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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

Authentic Masala Chai - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 125

Authentic Masala Chai - Loose Leaf Tea

From £6.50 for 50g Pack

Our authentic loose-leaf Masala Chai balances bold Assam leaves with traditionally grown Indian spices for an invigorating blend packed with warming flavours.

From: Assam, India

Assam Manjushree - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 19

Assam Manjushree - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.00 for 50g Pack

A bold single-origin tea, Assam Manjushree has an abundance of beautiful golden tips and delivers all the malty characters of a classic Assam breakfast brew.

From: Sibsagar District, Assam, India

No. 6

Assam Thowra - Loose Leaf Tea

From £5.00 for 50g Pack

Rise and shine: with its golden tips and strong notes of malt and spice, this stellar breakfast brew from Thowra Tea Estate is all you need to start your day.

From: Sivasagar District, Assam, India

No. 9

Darjeeling Earl Grey - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.60 for 50g Pack

Made with premium spring-flush leaves and Calabrian bergamot, our loose-leaf Darjeeling Earl Grey is a luxury black tea with a palate-enlivening citrus tang.

From: Darjeeling, India

No. 36

Assam Breakfast - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 for 50g Pack

With its bold, dark leaves and invigorating, malty flavour, this Assam Breakfast blend is the perfect brew to perk up your morning.

From: Assam, India

No. 3

Margaret's Hope - Darjeeling Second Flush Loose Leaf Tea

From £6.50 for 50g Pack

Full of fruity notes and classic Darjeeling tea muscatel character, this loose-leaf tea hails from the famed Margaret’s Hope Tea Estate at the foot of the Himalayas.

From: Kurseong, Darjeeling District, 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

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

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

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

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