Always check your tea and make sure it smells fresh and vibrant.
Black teas are graded by their leaf size, which determines the tea’s brewing time. The smallest leaves are used in tea bags because they brew very quickly.
There are a number of black teas from Earl Grey to Darjeeling so buy some taster samples before you buy a pack.
Always store in an airtight container or canister in a cool, dark place to help preserve the original flavour for as long as possible. Tea has a long shelf life if you store it correctly.