Black tea delicately smoked
One of the oldest in-house blend, this tea delicately smoked is unusual with a special intense and perfumed taste. Perfect for the brunch.
HOW TO PREPARE
85 to 90°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 85 to 90°C (185-194°F)
It is the standard time for infusion, but you can adapt it according to your taste
When to drink ?
Better in the morning
What distinguishes black teas from other teas
Every tea plant originally gives the same type of tea
After picking, several different operations transform the green leaves into black tea: these operations are carried out in the region where the tea is grown.
Withering: Withering consists in leaving the leaves to dry in the open air so that they lose a large part of their water content.
Rolling: The leaves are rolled together, taking care not to break them. This releases some of the sap and juices that give black tea its characteristic flavour.
Fermentation: During this phase the leaves are placed in a humid oven for several hours: oxidation takes place and the leaves turn black. Semi-fermented teas (such as Oolongs) have a shorter fermentation time, which explains their slightly bluish colour.
Sifting and grading: The various operations can break the more fragile leaves; quality teas are made from the whole leaves that remain in the sieve. The black tea is now ready to be packaged and sent to Compagnie Coloniale, where it will either be packaged directly or flavoured.
If the process is more or less the same in the different regions of production, the duration of the various steps can change and, as a result, black teas with different notes and savours are obtained. This can be compared to wine production: in the same wine-growing region, wines differ from one vineyard to another.
Compagnie Coloniale has a wide selection of plain black teas.
Treat yourself to one of our Yunnan, Oolong, Ceylon, Pu Erh or Lapsang Souchong teas
They are conquered !
The opinions of our customers
Jean-pierre M. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 29/05/2020
très fin. dosage parfait
Annie C. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 17/05/2020
Parfait. Conforme à mon attente
François D. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 14/05/2020
Françoise B. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 14/05/2020
Je n'aime pas vraiment le côté fumé
Marie T. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 10/05/2020
Très déçue cette fois-ci par le Thé de Chine Extra "Fête ses 80 ans". il n'est pas du tout fumé. J'adorais ce thé que je prend régulièrement mais cette fois-ci, rien à voir. Une erreur ?...