Tea is just tea, right? Well, not quite. Tea leaves come in countless varieties and are sourced from places scattered all around the globe, each one with distinct flavor profiles and characteristics. One of the most classic types is black tea. More heavily oxidized than its lighter relatives, black tea also generally has a much stronger flavor, which it retains better than green tea, for example.
Though its leaves may look inky black in their container, the tea they produce actually has a deep reddish amber color that is rich in antioxidants. It has been a staple of countless cultures for centuries and it remains the beverage of choice for many.