This is the type of loose leaf tea with which most readers will be most familiar. This is the tea that we call ‘builders tea’ and that the British like to drink with biscuits. It’s a good alternative to coffee as it has a slightly lower caffeine content but still enough to help you get up and going in the morning. On top of this, black tea still contains many of the antioxidant properties that make green tea so popular. The Brits drink black tea with milk but if you’d rather go continental, you can enjoy it as they do in Eastern Europe and many other countries with a slice of lemon.