black tea


Definition of black tea 

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

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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 This riff forgoes lemons and black tea for a tropical twist on the famous drink. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Instead of lemonade, try a hibiscus-lime Arnold Palmer," 20 June 2018 Imperial Yunnan Gold tea at Imperial Tea Court Roy Fong’s shop is a destination for those who love earthy pu’erh, but for those who prefer their teas unfermented, his Imperial Gold black tea tastes like cooked cream, malt and honeysuckle. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "The ultimate Ferry Building food tour: 16 things to eat and drink inside the Ferry Building," 9 Mar. 2018 The type of antioxidant studied varied — cherry juice, pomegranate juice, vitamins C and E, black tea extract and others in various doses. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Antioxidants Don’t Ease Muscle Soreness After Exercise," 4 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of black tea

1706, in the meaning defined above

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