Caramel Black Tea
Botanical: Camellia sinensis
Origin: Sri Lanka
Health Benefits: Black tea contains a mix of antioxidants and flavonoids that can help to reduce the risk of heart disease & stroke. The natural polyphenols found in teas helps our immune system plus an amino acid called L-Theanine is present in black tea, along with caffeine, a combination that improves brain activity, making you more alert and focused.
Sri Lankan black teas, unlike the Indian Assams, have a hint of spice making them an ideal tea to flavour. If you favour sweet tea, then you are bound to enjoy this. Records show that American settlers made ‘candies’ by boiling sugar and water in kettles but it wasn’t until the early 1800s that that caramel we know and love today was being produced. Caramel Black Tea is more than just a sweet tea, it has a rich malty flavour, with a hint of molasses and a wonderful caramel aroma. Rich and aromatic, this tea is the very epitome of a dessert tea.
Brewing Caramel Black Tea
To get the silky texture and sweet taste of caramel tea, take 1 teaspoon of our Yahava Caramel Black Tea and steep it in a 220 ml cup at 90°c for about 2 minutes. You can also add milk or honey for extra sweetness.
The Lurcher Butterfly
Much of Australia’s sugar is grown in tropical Queensland, so we have recruited the beautiful caramel coloured Lurcher to represent this tea. As stunning as this butterfly looks, underneath the wings are a drab brown, so when the butterfly lands on a branch and folds his wings (yes this is a male) he looks like a dead leaf.
CARAMEL BLACK TEA FAQ
caffeine, improves brain activity, making you more alert and focused.