About Black Tea
About Breakfast Assam
Breakfast Assam (pronounced brek-fast ah-sahm) is the classic black tea (Camellia sinensis) enjoyed for centuries throughout the English-speaking world. It has a rich, dark body without a lot of bitterness. It can be enjoyed with sweetener and creamer, and it goes quite well with a hearty breakfast. This tea is a lot easier on the stomach, teeth, breath, and nerves than coffee, yet it satisfies with its full flavor and stimulation.
Black Tea Health Benefits
Black Tea Caffeine Content
A cup of our Breakfast Assam contains about 50 mg of caffeine, which is about half as strong as coffee.
Black Tea Antioxidants
When brewed as directed, this tea provides an ORAC value of 3000 µmolTE/240ml, which is 50% stronger than a typical cup of green tea.
Other Black Tea Health Benefits
Black Tea Preparation
Steep in 200 F /95 C water for 5 minutes. Add creamer and sweetener to taste. Brew it iced as a sun tea. Add lemon for a refreshing summer treat. This tea is an excellent starting point for do-it-yourself kombucha or chai.
Our Black Tea Source
Our certified organic and fair trade black tea comes from the century-old Banaspaty Cooperative in the Assam region of northeastern India. Fair Trade certification has funded educational scholarships and the construction of a community pharmacy.
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