Black tea is a favourite among tea drinkers. In fact, it accounts for more than 90% of all tea sold in the West. The most oxidized of all tea types, black teas are generally stronger in flavour and contains more caffeine than other teas.
Some of the most popular styles of black tea include the Indian Assam and Darjeeling teas and the Sri Lankan Ceylon tea.
Black teas are typically brewed for longer periods of time and in hotter temperatures than green teas. Generally, this is somewhere between 90 and 95 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes. To truly enjoy the subtle flavour differences between the many varieties of tea, try sipping them plain with no additives.