Black Tea

Assam, Darjeeling, English Breakfast, Earl Grey – 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 Chablis.  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.   We've categorized our Black Teas by Varietals (Straight, non-flavored) and Flavored. You can browse by origin or name or type - just use the filters provided. Additionally, well-known blends such as English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast are grouped under Popular Blends.

To learn more about Breakfast Tea Blends, the differences between them as well as the history behind them, Click Here.

    • 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!...

      $ 3.25
    • Assam BOP broken leaf - Silver Tips Tea Online Store
    • 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...

      $ 8.37
    • Assam TGFOP - Organic
    • Assam TGFOP - Organic

      ***PLEASE NOTE:  Due to Covid-19 lockdowns in India, we are still awaiting a new shipment of Assam which is several weeks away.  Until our shipment arrives, we recommend you try Organic Assam BOP  or Victoria's Cup.*** Certified Organic whole leaf robust black tea. Good, full-bodied character. A best-seller. Great for the price,...

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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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...

      $ 7.03
    • 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....

      $ 8.15
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.

      $ 4.37
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