Indian black tea has a long and storied history, dating back to the days of the British Raj. In fact, it was the British who first popularized this type of tea in India, in an effort to break China's monopoly on the tea trade. The most common type of Indian black tea is Assam tea, named after the region in India where it is grown. This type of tea is known for its full-bodied, malty flavor. Indian black teas are also often used in masala chai, a spiced tea popular in India. Whether you enjoy it plain or with a bit of sweetness, Indian black tea is sure to please.