The Tea Centre’s strong black teas—a hearty brew every time.
Our big and bold range features only the strongest black teas: Assams, Ceylon teas, and tasty breakfast blends. All the loose leaves in this collection come from harvests of the common tea plant (Camellia sinensis). They then undergo an oxidation process that deepens the caffeine content of the leaves and turns them into black teas that are rich and strong in flavour.
Reap the benefits by enjoying one of the below strong black teas today!
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What is a strong black tea?
At The Tea Centre, we would describe black tea that not only boasts deep malty flavours, but also contains caffeine as a “strong black tea”. Falling into this category are black teas for breakfast that were crafted to match protein-rich meals, black teas from the assamica tea plant varietal (also known as Indian Assam tea), some Ceylon black teas, smoked black teas, Yunnan pu-erh, and our TC Broken Orange Pekoe whose broken leaves allow for a generally bold infusion of flavour.
Which black tea is the strongest?
In terms of bold flavour, Assams are generally considered to be the strongest black teas. However, chai black tea fusions also rank high in terms of just flavour as do Earl Greys. Caffeine-wise, breakfast blends are fairly energy-boosting due to their blends containing loose leaves from India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya.
Is strong black tea good for you?
Being one of the most consumed beverages in the world, it should come as no surprise that a number of clinical reviews have been conducted on the health benefits of drinking black tea. For example, one 2017 Sri Lankan study on black tea broke down the composition of the leaves and how these components have positive bioactive impacts on the body. Just some of the good things that black tea contains are: catechins, theaflavins, simple polyphenols/other polyphenols, theanine, amino acids, peptides/proteins, potassium, and caffeine.
Containing less caffeine than your average coffee, this component works well with theanine to bring the sipper some focus and mental stimulation (Kahathuduwa et al., 2016). Catechins boast the double impact of not only blessing tea with a tannic taste (bold biting flavour) but also thought to encourage antioxidant activity. Lastly, "tea polyphenols are also known for their antibacterial activity." (Kodagoda & Wickramasinghe, 2017). However, it should be note that antibacterial activity decreases when the extent of tea fermentation is increased, implying stronger activity in green tea than black tea.
Consider pouring a cup of strong black tea the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of a freshly brewed Assam or breakfast tea. Be sure to spend time together with those you love, a mug of strong black tea in hand.
How to brew a strong black tea & how to make black tea stronger
To brew a perfect cup of strong black tea you need to do the following.
Looking to make your black tea stronger in taste and flavour? A common misconception is to steep the tea for longer (this will only make your tea taste more bitter)! Instead, the best way to make a black tea stronger is to add a secondary tea bag or more loose leaves to the brew.
Buy strong 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 strong black tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our strong black teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with a deeper intensity and strength compared to the other teas across our range. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.
Making a pot or a cup of strong 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.