black tea


Definition of black tea

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

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Consider the four o'clock punch made with black tea or a hot toddy with chivas regal. Scarlett Lindeman, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 Once the chai spices have been infused, black tea bags are added and allowed to steep for several minutes. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "This Chaider Recipe Is the Drink Getting Us Through February," 8 Feb. 2018 Use a mortar and pestle or spice grinder to lightly crush 4 teaspoons loose black tea, such as Darjeeling or English Breakfast, and add to butter-sugar mixture. Adina Steiman, WSJ, "This Holiday Season’s Smartest Cookie," 5 Dec. 2018 That means no lemons, avocados, tropical fruits, or black tea—not even black pepper. Isa Tousignant, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Montreal," 17 Aug. 2018 Try a little bit at first, like half a cup of coffee or black tea, to see if that helps, Dr. Franc says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Neurologists Share Exactly How They Deal With Their Migraines," 1 Aug. 2018 Go for green or black teas, which contain compounds that suppress bacteria in the mouth, deodorizing every exhalation. Jessica Girdwain, Redbook, "Eat to Beat Your Health Problems," 23 Nov. 2011 Peach preserves flavor smooth-drinking black tea that’s brightened with a squeeze of lemon and stiffened with a shot of Bulleit. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep it simple and seasonal in the kitchen during summer," 7 June 2018 To make the iced tea: fill a glass with ice. Pour the black tea over the ice, filling the glass about 2/3-3/4 of the way full. Pour the coconut mixture over the iced tea, until sweetened to your liking. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "This homemade coconut iced tea is positively dreamy," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of black tea

1706, in the meaning defined above

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