black tea

noun

Definition of black tea 

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

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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 Rootdown 2017 Sangiovese, Jane’s Vineyard (Mendocino; $34): Fresh meets savory in a Sangiovese packed with mouth-puckering cherry, black tea, and peppery spice. Maggie Hoffman, Sunset, "8 Chilled Red Wines Perfect for Summer Sipping," 22 Jan. 2018 Participating McAlister's will offer customers a free 32-ounce glass of sweet tea or unsweet black tea on June 21. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "When you can get free tea from McAlister's," 11 June 2018 On June 21, the chain hosts its 10th annual Free Tea Day and will give away free 32-ounce glasses of sweet and unsweet black tea, no purchase necessary. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "$1 Long Island iced teas? Yes, and more Sunday deals for National Iced Tea Day," 8 June 2018

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1706, in the meaning defined above

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