Red (black) tea

  This is the category of tea which found a place in the human heart. Some four fifths of all cups of tea drunk on earth are red teas. For that we partially have to thank the Russian samovar tradition, the Indian love of their sweet and spicy chai, the Turkish way of nonstop tea drinking and of course the British five o’clock tea ritual. We call this tea ‘red’ tea alongside ‘black’, as it most commonly though erroneously known throughout the Western world: in China this has always been known as red tea. We love to show you how these teas can be far from the most negative experiences many have had with gutter-quality black teabags - indeed, they can be among the most elegant, rich, fruity, soul-stirring of all tea experiences.