Tea drinking originated in China, likely during the Shang Dynasty, when it was used for medicinal purposes. It is believed that soon after tea was introduced, for the first time, people began to boil the tea leaves to make a concentrated liquid. Without the addition of other leaves or herbs, this created a drink that was stimulating, rather than medicinal.
Because of its full, rich flavor and versatility, Chinese Black Tea is one of the most popular varieties of tea. Black tea’s low caffeine content and mild effect make it the perfect blend of tea for any time of the day.
At ESP Tea Emporium, we select only premium Chinese Black loose teas for their freshness and rich flavorful characteristics. Our freshly cultivated leaves are left to oxidize, just the right amount of time, to reach a perfect black coloring and full-bodied flavor.