is the class of tea that is fully-oxidized. Because of this, black tea is darker in color, stronger in flavor, and has a higher concentration of caffeine when compared to other teas. Preparation methods differ greatly between different producing regions, however they always involve four key steps. To make black tea, leaves are first spread out to wither loosing stiffness and much of their weight. Next, leaves are rolled and spread out, exposing essential oils to oxygen and starting the oxidation process, essential to the final color and flavor of black tea. The tea master determines when to stop the oxidation process by firing the leaves. If the tea is not oxidized enough, it will be green in flavor, while too much oxidation will ruin the tea. Next, some black teas are scented, like our Earl Grey or Passion Fruit teas. For scented black teas, additional flavorings are mixed with the processed leaf as a final step.
Ego Tea Company was founded with a goal of offering affordable artisan teas and tea accessories that would please even the most discriminating tea drinker.
Our blends combine the freshest full-leaf teas, fruits, herbs, spices, and flavorings from around the world that unleash the essence of quality as they steep. Recognizing that tea is perishable, we only source and blend our teas in small batches and use advanced airtight packaging to maintain freshness and flavor.
While customer satisfaction is the focus at Ego Tea Company, we are also committed to clean, sustainable, and fair operations standards. We firmly stand by our products and our continuous efforts to reduce the environmental footprint.