Scroll past the video to see our black tea selection.
Black tea gets it's black color because it's allowed to oxidize for a longer period of time.
With English Tea Leaves, you can buy straight black tea, or try any of our high quality blends and flavored teas.
The teas you will find on this page all use black tea for the base tea, no matter the flavor.
Perhaps it's because tea has been around for so long, since ancient times, that the beverage is so surrounded by legend and myth. Different teas have different legends, but tea in general is thought to have come into being by accident in the 2700s BC when the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung dropped a tea leaf into a cup of hot water by mistake. And, voila! The first tea was brewed. Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world.
Black tea benefits include high concentrations of health-promoting antioxidants, flavonoids and polyphenols.
We have many varieties of loose leaf black tea to choose from. Assam, darjeeling and keemun are among some popular varieties of black tea. We also offer black tea blends as well as flavored teas with a black tea base.
Whether you're using black tea or another type, this video from Rob will tell you how to make the perfect cup of tea.
For black teas, Rob recommends 4-5 minutes of brewing.
Watch to see some great tips for brewing the perfect cup of tea: