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. Whole-leaf black teas bear no relation to tea bag finely cult black teas - treat yourself to several different whole leaf black teas and you will immediately notice better, more pure flavor, finesse, and depth of character.

Some black tea, especially very long leaf teas such as Yunnan black tea from southwest China 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 have blossomed into something wonderful !)

 

View our Selection of Black Tea:

Ceylon Black Tea

China Black Tea

India Black Tea:

Nepal Black Tea

Taiwan Black Tea
 

New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea

Arabian Nights Arabian Nights
Spiced Black Tea
India
Masala Chai

Especially blended for Tea Trekker
Assam Baghmora Tea Estate black tea Assam Baghmora Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
CTC - BOPSM
2015 Autumnal Pluck
(October, November)
Assam Doomni Estate black tea Assam Doomni Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - FTGFOP
2014 2nd Flush
(May, June)
Assam Gingia Tea Estate black tea Assam Gingia Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - GFOP
2015 2nd Flush
(May, June)
Assam Golden Fancy Black Tea Assam Golden Fancy
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - FTGFOP
2015 2nd Flush
(May, June)
Assam Golden Mahseer black tea Assam Golden Mahseer
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - GFOP
2014 Autumnal Flush
(October, November)

Low Inventory
Assam Kacharigaon Tea Estate black tea Assam Kacharigaon Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
CTC - BOPSM
2015 Autumnal Pluck
(October, November)
Assam Kaziranga black tea Assam Kaziranga
Black Tea
Assam State, India
CTC - OF
Organic
2015 Autumnal Pluck
Assam Namsang Estate black tea Assam Namsang Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - TGFOP
2015 2nd Flush
(May, June)
Assam Satispur Estate black tea Assam Satispur Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - FOP
2015 1st Flush
(March)
Assam Tippy Breakfast black tea Assam Tippy Breakfast
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - TGFOP
2015 2nd Flush
(May, June)
Bai Lin Extra Tippy black tea Bai Lin Extra Tippy
Black Tea
Fujian Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(May)
Bai Lin Superfine Black tea Bai Lin Superfine
Black Tea
Taimu Shan, Fujian Province
China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2015 Spring Pluck
(May)
Ceylon Fancy Silver Tips black tea Ceylon Fancy Silver Tips
Black Tea
Ruhuna Region, Sri Lanka
FOP
Ceylon Kenilworth Garden black tea Ceylon Kenilworth Garden
Black Tea
Kandy Region, Sri Lanka
OP
Ceylon Koslanda Estate Black Tea Ceylon Koslanda Estate
Black Tea
Dimbula Region, Sri Lanka
OP
Organic
Ceylon Lover's Leap Estate Black tea Ceylon Lover's Leap Estate
Black Tea
Nuwara Eliya Region, Sri Lanka
FOP
Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate 1st flush black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Spring Joy
A limited production early spring tea
China tea bush varietal
2016 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Goomtee Estate Silver Thunder 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Goomtee Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Silver Thunder

On Sale Now!
was: $30 for 4oz

2015 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Gopaldhara Exotic 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Gopaldhara Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Exotic Delight

On Sale Now!
was: $30 for 4oz

2015 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 1st Flush 2016 black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
FTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2016 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Okayti Estate Fresh Dew 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Okayti Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Fresh Dew
Organic

On Sale Now!
was: $30 for 4oz

2015 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Selim Hill Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
FTGFOP1 CH SPL
Organic
China tea bush varietal
2016 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Selim Hill Estate Silver Tips
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Organic
A limited production early spring tea
China tea bush varietal
2016 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Thurbo Garden Oriental Delight 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Thurbo Garden
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Oriental Delight
SFTGFOP1

On Sale Now!
was: $30 for 4oz

2015 1st Flush
(March)
Decaf English Breakfast Decaf English Breakfast
Decaf Irish Breakfast Decaf Irish Breakfast
Earl Grey scented black tea Earl Grey
Scented Black Tea
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

We use natural (not artificial) Bergamot Oil, pressed from citrus grown in Italy
English Breakfast blended black tea English Breakfast
Blended Black Tea
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

Organic
Fenghuang Dan Cong Black tea Fenghuang Dan Cong Black
Black Tea
Phoenix Mountain
Guangdong Province, China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2015 Spring Pluck
(May)

Newly-arrived 3rd lot for 2015
Golden Monkey black tea Golden Monkey
Black Tea
Fujian Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(May)

Low Inventory!
Golden Monkey Extra-tippy black tea Golden Monkey Extra-tippy
Black Tea
Fujian Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(May)
Golden Nepal black tea Golden Nepal
Black Tea
Maloom Estate
Ilam District, Nepal
Iced Tea Blend Iced Tea Blend
Blended Black Tea
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store
Irish Breakfast blended black tea Irish Breakfast
Blended Black Tea
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.
Organic
Jin Jun Mei black tea Jin Jun Mei
Black Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Beautiful Golden Eyebrows
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Jolon's Blend Jolon's Blend™

Envisioned 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™
Blended Black & Oolong Tea
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 Teabags Kagoshima Black Teabags
Black Tea
Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
(May, June)
Keemun Bi Lo Chun-Style Black tea Keemun Bi Lo Chun-Style
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Keemun Buds black tea Keemun Buds
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Keemun Congou black tea Keemun Congou
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Qimen Gongfu Hong Cha
Organic
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Keemun Hao Ya 'A' black tea Keemun Hao Ya 'A'
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Superfine Grade
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Keemun Mao Feng black tea Keemun Mao Feng
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Premium Grade
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Lapsang Souchong Mainland China smoked blak tea Lapsang Souchong Mainland China
Highly Smoked Black Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Lapsang Souchong Taiwan smoked black tea Lapsang Souchong Taiwan
HIghly Smoked Black Tea
Central Taiwan
Nepal Black Bouquet black tea Nepal Black Bouquet
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2015 Late Summer Pluck
(August, September)
Dark Heart Tippy black tea Nepal Everest
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Dark Heart Tippy
Hand-Rolled
Organic
2015 Late Summer Pluck
(August, September)
Nepal High Himalaya Tips black tea Nepal High Himalaya Tips
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2015 2nd Flush
(May)
Nilgiri Glendale Estate Winter Fancy black tea Nilgiri Glendale Estate Winter Fancy
Black Tea
Nilgiri, India
Frost Tea
2015 / 2016 Winter Pluck
Harvest Date: Dec 23, 2015
Nilgiri Parkside Estate Fancy black tea Nilgiri Parkside Estate Fancy
Black Tea
Nilgiri, India
Silver Flame
Frost Tea
Orthodox - FTGFOP1
2015 / 2016 Winter Pluck
Harvest Date: Dec 23, 2015
Nilgiri Parkside Estate Standard black tea Nilgiri Parkside Estate Standard
Black Tea
Nilgiri, India
Silver Flame
Frost Tea
Orthodox - FTGFOP1
2015 / 2016 Winter Pluck
Harvest Date: Dec 23, 2015
Rose Congou
Scented Black Tea
Traditional Manufacture with Fresh Rose Petals
China
Russian Wine blended tea Russian Wine
Blended Black & Green Tea
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
Blended Black Tea
Not blended by Tea Trekker but you should love it anyway!
Sikkim black tea Sikkim
Black Tea
Temi Estate
Sikkim State, India
Tanzania Usambara black tea Tanzania Usambara
Black Tea
Tanzania
CTC - BP1
Organic
Wai Shan Lao Shu black tea Wai Shan Lao Shu
Black tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(May)
Yunnan AiLao Shan black tea Yunnan AiLao Shan
Black Tea
Zhenyuan County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2014 Spring Pluck
(March, April)
Yunnan Da Bai Black Threads black tea Yunnan Da Bai Black Threads
Black Tea
Tang Ta Village, Jinggu County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2014 Spring Pluck
(March, April)
Yunnan Fancy Grade black tea Yunnan Fancy Grade
Black Tea
Yunnan Province, China
Yunnan Feng Qing Black Marbles black tea Yunnan Feng Qing Black Marbles
2016 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(middle of March )
Yunnan Feng Qing Imperial Dian Hong black tea Yunnan Feng Qing Imperial Dian Hong
Black Tea
Feng Qing County, Lincang Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
2015 Autumnal Pluck
(September, October)
Yunnan Jingdong Wuliang Golden Threads black tea Yunnan Jingdong Wuliang Golden Threads
Black Tea
Jingdong County
Pu-erh ( Simao ) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2014 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Yunnan JingMai Wild Arbor Tea black tea Yunnan JingMai Wild Arbor Tea
Black Tea
JingMai Shan, Lancang County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Yunnan JingMai Wild Arbor Tea #2
Black Tea
JingMai Shan, Lancang County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Yunnan Jumbo Golden Buds black tea Yunnan Jumbo Golden Buds
Black Tea
Simao Tea Harvesting Area
Puerh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Yunnan Old-Style Purple Varietal Leaf Tea black tea Yunnan Old-Style Purple Varietal Leaf Tea
Black Tea
Dehong Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
Light Roast
2014 Spring Pluck
(April)
Yunnan Simao Dian Hong black tea Yunnan Simao Dian Hong
Black Tea
Simao Tea Harvesting Area
Puerh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
(March)
Yunnan Sweet Tips of Simao black tea Yunnan Sweet Tips of Simao
Black Tea
Puerh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2014 Autumnal Pluck
(September, October)
Yunnan Tippy Golden black tea Yunnan Tippy Golden
Black Tea
Yunnan Province, China
Yunnan Wa Minority Wild Arbor black Tea Yunnan Wa Minority Wild Arbor Tea
Black Tea
Cangyuan County, Lincang Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
Organic
2014 Autumnal Pluck
(September)
Yunnan Yi Mei Ren blak tea Yunnan Yi Mei Ren
Black Tea
Jingdong County
Pu-erh ( Simao ) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2012 Autumnal Pluck
(September)

3 years rested
Zao Bei Jian black tea Zao Bei Jian
Black Tea
Sichuan Province, China
Imperial Sichuan
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong smoked black tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #1
Lightly Smoked Black Tea
Tong Mu Village, Wu Yi Shan, China
Original 'Lapsang Souchong'
2014 Spring Pluck
(April)
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #2 black tea (not smoked) Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #2
Un-Smoked Black Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
2014 Spring Pluck
(April)