Black tea is a drink made by steeping the cured leaves of the tea plant in hot water until they release a liquid known as tea liquor. Black tea is served hot or cold.

Where Does Black Tea Come From?

Black tea originated in China where it grows in the wild, and has been used medicinally in the region for thousands of years.

The main difference that sets black tea apart from these other varieties is the level of oxidation the tea undergoes during curing.

How Does Black Tea Differ From Other Tea Varieties?

Kinds of Black Tea

– Earl Grey Tea  – English Breakfast Tea  – Ceylon Tea  – Assam Tea  – Darjeeling Tea

How to Brew Black Tea

Boil water. Since black tea is more oxidized than other types of tea, it requires water with a higher temperature.

Step 1

If not using a teabag, measure your loose tea.  Always use one heaping teaspoon for every 6 ounces of water.

Step 2

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