Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than the oolong, green, and white teas. All four types are made from leaves of the shrub (or small tree) Camellia sinensis. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than the less oxidized teas. Two principal varieties of the species are used – the small-leaved Chinese variety plant (C. sinensis subsp. sinensis), used for most other types of teas, and the large-leaved Assamese plant (C. sinensis subsp. assamica), which was traditionally mainly used for black tea, although in recent years some green and white have been produced. The leaf color changes from green to a coppery red, giving black tea its distinctive liquor. The fermentation is then stopped, and the leaves are heat fired and dried.
Darjeeling Gold Tipped - An Indian tea called the "Queen of Tea's." It is slightly fragrant without being too brisk.
Assam Estate-This is a rich strong Indian tea with a powerful character and intense color. This gutsy tea has a good malty flavour, which is good all day. Well suited to a coffee drinker's taste.
English Breakfast- A smooth and full-bodied blend of teas from India and China. This tea is a strong tea, and makes a great start to the day. It has a full malty flavor, and a rich dark color.
Keemun - This prized Chinese tea possesses a rich distinctive flavor and an aroma reminiscent of orchids and roses.
Scottish Breakfast – A bold, brilliant and strong cup. Its full body stands up to milk.
Lapsang Souchong-Large Chinese tea leaves are dried over pine fires imparting a distinctive smoky flavor into the leaves. This tea’s smoked pine flavor, creates quite a taste sensation.
Earl Grey - Chinese teas scented with oil, extracted from a small citrus fruit grown in the Mediterranean know as bergamot.
Irish Breakfast - A good way to ease into your day. Assam tea smoothed with tea from China creates a pungent, brisk, malty amber brew.
Irish Afternoon - A blend of African and Indian teas that are both bold and rich creating a substantial tea to get you through the afternoon.
Clipper Gold - A blend of African teas makes a very bold cup with a deep golden orange color.
Chinese Oolong - From Fujian province produces a light orchid fragrance and a delicate cup.
Decaf English Breakfast
Decaf Earl Grey
Earl Grey Manhattan - Wonderful oil of bergamot flavor with lovely cornflowers makes it equally appealing to look at as it is to taste.
Russian Blend - A hearty blend of Chinese teas, which impart a striking aroma with a smoky after-taste. The last Czar of Russia was given this tea as a "taste of heaven" before he was executed.
Hyde Park Blend
Hyde Park Blend-This tea is an Old Victorian blend of Earl Grey, lavender and rose petals. It has quickly become a regional favorite.
Queen's Blend - A favorite of Queen Anne. Rumor has it that she drank 40 cups of this tea every day for the last 20 years of her life. This tea has a slight sweetness, light-body which makes this rumor almost believable.
Blended Black Teas >
Ginger Peach - The piquant spicy character of ginger and the sweet character of peaches makes for a very agreeable combination. This tea is also quite refreshing served over sparkling ice.
Arctic Fire-Black tea and cornflower blossoms create a unique bright fragrant peachy - peppery tasting tea. Sip this tea and it will tantalize your senses.
Vanilla Almond - Natural smooth flavor of vanilla powers the first sip of this tea, sweetening the cup. The nuttiness of almonds makes it soar to the zenith of a dessert tea.
Natural Mango-One sip and the bold tropical flavors with bits of dried mangoes will mentally transport you to a tropical island with cool ocean breezes. This tea is an enchanting afternoon treat.
Figgy Cherry – an interesting friendship of three fruits: the acerola cherry, fig and sour cherry.
Peppermint Bark – A vanilla China black tea with dried peppermint leaves, chocolate bits and mini candy canes.