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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 £3.20 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 £2.80 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

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

Darjeeling House Blend - First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.20 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 £5.20 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

No. 19

Assam Manjushree - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.20 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. 24

Tarry Lapsang Souchong - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.20 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

No. 15

Mary Grey - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.20 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. 31

Christmas Tea - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.60 for 50g Pack

Warm up winter with our aromatic Christmas Tea Blend from Nuwara Eliya. Enriched with festive spices such as cinnamon and cloves, it’s a heavenly afternoon treat.

From: Sri Lanka

No. 2

Ceylon Breakfast - Loose Leaf Tea (BOPF)

From £4.00 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. 9

Darjeeling Earl Grey - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.68 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. 6

Assam Thowra - Loose Leaf Tea

From £4.00 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. 20

Luxurious Pekoe - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.20 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. 36

Assam Breakfast - Loose Leaf Tea

From £3.20 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 £5.20 for 50g Pack

Full of fruity notes and classic Darjeeling tea musatel 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

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