BLACK AND OOLONG TEAS
Keemun Congou Tea Organic 1 lb. Bulk
Description: Due to its superb bouquet, this north China black tea is often referred to as the "burgundy of teas". This full"bodied, sweet liquoring tea, produces a dark red cup with a strong aroma resembling both fruit and roses. Keemun is considered one of the best China black teas. It makes an excellent "English Breakfast" and is useful for ice tea, in that it does not cloud easily.
Tea is wondrous for the body and the soul" enjoy a sip today!
Teas are more popular today than ever, and have been enjoyed socially since around 3000 BC. The exceptional quality and taste of Starwest bulk loose leaf tea and tea blends will be obvious once you experience their delicious flavor and color. Tea is a good source of vitamin C, and has been shown to offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial and antiviral benefits.
When you try our teas, you will delight in a wide spectrum of flavor and tastes, from the ever-popular green teas, black teas, and flavored teas to the wonderfully aromatic and warming chai teas. Many of our teas are certified organic and are imported from around the world. We also offer you the opportunity to support impoverished farmers from around the world through our selection of many Fair Trade certified teas.
For help making that perfect cup of tea, take a look at our tea accessories!
Black Tea, with its long history of use, is one of the most recognized teas in Western tradition. The tea leaves are fully oxidized (fermented), which gives black teas their deep, robust, full-bodied taste. It is an elegant and timeless beverage, simply delightful for savoring in the morning or afternoon. With the highest caffeine content of all the teas, it only contains half the caffeine of coffee. Black tea is known as the world's number one beverage-hot, cold, flavored or scented.
Oolong tea uses a partial fermentation process. The leaves are oxidized at different levels which result in a broad range of flavors and aromas. After harvesting, the leaves are bruised and begin to change colors; the end result is a medley of black and green teas. Our oolong tea is a full-bodied tea with a smooth aftertaste. Studies suggest that oolong tea may aid in digestion, promoting the metabolism of lipids (fats).
The leaves of Black Teas are fermented, then heated and dried, producing a dark red-brown brew. Green Tea leaves are unfermented, greenish in color, with a slightly bitter taste. White Teas are only dried and steamed, then sorted and cleaned. Oolong Tea undergoes partial fermentation, producing a brew with milder characteristics of both black and green teas. Organic teas are grown in accordance with the National Organic Program.
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SUPERIOR QUALITY CONTROL
We adhere to strict quality control procedures. Our raw materials are inspected upon receipt and again following processing and production. Quality assurance tests are conducted by experts in our in-house laboratory using the latest in equipment and techniques. As a direct importer and manufacturer, we have a commitment to maintain the integrity of our products through the entire production process.
KOSHER CERTIFIED FACILITY
We are a Certified Kosher facility, certified by "Kosher Certification Service" located in Los Angeles, CA. Most herbs and spices are kosher.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC HERBS & SPICES
Strongly committed to the organic industry since 1980, we stock one of the largest selections of organic herbs, spices and spice blends in the country. Our strict quality control program enables us to maintain the superior quality and integrity of our Certified Organic Herbs and Spices. Our facility and organic products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International. All organic products are organically grown in accordance with the National Organic Program. Products listed as Certified Organic (C.O.) are 100% organic unless otherwise noted.
To preserve freshness, aroma and potency, our products are packaged in 1 lb. polyfoil, barrier seal bags which protects the contents from light exposure and moisture.