black tea
noun Date: 1789 tea that is dark in color from complete fermentation of the leaf before firing

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  • Black tea — is a variety of tea that is more oxidized than the oolong, green, and white varieties.All four varieties are made from leaves of Camellia sinensis. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor and contains more caffeine than the less oxidized… …   Wikipedia

  • Black tea — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black tea — black′ tea′ n. coo tea allowed to wither and ferment before being heated and dried • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • black tea — n. tea withered and fermented before being dried by heating …   English World dictionary

  • black tea — noun fermented tea leaves • Hypernyms: ↑tea, ↑tea leaf • Hyponyms: ↑congou, ↑congo, ↑congou tea, ↑English breakfast tea, ↑Darjeeling, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • black tea — kininis arbatmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arbatmedinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Thea sinensis), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje, kitur – auginamas; turi psichinę veiklą stimuliuojančių medžiagų. Iš jo gaminami… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black tea — 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. Cf. green tea. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • black tea — noun a) Tea leaves which have been fermented (actually, oxidized) before drying to enhance their flavour. b) A cup of tea served without sugar or milk …   Wiktionary

  • black tea — noun tea of the most usual type, that is fully fermented before drying. Compare with green tea …   English new terms dictionary

  • black tea — /blæk ˈti/ (say blak tee) noun 1. a tea which has been allowed to wither and ferment in the air for some time before being subjected to a heating process. 2. tea drunk without milk …   Australian English dictionary

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