Black Tea (Varietal/Non-Flavored)

Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon, English Breakfast – 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 Pinot Grigio.  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.  You can browse by origin or name or type - just use the filters provided. For ease of navigation, we have arranged them alphabetically.  Additionally, well-known blends such as English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast are grouped under Popular Blends.

 

    • Kenilworth OP - One of the best known Ceylon gardens - long leaf, OP grade, full-bodied - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Kenilworth OP

      One of the best known Ceylon gardens - long leaf, OP grade, full-bodied, good with or without milk. Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 4.12
    • New Vithanakande Estate OP - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • New Vithanakande Estate OP

      Tippy and wiry, an exquisite leaf style. Silver-tipped, one of the finest teas out of Ceylon with the classic OP leaf characteristic of this grade. A must try. One of our personal recommendations. A house favorite. Very good for those who enjoy a brisk, flavorful cup. In strength - not...

      $ 11.13
    • Organic Ceylon OP - This black tea is a very good long leaf Organic and Fair Trade Ceylon OP from Idulgashinna Estate. Bright cup, good body, not too strong. Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Ceylon OP

      A very good long leaf Organic and Fair Trade Ceylon OP from Idulgashinna Estate. Bright cup, good body, not too strong. Read more about Ceylon Teas here. Use 1 Tablespoon leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 7.84
    • Ruhunu Super Pekoe - A robust, thick Ceylon Black Tea - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Ruhunu Super Pekoe

      The Ceylon Ruhunu region has tea estates under 2000 ft. and produces robust, thick teas and this one is no exception. The dense rolled leaf style is unusual. Try it! Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 8.01
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