Black teas are those that have been allowed to fully oxidize, and thus the leaves are a deep brown and the infusion coppery in your cup. Please select from our range of black teas from several countries and regions.
50 Shades of Earl Grey (organic)$9.00–$69.00
A sensual pleasure any time of day! Our organic creamy earl grey is blended with osmanthus, romantic rose petals, and wild organic lavender. You don’t have to like the book to love this earl grey!
Assam Chota Tingrai Estate TGFOP (organic)$8.00–$56.00
The Chota Tingrai Tea Estate is located in the Tinsukia district of Assam. Run by young and progressive thinking, fourth generation tea farmers, they are a great example of change agents in Assam toward sustainable and ethical farming.
The leaf style is a very classic Assam, and the very desirable TGFOP grade, a whole leaf that will deliver the bold flavours that are Assam’s calling card, while allowing the tea’s more subtle characteristics to come through. The liquor aroma is honeyed with notes of black currant and apricot, delivering a smooth and full mouthfeel right from the start. One may detect hints of fruit, wood and even fresh melon.
Black Breakfast Beauty$9.00–$62.00
This robust black tea blend combines bold flavour, rich color, & full body with hints of decadent dark chocolate. A selection of strong black teas have been carefully blended from high altitude estates in China, India and Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon-Orange Spiced Black Tea$7.00–$50.005 out of 5
This unique spicy, naturally sweet flavour has become world famous, originating in the historic Pike Place Market in Seattle. Enjoy hot or iced!
NOTE: This blend will soon be unavailable, but you will enjoy its sister blend, Cinnamon Orange-Spiced Rooibos.
Earl Grey Crème (organic, ETP)$9.00–$68.005 out of 5
A beautiful Earl Grey mellowed with delicious cream flavour. The classic oil of bergamont lends the citrus quality that Earl Grey lovers delight in, with the added vanilla creaminess for a velvety variation.
Himalayan Hand-rolled Tips (organic)$9.00–$83.00
beTeas is proud to offer organic Himalayan Tips from the renowned Jun Chiyabari Estate in eastern Nepal. These elegantly curled tips are harvested in autumn and carefully hand rolled, which is extremely labour intensive. This stunning leaf, with its blend of black and green tips, provides a smooth, mild and slightly fruity infusion with flowery notes that is reminiscent of teas from nearby Darjeeling.
Himalayan Orange First Flush Premium (organic)$10.00–$32.00
This 2017 first flush organic black tea, from the renowned Jun Chiyabari Estate in eastern Nepal, is a pure delight for anyone who deeply loves tea or those looking to expand their tea experience! Himalayan Orange is most similar to a highly graded Darjeeling SFGFOP1 yet with even higher quality due to this estate’s curly-twisted hand-rolled leaves. First flush tea leaves retain a slight greenish characteristic despite being a classified black tea, and are a rare treat for artisan tea connoisseurs.
Himalayan White Premium (organic)$16.00–$57.00
White tea from the Jun Chiyabari Estate in eastern Nepal, is a rare treat, as only a limited amount is available each spring and small artisan tea shops like beTeas have to compete with the big guys to get it. This is the first time we’ve been lucky enough to snag a couple of kilos of this exceptional leaf, so don’t miss out on this rare treat!
Jambo Chai! (pesticide free)$8.00–$60.00
Jambo! This is unlike any other chai you have tasted! Our Kenyan black tea leaves are blended with a unique bouquet of spices. An incredibly smooth infusion with rose petal sweetness and spicy highlights of liquorice root, cinnamon and clove. Feel free to add milk but it’s completely unnecessary with this well balanced and tasty cup!
Keemun Panda #1 (organic)$6.75–$12.25
Chinese Keemun (a.k.a. Qimen) is referred to as the ‘burgundy’ of black teas due to its bright reddish infusion and winey and fruity characteristics, often compared to burgundy wines. This exceptional grade, Keemun Panda #1, is one of the best known, and one of the most celebrated.
Kenyan Earl Grey$8.00–$61.00
Our Kenyan black tea leaves are blended with premium, cold-pressed bergamot oil, resulting in a beautifully unique Earl Grey. Rich citrus notes and ripe Kenyan stone fruits produce a pleasantly round, robust and clean cup.
Lapsang Souchong (Organic)$11.00–$85.00
This wonderful organic Lapsang has the delicious oak and pine fire aroma and taste desirable in this traditional Chinese scented black tea. A great choice if you enjoy bold and smokey black tea, or awesome as a culinary tea to infuse into dips and spice rubs.
Lover’s Leap Estate Orange Pekoe$7.00–$11.00
This Ceylon black tea from Sri Lanka is a true Orange Pekoe from the famed, Lover’s Leap Estate. This single estate is located in the foothills directly below the Lovers Leap waterfall in Nuwara Eilya district.
Lychee Black is a popular tea in China, made of black tea from Hunan province and scented with lychee fruit peels. Strong, sweet fruity aroma and a sweet, honey-like taste – delightfully delicious!
Mango Tango Black$7.50–$13.50
This blend of crisp Ceylon black tea with dried mango pieces creates a light and fruity combination that will have you dancing in any season.
Mt. Kenya Black (BOP)$6.00–$44.00
Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa, at 2,000 m above sea level. The orthodox black tea leaves from these small scale farmers produce a beautifully complex cup that can be enjoyed clear, or taken with milk if one prefers. A robust and malty cup with notes of berries.
Graded ‘BOP’, or ‘broken orange pekoe’ means the whole leaf is broken only slightly, allowing greater surface area to infuse a bold malty cup to get your morning going!
Nandi English Breakfast (pesticide free)$8.00–$55.00
Take a tea trip around the world with this well balanced and full-bodied breakfast blend of black teas from Kenya, India and China. Our Kenyan tea is small-scale farmer grown. No chemicals are ever sprayed on the tea leaves. Non-GMO verified, Rainforest Alliance certified.
Old Tea Tree Golden Needle (Yunnan Black Tea)$21.00–$40.00
This exceptional black tea from Yunnan province is made exclusively of young downy buds or ‘golden tips’, and pan fired to perfection. Yunnan Golden Buds is also known as “Dian hong”, and is considered amoung the finest of black teas.
The golden buds produce a brew that is amber in colour with a sweet, gentle aroma and no astringency. Soft and delicious with a smooth, malty taste, with notes of caramel and honey that leave a lingering sweet finish!
Queen Elizabeth English Breakfast (ETP)$7.00–$101.00
This breakfast blend is a royal tribute, blended with traditional black teas of India. Gentle fruity notes from Nilgiri to the south, rich malty notes from Assam to the east and bright muscatel undertones from Darjeeling to the north, merge into a lovely smooth finish.
Sexy, Spicy Chai!$8.00–$15.005 out of 5
Chai lovers seeking spice in their life will revel in this tantalizing black tea blend! Our spiciest chai, with plenty of pepper, ginger and cardamom will have you loosening your tie and speaking in sultry tones!