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.

 

    • Assam BOP broken leaf - Silver Tips Tea Online Store
    • 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 broken leaf style, Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe or Golden Broken Orange Pekoe. Your basic "regular" tea. Ideal as a base...

      $ 8.37
    • 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!...

      $ 3.25
    • Doomur Dullung, Assam Black
    • Doomur Dullung, Assam Black

      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....

      $ 8.15
    • Harmutty Estate TGFOP - Malty Assam Black Tea with Rich Taste - 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. Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be...

      $ 7.03
    • Heritage Blend - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Heritage Blend-Assam

      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. Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be...

      $ 5.55
    • Kaziranga - Our own special house blend of two of the best estates in Assam - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Kaziranga, Assam

      Our own special house blend of two of the best estates in Assam. This is the tea for Mangalam Estate fans. Tippy, malty, robust! Named after the famed Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam. Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4-5 mins....

      $ 15.10
    • 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. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 5.58
    • ORGANIC MAKAIBARI 1ST FLUSH DARJEELING 2020
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2020

      At long last, we are pleased to offer Season 2020 1st Flush Makaibari - Lot DJ 7/20.  This is our air freight stock.  Because of the Covid-19 lockdowns in India and global flight restrictions, it was extremely difficult to find air carriers and timely connections but it is finally here.   First...

      $ 8.93
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2016 - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 1st Flush previous season

      Still wonderful, but the 2020 harvest is here.  So for all of you who love low prices, here's the previous season's stock at a great value.  All of the 2019 is gone.  We are now offering Lot # 13 from 2018 at a greater discount.  Certified Organic & Fair Trade.  ...

      $ 16.00
    • Makaibari 1st Flush Reserve
    • Makaibari 1st Flush Reserve

      We purchased one chest of a Special Manufacture First Flush this year in a long-leaf style.  Only 10 kg. of this batch were 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...

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

      This is our best-selling Makaibari tea.  We're starting the year with our air-freight stock - DJ 69/20.  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. ...

      $ 7.43
    • 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
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