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Black Tea Recipe

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.

Black Tea

Black Tea

Next to water, black tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. It is made from the leaves of the plant Camelia sinensis. It is rich in various plant polyphenols and catechins which are powerful antioxidants as well as caffeine.

Some health benefits attributed to black tea include: improved gut health, more alertness and energy, improved metabolism, lowered risk for heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and cancer.

It is a fully oxidized tea unlike green tea whose leaves are not oxidized. Black tea can be drunk hot or cold with or without sugar. It is steeped in hot water before it is cooled.

Here is my recipe to prepare black tea. Try it and give your feedback.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

7 min

12 min

1 serving


  • 1 tsp/1 loose leaf black tea/ tea bag
  • 1 cup of water
  • some lemon juice, as per taste
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  1. Boil water until it comes to a rolling boil.
  2. Add the tea leaves and stir a few times to mix then put off the heat and cover with a lid.
  3. Let the tea leaves steep for 2 minutes.
  4. Strain out the tea in a cup add the lemon juice. Stir & serve.

Black Tea Recipe

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