Black tea began its history in China, as most teas did. It was referred to in its early days as red tea and was exclusively grown in China. Now it has expanded to many different growing regions in the world especially in India. Black tea consist of four major steps in preparation that contribute to its unique flavor. Withering, rolling, oxidation, and drying.
Each tea master has his own way of completing these four steps which results in a wide range of flavors in black teas.
Abe's Ceylon Tea is named after the region Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. This region’s high humidity and low temperatures, combined with a high yearly rain fall, gives this black tea a full bodied taste with a complimenting smooth and sweet aroma.
Abe's Ceylon Tea can increase pulmonary health and reduce asthma symptoms
How to Brew
Best when steeped for 3 to 4 min. at 85 °c
Abe’s Keemun Congou Tea played a major role in Chinese culture dating back to 1875. It was used in Congou Tea ceremonies where the tea was the emphasis rather than the ceremony. Grown exclusively in Anhui province in China in tea gardens hidden between the Yellow Mountains and the Yangtze River, Abe's Keemun Congou Tea is both sweet and spicy with floral undertones and a very flamboyant aroma.
The health benefits
Abe's Keemun Congou Tea can reduce the production of hormones causing stress, keeping you relaxed.
How to brewBest when steeped for 5 min. at 90 °c
Abe’s Lapsang Souchong Tea is known as one of the best teas in China, and is said to be the oldest black tea in the world. The tea leaves are smoked in a bamboo basket over a pinewood fire. This smoking technique creates a unique flavor with a subtle hint of spice.
Abe's Lapsang Souchong Tea contains extremely high levels of anti-oxidants which can help relieve headaches.
How to BrewBest when steeped for 5 min. at 80 °c
Keemun Da Bie is grown exclusively in the Anhui province in China where the tea gardens hide between the Yellow Mountains and the Yangtze River. Keemun Da Bie is considered a relatively new tea at only 143 years old. Abe's Keemun Da Bie Tea is known for its floral fragrances resembling orchids, honey undertones, and a hint of cocoa. It is a refined tea with slightly smoky notes.
Abe's Keemun Da Bie Tea is rich in the hormone that prevents hair loss.
How to BrewBest when steeped for 5 min. at 90 °c
Abe’s Bird Of Paradise Black Tea is sourced from the finest tea gardens in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in India. Packed full of flavors, the sophisticated tea connoisseur will notice a strong apple flavor followed by papaya and floral indicators. The rose petals and mallow blossoms leave a smooth finish on this already smooth and flavorful blend.
Abe's Bird Of Paradise Tea is a natural antibacterial agent and can relieve digestive tract infections.
How to Brew
Best when steeped for 3 to 5 min at 85 °c
Abe's Pu-Erh Tea is grown in Xishuang Banna, a region positioned in the southern most parts of Yunnan and neighboring the borders of Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos. This region has long since been the home of Pu-Erh teas with 700-800 year old tea trading routes still existing today. Abe's Pu-Erh is know for its depth of taste, smoothness, and longevity of flavor.
Abe's Pu Erh Tea containing high levels of antioxidants, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) or the amino acid theanine.
Pu Erh Tea can also help you lose those extra pounds.
The best time to drink Pu Erh tea is an hour after a meal. So it will help your body eliminate ingested fats.
If your goal is to control or lower your cholesterol or triglyceride levels, it is best to drink Pu Erh on an empty stomach between meals.
How to brewBest when steeped for 4 min. at 90 °c
Abe's Earl Grey Blue Tea shows its first sign of life in the northeastern corner of India tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. Neighboring Bangladesh and Nepal, this a region known as Assam. The moisture content in the air makes these fields prime for growing Black Tea. Abe’s Earl Grey Blue Tea is a classic black tea with added blue mallow blossoms to give this blend a smooth taste and soothing aroma.
Abe's Earl Grey Blue Tea not only fights bacteria in the body but strengthens the immune system.
How to Brew
Best when steeped for 3 to 5 min. at 90 °c