The European palate responded with great enthusiasm to this new, strong tea. So the English created tea plantations in their colonies in India, Sri Lanka and Africa in order to free themselves from trading tea with China, but also in order to cultivate the tea varieties according to “European” tastes. At the end of the 19th century, tea culture is Germany was growing in popularity.
Today, mild, fruity, tropical or sweet aromatic varieties of black tea are particularly prized.
Recommended preparation for black tea: Place the desired quantity of black tea in a cup (150ml) with just-boiled water (100 °C) and leave to steep for the recommended time.