Top 12 Best Black Teas

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Our top best lists are diverse, if not eclectic, reflecting the sheer variety of tea styles out there. Some of that best buys are classic teas crafted to perfection, others sport unconventional flavors or offer reliable and consistent quality at a bargain… and some are just Editor’s personal favorites. All are amazing, tried and true!

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Harney & Sons Loose Leaf Black Tea, Lapsang Souchong

An ancient and much loved tea from China, large leaves are dried over smoky pine fires Develops a distinctive smoky flavor so give it a try when you want a change of pace Tastes like pine smoke and bacon with some dark stone fruit Medium-full bodied tea with a heady aroma of pine and ...

1st Flush Margaret’s Hope Darjeeling “Limited Edition”

This wonderful Indian Darjeeling is the best first flush that we have ever had the privilege of tasting, and is available in very strictly limited quantities, so don't miss out! We only have limited stock quantity of Darjeeling Margaret's Hope First Flush available, and it is already proving ...

Halmari Clonal Premium Assam Second Flush Black Tea

An indulgent clonal bush harvested black tea from the iconic plantations of Halmari in Assam. Perfectly manufactured with typical dark black leaves laden with golden tips all over, the tea is characteristic of a delicious malty flavor with hints of dark chocolate, caramel & dates in the forefront. ...

Grand Yunnan N°21

Cultivated at 8,500 feet altitude in the hot and humid region of Yunnan, this remarkable black tea from China is known for the delicate taste of wet earth and its discrete bitterness. Black China tea

Russian Evening N°50

Russian Evening N50 is a harmonious blend of a black tea from China with chocolate notes and a black tea from India that is light and balanced. Low in caffeine, this tea is ideal for enjoying in the evening or late afternoon. China black tea (75%), Darjeeling black tea (25%)


There is a strong Russian influence in this black tea flavoured with sweet grass, which adds the subtle texture of honey to this beverage. Blend of black China teas with scent of buffalo grass

Irish Breakfast

Black tea. Irish breakfast is rich and strong black tea from Assam in northern India. A popular breakfast tea, it yields a complex cup with malty, floral and sweet flavors. Irish breakfast is perfect plain but also delicious with a splash of milk. The Irish drink more tea per capita than almost ...

The Republic of Tea, Mango Ceylon, Metabolic Frolic Tea, 50 Tea Bags

The Republic of Tea's Mango Ceylon Metabolic Frolic Tea has quickly become one of the most popular flavors. Great served hot or cold, this uplifting black tea will convert even the most adamant coffee drinkers. The light and sweet flavors of mango and sunflower blossoms combine with fine black tea ...

Classic English Breakfast Black Tea

Our classic breakfast tea is a rich combination of strong, full-bodied and robust teas handpicked from the finest estates of Assam and goes perfectly with a dash of milk and sugar. English Breakfast is among the most popular tea blends in the world. Popularized by the Queen Victoria of England, it ...

Shagadelic English Breakfast

Our Shagadelic English Breakfast tea combines four gorgeous, full leaf, black teas from three different countries, resulting in a deep, rich, well-balanced liquor. This British tea favorite is fit for the Queen, but lighthearted enough for Austin Powers.

Darjeeling Puttabong Summer

Black tea from the famous Darjeeling region of India. This summer harvest tea comes to us from one of our favorites, Puttabong Estate. These tea gardens are some of the highest in the world, at 6000 feet above sea level. At these high altitudes, the tea leaves grow more slowly, and have more time ...

Ceylon Tea

Single-estate premium loose leaf Ceylon black tea Origin: Sri Lanka, Kenilworth Estate. Kenilworth Estate is known around the world for its strong full-bodied flavor and is considered to be the hallmark of Ceylon medium grown teas. A scenic area filled with waterfalls, forest land and tea ...

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