What is a black tea?Black tea's origin, Type of Black tea

What is black tea?

Black tea is a tea which is harvested from tea tree (Camelia sinensis.L.), which undergoes the procedure of drying, fermenting, and rubbing.

The origin of black tea

There is a theory that while the voyage from China to Europe, the heat and humidity have fermented the black tea, but normally the origin of black tea derived from the Chinese BokKunSungMooiMountain which originally called JeongSanSoJong.

The types of black tea

Whole leaf(OP), Broken tea(BOP), CTC tea,Fannings, Dust tea

The types of leaves
  • Flowery Orange Pekoe (F.O.P.)
  • Orange Pekoe (O.P.)
  • Pekoe (P.)
  • Souchong
  • Broken Orange Pekoe (B.O.P.)
  • Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings (B.O.P.F.)
  • Broken Pekoe (B.P.)
  • Fannings
  • Dust

Classified by the period of harvestingFirst flush (spring), Second flush (summer) ,Autumnal flush (autumn)