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 Several new recipes are notably accessible for beginning bakers, such as the black tea blondies with caramel or the cake aux olives, a savory quick bread perfumed with olive oil (see recipe). Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "The San Francisco Chronicle’s best cookbooks of 2019," 29 Nov. 2019 Chai is hot black tea latte which is made by boiling tea leaves with other flavoring agents, i.e. cardamom seeds, rose petals, ginger and saffron. Monita Soni, al, "Chai tea, please," 25 Nov. 2019 Try substituting green or black tea instead, Al Bochi said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Want to live longer? You may want to ditch these drinks," 3 Sep. 2019 Her blend Amal is built around two classic black teas, ceylon and assam, but then layers in both peppermint and spearmint with a shot of cardamom and cinnamon for good measure. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio tea company Armchair Anthropologist Tea Co. has the hot cup of tea you need this winter," 13 Nov. 2019 Peet took a sip of Aecorn Dry, a grape blend that is infused with chamomile, black tea, and quassia wood. Yasmine Al-sayyad, The New Yorker, "The Rise of Alcohol-Free Booze," 19 Sep. 2019 And rounding out the collection is The Bates' Tea, premium plum pudding black tea with vanilla, baked fruit, and spices. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Downton Abbey Movie Teas Are Here and Our Mugs Are Ready," 15 Aug. 2019 This nonalcoholic riff picks up many of the original drink’s notes, substituting rich, smoky lapsang souchong black tea for the Islay whisky in the original. M. Carrie Allan, The Denver Post, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 23 Aug. 2019 This nonalcoholic riff picks up many of the original drink’s notes, substituting rich, smoky lapsang souchong black tea for the Islay whisky in the original. M. Carrie Allan, Twin Cities, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of black tea

1706, in the meaning defined above

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12 Dec 2019

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“Black tea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20tea. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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