More about Black Teas
Most of our 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.
• 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
Popular varieties of straight black teas 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 Cream Earl Grey, Annapolis Treasures, Chesapeake Sunrise, and Presidential Blend.