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Black Tea

Black tea is the most popular type of tea in North America. Loose leaf or packaged in sachets, black tea is strong and full-bodied and has just the right amount of caffeine to boost your energy in the morning without leaving you jittery. Brew hot or iced.

Flushes are harvest seasons in which batches of leaves are picked at different times of the year to yield different flavors
Black teas can be oxidized, fermented, or even smoked for distinctive flavor and nose
Drinking black tea may help reduce the risk of heart disease and support a healthy immune system

Most black teas are grown in China, India, and Sri Lanka where climate and cultivation techniques combine to produce some of the finest and most fragrant loose-leaf teas in the world. The flavor of black tea can be either delicate or robust, depending on variety, and many are just as delicious iced as they are hot.

Popular varieties of straight black tea include: Assam – malty flavor, bright color; Darjeeling – fruity, floral notes; Ceylon Black Tea – light flavor, crisp aroma; Lapsang Souchong, Chinese – distinctive smoky flavor, dark, fruity, and rich. Some our most popular flavored black tea blends include Earl Grey, 1776 Blend, Annapolis Treasures, Navy Blue & Gold and Save the Bay Blend.

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