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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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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. 13

Irish Breakfast - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 for 50g Pack

Get your day off to a strong start with this rich, full-bodied Irish Breakfast tea, a premium BOPF1 blend from the renowned Nuwara Eliya region of Sri Lanka.

From: Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

Assam Mangalam - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 5

Assam Mangalam - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.50 for 50g Pack

With its enticing caramel aromas, malty flavour and hint of spice, this premium Mangalam Estate black tea is a beautiful example of an authentic Assam brew.

From: Sivasagar District, Assam, India

No. 14

Chinese Keemun - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 for 50g Pack

The godfather of Chinese breakfast brews, this smoky, single-origin Keemun tea offers sweet, fruity characters to get your day off to a luxurious start.

From: Qimen County, Anhui Province, China

No. 26

Dian Hong - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.50 for 25g Pack

A sweet yet fresh Chinese tea from Yunnan, our Dian Hong makes a stunning bright-red infusion, rich in antioxidants and perfect for afternoon drinking.

From: Yang Ta Village, Yunnan Province, China

No. 4

Adam's Peak - Loose Leaf Tea

From £12.50 for 50g Pack

Rich in silver tips and caramel aromas, this high-grown tea from Sri Lanka is one of the finest Ceylon teas you’ll find – ultra smooth and utterly delicious.

From: Maskeliya, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

Organic Ahinsa - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 16

Organic Ahinsa - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.50 for 50g Pack

Wake up to our brisk and delicious Ahinsa loose-leaf tea – organic and FBOP graded, it’s full of classic Ceylon characters and the ideal breakfast brew.

From: Ihala Millawa, Ruhuna Principality, Sri Lanka

No. 10

Decaffeinated Ceylon - Loose Leaf Tea

From £5.85 for 50g Pack

Enjoy all the malty qualities of a premium Sri Lankan tea any time of day with our aromatic loose-leaf Decaf Ceylon Black Tea.

From: Ruhuna Principality, Sri Lanka

Kenilworth - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 38

Kenilworth - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.00 for 50g Pack

Bright, lively and beautifully smooth, this loose-leaf Kenilworth tea is one of Ceylon’s finest and makes a lovely alternative to the standard breakfast brew.

From: Ginigathena Town, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Assam Meleng - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 34

Assam Meleng - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.00 for 50g Pack

Subtly malty with a hint of sweetness, this premium loose-leaf Meleng tea from Assam’s prestigious second flush is an uplifting brew to begin your day with.

From: Jorhat District, 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

Assam Golden Valley - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 44

Assam Golden Valley - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.00 for 50g Pack

A high-grown tea from India’s most famous tea-growing region, Assam Golden Valley is a premium second-flush breakfast tea: dark amber and deliciously malty.

From: Golden Valley, Assam, India

No. 25

Doke Black Fusion - Rare Loose Leaf Tea

From £5.95 for 25g Pack

Packed with malty character and a hint of molasses, this award-winning Indian tea from the sustainably run Doke Tea garden in Bihar is a refreshing all-day brew.

From: Kishanganj, Bihar, East India

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