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:

Japan Black Tea

Nepal Black Tea

Taiwan Black Tea

Tanzania Black Tea
 

New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea

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

A Trio of Min Hong Gong Fu Black Tea A Trio of Min Hong Gong Fu Black Tea
China
Black tea
Bai Lin Gongfu, Panyang Gongfu, and Zhenghe Gongfu
2014 Spring Pluck
Alishan Black tea Alishan Black
Taiwan
Alishan tea district
2013 Summer Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Arabian Nights Arabian Nights
India
Masala Chai
Especially blended for Tea Trekker
Assam Black Buggets black tea Assam Black Nuggets
India
CTC - BOP
Organic
non-vintage production

Assam Doomni Estate Assam Doomni Tea Estate
India
Orthodox - FTGFOP
2014 1st Flush
Assam Flower of Assam black tea Assam Flower of Assam
India
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Assam Golden Fancy Black Tea Assam Golden Fancy
India
Orthodox - FTGFOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck

Assam Kama Black tea Assam Kama Black
India
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Assam Monkhooshi Estate black tea Assam Monkhooshi Estate
India
CTC - OF
Organic
non-vintage production
Assam Tippy Breakfast black tea Assam Tippy Breakfast
India
Orthodox - TGFOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck

Ceylon Fancy Silver Tips black tea Ceylon Fancy Silver Tips
Sri Lanka
FOP
Dimbula
Ceylon Kenilworth Garden black tea Ceylon Kenilworth Garden
Sri Lanka
OP
Kandy
Ceylon Koslanda Estate Black Tea Ceylon Koslanda Estate
Sri Lanka
OP
Dimbula
Organic
Ceylon Lover's Leap Estate Black tea Ceylon Lover's Leap Estate
Sri Lanka
FOP
Nuwara Eliya
Ceylon Lumbini Tea Factory Black tea Ceylon Lumbini Tea Factory
Sri Lanka
FBOPFEXS
Ruhuna
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
India
SFTGFOP 1 CH SPL-EX1
2013 1st Flush

- VERY LITTLE REMAINING IN STOCK -
Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate 1st flush black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
India
SFTGFOP1 CH SPL-EX1
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate 2nd flush black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
India
SFTGFOP 1 CH SPL
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate 2nd Flush High Altitude black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
India
High Altitude, Hand-Rolled
Limited Production
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Goomtee Estate 2012 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Goomtee Estate
India
FTGFOP1
Organic

On Sale Now !
was: $18 per 4oz

2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Gopaldhara Tea Garden black tea Darjeeling Gopaldhara Estate
India
FTGFOP1 Cl SP
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Gopaldhara Estate 1st Flusk Spring Wonder black tea Darjeeling Gopaldhara Estate
India
Spring Wonder
Limited Production
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 1st Flush 2014 black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
India
SFTGFOP1 CL
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate Signature 2014 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
India
'Signature'
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 2012 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
India
SFTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic

On Sale Now !
was: $18 per 4oz

2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 2nd flush Silvertips black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
India
Silver Tips
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Rohini Estate Euphoria 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Rohini Estate
India
Euphoria
Limited Production
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Rohini Estate 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Rohini Estate
India
FTGFOP1 Cl
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Rohini Estate Esquire 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Rohini Estate
India
Esquire
FTGFOP1
China bush
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Sourenee Estate 2014 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Sourenee Estate
India
FTGFOP1
Organic
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Thunderbolt Blend Non-Vintage 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Tea Trekker's Thunderbolt Blend
India
FTGFOP1
Organic
Non-Vintage 1st Flush
Decaf Ceylon Decaf Ceylon
Dimbula
FOP
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
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

We use natural, not artificial, Bergamot Oil from Italy
English Breakfast blended black tea English Breakfast
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

Organic
Fenghuang Dan Cong Black tea Fenghuang Dan Cong Black
China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Golden Monkey black tea Golden Monkey
China
Golden Monkey Extra-tippy black tea Golden Monkey Extra-tippy
China
Golden Nepal black tea Golden Nepal
Nepal
Maloom Estate
Hong Zhen Zhu black tea Hong Zhen Zhu
China
Fujian Black Pearls
Iced Tea Blend Iced Tea Blend
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store
Irish Breakfast blended black tea Irish Breakfast
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

Organic
Jin Jun Mei black tea Jin Jun Mei
China
Beautiful Golden Eyebrows
2014 Early Spring Pluck
Jolon's Hawley Forest Blend Jolon's Hawley Forest Blend
A Magical Tea

Created and blended by Tea Trekker at the request of author Chrysler Szarlan to celebrate her novel "The Hawley Book of the Dead"
Joseph Hawley's Smugglers Blend™ black tea Joseph Hawley's Smugglers Blend™
A Tea Trekker Original Blend
Proudly blended right here in the store
Our interpretation of a "smokey" style Russian Caravan blend
Named for a Northampton resident and lawyer who was influential in plotting the Boston Tea Party
Kagoshima Black Beauty black tea Kagoshima Black Beauty
Japan
Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Kagoshima Black Genmaicha black tea Kagoshima Black Genmaicha
Japan
Japanese Black Tea with Toasted Rice
Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)

A Tea Trekker Exclusive!
Kagoshima Black Teabags Kagoshima Black Teabags
Japan
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Keemun Congou black tea Keemun Congou
China
Qimen Gongfu Hong Cha
Organic
Keemun Hao Ya 'A' black tea Keemun Hao Ya 'A'
China
Superfine Grade
2014 Spring Pluck
Keemun Mao Feng black tea Keemun Mao Feng
China
Premium Grade
Organic
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
China
Organic
Nepal Everest Dark Heart black tea Nepal Everest
Nepal
Dark Heart
Hand-Rolled
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2014 Spring Pluck
Dark Heart Tippy black tea Nepal Everest
Nepal
Dark Heart Tippy
Hand-Rolled
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2013 Summer Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips black tea Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips
Nepal
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Russian Wine blended tea Russian Wine
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

Our interpretation of the original Russian Caravan tea
Scottish Breakfast blended black tea Scottish Breakfast
Not blended by Tea Trekker but you should love it anyway!
Sikkim black tea Sikkim
India
Temi Estate
Sun Moon Lake black tea Sun Moon Lake
Taiwan
Red Ruby #18
2013 Summer Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Taiwan Sampler Taiwan Sampler
Taiwan
click here for details
Tanzania Usambara black tea Tanzania Usambara
CTC - BP1
Organic
Tung Ting black tea Tung Ting Black
Taiwan
Frozen Summit
2013 Summer Pluck
Ying De #9 black tea Ying De #9
China
2012 Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Yunnan AiLao Shan Yunnan AiLao Shan
China
High Mountain Zhenyuan
2012 Autumnal Pluck
2-years rested
Yunnan Amber Tips black tea Yunnan Amber Tips
China
Dayeh Dian Jin
2012 Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Da Bai Black Threads black tea Yunnan Da Bai Black Threads
China
2014 Spring Pluck
Yunnan Fancy Grade black tea Yunnan Fancy Grade
China
Yunnan Feng Qing Imperial Dian Hong black tea Yunnan Feng Qing Imperial Dian Hong
China
2012 Autumnal Pluck
2-years rested
Yunnan Feng Qing Old Tea Tree Black Gold black tea Yunnan Feng Qing Old Tea Tree Black Gold
China
2013 Autumnal Pluck
1-year rested
Yunnan Gao Li Gong Shan black tea Yunnan Gao Li Gong Shan
China
High Mountain Budset
2012 Autumnal Pluck
2-years rested
Yunnan Jingdong Wuliang Golden Threads black tea Yunnan Jingdong Wuliang Golden Threads
China
2014 Pre-Qing Ming
Yunnan Jingdong Wuliang Golden Threads black tea 2012 Yunnan Jingdong Wuliang Golden Threads
China
2012 Pre-Qing Ming
2-years rested
Yunnan Jumbo Golden Buds black tea Yunnan Jumbo Golden Buds
China
2013 Spring Pluck
1-year rested
Yunnan Old Tea Bush Dian Hong black tea Yunnan Old Tea Bush Dian Hong
China
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested

Low inventory!
Yunnan Old-Style Purple Varietal Leaf Tea black tea Yunnan Old-Style Purple Varietal Leaf Tea
China
Light Roast
2014 Spring Pluck
Yunnan Sweet Tips of Simao black tea Yunnan Sweet Tips of Simao
2013 Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Yunnan Tippy Golden black tea Yunnan Tippy Golden
China
Yunnan Yi Mei Ren blak tea Yunnan Yi Mei Ren
China
2012 Autumnal Pluck
2-years rested
Yunnan Zui Hong Dian Hong black tea Yunnan Zui Hong Dian Hong
2010 Autumnal Flush
Zao Bei Jian black tea Zao Bei Jian
China
Imperial Sichuan
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong smoked black tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #1
China
Tong Mu Village, Wu Yi Shan
Original 'Lapsang Souchong'
Lightly smoked
2014 Early Spring Pluck
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #2 black tea (not smoked) Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #2
China
Wu Yi Shan Black Tea
Not Smoked
2014 Early Spring Pluck