Our collection of gourmet black teas offer full-bodied flavors that are noticeably more enjoyable than the typical tea bag can offer. Offering the highest level of caffeine among all our premium teas, black teas need to steep for approximately 3 – 5 minutes to fully develop flavor without over doing it. Because black teas are oxidized longer than other teas (like green tea or white tea) you’ll find they have a stronger flavor. Available in both ½ lb and 2 lb bags we are sure you’ll love all these premium loose leaf black teas.
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This blended black tea is one of the most beloved teas of all time. Named after the legendary Charles Earl Grey, a Prime Minister under King William IV in the early 1800s, this tea is said to have been a grateful gift from a Chinese Mandarin man for saving his son’s life.
You’ll enjoy the added Mediterranean bergamot flavor that gives this gourmet black tea its exotic complexity and distinct aroma.
Our English Breakfast Tea is beloved for its full body and robust richness. For centuries people around the world have enjoyed this gourmet tea in their morning rituals. It’s best paired with good company or a good book, along with toast, muffins, or scones. You’ll find some hints of honey and light floral undertones when steeped perfectly.
Lapsang Souchong Tea comes from the Fujian province of China. After the rolling process, the teas are placed into wooden barrels until they begin to emit their own pleasant aroma. As a final step they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung over smoky pine fires where they dry and absorb the smoky essence. This meticulous process makes this tea flavor significantly distinctive from all other teas.
This unique tea encompasses an exotic, smoky flavor; it has often been referred to as a smoked tea. Lapsang-Souchong has grown in popularity with those who appreciate single malt Scotch whiskey and fine cigars. The preparation of the leaves involves withering over cypress or pinewood fires. Once steeped, this gourmet tea produces a bright, burgundy-orange cup of tea with an assertive and bold flavor.
Indulge in one of the most scrumptious chai teas with this highly favored Masala Chai Tea, made from loose-leaf black tea leaves sourced from the southern Indian city of Chochin and blended with Kenyan black tea. This is a Broken Pekoe-grade chai tea with full-bodied flavors and bold South Indian masala spices. Your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised by the cardamom notes and vibrant ginger flavors.
We suggest adding a splash of milk and some sugar to enjoy this favored tea!
Traveling along the trade routes in Southern Russia and Northern China during the 1700s, gourmet tea became an extremely popular item. While the chests of tea travelled by camel from China to Europe through Russia, the tea leaves picked up scents from campfires along the way. Eleven thousand miles and six months later, the tea had changed dramatically; we named this tea Russian Caravan because of its travels along the trade routes. The unique smoky flavor of this black tea is what made it Russia’s second most popular beverage next to vodka.
Enjoy the undertones of a blend that remains as a tradition among the finest Russian teas. We have delicately blended this high-grade black tea with hints of Lapsang Souchong, Formosa Oolong, and China Blend to make this exceptional tea complete. Russian Caravan Tea has an assertive flavor and is for those who like a strong cup of tea.