Black tea is grown and processed all over the world in varying geographies and climates. It is the most commonly consumed type of tea. When people talk generally of tea in Western culture, they’re often referring to black tea. Sun tea, sweet tea, iced tea, afternoon tea…these well-known categories of tea are typically made using black tea. Even the popular English Breakfast and Earl Grey blends are usually made from black tea leaves.
Black tea is fully oxidised, unlike green tea or other rarer teas.