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:

Japan Black Tea

Nepal Black Tea

Taiwan Black Tea

Tanzania Black Tea
 

New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea

Alishan Black tea Alishan Black
Black Tea
Alishan tea district
Chiayi County, Taiwan
2015 Summer Pluck

Low Inventory!
Arabian Nights Arabian Nights
Spiced Black Tea
India
Masala Chai

Especially blended for Tea Trekker
Assam Black Buggets black tea Assam Black Nuggets
Black Tea
Assam State, India
CTC - BOP
Organic
non-vintage, 2nd Flush production

returning soon with 2 choices!
Assam Doomni Estate black tea Assam Doomni Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - FTGFOP
2014 2nd Flush
Assam Gingia Tea Estate black tea Assam Gingia Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - GFOP
2015 2nd Flush
Assam Golden Fancy Black Tea Assam Golden Fancy
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - FTGFOP
2015 2nd Flush

- New Lot Just Arrived -
Assam Golden Mahseer black tea Assam Golden Mahseer
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - GFOP
2014 Autumnal Flush
Assam Monkhooshi Estate black tea Assam Monkhooshi Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
CTC - OF
Organic
non-vintage production
Assam Namsang Estate black tea Assam Namsang Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - TGFOP
2015 2nd Flush
Assam Satispur Estate black tea Assam Satispur Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - FOP
2015 1st Flush
Assam Tippy Breakfast black tea Assam Tippy Breakfast
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - TGFOP
2015 2nd Flush
Bai Lin Extra Tippy black tea Bai Lin Extra Tippy
Black Tea
Fujian Province, China
2015 Late Spring Pluck
Bai Lin Black tea Bai Lin Superfine
Black Tea
Taimu Shan, Fujian Province
China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2015 Late Spring Pluck
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 2nd Flush 2015 black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Hand-Rolled Leaf from the AV2 cultivar 2015 2nd Flush

Limited Production
Darjeeling Goomtee Estate Silver Thunder 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Goomtee Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Silver Thunder
2015 1st Flush

Limited Production
Darjeeling Gopaldhara Exotic 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Gopaldhara Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Exotic Delight
2015 1st Flush
Darjeeling Jungpana Estate 2015 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Jungpana Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
FTGFOP1 CH
2015 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 1st Flush 2015 black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
FTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2015 1st Flush
Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Estate 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
FTGFOP 1
2015 2nd Flush

Low Inventory!
Darjeeling Margaret's Hope China Delight 2015 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
China Delight
FTGFOP1 CH
2015 1st Flush

Limited Production
Darjeeling Oaks Estate 2015 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Oaks Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
SFTGFOP1
Organic

On Sale Now!
was: $28 for 4oz

2015 1st Flush
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
Darjeeling Poobong Estate 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Poobong Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
SFTGFOP 1 CH
2015 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Thurbo Garden Oriental Delight 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Thurbo Garden
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Oriental Delight
SFTGFOP1
2015 1st Flush
Decaf Ceylon Decaf Ceylon
Decaffeinated Black Tea
Dimbula Region, Sri Lanka
FOP

Low Inventory!
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 Late Spring Pluck

Newly-arrived 3rd lot for 2015
Golden Monkey black tea Golden Monkey
Black Tea
Fujian Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
Golden Monkey Extra-tippy black tea Golden Monkey Extra-tippy
Black Tea
Fujian Province, China
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 Early Spring Pluck
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 Genmaicha black tea Kagoshima Black Genmaicha
Black Tea
Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
Japanese Black Tea with Toasted Rice

On Sale Now!
was: $18 for 4oz

2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
A Tea Trekker Exclusive!
Kagoshima Black Teabags Kagoshima Black Teabags
Black Tea
Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Keemun Bi Lo Chun-Style Black tea Keemun Bi Lo Chun-Style
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
Keemun Buds black tea Keemun Buds
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
Keemun Congou black tea Keemun Congou
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Qimen Gongfu Hong Cha
Organic
Keemun Hao Ya 'A' black tea Keemun Hao Ya 'A'
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Superfine Grade
2015 Spring Pluck
Keemun Mao Feng black tea Keemun Mao Feng
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Premium Grade
2015 Spring Pluck
Lapsang Souchong Mainland China smoked blak tea Lapsang Souchong Mainland China
Highly Smoked Black Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Lapsang Souchong Taiwan smoked black tea Lapsang Souchong Taiwan
HIghly Smoked Black Tea
Central Taiwan
Nepal Everest Dark Heart black tea Nepal Everest
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Dark Heart
Hand-Rolled
Organic
2014 Spring Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Tips black tea Nepal High Himalaya Tips
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2015 Late Spring Pluck
Nilgiri Glendale Estate Winter Fancy Nilgiri Glendale Estate Winter Fancy
Black Tea
Nilgiri, India
Frost Tea
2015 / 2016 Winter Pluck
Harvest Date: Dec 23, 2015
Nilgiri Parkside Estate Fancy 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 Nilgiri Parkside Estate Standard
Black Tea
Nilgiri, India
Silver Flame
Frost Tea
Orthodox - FTGFOP1
2015 / 2016 Winter Pluck
Harvest Date: Dec 23, 2015
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
Tung Ting black tea Tung Ting Black
Black Tea
Pingding Village, Lugu Township
Nantou County, Taiwan
Frozen Summit
2015 Summer Pluck

A special treat!
Wai Shan Lao Shu black tea Wai Shan Lao Shu
Black tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
2015 Late Spring Pluck
Wai Shan Xiao Zhong black tea Wai Shan Xiao Zhong
Black tea
Wai Shan, Wu Yi Shan
Fujian Province, China
2015 Late Spring Pluck
Ying De #9 black tea Ying De #9
Black Tea
Guangdong Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
Yunnan AiLao Shan black tea Yunnan AiLao Shan
Black Tea
Zhenyuan County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2014 Spring Pluck
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
Yunnan Fancy Grade black tea Yunnan Fancy Grade
Black Tea
Yunnan Province, China
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
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
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
Yunnan JingMai Wild Arbor Tea #2 black tea Yunnan JingMai Wild Arbor Tea #2
Black Tea
JingMai Shan, Lancang County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2015 Spring Pluck
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
Yunnan Mengsong black tea Yunnan Mengsong
Black Tea
Mengsong Shan
Menghai County
Xishuangbana Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
Organic
2015 Spring Pluck

Low Inventory!
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
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 10th )
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
Yunnan Yi Mei Ren blak tea Yunnan Yi Mei Ren
Black Tea
Jingdong County
Pu-erh ( Simao ) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2012 Autumnal Pluck
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 Early Spring Pluck
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 Early Spring Pluck