Black tea is fermented. The leaves used to make premium quality black teas are the top leaf tips.
They are actually a very dark red in color. This applies to both the dry leaves and tea liquid.
Black teas originated from the Ming Dynasty in China. The earliest black teas were from Wu Yi area (Fujian Province, south-east China), produced from small tea shrubs. It was first exported to Europe in 1610 by Poland merchants. During the mid 18th century, black tea\'s making skills were exported to India and Sri Lanka. There are currently about 40 countries in the world that produce black teas.
Black teas are produced in 12 provinces in China with many varieties. Keemun Black tea is among the most famous and is one of the top Chinese black teas.
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