Black tea is a “fully oxidized” tea. The taste of black teas varies greatly by types. Black teas can range from sweet, bitter, malty, smoky, floral… Black teas can be single estate teas or blended teas. Single estate teas are teas from a single tea garden. Each estate tea taste unique depending on the soil composition, variety of tea plant, plucking style and processing style. Blended teas are combinations of different teas blended to form a tea with more complex flavors. Skilled tea blenders combine the qualities from different teas to form a single tea with the perfect balance of taste aroma and color.