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.

    • Assam CTC - Organic - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Assam CTC - Organic

      The everyday tea of India. No frills, just a nice strong cup. Small round granules of tea produced in the Crush Tear & Curl style (CTC). Certified Organic. Good with milk. Does justice to the phrase, "If Strength is your Weakness, then Assam is your Tea".  Definitely a strong cup!...

      $ 2.62
    • Assam BOP - Organic - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Assam BOP - Organic

      A strong broken leaf tea - grade is usually FBOP or GBOP. What does all this mean? This indicates that it is not a full leaf tea but a smaller leaf style, Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe or Golden Broken Orange Pekoe. Your basic "regular" tea. Good with milk. Certified Organic....

      $ 3.38
    • Assam TGFOP - Organic - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Assam TGFOP - Organic

      Certified Organic whole leaf robust black tea. Nice full-bodied character. A best-seller. Great for the price, nothing too fancy but your reliable, hearty pick-me-up every morning. Steep anywhere from 3-5 minutes, good with milk. 

      $ 3.96
    • Heritage Blend - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Heritage Blend

      Our own blend of long-leaf Assam estates - not too strong but with the characteristic full-bodied taste of pure Assam. Good with milk but can be enjoyed on its own.

      $ 4.48
    • Manjushree Assam - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Manjushree Assam

      A well-balanced tippy Assam, a fine pluck with well defined elegantly twisted leaf. Not too malty with a sweet finish. Well-priced.

      $ 4.16
    • Khongea Estate - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Khongea Estate

      Rich, malty, a very good everyday Assam with nice, thick liquor, some tips to the leaf producing a good-morning breakfast cup.

      $ 4.50
    • Harmutty Estate TGFOP - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Harmutty Estate TGFOP

      A classic tippy, malty Assam with excellent flavor. Part of the well-known Goodricke companies, Harmutty teas are known for their exquisite gold tips and rich taste. One of our recommendations.

      $ 5.78
    • Doomur Dullung Estate - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Doomur Dullung Estate

      A hearty, malty Assam with an abundance of tips from the eastern part of Assam. Smooth finish, a great cup! In Assamese, Doomur Dullung means "the fisherman's bridge". This estate is one of the plantations of the Assam Company, established in 1839 by a royal deed of the British Parliament....

      $ 6.58
    • Sessa Estate STGFOP - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Sessa Estate STGFOP

      An outstanding tea, featuring lots of golden tips. Hearty, full bodied and rich yet very sweet and smooth with a round flavor. A very satisfying Assam. Forceful and impressive. One of our best.

      $ 9.72
    • Kaziranga - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Kaziranga

      Our own special house blend of two of the best estates in Assam. Tippy, malty, robust! Named after the famed Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.

      $ 12.30
    • Meleng Estate, Assam - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Meleng Estate, Assam

      Premium Assam. Well defined leaves, an abundance of tips, outstanding. Very smooth, several layers of flavor, no sharpness, just a great rounded cup. This is a treat. The best Assam we carry - pour a cup!

      $ 12.90
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2015 - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2015

      Still wonderful but the 2016 harvest is here.  So for all of you who love low prices, here's a great value.  Enjoy 2015 Makaibari first flush at a discount!  Certified Organic & Fair Trade.  

      $ 5.00