Black & Flavoured Black Teas

Your day deserves good tea, so why not start it with a delicious black tea? Our black tea range includes robust pure teas, flavoured infusions and exciting blends of loose-leaf and real-leaf bagged teas.

We know that Black tea is an undisputed favourite brew in the western world. It comes in many varieties, with characteristics as diverse as their provenance. Black tea is made by a carefully processing the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves are dried and go through a process of oxidisation, which turns the leaves from a vibrant green to a golden or dark brown. The drying method ferments the tea in a way that increases the amount of caffeine per cup compared to other teas. The caffeine is important because it boosts energy levels and makes us feel good and alert. While all black teas tend to be stronger in taste, and higher in caffeine, than the less-fermented teas, their other characteristics are far from uniform. Black teas come in a kaleidoscope of flavours, aromas and colours.

Popular varieties of black tea include Darjeeling tea, widely acknowledged to be the finest black tea in the world, Assam tea and Ceylon tea, including the classic English Breakfast.

Black Teas

Discover some of our favourite black teas and gifts to inspire!


Black Tea Gift Set

The festive season has arrived! 

Our Black Tea Gift Set contains a classic Assam loose-leaf tea, a stylish Japanese-style tea caddy to hold it and handy stainless-steel filter basket for the perfect fuss-free brew, every time. 

Black Tea Gift Set

The Black Tea Gift Set contains:

100g Assam Golden Melange - An Assam at its best - typically full-flavoured and malty blended using a traditional recipe.

Lumi Tea Caddy 60g - Navy blue caddy with overlapping white flowers finished on soft feel paper wrap. 

Stainless Steel Filter Basket, Small - Stainless steel filter basket with very fine mesh and rest.



Winter Fairy Tale
– Loose-leaf tea

Our Winter Fairy Tale tea is a soothing infusion of black tea with spices and orange-cinnamon flavour. 

We like to describe it as ‘Christmas in a Cup’ thanks to the addition of star anise, rose petals, orange peel, cinnamon and cloves. You can’t get more Christmassy than that!

Winter Fairy Tale loose leaf tea




All Day Delight – Tea Set Hamper

Our All Day Delight Tea Set Hamper contains a fabulous collection of three loose-leaf black teas and a tea ball presented in a beautiful wicker hamper.

All Day Delight Tea Hamper

The hamper includes:

100g English Breakfast - the perfect tea for your first drink of the day.

100g Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope Second Flush- a full-bodied Darjeeling for a perfect afternoon cuppa.

100g Assam Golden Broken Tips - a blended Assam enjoyable with or without a dash of milk.

Stainless Steel Tea Ball Small - An infuser tea ball with fine mesh.



Christmas Surprise – Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Christmas Surprise is an enchanting flavoured black tea with spices, notes of marzipan and cinnamon. Suitably festive, this loose-leaf blend contains black tea, almond, coconut, cinnamon, cocoa, orange, star anise, cornflower blossoms and cloves. 


Christmas Surprise loose leaf tea




Joy of Tea – Masala Chai Teabags

Our Joy of Tea Masala Chai is a commanding Assam expertly blended with exotic spices.

Containing black tea (Assam), ginger, anise, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, and fennel seeds, the Indian tea classic is aromatic and a real delight.

The real-leaf tea is packaged in a large teabag that provides all the space the teas need to unfurl and deliver full flavour.

Each teabag has an innovative clip to hold it in place on your cup or mug whilst brewing and is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Joy of Tea Masala Chai teabags



Irish Malt – Loose-leaf Tea

One of our all-time favourite teas, popular at Cup of Tea H.Q. and with our customers is Irish Malt.  This widely popular Irish Breakfast loose-leaf tea has been specially selected for its robust, spicy Assam flavours.

Flavoured with hints if Irish whiskey and real cocoa nibs, this tea is extravagantly malty and utterly tea-licious.

Our customers say, "Recently tried this tea at Ashford Castle in Ireland, and I'm OBSESSED! Just bought a bunch so that I can enjoy it back home in L.A."

Irish Malt loose leaf tea



Masala Chai – Loose-leaf Tea

Our Masala Chai is bursting with flavour as the black Assam tea is combined with Chai spices including ginger, anise, black peppercorns, clove, cinnamon and fennel. This exotic, spicy tea from India is both mysterious and delicious and can be enjoyed on its own or with milk and sugar.

Our customers say, "Awesome chai tea. I've tried over 25 Chai teas, and this is by far the tastiest and most flavourful. Enjoy!"

Masala Chai loose leaf tea




Joy of Tea Darjeeling Organic – Tea Bags

Our organic Darjeeling Summer Gold tea is an elegantly top-class tea with delicious muscatel flavour. The tea leaves are hand-picked in the summer to ensure the finest quality of tea for this slightly more robust Darjeeling. 

Our customers say: “This Darjeeling is my first cup of the day. It has such a fresh, flavoursome taste which I think is best without milk. A really beautiful cup of tea."

Joy of Tea Darjeeling Organic teabags





English Breakfast St. Andrews – Loose-Leaf Tea 

Our English Breakfast St. Andrews is a robust and full-bodied breakfast tea. A dark colour when brewed, this traditional tea has a hearty feel that stays true to the exacting standards of the popular tea. This tea is truly a great way to start your day.

English Breakfast St Andrews loose leaf tea




Teavelope Breakfast Tea – Tea Bags

If you like your tea extra strong and bold, then our English Breakfast – Extra Strong – Teavelope Tea Bags are for you. Our hand-selected blend of orthodox-produced black teas creates a punchy, strong black tea with hints of malt and spice. Tastes delicious with milk and sugar depending on taste. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Teavelope Breakfast Tea teabags




First Flush Orange Valley – Loose-leaf Tea

Our brand NEW 2020 First Flush Orange Valley Tea is like drinking gold! 

This is an astounding tea that is highly aromatic with typical fresh and floral notes. Rare and truly special, this loose-leaf tea is grown in the Orange Valley tea garden in the region of Darjeeling. Grown to the west in altitudes between 1600 and 2000m this beautiful estate is surrounded by a high density of orange trees which gives the tea garden its name. This First Flush is well-produced and develops a typical, fresh, sparkling and aromatic cup, combined with a hint of spice. The taste is long-lasting and leaves floral and fruity notes, which makes this First Flush one of the best.

Orange Valley First Flush Darjeeling loose leaf tea




Duke of Grey Organic Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Duke of Grey is a wonderful organic Earl Grey tea with exceptional flavour. A blend of malty Assam black tea with a tangy, fresh bergamot flavour, perfect in the afternoons. 

Our customers say, "This is my first sampling of Duke of Grey, and I have to say I was very pleased both with the quality and the taste. I have been drinking various 'Grey' teas for a long time, and I am a fan of robust, rather than insipid flavours. This tea did NOT disappoint. Great flavour."

Duke of Grey Organic loose leaf tea




Teavelope Earl Grey 

A delightfully full-bodied Darjeeling black tea blended with the aroma of fresh Bergamot. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness and intense in flavour. 

Our customers say, "The best Earl Grey tea I have tasted in teabag form."

Teavelope Earl Grey teabags




Rose Tea with Petals

If you love a classic black tea but with a little twist of romance, why not try our Rose Tea with Petals?

Described by one of our customers as a "delicately flavoured and scented tea which is perfect from a beautiful china cup", the Chinese black tea contains hints of green tea, rose and jasmine petals.

With subtle aromas of red rose petals, the cup offers a flowery, mild and flavourful tea.

Rose Tea with Petals loose leaf tea






Posted by cup of tea admin
25th November 2020

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