One of our Caffeine Collection, Afternoon Perks is a light-bodied blend of Ceylon and Darjeeling black teas. Delicate in aroma, this whole-leaf blend is perfect for drinking throughout the day, with or without milk, particularly when you need an energy boost.
What is black tea?
After water, black tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Black tea is a drink made from the oxidised leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. First discovered in China, tea is now grown in several tropical regions across the world. Afternoon Perks is a blend of two premium black teas: Darjeeling and Ceylon (Sri Lankan).
Widely considered to be the ‘Champagne of Teas’, Darjeeling is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas and is highly regarded as a premium-quality tea. Darjeeling is thought to be the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea due to its delicate aroma and flavour. First flush Darjeeling is tea picked early in the season (April) and is believed to be the finest and most delicate of the crop. Second flush Darjeeling is tea picked later in the season (between May and June) and often has a fruitier flavour than first flush. Both types are highly sought after for their differing qualities.
What is Ceylon black tea?
Ceylon tea is tea cultivated on the island of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. Offering a variety of flavour and colour due to the range of altitudes that it is grown on, Ceylon tea is known for its versatility. Ceylon tea is traditionally used in English breakfast tea blends as it has the strength desired to accompany a full English breakfast.
What is Gotu Kola?
Gotu Kola is a herb native to Asia that is used for cooking and traditional medicine. Thought to enhance cognitive function, Gotu Kola is also believed to boost energy, making it a useful addition.
What are the benefits of black tea?
Aside from being the perfect drink to be consumed in just about any situation you could think of, a simple cup of black tea can also have some amazing health benefits:
- Heart health – animal studies have shown that an antioxidant present in black tea called theaflavin can help reduce cholesterol, thereby supporting your heart health.
- Blood sugar – theaflavin also helps to lower blood sugar levels, good news for those at risk of diabetes.
- Gut health – black tea has antimicrobial properties that can help improve your gut health, thereby strengthening your immune system.
- Anti-cancer properties – the polyphenols contained in black tea are thought to reduce the risk of developing cancer as they can have an inhibiting effect on cancerous cells.
- Energy boosting – black tea also contains an amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine has been proven to help focus as it facilitates alpha activity within the brain. It is one of the main reasons as to why it is often reported that tea gives a more stable boost of energy in comparison to coffee.
Are there any side effects of black tea?
Black tea naturally contains the stimulant caffeine. Excessive consumption (more than 4-5 cups per day) may result in symptoms including jitteriness, headache, difficulty in sleeping or an irregular heartbeat. If you think you may be sensitive to caffeine, or if you are pregnant, we recommend that you consult your healthcare professional about the quantity of black tea you should consume.
What does Afternoon Perks taste like?
Afternoon Perks is a light-bodied blend and the perfect choice for a post-lunch pick-me-up. Delicious with or without milk, Afternoon Perks has a delicate flavour and aroma and is the perfect accompaniment to afternoon or high tea.
Blends with Benefits
Every Twist Tea blend is created from the finest, ethically sourced whole-leaf ingredients. Our plastic free Afternoon Perks tea bags are hand blended in the UK and hand packed in plastic free packaging. What sets us apart from the competition are the functional herbs, botanicals and spices added to many of our blends reputed to offer health and wellbeing benefits.
Add boiling water and infuse for 4-5 minutes. Serve with or without milk.
Black tea (95%) (Indian Darjeeling Black Tea, Sri Lankan Black Tea), Gotu Kola.
Sugar free, gluten free, soya free, vegetarian, wheat free, dairy free.
Packed in an environment that contains nuts.
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