black tea

noun

Definition of black tea

: tea that is dark in color from complete oxidation of the leaf before firing

Examples of black tea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The milk gets diluted with water, then sprinkled with raw sugar, Kenyan black tea and chai masala, delicately spiced with ginger and black pepper and balanced with cooling cardamom and cloves. Los Angeles Times, "Kiano Moju’s ‘Afri-Cali’ Christmas," 17 Dec. 2020 Its notes of fig, black tea, and Bourbon vetiver are as decadent as a bonbon, but there’s plenty of iris and sandalwood to enjoy too. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Winter’s Best Fragrances Are Perfect for Gifting," 25 Nov. 2020 Abasolo is a smooth, elegant whisky, with aromas and flavors of roasted corn, chamomile, black tea, butterscotch and cornbread. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, "New Abasolo whisky from central Mexico is made with 100% ancestral corn," 24 Nov. 2020 On the other hand, Russell's R scent is a combination of bergamot, black tea, lavender, and patchouli, among other notes. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Ciara and Russell Wilson: The Fragrance Industry's New Power Couple," 17 Nov. 2020 The base includes presets for white, green, oolong, and black tea as well as pour-over coffee. Popular Science, "The best electric kettles for a great brew," 8 Oct. 2020 Infuse the milk soak with black tea, or consider adding ground cardamom or nutmeg in addition to the cinnamon. Washington Post, "Tres Leche Cake," 30 Sep. 2020 Herbal tea and black tea are robust and are best brewed using water at a full boil. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, "The best electric kettle of 2020," 19 Sep. 2020 Enter Lieber Gustav 14, a heady blend of leather and black tea reminiscent of 1910 Berlin, and romantic floral notes of geranium and lavender, inspired by love letters sent between young fiancés. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "This Perfume Has a History (and Is the Sexiest Scent I've Ever Worn)," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of black tea

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Black tea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20tea. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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