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Supermarket Black Tea

Which black tea you should buy depends on how you take it—plain or with milk and sugar.

What We Learned

Coffee may get all the buzz, but tea is hot: Americans consumed 3.6 billion gallons in 2014, 84 percent of which was black tea, according to the Tea Association of the United States. Sales of bagged and loose tea have increased by 17 percent in the past five years.

But which affordable, everyday black tea is best? We surveyed the market and chose seven of the most popular and wid...

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