Black Tea(Camellia sinsensis) co2/alcohol select extract/Kenya

Olfactory Properties of Black Tea CO2/Alcohol CO2 Select Extract/Kenya

The aromatic profile of Kenya Black Tea CO2 which like the Green Tea CO2 is a clear transparent liquid, begins to manifest itself within a few seconds of being placed and the AromaStone. Like the green tea co2 it has a very soft gentle presence but with a significantly different character. The strong green notes that are found in the green tea co2 are replaced by delicate herbaceous, dry, woody one with a fine powdery spicy under-tone. This bouquet builds very quietly in the atmosphere and is not a dominating one but certainly is special and delightful. On needs to carefully pay attention to its presence to savory its beauty. The duration of the black tea co2 as a definitely preceiveable presence in the atmosphere is short-lived. Within an hour it becomes a quiet backdrop in the room.

Blends well with many spicy, floral, herbaceous and woody essential oils, absolutes and co2 extracts as is indicated in the green tea blog. Again since it is already in an alcohol base all additions to it should be done very discreetly so its own delicate fragrance does not get lost in the blend

Can you be used as a central theme in historical perfumes, special tea-centric perfumes, culinary perfumes. The absolute of black tea(which in my experience is a solid black plastic mass) could be used in floral bouquets, woody bases, herbal creations etc giving a unique natural herbaceous/leafy/woody intensity to the composition that is not achievealbe by any other means.

Interesting fact about Black Tea/Camellia sinsensis

1.While green tea usually loses its flavor within a year, black tea retains its flavor for several years.
2. Although green tea has recently seen a revival due to its purported health benefits, black tea still accounts for over ninety percent of all tea sold in the West.
3. Black tea is fully fermented. Leaves are dried for a day after picking. Then they are allowed to fully ferment before firing stops fermentation. The resulting leaves and liquor are usually darker than an oolong. The flavor of a black tea depends on where it’s grown. Tannin (a puckering quality) is often evident in black teas.
4. he best Assam black teas are grown in high altitudes with clouds comforting the tea plant and moisturizing it's leaves. Although tea plants flourish in tropical climate cool mountain air and shade from clouds produce the highest quality teas .
5. Until recently, tea research has focused on green tea. Green tea is loaded with the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), a powerful anti-oxidant. Since the fermentation process used to make black tea converts EGCg into other compounds, researchers assumed black tea had less health benefits than green tea. However, recent studies indicate the compounds contained in black tea - theaflavins and thearubigens - do more than contribute to its dark color and distinctive flavor. They also provide health benefits originally attributed solely to green tea.
6. There is only one plant that produces tea, Camellia sinensis. This single plant produces many varietals which in turn can be produced into thousands of types of teas. The differences are based on where the tea is grown, how it is plucked and how it is processed. The character, flavor and body of quality tea is much more complex than coffee. There are three types of tea: black, green, and oolong.
7. Tea was originally brewed with raw, un-processed wild leaves steeped in boiling water. As the refinement developed, the leaves were dried, crushed and then pressed into "cakes" which were broken up and placed into boiling water.
8. Around 1370 B.C., processed leaves replaced the tea cakes and tea is traded as a commodity throughout Asia and Europe. The Chinese would hold their monopoly on tea until the 1800's when the British were able to successfully grow tea in what was then their largest colony, India.

Black Tea/Camellia sinensis links

Wikipedia article on Black Tea
The making of black tea
Consumption of Black Tea
Beneficial phytochemicals produced during fermentation of black tea
Details of Black Tea Manufacture
Origins and Unique Traditions of Tea in China
Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road