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.

 

    • BLACK TEA FROM ASSAM REGION, MANJUSHREE ESTATE
    • 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.

      $ 5.15
    • Meleng Estate, Assam - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Meleng Estate, Assam

      Premium Assam. Well defined leaves, an abundance of tips, outstanding. Very smooth, several layers of flavor, no sharpness, just a great rounded cup. This is a treat. The best Assam we carry - pour a cup! Use 1 generous tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep...

      $ 15.57
    • DARJEELING BLACK LEAF FROM MILIKTHONG ESTATE
    • Milikthong 2nd flush

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

      $ 5.57
    • ORGANIC DARJEELING BLACK LEAF
    • 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...

      $ 8.73
    • Sessa Estate STGFOP - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Sessa Estate Assam

      This is a single-estate robust black tea, one of our best. STGFOP grade.  Hearty, full bodied and rich yet sweet and smooth with a round flavor. A very satisfying Assam. Forceful and impressive.  Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk...

      $ 12.04
    • Tiger Hill Estate OP - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea Sale
    • Tiger Hill Estate OP

      A very prestigious garden in the Nilgiris. A self-drinking tea. Not as strong as an Assam, stronger than Darjeelings. Good with or without milk. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 8.73 $ 5.00
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