Types of tea: black tea

This family of tea is characterized by complete oxidation of its leaves. Black tea is known to the Chinese as red tea, due to the reddish-caramel color of the infusion. So when we talk about red tea we are also talking about black tea. For black teas, more mature leaves are usually collected, with the exception of the very high quality black teas where only the buds are collected and taken to the oxidation process.