A heavily oxidized tea, its name (red tea) derived from the reddish copper tint of its leaves and bright red coloring of its liquid. It is not known when the tea was first produced, but it has been found in records dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Originating in Fujian Province, it has grown to be the most widely produced and drunk tea in the world. Chinese teas and Western teas are very different in aroma and flavor; the most common of Western teas being Earl Grey which typically use tea leaves from India and English Breakfast which is a blend from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and India; as well as China. London received its first shipment of black tea in 1645 after Queen Elizabeth I started the East India Shipping company in 1599.