Black tea is produced via a four step process. Freshly harvested tea leaves are withered, rolled, oxidized and finally dried. Generally the longer the leaf oxidizes the softer the taste and richer the body. These are the most widely consumed teas in the world and include the typical, robust, British style teas as well as the ubiquitous American restaurant iced tea. But there is so much more to the black tea story! From the floral, high grown, light bodied Darjeelings, to the chocolaty, creamy Yunnan' and the bold bisquity Assams this is a group of teas worthy of attention.