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Black Tea

From bold, caffeine-rich breakfast blends to soothing afternoon brews, black tea is the most popular type of tea in the world. Who doesn’t have a canister of this tea in their kitchen cupboard? At The Tea Makers of London, we pride ourselves on our large collection of single-origin, loose-leaf black teas, all from renowned tea-growing regions. So join us and browse the best of Assam and Darjeeling in India, Dimbulla and Maskeliya in Sri Lanka and Yunnan in China – and discover just how good this wonderfully versatile beverage can be by buying your black tea online from The Tea Makers of London.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BLACK TEAS

About Our Black Teas


We believe that traditional, orthodox tea-processing techniques produce the best-tasting teas. During its production process, black tea undergoes oxidation, producing dark tea leaves and often a rich, full-bodied infusion with an astringent flavour profile and high caffeine content. By working closely with our producers, we are able to stay up-to-date with seasonal climatic conditions and production processes, which is what enables us to provide consistently high-quality luxury teas to our customers. We strive to offer the best single-origin and loose-leaf black tea blends in the UK, and also offer some of our black teas in biodegradable tea bags.


Milk And Sugar?


Breakfast brews have been popular in the West since the 1890s, . Many of ours are delightfully smooth and can be enjoyed on their own; for the more tannic teas, however, feel free to add a dash of milk – and a little honey or sugar, to taste, if you like.


The Many Types of Black Tea


Black tea is astonishingly diverse: just take a look at our pale amber-hued Snowview, full of light floral characters from Darjeeling’s treasured spring flush. It’s about as far away from, say, our rich and spicy Masala Chai as you can get.

Looking for the perfect morning tea? Explore our collection of luxury breakfast teas. Or, if you're new to loose-leaf tea, you might like to try our Classic Black Tea Discovery Pack to find your favourite breakfast brew. Alternatively a drinking a cup of English Breakfast or Earl Grey may be the perfect place to start.

Finally, to get a flavour of the full history, culture and geographical riches that make up the world of black tea, read about the iconic black tea district of Assam.

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Darjeeling House Blend - First Flush Loose Leaf Tea
No. 8

Darjeeling House Blend - First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 for 50g Pack

This award-winning, first-flush loose-leaf Darjeeling boasts a delightful light amber colour and refreshing muscatel flavour that can be enjoyed any time of day.

From: Darjeeling, India

No. 301

Assam Chocolate Spice - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 for 50g Pack

This loose-leaf black tea from India’s renowned Assam region has been mixed with cocoa and ginger for a complex chocolate spiced tea that’s perfect for winter.

From: Assam, India

No. 312

Liquorice Root Tea - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.50 for 50g Pack

Kiss goodbye to the winter blues with our uniquely fragrant loose-leaf Liquorice Tea, packed with anti-inflammatory benefits and cold-weather comfort.

From: Mixed Origin

Margaret's Hope - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea
2021 First Flush

Margaret's Hope - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

From £7.50 for 25g Pack

Light, fruity and floral, this micro-batch Margaret’s Hope tea from the 2021 spring harvest shows why Darjeeling is often known as the ‘Champagne of teas’.

From: Kurseong, Darjeeling District, India

Snowview - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea
2021 First Flush

Snowview - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

From £5.50 for 25g Pack

A stunning single-origin tea from the Himalayan foothills, Snowview 2021 First Flush is light and floral with the muscatel qualities Darjeeling is famed for.

From: Teesta Valley, Darjeeling District, India

Selimbong - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea
2021 First Flush

Selimbong - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

From £10.95 for 25g Pack

Light golden, with heavenly floral and fruit notes, this loose-leaf tea from the revered Selimbong estate is an exquisite example of a Darjeeling first flush.

From: Pokhribong, Darjeeling District, India

Upper Namring - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea
2021 First Flush

Upper Namring - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

From £6.00 for 25g Pack

From one of the finest Darjeeling estates, Upper Namring 2021 First Flush is a delightful loose-leaf Indian tea: fresh, fruity and a perfect mid-morning brew.

From: Teesta Valley, Darjeeling District, India

Goomtee - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea
2021 First Flush

Goomtee - 2021 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

From £7.50 for 25g Pack

Sweet and floral, our Goomtee Darjeeling first flush is an exceptional Indian black tea. Pour a cup mid-morning or in the afternoon and put a spring in your step.

From: Kurseong, Darjeeling District, India