disclaimer: i ain’t a pro bon vivant!
first thing first,
Black tea is a variety of tea that is more oxidized than the oolong, green, and white varieties. Black tea is generally stronger in flavour and contains more caffeine than the less oxidized teas (source). And it contains a number of antioxidants, mainly catechins that have anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-tumoric properties (whoa!) (source).
it has a slightly bitter plus robust rusty taste which i lurve (no im no a mutated ant who live on iron okie!). da bitter might due to i was sipping it while cramming (one more paper to go T-T) to keep myself awake at ungodly hour (which worked horrendously failed FML). black tea has a more subtle fragrance and stronger aftertaste compared to green tea. i especially lurve having a cuppa tea (be it black or green) after meal to flush out da oil. and my tea MUST be served HOT (if it’s teh c peng then another story la).
don’t be fooled by its colour. it might look like foul water taken from public toilet which hasn’t been flushed for years (wtf!), it can actually be sweet (after adding sugar la, i prefer my tea to be kosong tho).
one thing for sure, its colour doesn’t resemble da colour of sabah’s salt water. NOT AT ALL. seriously.