Black Tea

Black tea is traditionally prepared with milk. This is almost a necessity when drinking black tea from teabags, or CTC (crushed, torn, curled) ea, which tends to turn bitter almost as soon as it is steeped. All of our teas are very high quality and “orthodox”, meaning only whole tea leaves are used, and the resulting tea when steeped properly lacks bitterness and astringency, and can be quite pleasing with nothing added. While adding milk is always an option, we’ve chosen several black teas which are designed to stand on their own.

Darjeeling - 2oz.

$16.00
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We generally prefer second flush Darjeelings as they tend to have more body, less astringency, and a softer flavor than first flush teas. This Darjeeling is unusual for its soft, ripe grape and peach flavors reminiscent of a dark oolong more than a typical black Darjeeling.

Brewing: Water 200F
Leaves: 1tsp/8oz
Time: 3 minutes

English Breakfast Decaf - 2oz.

$5.00
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A blend of teas from the Sri Lanka, India, and China, decaffeinated using a natural water process. Very flavorful, smooth, sweet, and full-bodied.

Brewing:  212F
Leaves: 2tsp/8oz
Time: 2-3 minutes

Golden Brow Souchong - 2oz.

$7.00
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Lapsang Souchong is produced by withering tea leaves over pine or cedar fires, pan-frying, rolling, and oxidizing the leaves, and then drying them in bamboo baskets over burning pine. This unique process results in a bold, smoky, and pungent tea with hints of licorice and wood chips.

Brewing: 212F
Leaves: 2tsp/8oz
Time: 3 minutes

Keemun Peaks - 2oz.

$7.50

Smoked Lapsang Souchong - 2oz.

$7.50

Taiwan Ruby - 2oz.

$17.00
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Yunnan Breakfast - 2oz.

$6.00
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This is our most popular black tea, with a pungent, malty, and smoky flavor, and hints of orange zest and cloves. Made from a blend of Chinese teas and is perfect for iced tea as well as hot.

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