Black Tea

     Black tea is the most common tea in the US. It is produced by setting out fully mature tea leaves and allowing them to wither. The tea is then rolled and allowed to oxidize and dry. The rolling activates the leaves' enzymes and starts the fermentation process. The leaves are then dried in ovens, till they reach the commonly known dark color and thick aroma. Black tea has numerous health benefits, and contains about half the caffeine of coffee.