Black Teas come from the same plant as green teas. They are the top leaves of a Camellia sinensis plant and can come from different countries. Once the leaves are picked they are rolled and bruised which causes them to oxidize and turn a brownish-black color. Once it is dried, it keeps it's flavor for many years.
Flavor Notes: The flavor of black tea is considered more full-bodied, hearty and rich.
Steeping: Black teas require hot water and longer steep times. Bring water just to a boil and pour over tea. Remove tea bag or ball after 3-5 minutes. Bitter tea is tea that has burned in too hot of water.