Intense & perfumed blend
Darjeeling blend with a strong proportion of first flush recognizable by its numerous green particles. Clear in cup, intense and perfumed in mouth.
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
Monique B. published the 16/05/2022 following an order made on 01/05/2022
Sophie Anne C. published the 27/04/2022 following an order made on 02/04/2022
le the est bon mais la quantité du sachet est insuffisante à mon gout : je dois en mettre 2 à chaque fois. je sais pourquoi je préfère le vrac mis pour voyager c'est moins simple.
Monique B. published the 30/03/2022 following an order made on 17/03/2022
il est bon ,tout simplement
Françoise B. published the 22/03/2022 following an order made on 03/03/2022
Voir l'avis précédent et j'ajoute que ce thé n'a aucun goût, je veux dire plus que les autres, celui-ci est vraiment très très fade, je sens un vague goût indéfinissable en fin de bouche !
Sylvia L. published the 29/11/2021 following an order made on 17/11/2021