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black tea

noun
1.
a tea that has been allowed to wither and ferment under controlled conditions before being subjected to a heating process that stops fermentation and turns the leaves black.
Compare green tea.
Origin of black tea
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • When he stopped to make a pot of black tea and warm a snack to eat Jolly Roger tried to explain this new meaning of life to Peter.

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
  • "Why, this is a mixture of green and black tea," said Bettina.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • He was a courtly old man, and he gave me black tea to drink, in a Russian tea-glass.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • As previously stated, green tea contains 20% of tannin, and black tea 10%.

    Legal Chemistry A. Naquet
  • After a lunch of toast, bacon and black tea, Greta declared her intention of going out to play for the birds.

    The Phantom Violin Roy J. Snell
  • Will you have another whisky-and-selz, Ancram, or will you try some black tea?

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
  • black tea comes from the central provinces, and green from two eastern mainly.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • There are two distinct varieties of tea, and each one may be used for the preparation of either green or black tea.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The green tea is not a different plant from the black tea, but only differently prepared.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • A number of the common brands of tea are blends or mixtures of green and black tea.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

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