Black teas are the most oxidized(aged) of all tea types. They undergo every step of tea processing from plucking, withering, rolling, oxidation, and drying. For fresh black teas, oxidation is a significant step as this is where the flavour of the teas is built. Consequently, black teas possess a stronger flavour profile than white, green, or oolong teas. Loose leaf black teas can be made in an orthodox way or by using mechanized techniques (CTC). Like all teas, there are many black tea benefits which makes it a healthy alternative to high-caffeine beverages.
Rich in antioxidants, black tea has been found to improve oral health, boost weight loss and even bring down stress levels. Also being more oxidized than any other tea, it is best known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties that help control levels of bad cholesterol in the body.