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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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Supreme Earl Grey - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 7

Supreme Earl Grey - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 for 50g Pack

Our award-winning Earl Grey Supreme combines premium Ceylon leaves with delightfully fragrant bergamot oil in this exquisite best-selling tea.

From: Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

English Breakfast - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 1

English Breakfast - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.50 for 50g Pack

A premium blend of black teas, our award-winning English Breakfast tea balances strength with caramel smoothness in a classic brew that can be enjoyed all day.

From: Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

No. 15

Mary Grey - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 for 50g Pack

A delicate take on Earl Grey, our loose-leaf Mary Grey is aromatic, fruity, scattered with golden marigold flowers and made from the finest Ceylon black teas.

From: Dimbula Region, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

No. 2

Ceylon Breakfast - Loose Leaf Tea (BOPF)

From £5.00 for 50g Pack

This authentic loose-leaf Ceylon Breakfast Black Tea is a full-bodied Sri Lankan blend that’s refreshing, well-balanced and packed with antioxidants.

From: Elpitiya, Galle District, Sri Lanka

No. 20

Luxurious Pekoe - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 for 50g Pack

Smooth enough for easy morning drinking but with comforting caramel notes for the afternoon, our Pekoe has all the character of a premium Ceylon black tea.

From: Maskeliya, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

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

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

No. 38

Kenilworth - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.85 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

Aislaby Tea Garden - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 21

Aislaby Tea Garden - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.50 for 50g Pack

This black tea from Aislaby estate from the eastern hills of Sri Lanka offers a strong and brisk unmistakable Uva region flavour.

From: Ruhuna Principality, Sri Lanka

Vithanakande Estate - Loose Leaf Tea
No. 22

Vithanakande Estate - Loose Leaf Tea

From £8.50 for 25g Pack

This evenly graded wiry silver tippy black tea showcases the true craftmanship of the tea makers at this award-winning tea factory.

From: Sinharaja Forest, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

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