The most popular tea in the American market, black tea is fully oxidized to give it its brown color. It has a hearty flavor and can be enjoyed throughout the day. Some black teas are Ceylon, Darjeeling and Assam. English Breakfast is a blended black tea; Earl Grey is a scented black tea.
About 78 percent of the world's tea is processed as black tea. It's also the most popular type in Europe and India.