This is the stronger stuff, maybe even what you think of when you think about tea. Yet, black tea is often pushed to the side when someone is looking for a new blend to try; it shouldn’t be this way.
Black teas are more oxidized than green, oolong and white teas, meaning that teas belonging to this family are typically stronger in flavour. The flavour of the tea depends on the spices it is mixed with. One of the best elements of black tea is that it won’t lose its flavour even after a year of being in storage; you can stock up and keep as many black teas as you want for when you need a pick me up.
One of the common misconceptions about black tea is that all of the blends taste the same. Some of you may be turned off from black tea because you don’t like the strong full bodied taste. While there are plenty of blends that are the refreshing, dark black teas, there are so many other options for you to choose from. If you want a sweeter taste, you can go for a chai blend that is steeped to combine the sweet taste of the milk and sugar with the black tea. Another option is Earl Grey which has a sweet vanilla taste. It’s a rich, creamy blend that is guaranteed to wake you up in the morning.
Whichever blend you choose; black tea is the way to go if you need help staying alert.