China is the birthplace of all teas and still has the best to offer, black tea is not an exception. We offer a selection of premium loose leaf Chinese black teas, including the classics of Keemun black tea and Lapsang Souchong, the top end black tea JinJunMei (Golden Eyebrow) and Yunnan Dian-Hong black tea and some organic teas such as organic Souchong.
Black teas are fully fermented. They are actually very dark red in both the dry leaves and tea liquid.
Black teas originated from the Ming Dynasty in China. The earliest black teas were from Wu Yi area (Fujian Province, south-east China), produced from small tea shrubs. It was first exported to Europe in 1610 by Poland merchants. During the mid 18th century, black tea\'s making skills were exported to India and Sri Lanka. There are currently about 40 countries in the world now that produce black teas.
Black teas are produced in 12 provinces in China with many varieties.