A fully oxidized tes, black tea is produced in Kenya and many Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, China and India. Much of the world's black tea is grown for the tea bag industry and is often mixed with other types of teas to make blends.
The Chinese refer to black tea as "red tea" because of the color of the liquor. Black tea are brisk, malty, full-bodied and bracing because of the rich flavors that develop during the oxidation process.
The black tea leaves undergo 6 steps :