Black Tea


The most popular style of tea consumed in Europe and North America, black tea is manufactured in over 50 countries of the world. Premium, orthodox black tea (full and whole long-leaf tea) is produced in various regions of China and India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and nearly every country of Africa..

Delicious drunk plain or with milk or sugar, black tea has been an essential beverage for Western tea drinkers since the introduction of tea to Europe by Dutch traders in the mid-1600’s.

Black tea is fully-oxidized and steeps a strong, dark cup. Black tea is produced in many different leaf styles and flavor profiles that reflect the terroir of origin: aromatic, brisk yet smooth Keemun; complex Sichuan; full-bud 'honeyed caramel' specialties from Yunnan;  delicate and aromatic Himalaya-grown Darjeeling and Nepal; robust Assam from north-eastern India; and classic fruity and brisk Ceylon from the Highlands of Sri Lanka.

Did you know that different black teas can be drunk young, rested or aged?

Tea Trekker believes that some premium black teas taste better when they have rested a year or so before drinking.

Unlike green tea, most black teas will retain their flavor and aroma for many years, particularly orthodox-manufacture, whole-leaf black tea. These teas can benefit from resting or sometimes aging, which may transform them into a more flavorful, deep and rich cup when they are kept in cool, dry storage conditions.
(This does not mean that an un-identified package of supermarket black teabags that have been hiding in the back of your pantry for years will still be tasty!)

However, try several different whole leaf black teas and you will immediately notice better, more pure flavor, finesse, and depth of character.

View our selection of Black Teas:

Ceylon Black Tea

China Black Tea

India Black Tea:

Nepal Black Tea

Taiwan Black Tea
 

New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea 

Listed below are the current Tea Trekker black teas, in alphabetical order

Alishan Black tea Alishan Black
2013 Summer Pluck
Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Arabian Nights Arabian Nights
Masala Chai
Assam Black Buggets black tea Assam Black Nuggets
CTC - BOP
Organic
non-vintage production

- more will be available mid-April
Assam Flower of Assam black tea Assam Flower of Assam
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck

- more will be available mid-April -
Assam Golden Fancy Black Tea Assam Golden Fancy
Orthodox - FTGFOP
Organic
2013 1st Flush

Assam Kama Black tea Assam Kama Black
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Monsoonal Pluck

- more will be available mid-April -
Assam Monkhooshi Estate black tea Assam Monkhooshi Estate
CTC - OF
Organic
non-vintage production
Assam Tippy Breakfast black tea Assam Tippy Breakfast
Orthodox - TGFOP
Organic
2013 1st Flush

Ceylon Fancy Silver Tips black tea Ceylon Fancy Silver Tips
FOP
Dimbula
Ceylon Kenilworth Garden black tea Ceylon Kenilworth Garden
OP
Kandy
2012
Ceylon Koslanda Estate Black Tea Ceylon Koslanda Estate
OP
Dimbula
Organic
Ceylon Lover's Leap Estate Black tea Ceylon Lover's Leap Estate
FOP
Nuwara Eliya
Ceylon Lumbini Tea Factory Black tea Ceylon Lumbini Tea Factory
FBOPFEXS
Ruhuna
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
Darjeeling Castleton Garden 1st Flush 2012 Darjeeling Castleton Garden
SFTGFOP1 CH
2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
SFTGFOP 1 CH SPL-EX1
2013 1st Flush
Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate 1st flush black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
SFTGFOP1 CH SPL-EX1 2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Goomtee Estate 2012 1st Flush Darjeeling Goomtee Estate
FTGFOP1
Organic
2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Jungpana Estate 2013 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Jungpana Estate
FTGFOP 1
Organic
2013 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Jungpana Estate Silvertips 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Jungpana Estate
Silver Tips
FTGFOP1 Cl
Organic
2013 2nd Flush
- LIMITED PRODUCTION -
- VERY LITTLE REMAINING IN STOCK -
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 2012 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
SFTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 2013 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
SFTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2013 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Estate 2012 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Estate
FTGFOP1
2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Rohini Estate Euphoria 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Rohini Estate
Euphoria
Limited Production
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Selim Hill Estate 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Selim Hill Estate
FTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2013 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Sournee Black Blossom black tea Darjeeling Sourenee Estate
Black Blossom
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2013 2nd Flush
- LIMITED PRODUCTION -
Darjeeling Thunderbolt Blend Non-Vintage 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Tea Trekker's Thunderbolt Blend
FTGFOP1
Organic
Non-Vintage 1st Flush
Decaf Darjeeling Decaf Darjeeling
Decaf Earl Grey Decaf Earl Grey
Scented in-house by hand
Decaf English Breakfast Decaf English Breakfast
Decaf Irish Breakfast Decaf Irish Breakfast
Earl Grey Earl Grey
Blended and scented by us right here in the store with natural, not artificial,
Italian oil of Bergamot
English Breakfast blended black tea English Breakfast
Organic
Fenghuang Dan Cong Black tea Fenghuang Dan Cong Black
Organic, EU-Compliant
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Golden Monkey black tea Golden Monkey
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Golden Monkey Extra-tippy black tea Golden Monkey Extra-tippy
Golden Nepal black tea Golden Nepal
Maloom Estate
Hong Zhen Zhu black tea Hong Zhen Zhu
Fujian Black Pearls
Iced Tea Blend Iced Tea Blend
Irish Breakfast blended black tea Irish Breakfast
Organic
Jin Jun Mei black tea Jin Jun Mei
Beautiful Golden Eyebrows
2012 Early Spring Pluck
Joseph Hawley's Smugglers Blend™ black tea Joseph Hawley's Smugglers Blend™
Similar to a "smokey" style Russian Caravan.
Keemun Congou black tea Keemun Congou
Organic
2013
Keemun Hao Ya 'A' black tea Keemun Hao Ya 'A'
2013
Keemun Mao Feng black tea Keemun Mao Feng
Premium
Organic 2013 Spring Pluck
Lapsang Souchong Mainland China smoked blak tea Lapsang Souchong Mainland China
Lapsang Souchong Taiwan smoked black tea Lapsang Souchong Taiwan
Longevity Keemun blak tea Longevity Keemun
Organic
Dark Heart Tippy black tea Nepal Everest
Dark Heart Tippy
Hand-Rolled
Organic
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
2013 Summer Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips blak tea Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips
Organic
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
2013 2nd Flush
Russian Wine blended tea Russian Wine
Our version of the original Russian Caravan
Scottish Breakfast blended black tea Scottish Breakfast
Sikkim black tea Sikkim
Temi Estate
Sun Moon Lake black tea Sun Moon Lake
Red Ruby #18
2013 Summer Pluck
Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Taiwan Sampler Taiwan Sampler
Tung Ting black tea Tung Ting Black
Frozen Summit
2013 Summer Pluck
Ying De #9 black tea Ying De #9
2011 Spring Pluck
Yunnan AiLao Shan
High Mountain Zhenyuan
2012 Autumnal Pluck
Yunnan Amber Tips black tea Yunnan Amber Tips
Dayeh Dian Jin
2012 Spring Pluck
Yunnan Fancy Grade black tea Yunnan Fancy Grade
Yunnan Feng Qing Imperial Dian Hong black tea Yunnan Feng Qing Imperial Dian Hong
2012 Autumnal Pluck
Yunnan Gao Li Gong Shan black tea Yunnan Gao Li Gong Shan
High Mountain Budset
2012 Autumnal Pluck
Yunnan Jingdong Wuliang Golden Threads black tea Yunnan Jingdong Wuliang Golden Threads
2014 Pre-Qing Ming
Yunnan Jumbo Golden Buds black tea Yunnan Jumbo Golden Buds
2013 Spring Pluck
Yunnan Old Tea Bush Dian Hong black tea Yunnan Old Tea Bush Dian Hong
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Yunnan Sweet Tips of Simao black tea Yunnan Sweet Tips of Simao
2012 Autumnal Pluck
Yunnan Tippy Golden black tea Yunnan Tippy Golden
Yunnan Yi Mei Ren blak tea Yunnan Yi Mei Ren
2012 Autumnal Pluck
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong smoked black tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong
The original Lapsang Souchong
Organic