I’m not quite sure this is the right place to put this. Ten Ren sells several grades of black tea both loose and in bags. What I’m drinking is the loose second grade black tea. Its slightly astringent and slightly smoky. I’m sure that there are correct words to describe the rest of the taste and I am sure they are not ‘refined’, ‘pleasant’, or ‘fancy’. But I don’t know what they are, so that’s what you’re getting. This tea plays the BMW to my normal morning Assam’s Camaro SS. They’re both quick of the line, but one is much more poised (and expensive).
Black tea, a completely fermented tea, is the world’s most popular tea. When brewed, it produces a rich red color and strong flavor. It can be enjoyed either hot or cold and served with lemon, sugar, or cream. Black tea is the most common tea served in American restaurants as ice tea.