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.

 

    • Ancient Forest Yunnan, Org./FT - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Ancient Forest Yunnan, Org./FT

      Here's a good Yunnan with some gold tips. Could easily become your daily cup. A little more earthy than an Assam, takes well to milk, a robust cup.  Authentic Yunnan from the southwestern province of China of the same name, home to ancient forests of tea trees.  Certified Organic &...

      $ 6.12
    • 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 leaf style, Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe or Golden Broken Orange Pekoe. Your basic "regular" tea. Good with milk. Certified Organic....

      $ 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
    • Assam TGFOP - Organic - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Assam TGFOP - Organic

      Certified Organic whole leaf robust black tea. Nice full-bodied character. A best-seller. Great for the price, nothing too fancy but your reliable, hearty pick-me-up every morning. A nice, strong Organic black tea - will not disappoint! Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins.Milk...

      $ 4.41
    • Dian Black, Organic/ Fair Trade - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Dian Black, Organic/ Fair Trade

      From Yunnan region in China and from some of the oldest tea trees in the world. Very tippy, very rich with a lot of depth and character. A taste of chocolate lingers on your palate. We strongly recommend this tea. Certified Organic & Fair Trade. Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf...

      $ 8.16
    • Guranse Estate, Organic Nepal - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Guranse Estate, Organic Nepal

      A tad stronger than a typical Darjeeling and not quite as floral. Medium-body cup. Nice leaf style with some tips. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 3.5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 7.79
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2017 - The Prize Crop of Darjeeling, Exclusive to us! - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Teas
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2018

      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. 2018 season.  For all those who...

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

      $ 18.00
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2018
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2018

      The classic coppery hue to the infused leaf is very noticeable in this new 2018 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 Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade.  Enjoy our most...

      $ 6.68
    • 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 2017 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...

      $ 7.76
    • 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
    • Organic Ceylon OP - This black tea is a very good long leaf Organic and Fair Trade Ceylon OP from Idulgashinna Estate. Bright cup, good body, not too strong. Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Ceylon OP

      A very good long leaf Organic and Fair Trade Ceylon OP from Idulgashinna Estate. Bright cup, good body, not too strong. Read more about Ceylon Teas here. Use 1 Tablespoon leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 7.84
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