What Is Black Tea?
As with oolong, green, yellow, white and puerh tea, black tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Where it differs is how the leaves are processed after being picked. Black tea is fully oxidised, meaning that molecules in the tea react with oxygen to give the leaves a rich, robust flavour. Aside from that, black tea is produced across the globe and can vary hugely in taste: a delicate Darjeeling could hardly be more different from a malty Assam or a smoky Lapsang Souchong.
Many of our black teas are flavoured with fruit, spices or even flower petals, or infused with essential oils to complement the flavour of the tea. Their natural depth and richness makes them the perfect base for a wide range of different flavour combinations.