Black Tea is the most common tea we drink. Iced Tea...yep, it is Black Tea. Other Teas we know of are Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast and even the main ingredient in Masala Chai (means spiced tea). Like Coffee, this tea can also be mixed with milk and sugar.
Black tea is a variety of tea that is more oxidized than the oolong, green, and white varieties. All four varieties are made from leaves of the shrub (or small tree) Camellia sinensis. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor and contains more caffeine than the less oxidized teas. Two principal varieties of the species are used, the small-leaved Chinese variety plant (C. sinensis subsp. sinensis), also used for green and white teas, and the large-leaved Assamese plant (C. sinensis subsp. assamica), which was traditionally only used for black tea, although in recent years some green has been produced.
While green tea usually loses its flavor within a year, black tea retains its flavor for several years. For this reason, it has long been an article of trade, and compressed bricks of black tea even served as a form of de facto currency in Mongolia, Tibet, and Siberia into the 19th century. Although green tea has recently seen a revival due to its purported health benefits, black tea still accounts for over ninety percent of all tea sold in the West.
This cache was the first of the series I found. Just had to include thenkengrene in my tributes early on since he has helped me out early on in my cacheing history! I call this one the Lipton cache. Ha
Congratulations to BulldogBlitz on the FTF and for not getting a ticket!