Definition of black tea in English:

black tea


  • 1Tea of the most usual type, that is fully fermented before drying.

    Compare with green tea

    ‘While black tea leaves are fermented, green tea is steamed and dried right after picking.’
    • ‘Green tea, which is unfermented, and oolong, which is partially fermented, are popular in Asia, while in the West, fermented black tea - often taken with milk - is generally preferred.’
    • ‘I grew up putting milk in my black tea but I drink iced tea and herbals unadulterated.’
    • ‘Boba is made from black tea, condensed milk and large tapioca balls, and is sipped through a jumbo straw - a rather addicting activity.’
    • ‘This warming beverage is easy to prepare by steeping spices in hot water and milk before adding black tea.’
    • ‘Green tea is cold, black tea is hot, oolong is warm.’
    • ‘Although less popular than black tea, green tea contains the crucial polyphenols that appear to have health-promoting and fat-burning effects.’
    • ‘Drink herbal tea and green tea instead of black tea.’
    • ‘The stylish Thai restaurant serves up a popular cocktail made from black tea, vodka, lemon and sugar.’
    • ‘There are five kinds of tea classified according to the different techniques involved in the tea-making: green tea, oolong tea, scented tea, black tea and compressed tea.’
    • ‘Very recent results suggest that some of the antioxidant effects of the catechins in both green and black tea are masked by binding to the proteins in milk.’
    • ‘Steep the tea 3 to 5 minutes for green, oolong and black tea; steep 4 to 6 minutes for herbal teas.’
    • ‘There are more than 3,000 different varieties of black tea, or red tea, as it's known in China.’
    • ‘After 1900, iced tea became commonplace in cookbooks, and black tea began replacing green as the preferred tea for serving cold.’
    • ‘Possibly because it is less processed, green tea contains higher levels of antioxidants than black tea.’
    • ‘The antioxidant concentration in hot chocolate was found to be almost two times stronger than red wine, two to three times stronger than green tea and four to five times stronger than black tea.’
    • ‘Working in a country famous for its afternoon tea ritual, researchers have released a new study detailing how green and black tea can actually improve your memory.’
    • ‘So, yes, black tea's good, but not quite as good as green tea.’
    • ‘How does red tea compare with green and black tea for health attributes?’
    • ‘Some of the teas, especially fruit teas, are not infusions but black tea with a heaped dosing of flavoring.’
  • 2Tea served without milk or cream.


black tea

/blak tē/ /blæk ti/