Robust black tea, strong however constantly considerate, is one of the most widely drunk drinks globally. Get adventurous and sample our wide variety of black teas collected from many areas at home in your dependable teapot, from twists on the classic breakfast tea to our renowned French earl grey.
Black tea is a more oxidised type than oolong, yellow, white and green teas. Black tea usually is stronger in flavour than other teas. All 5 styles are made from leaves of the shrub (or little tree) Camellia sinensis. Two primary varieties of the types are utilised-- the small-leaved Chinese variety plant (C. Sinensis var. Sinensis), used for the majority of other kinds of teas, and the large-leaved Assamese plant (C. Sinensis var. assamica), which was typically primarily utilised for black tea, although over the last few years some green and white teas have been produced. In China, where black tea was developed, the beverage is called 紅茶 "red tea" due to the colour of the oxidised leaves when processed appropriately.