Black tea is the result of the complete oxidation of leaves from Camellia Sinensis. As a result, black teas are known for robust, full-bodied flavors.
Steep these teas multiple times. Loose-leaf teas have far more flavor than traditional tea bags due to their superior quality and freshness. Tea strength is a personal decision—experiment to determine your preferences.
Use boiling water and allow your black tea to steep as little as 3 minutes or as much as 6 minutes. Next, use boiling water for the following steeps and double the steep time. In conclusion, black teas can be steeped at least 2 times and, depending on the steep times, as many as 4 times. Consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea. Store in the fridge any tea you do not want to drink for wonderful iced tea.
Most popular black teas include Organic Sarasotan Breakfast blend, Organic Earl Grey, Organic Strawbango, and Cochin Masala Chai.