Black Tea

Assam, Darjeeling, English Breakfast, Earl Grey – all these are Black Teas, the most commonly known tea throughout the world.  But each is different!  Darjeeling, the “champagne of tea” is as different from Assam as Chardonnay is from Chablis.  Although they all begin as fresh green leaf, black teas get their dark color through a specific tea manufacturing process.  For more on this, read our section on Tea Basics.   We've presented our Black Teas in the most classic sequence - Assam, Darjeeling, Nilgiri, Ceylon, China with varietals first.  You can browse by origin or name or type - just use the filters provided.

    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2015
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2015

      Enjoy the fresh bouquet! The prize crop of Darjeeling, the champagne of teas - this is first flush 2015 - slightly astringent, a green hue to the leaf and a pleasant floral tone to the cup. Enjoy the spirit of the Himalayas - Organic, Biodynamic & Fair Trade. A short...

      $ 6.50
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2015
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2015

      Enjoy our 2015 mid-season 2nd flush with the distinct coppery hue to the infused leaf, silver-tipped leaves and a pleasant pungency to the cup. Notice the many layers of complex flavor of this lot. From an estate certified Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade.

      $ 5.96
    • Makaibari 2nd Flush 2014
    • Makaibari 2nd Flush 2014

      This is from the previous season - A classic 2nd flush muscatel tea from the Makaibari Estate - the pioneers of biodynamic tea farming in the world. This tea has a pronounced floral bouquet, with nutty and pungent notes in the cup and is one of our most popular selections....

      $ 3.00
    • Milikthong 2nd flush
    • Milikthong 2nd flush

      A medium body Darjeeling, well-priced to suit all tastes, with minimum astringency.

      $ 4.50
    • Makaibari Autumnal
    • Makaibari Autumnal

      A mellow tea from the later part of the season from an estate known for its commitment to sustainable agriculture. A very easy tea to enjoy! Stronger than 1st or 2nd flush teas. Can tolerate some milk.

      $ 5.00
    • North Point - Org/Fair Trade
    • North Point - Org/Fair Trade

      Our house Organic Darjeeling blend of spring and autumn harvests. Just the right body - not too floral, not too astringent, medium cup but with the characteristic light Darjeeling note. Organic, Fair Trade & priced right.

      $ 3.00
    • Earl Grey Imperial - Org/Fair Trade
    • Earl Grey Imperial - Org/Fair Trade

      A medium-strength Earl Grey that can be enjoyed without milk. The organic Darjeeling tea lightens the liquor but still retains all the taste of bergamot.

      $ 5.76