a tea that has been allowed to wither and ferment under controlled conditions before being subjected to a heating process that stops fermentation and turns the leaves black.
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How to use black tea in a sentence
Fu-chow was the black-tea port of China at that time, and it had been opened just two years before.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands | George Francis Train
The latter was my favorite beverage; and I usually drank two cups with my breakfast and dinner, and black tea with my supper.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
In the black-tea districts, as in the green, large quantities of young plants are yearly raised from seeds.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 442 | Various
"I'm sorry we have no milk to offer you," laughed Stephen, passing the parson a cup of black tea.The Fourth Watch | H. A. Cody
Here he drank scalding black-tea ceremonially, taking the hot cup from Kim's hand.Kim | Rudyard Kipling