We offer a large collection of premium flavored loose-leaf teas from the best gardens and estates from all over the world. We carefully curate our black teas to provide you a wide variety of flavor—from classics like Hot Cinnamon Spice to the tasty Chinese Lapsang Souchong with its smoky flavor.
Our Popular Flavored Black Teas
Other popular teas include Ice Wine, Organic Maple, and Scottish Caramel Pu'erh. All our teas have a rich, robust taste and intense color. Our black teas are infused with flavor from fruits, spices, herbs, and even caramel to create delicious flavored loose-leaf teas. Some flavors are assertive, and some are more subtle and complex. Our Paris blend is a good example. It has several different aromas or taste profiles.
Equally popular are our Chocolate Mint, Organic Maple, Cream of Earl Grey, and our totally organic Heaven Sent Chai. Our Chocolate Mint tastes like a Girl Scout cookie and the ice cream of the same name. Our organic Maple adds a sweet aroma and balances out the full-bodied flavor base. The Cream of Earl Grey adds a spin on the classic Earl Grey with the addition of creamy vanilla. Heaven Sent Chai with its totally organic blend of Masala spices is a year-round favorite and is regularly enjoyed with a heaping spoonful of sugar and heated milk—just like it is prepared in its native India.
Why our loose leaf flavored black teas are better
Not all loose teas are created equal. At the bottom of the ladder are bagged teas, which are made to do two things: create color and do it as quickly as possible. These are reserved for iced teas, which use lots of sugar to mask its lack of flavor. In the very old days, baggies were created from sweeping up the fannings, or dust, created by the processing of loose-leaf teas.
A good analogy between bagged and premium loose-leaf is similar to the difference between instant coffee and fresh store roasted coffee. There is no comparison between the two. Does anyone even drink instant coffee these days? So why would you want to drink bagged tea?
Although some bagged teas are better than others, loose leaf is considered to be the best. Even with loose leaf, not all are premium teas. We carefully choose the finest available flavored black teas, so you can shop with confidence that you will be getting premium flavor in your cup every time.
Apricot Loose Leaf Black Tea
Delicate sweetness compliments the astringency of the bold black tea, just like Bogart and Bacall. Black Apricot tea is a full-fledged part of the fruit-tea renaissance, adding its name to the list of elegant blends that exemplify how well a black base can mix with natural fruits flavors. True elegance does not overwhelm, but rather implies simplicity. Therefore, when this steely-yet-warm black apricot blend is referred to as “elegant” - remember that that doesn't mean that it will take over your whole mouth. Quite the opposite, actually. Measure by measure, this apricot flavor luxuriates; yes, but not in a way that ever distracts from the black leaf. Tea indeed it is, astringent, nutty, a little touch of complication, somehow even. Inviting, isn't it? This singular blend shows off the balance of a basic black tisanal and an unlikely dried fruit; our friend the apricot. With the sharp sweetness of apricot...
Black Currant Loose Leaf Black Tea
Like a relative unknown, Black Current makes it big splash in the loose tea world. We invest time in important people and things. If we're lucky, our returns are true: matching our investments and then some. Such it is with this fine Black Currant tea; a prime example of letting a flavor settle into its match with its base, and not simply insist on itself. Put differently: currant's make for a polite house guest, one well suited to the clear, uncomplicated pleasures that a clean black tea has to offer. China black pairs and pairs and pairs. There's none that could accuse it of requiring a delicate partnership (like, say, the viscous, bushy Rooibos family) or of tending to dominate no matter what (looking at you, matchas). While those qualities make for their own unique rewards and fascinating blends; there's still a place firmly embedded in the heart of every tea lover for the elegance of a one-flavored black....
Chocolate Mint Loose Leaf Black Tea
Like the ice cream or the Girl Scout cookies, this tea will delight your palate. Close your eyes and imagine pleasure in its purest form. For your sense of taste chocolate is a powerful seducer. For the more delicate palate, a sprig of mint can make a meal. Long known as additionals, add-ons, and flavorings; chocolate and mint take center stage in this wonderful tisanal blend. Mint brings to mind sharpness and clarity. With a razor-like coolness, it divides up the other flavors it is combined with and takes its own unique taste right to the roof of the mouth. Rising into the sinuses, mint is a natural mate for the grounding, melty, warm presence of chocolate. Balance is key but we don't mind saying that this desert tea is a chocolate tea first and a minty concoction second. In that sense, the flavors are team mates and not rivals. Best in the...
Cream of Earl Grey Loose Leaf Black Tea
This is a must have tea in your stash. Always have some on hand. One of the most enduringly loved and widespread teas is certainly a ripe candidate for variation. And so we have Cream of Early Grey, a wonderful and silky take on the incredibly popular Earl Grey stalwart. But we'll not leave you guessing: the difference is melting sweetness; vanilla and floral, and it beautifully and without overwhelming, answers the question: how could Earl Grey possibly be improved? Earl Grey's distinguishing element is Bergamot, the citric oil whose sharp-sweet enriching flavor seems designed to cling to steam and heat itself as they rise up through a perfect hot cuppa. The simplicity of Earl Grey can be appreciated in how the Bergamot naturally matches the plain black at-home warmth of the drink. Any additional flavor, it might follow, would do well to also provide a mellowing layer rather than a...
Earl Grey with Lavender Loose Leaf Black Tea
We started blending this tea in our shop, because so many people were requesting it. It's a base of Earl Grey Supreme, mixed with some of our French lavender. The two combined create a sophisticated European flavor, and a very relaxing aroma. The bright purple lavender stands out well against the black tea both in color, and in its distinctive flavor. The bergamot bridges the gap. It's citrus flavor blends the lavender and black tea into a single experience.
Base leaf: Black tea.
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties, natural calming.
Flavor strength: Moderate. Primary collection is lemony bergamot, relaxing Lavender over black tea.
Florence Loose Leaf Black Tea
Florence is a rich blend of black loose leaf teas with chocolate and hazelnut flavors. It's a delicious, guiltless alternative to richer drinks like hot cocoa. Always the subtle romantic... aren't we? The soft murmur of the crowds sifting through the Piazza della Signoria, the song of swifts and goldfinches perched on the rooftops about the square, the far off voice of a street-side aria-for-hire; you may not be outside the Palazzo Vecchio sipping hot cocoa, but with this tea, you can dream you are. This Florentine inspired tea is so finely bold, Lucy Honeychurch herself could not pretend to be offended by its subtle decadence. Hints of chocolate, vanilla, almond and hazelnut pair seamlessly with the black tea, giving a medium body worth a second sip. The china black tea leaves keep the more unruly flavors in check, for a sophisticated balance sure enough to sooth your palate, and get people talking. The chocolate and vanilla...
Heaven Sent Chai - Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea
A totally organic mix of Masala spiced tea that will take you away to India. It’s undeniable: loose leaf chai holds the spotlight among young and new tea-drinkers. A sharp,distinct, rich blend whose warmth practically leaps out of the cup and hugs the drinker, chai is a bold but accessible tea. Much like India Pale Ales in the brewing world, the go-to drink bridging connoisseurs and casual drinkers is a distinctly spiced yet sophisticated blend: chai. It’s instantly recognizable (layered warmth filtering through milky cardamom) yet easily varied. And what variety there is. Each sip of this carefully-layered chai reveals different roles for each spice to play. Clove and cinnamon each bring uniquely astringent sweetness, with the first an ineffable and lingering flavor that cleanses the palate for what’s next. Cardamom and ginger offer distinctly eastern richness, sharpening and refining the base (black) leaf’s consistent clear taste and reminding that...
Hot Cinnamon Spice Loose Leaf Black Tea
Our Best selling loose leaf tea. Warmth comes in a variety of shades and seasons, insinuating itself first in the intensely autumnal sight of this spiced black tea - Hot Cinnamon Spice tea. One can't help but picture a fire when confronted with the site of ember-like citrus chips atop a crisp smolder of black tea. It's the perfect blend to let heat tease out the lung-opening flavors, letting the tang spark your palette while the generous cinnamon bark adds heat. All that's missing is a fireside chair and your favorite novel. Order some now, you know you love this tea. Also available in caffeine free herbal with the same great taste. Click Below Caffeine Free Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea Order 8 or 16 ounces and Save This loose leaf tea has depth, flavor and an aroma that adds edge to the idea of “cozy”, unable to be missed, even by the attentions of...
Ice Wine Loose Leaf Black Tea
Pleasantly sweet tea with the deep aroma of captured sunshine and succulent winter harvested grapes. Pains are taken in the preparation of this chilled-grape concoction. Frozen is actually a more accurate term to describe the state of the grapes that form this tea's flavor core. Ice wine, which is the core of this tea is created slowly and methodically. Through the summer the grapes grow and gather sugar basking in the sunshine. In the early fall when other grapes are picked, these remain on the vine soaking up the last long rays of sun. They remain on the vine into the cold dark days of winter. During this solitude, the grapes loose moisture and the residual sugar concentrates. Just when winter seems to never go away, the grapes are harvested and processed. The resulting wine is deep in flavor and syrupy sweet. Titled with the “Eiswein” label, this blend does...
Lapsang Souchong - Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea
Dare to try Lapsang Souchong. The smoky haze will either draw you in or not. A dark tea with smoke in its flavor: this Chinese black is a loose tea to be tried and re-tried, approached carefully, savored. Hailing from the Fujian province, this firmly caffeinated black tea will do more than wake you up: Lapsand Souchong will wake you up to a full oak fire, warming you in your mountain retreat about the Fujian landscape. Oak and smoke blending and trailing the corners of the room. The Wuyi mountains are home to this smoked black tea, whose distinct aroma made it one of the earliest internationally whispered-about blends, as its smoky quality appealed to a more exotic side of tea drinking, going far beyond a simple afternoon's pleasure. Lasang Souchong is an acquired taste for the adventurous tea drinker. Even its beginnings involve a bit of risk and innovation. The story is that the men waiting to...
Licorice Loose Leaf Black Tea
Since ancient times, delicate and upset stomachs have appreciated the restorative properties of licorice tea. Sitting down after a long day, cupping a mug of steaming, soothing, aromatic tea is a ritual we have embraced throughout the centuries in the West and even longer in the East. Relaxation of the body and tranquility of the mind are synonymous with this ritual we all hold in such high esteem. Licorice Black Tea is the perfect antidote to today’s stressful lifestyles, but it takes this recuperative ritual one step further. Know for its healing properties, licorice over the millennia has been used as a tonic for digestive and respiratory ailments. As far back as Mesopotamia and the ancient Egyptian Empire, licorice root was used to inspire and soothe and was, purportedly, the favored root of the Pharaohs and was revered for these unique and coveted properties. Now you can enjoy this noble black...
Maple - Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea
Put on your flannel and cozy up to this rich organic blend of backwoods sweetness. If you are from the North Country or just love maple syrup as well as a nice hot cup of tea, you must try Organic Maple tea, an understandable best seller. With a rich, distinctive flavor and unique capacity to warm even the most Canadian of chilled bones, this deep, rich and pungent black tea is laced with the most delicious of maple flavorings.The marriage of tart and woodsy with sweet and delectable, this black tea with its crave-worthy maple syrup taste ensures a perfect cup for a chilly night or a brisk morning. Drawn laboriously from the maple tree, maple sap is painstakingly boiled and reduced to a rich, golden, pungent and delicious aroma and taste all its own. An organic blend, this tea is suitable for the choosiest tea drinker to be sure, but...