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 - 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 broken leaf style, Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe or Golden Broken Orange Pekoe. Your basic "regular" tea. Ideal as a base...

      $ 7.52
    • 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!...

      $ 2.92
    • Doomur Dullung Estate - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • 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....

      $ 6.91
    • 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...

      $ 6.32
    • 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. Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be...

      $ 4.99
    • 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....

      $ 27.14
    • 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.

      $ 5.01
    • ORGANIC MAKAIBARI 1ST FLUSH 2019
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2019

      Enjoy the 2019 season - this is the prize crop of Darjeeling, called 'the champagne of teas". We begin this season with Lot 8/19 - 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 &...

      $ 7.95
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2016 - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 1st Flush previous season

      Still wonderful, but the 2019 harvest is here.  So for all of you who love low prices, here's 2018 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...

      $ 10.00
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2019
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2019

      Introducing our specially air-freighted 2019 Makaibari 2nd flush! The classic coppery hue to the infused leaf is very noticeable in this new 2019 lot along with a pleasant pungency in taste. We're pleased with the 2nd flush harvest this year and we were fortunate to select the best. From an estate certified...

      $ 6.68
    • Makaibari Autumnal
    • 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....

      $ 11.66
    • Manjushree Assam - A well-balanced tippy Assam, a fine pluck with well defined elegantly twisted leaf - 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. Use 1 generous tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Good with milk.

      $ 4.63
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