Black tea, the leaves of which are fermented in contrast to green tea, was already a customary element of Asian tea culture centuries ago. It is now one of the most popular types of tea throughout the world. Due to its high caffeine content, it is frequently seen as an alternative to coffee. Black tea has a pleasantly bitter and aromatic taste.
The region of the same name in northern India is where the famous Assam tea thrives. It is exclusively picked by hand and has a soft, malty-sweet character. Its powerful-exotic taste makes it one of the most frequently consumed types of tea in the world.