Black Tea Fannings
Black tea is a completely oxidized (fermented) tea. Black tea, or as it is known in China – Hong Cha (red tea), was originally only for export to the foreign markets. In China it is called red tea in reference to the color of the infused liquid.
Fannings are small pieces of tea that are left over after higher grades of teas are gathered to be sold. Fannings are typically used in most tea bags.