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 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.  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.

 

    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2017 - The Prize Crop of Darjeeling, Exclusive to us! - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Teas New Products
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2018

      Our 2018 harvest is in! Enjoy the prize crop of Darjeeling, the champagne of teas - this is Lot DJ 10/18 - slightly astringent, excellent leaf style, and an underlying floral tone to the cup. A short steep recommended.  Enjoy the spirit of the Himalayas - Organic, Biodynamic & Fair Trade. For all...

      $ 7.50
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2016 - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea Sale
    • Makaibari 1st Flush previous season

      Still wonderful, but the 2018 harvest is here.  So for all of you who love low prices, here's 2017 stock at a great value.  Enjoy Makaibari first flush at a steep discount! Certified Organic & Fair Trade.   Use 1 tsp. leaf  per  8 oz. cup.   Pour boiling water over...

      $ 17.00 $ 12.00
    • Makaibari 2nd Flush 2017 - Exclusive Darjeeling Tea, only the Finest - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2017

      The classic coppery hue to the infused leaf is very noticeable in this lot along with a pleasant pungency in taste. It was a short 2nd flush harvest in 2017 and we were fortunate to select the best. From an estate certified Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade. Use 1 tsp. leaf...

      $ 6.30
    • Makaibari 2nd Flush-previous season - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 2nd Flush-previous season

      Still wonderful but alas, this year's stock is now in! This is from the previous 2016 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...

      $ 8.00
    • Makaibari Autumnal - A mellow Black Tea from the end of the season - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • 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. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep...

      $ 5.50
    • Milikthong 2nd flush - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Milikthong 2nd flush

      A medium body Darjeeling, well-priced to suit all tastes, with minimum astringency. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves.  Steep 3.5 mins.

      $ 4.73
    • North Point - Org/Fair Trade - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • 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. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 3.5...

      $ 7.40
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