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.

 

    • 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.

      $ 6.52
    • New Vithanakande Estate OP - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • New Vithanakande Estate OP

      Tippy and wiry, an exquisite leaf style. Silver-tipped, one of the finest teas out of Ceylon with the classic OP leaf characteristic of this grade. A must try. One of our personal recommendations. A house favorite. Very good for those who enjoy a brisk, flavorful cup. In strength - not...

      $ 14.49
    • 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
    • Organic Keemun - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Keemun

      The basic China breakfast black - slight smokey undertones. Organic. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 5.74
    • ORGANIC BLACK TEA FROM NEPAL
    • Organic Nepal

      A tad stronger than a typical Darjeeling and not quite as floral. Medium-body cup. Nice leaf style with some tips. Certified Organic from Kanchanjangha Tea Estate.  Learn more about the growing popularity of Nepal Teas in  Kanchanjangha Tea Estate is mentioned in the article towards the end. Use 1 tsp. leaf...

      $ 17.34
    • ORGANIC NILGIRI WHOLE LEAF BLACK TEA
    • Organic Nilgiri

      Nilgiri is from the southern part of India and although less well-known than the Assam and Darjeeling regions in northern India, it produces a medium-body, brisk tea that is considered 'forgiving' and is enjoyed by millions as their daily cup.  Nilgiri teas can be enjoyed as is without the addition...

      $ 11.04
    • Panda Blend - The best of China black teas, rich with a slight dry finish. Sure to please. A combination of Keemun and Yunnan china tea, with beautiful gold tips. Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Panda Blend

      The best of China black teas, rich with a slight dry finish. Sure to please. A combination of Keemun and Yunnan, with beautiful gold tips. Good by itself or with milk. Robust and rich with a slight undertone of the well-known Keemun smokiness. A house favorite. Use 1 generous tsp....

      $ 5.38
    • CEYLON BLACK SUPER PEKOE GRADE
    • Ruhunu Super Pekoe

      The Ceylon Ruhunu region has tea estates under 2000 ft. and produces robust, thick teas and this one is no exception. The dense rolled leaf style is unusual. Try it! Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 5.22
    • 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...

      $ 14.09
    • Tiger Hill Estate OP - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • 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.

      $ 5.11
    • CHINA YUNNAN BLACK TEA
    • Yunnan, China Black

      Deep, rich taste, with some tips -  a good quality Yunnan for your daily cup.  This is a whole leaf, grade TGFOP. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 5.15
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