Enjoy the sweeter brews in life with our light black tea collection.

Just dipping your toes into the world of black tea? Then let The Tea Centre introduce you to light black teas, one of the best black tea types to drink! Characterised by their light-coloured appearance when brewed, light black tea like Darjeeling is truly delightful.

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The Tea Centre’s light black tea collection

Unlike bold black teas (think Assam and your traditional breakfast blends) or robust mild black teas (Keemun, Lapsang Souchong, and Yunnan), light black teas generally carry flavour profiles that are more subtle and sweet. The most obvious characteristic of light black teas like Darjeeling is the light amber colour of the tea when brewed. Given their flavours are so delicate, it’s best to enjoy light black tea on its own—no milk or sugar!


What are the health benefits of light black teas?

Consuming Darjeeling and other light black teas is one of the best choices a person can make when experiencing mild digestive discomfort. Darjeeling especially is thought to increase metabolic function, which in turn accelerates your body’s ability to cleanse the gut and digest food more efficiently. Like many black teas, light black teas can also work as a healthier and non-diuretic alternative to coffee due to their hearty caffeine content. A light black tea’s pale golden brew and nuttier/muscatel aromas also make every sip a relaxing experience.

Therefore, light black tea is further thought by many to be a mood-enhancing drink that can keep one energized throughout the day. Its high levels of antioxidants can further boost a person’s immunity and promote overall better cardiovascular health. Consider pouring a cup of light black tea the next time you want to unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Making a mug of tea is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home.


How do you brew a cup of light black tea?

To brew a perfect cup of light black tea you need to do the following.

  • Measure out one teaspoon or two grams of black tea per 200ml using an infuser or filter bag.
  • Pour in water at 95°C or just below the boil.
  • Steep broken leaves for 2-3 minutes. Steep larger leaves and flavoured teas for 3-4 minutes.
  • Ideal on its own. Enjoy!

    Buy light black tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops

    Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our light black teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, but are of a lower intensity compared to other brews in our global black tea range. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.

    Making a pot or a cup of light black tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy to use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.

    Interested in other teas? Look through our selections of black teas, green teas, and herbal teas to find the ones that are right for you.