Complex and assertive, black tea is the most consumed of all the teas. Black tea goes through four stages of production – withering, rolling, oxidation and drying/firing. This process results in an intense taste and contains more caffeine than less oxidized teas. Tea Forté only seeks out small tea gardens dedicated to quality and sustainable practices, to protect and benefit the people and the land. Tea Forté selects large, well-shaped leaves that are hand processed and carefully crafted, a task that requires patience and a passion for our offerings of exquisite black tea.