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 flavorful drink is mixed with oat milk and black tea infused with cinnamon and warming spices. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 Chinese green, oolong and black teas accounted for another 45 percent of imports, while black teas from India and Sri Lanka made up the last 15 percent. Charlene Wang De Chen, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2023 This $13 Face Mask Lunch may be something like a Beyond Burger or a stir fry with chicken, zucchini, mushrooms, and carrots, along with an iced green or black tea. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 19 Apr. 2023 According to Rappaport, early black tea tasted terrible, so the British had trouble selling it. Charlene Wang De Chen, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2023 Animal studies have shown the anti-inflammatory effect of green tea extract to be superior to that of black tea extract.10 Green, black, and white teas come in different varieties. Carol Eustice, Verywell Health, 23 Aug. 2023 Along with the kumquats and thyme, the ingredients include honey syrup, lemon juice, non-alcoholic whiskey or black tea, orange or kumquat juice, and an egg white. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2023 Lunch could be a Beyond Burger or stir fry with chicken and veggies, along with an iced green or black tea. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 6 June 2023 Guests can choose from a selection of black teas like Masala Chai, Lapsang Souchong, and others, to Herbal teas, White teas, Green teas, and Rare teas like Royal Zafrani. Passport: Explore the finest destinations and experiences around the world in the Forbes Passport newsletter. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 3 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black tea was in 1706

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“Black tea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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