Complex and assertive, black tea is the most consumed of all the teas. Black tea goes through four stages of production – withering, rolling, oxidation and drying/firing. This process results in a penetrating, intense taste and contains more caffeine than less oxidized teas. With a focus on quality, Tea Forté only seeks out small gardens dedicated to quality and sustainable practices, to protect and benefit the people and the land. Searching and sampling, Tea Forté selects large, well-shaped, leaves that are hand processed and carefully crafted, a laborious and time consuming task that requires patience and a passion for our offerings of exquisite black tea.
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About Our Cupping Table
Our teas are being presented to you as they would be if you were walking along our cupping table, or tea tasting table. This shows a traditional cupping set, with the lidded, toothed cups used to steep the tea. The teeth and lid allow a pour into the tasting bowl while straining out the leaves.