Black tea is the most known among tea varieties. Whether classic BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe), FP (Flowery Pekoe) from the first pick or exquisite First Flush from Malaysia. Also, flavoured tea lovers will find their favourite tea here: Mango, passionfruit, Lychee and so many more.
We take great care in selecting our suppliers. Only the highest quality and many years of experience in tea harvesting are good enough to be offered in the salacca online shop.
BOH Tea has been one of our main suppliers of black tea since the beginning. With over 80 years of experience and because BOH is one of the leading tea producers in the world. Tea from the BOH plantation makes up a large part of our assortment. Let us convince you – of the Malaysians’ favourite tea brand since 1929.
Black Tea Caffeine
Many customers wonder if black tea contains caffeine and how much. Yes, it contains caffeine or better-called teaine. The content, however, varies from variety to variety. Generally, it can be said that a cup contains between 30 and 60 milligrams. That’s about half a cup of coffee.
It is precisely because of this ingredient that black tea has the same stimulating effect as coffee, i.e. it has a stimulating effect on the circulation and metabolism. However, it is more digestible than coffee, because the caffeine is only absorbed in the intestine and also has a calming effect on the stomach.
As with green tea, the exact brewing time of black tea is also important for the taste. And also here there are different black tea brewing times from variety to variety. Basically, you let it brew for 2-3 minutes. If the tea should have a calming effect, even up to 5 minutes are allowed. For the perfect time, it is nevertheless advisable to pay attention to the preparation instructions of the respective tea.
In addition to the brewing time of black tea, the temperature of the water and its lime content are also important. For perfect tea, the best thing to do is to use the water immediately after boiling, i.e. at around 95 degrees, for the tea and to use water with the lowest possible lime content.