Black tea is also known as "red tea" in Chinese because of it's amber liquor. Recent research has explored the potential health attributes of tea through studies in humans and animal models, and through in vitrolaboratory research. For the most part, studies conducted on green and black tea, which are both from the Camellia sinensis plant, have yielded similar results.
Pungent, good body (thick), rich, often sweet, some can take milk well (usually India and Sri Lanka teas), China black teas are often more complex and sweeter as they are usually not processed with the use of milk in mind. They can be bright red brown to rich smoky brown in color.