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.

 

    • MAKAIBARI 1ST FLUSH BLACK TEA 2021
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2021

      Our 2021 Air Freight is here!  We were lucky to snatch up the best of the lots this year prior to the Covid catastrophe in India.  This is lot DJ 13/21 - truly excellent -  with the characteristic greenish hue to the dry leaf and a floral, light amber cup.  ...

      $ 10.44
    • Makaibari 1st Flush Reserve
    • Makaibari 1st Flush Reserve

      We purchased a Special Manufacture First Flush in a long-leaf style.  A very limited quantity of this batch was manufactured - Lot 06/20 - which we air-freighted in.  It is unusual in the leaf style - long, uncut leaves with greenish tips, a style usually not employed for first flush Darjeeling teas.  The...

      $ 10.00
    • ORGANIC DARJEELING BLACK 2ND FLUSH
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2020

      This is our best-selling Makaibari tea.  2nd flush has more body than 1st flush and is more pungent and floral than 1st season which tends to be more astringent.  It keeps its character better even as the leaf matures.  From an estate certified Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade.  Enjoy our...

      $ 7.44
    • 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 2019 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...

      $ 8.64
    • Makaibari Autumnal - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea Sale
    • 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. For those familiar with Makaibari Apoorva in India, this is the tea to choose....

      $ 12.98 $ 7.00
    • ORGANIC DARJEELING BLACK LEAF
    • North Point Makaibari

      Our house Organic Darjeeling blend at a lower price point. Just the right body - not too floral, not too astringent, medium cup with a few tips, and with the characteristic Darjeeling note. Organic, Fair Trade & priced right. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water...

      $ 8.73
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