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.

 

    • 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
    • Keemun Mao Feng - Curly, wiry leaves with an outstanding aroma and a rich and superb taste, makes this one of the best Keemuns anywhere - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Keemun Mao Feng

      Keemun Hair Point - a top grade of Keemun. Long, wiry leaves with an outstanding aroma and a rich and superb taste, makes this one of the best Keemuns anywhere. Can tolerate milk though none may be required.  Staff recommendation! Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water...

      $ 14.25
    • Keemun Superior - black tea with a hint of natural smokiness - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Keemun Superior

      The name comes from Qimen county in southern Anhui province. A robust tea with staying power. Perfect for the afternoon or evening. A hint of natural smokiness. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 6.70
    • Kenilworth OP - One of the best known Ceylon gardens - long leaf, OP grade, full-bodied - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Kenilworth OP

      One of the best known Ceylon gardens - long leaf, OP grade, full-bodied, good with or without milk. Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 4.58
    • Kenya GFOP - a broken leaf tea (GFOP) and has a nice full body and bright cup - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Kenya GFOP

      A good tea for those who like a robust cup. Kenya is the largest tea producer in Africa. Tea gardens can be at elevations of up to 6,000 feet. This selection is a broken leaf tea (GFOP) and has a nice full body and bright cup. Good with or without...

      $ 13.21
    • 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.

      $ 5.57
    • 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".  These are are the first picks of the year, 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...

      $ 8.93
    • 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...

      $ 19.00
    • ORGANIC DARJEELING BLACK 2ND FLUSH
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2019

      This is our best-selling Makaibari tea. 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 Organic, Biodynamic and...

      $ 7.43
    • Makaibari Autumnal - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • 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....

      $ 6.49
    • 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
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