All tea, including green, black and oolong come from the same plant- the Camellia sinensis plant. Black tea is made from leaves that have been oxidized. After being hand plucked, withered, and laid out to wilt for several hours, the leaves are then rolled. This is critical to prepare the leaves for oxidation (fermentation) where the leaves are ruptured, and the enzymes are exposed to oxygen. Black tea gets its color and character as a result of the fermentation process.
Delicious, nuanced, astringent, tannins, smooth, our black teas are luxurious on their own to start your day or finish it with a decadent dessert, and are bold enough to stand up to a bit of milk and sugar as well.