| Black teas are made from leaves that are dried and then fermented.
Although this fermentation alters a part of the constituents of the tea (change in taste and colour), black tea still contains caffeine (generally more than green tea) and anti-oxidants (generally less than green tea). |
Made popular by the Commonwealth citizens who liked it very strong with milk, it is also worth drinking plain. Its palette of flavours varies from malt through leather and caramel to chocolate.
Not surprising that since the 70’s and 80’s it has been associated with flowers, fruits and spices to accentuate or contrast its natural flavours.