Black tea is the most well-known variety of tea in the West. Known as "red tea" in China, black tea leaves are fully oxidized. The freshly picked leaves are withered, rolled, fully oxidized, and fired. Black teas are now cultivated worldwide. Some of the most famous black teas come from the Indian regions of Assam, Darjeeling, from Africa as well as Sri Lanka.
Black tea can be steeped in boiling water, but do not overboiled it.