Black Tea

When you first think of tea, it’s probably Black Tea that comes to mind - who hasn’t enjoyed a bag of black tea in their day? For a long time, Black Tea was the only kind of tea anyone West of India could experience because the long trade routes and variable conditions would result in oxidized tea.

Our fine, loose-leaf Black Teas come from India, China, Sri Lanka, Rwanda and Kenya and vary in color when steeped from a light yellowish red to a deep umber. In China, black tea is actually called hong cha, which literally translates as “red tea” for the rich colors of the steeped tea, but the dark oxidized leaves have earned Black Tea its name in English and many other Western languages.