Black Tea from A Beginner's Guide to Tea (Slideshow)

A Beginner's Guide to Tea (Slideshow)

Bill Hunt
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Black Tea

Black tea is the most popular type of tea in Europe and the United States, where large quantities are produced by companies such as Lipton, Twinings, and Tetley.  It’s well known for its rich, bitter flavor with distinct citrus notes, which comes from being fully oxidized after picking.  Common varieties include Ceylon, Assam, and Darjeeling — most named for where they’re grown.  Many of these countries began producing tea during the time when the British discovered and started cultivating tea in its colonies.