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.
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.
From £3.00 for 50g Pack
Invoking images of wood-burning stoves and forest walks, this strong and smoky tarry lapsang from Fujian province is the perfect black tea to warm your winter.
From: Fujian Province, China
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
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
£35.00 for 50g Caddy
Feel restored with a refreshing caddy of organic Sun Moon Lake, one of the most sought-after single-origin teas from the tranquil mountains of central Taiwan.
From: Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
From £6.50 for 25g Pack
This black tea is from the traditional Fengqing region of Yunnan province, renowned for their famous black tea.
From: Fengqing Region, Yunnan Province, China