduce the major producing areas of black tea, the efficacy of black tea, and the matters needing attention when drinking black tea.

Famous Black Tea Types

Qimen black tea, also addressed as Qihong in Chinese, is produced in Qimen County, a branch of Huangshan in southwestern Anhui Province, China. It is a famous tea in Chinese history and a famous black tea boutique. The Qihong production area has superior natural conditions, with many mountain forests, warm and humid climate, deep soil, abundant rainfall, and many clouds, which are very suitable for the growth of tea trees. In addition, the main species of local tea trees, castanopsis species is rich in content and high in enzyme activity, making it very suitable for the manufacture of Gongfu black tea.

Assam black tea is a tea produced in northeastern India. The shape of the tea is thin and flat, and the color is dark brown. The soup is dark red and slightly brown, with a light malt and rose aroma, and a strong taste. It is a strong tea and is a winter tea.

Darjeeling black tea is produced in the Darjeeling Plateau in the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern province of West Bengal, India. The local annual average temperature is about 15°C, and there is plenty of sunshine during the day, but the temperature difference between day and night is large, and the valley is filled with clouds all year round, which is a major factor that bred the unique aroma of this tea. The second tea from May to June has the best quality and is known as the "champagne in black tea". The first tea in March and April is mostly blue-green, and the second tea is golden. The soup is orange-yellow in color and has a fragrant and elegant scent. The top grade is especially grape-like, with a delicate and soft taste. Darjeeling black tea is most suitable for drinking, but because the tea leaves are larger, it takes a little longer to simmer (about 5 minutes) to relax the tea to get its taste. The best picking season in Darjeeling is strictly divided into three seasons: spring, summer, and autumn. The taste and aroma of black tea picked in each period are also very different.

Ceylon Highland black tea. The 6 producing areas of Ceylon black tea include UVA, Uda Pussellawa, Nuwara Eliya, Ruhuna, Kandy, and Dimbula. The place of production has different characteristics due to different altitude, temperature and humidity. Among them, UVA tea has a strong flavor and heavy taste, suitable for making fragrant milk tea. The soup of Dimbula tea is bright red, has a refreshing and soft taste, with a floral fragrance and less astringency. Nuwara Eliya is a high mountain tea with a light color and a fragrant flavor.

The efficacy of black tea

  1. Black tea has deodorizing effect

Thearubin has a deodorizing effect and can prevent bad breath. The tea itself has the effect of absorbing odors and can also be used to eliminate odors in the room. Put loose black tea leaves or black tea bags into cloth bags and put them in cabinets, wardrobes, shoe cabinets and drawers.

  1. Black tea canhelprelieve fatigue

Because black tea contains caffeine and other substances, it can excite the nerves of the brain, and black tea can also excite blood vessels and heart, enhance blood circulation in the body, promote metabolism, refreshing the brain and refreshing. It can also help eliminate some of the body's fatigue;

  1. Black tea can supplement vitamins and minerals

Black tea contains a lot of essential nutrients that regulate human metabolism and promote growth, such as potassium, calcium, vitamin B1/B2, niacin and other vitamins and minerals.

Black tea is not suitable for the following people

  1. Menopausal women. Because black tea contains tea polyphenols, it may cause menopausal women to experience rapid heartbeat and poor sleep quality. Therefore, women in menopause are advised not to drink black tea.
  2. People with stones and tumors. People with stones are generally not allowed to drink black tea, because black tea is rich in oxalate, which can combine with calcium to form calcium oxalate. Calcium oxalate is the culprit in the formation of kidney stones.
  3. People who are usually emotionally agitated or sensitive, have anemia, have mental weakness and insomnia. The refreshing effect of black tea will make their insomnia symptoms worse.
  4. Women in menstruation. Because menstruation will consume a lot of iron in the body, the tannic acid in black tea will hinder the body's absorption of iron in food.
  5. Pregnant women. Because the caffeine in black tea will increase the load on the heart and kidney of pregnant women, it will cause discomfort for pregnant women.
  6. Lactating women, because the tannic acid in black tea affects the blood circulation of the mammary glands, it will inhibit the secretion of milk and affect the quality of lactation.
  7. People with bad stomach. The caffeine contained in tea can promote gastric acid secretion, increase gastric acid concentration, and easily induce ulcers and even perforations.

Notes on drinking black tea

  1. Storethe new tea first.

Due to the short storage time of fresh tea leaves, it contains a variety of non-oxidized polyphenols, aldehydes, alcohols and other substances, which have a strong stimulating effect on the human gastrointestinal mucosa and easily induce gastric diseases. Therefore, it is recommended to drink less fresh tea and avoid drinking fresh tea that has been stored for less than half a month.

  1. Do not drink tea on an empty stomach.

Drinking tea on an empty stomach will dilute the gastric juice, reduce digestive function, increase the absorption rate of water, and cause a large number of undesirable components in the tea to enter the bloodstream, which can easily cause symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness, weakness of hands and feet.

  1. Donot drink tea before bed

Black tea has a refreshing effect and contains catechol, so do not drink it before going to bed, otherwise it will cause insomnia. After drinking black tea, you should wait at least an hour before going to bed.