Strong in flavour, as well as moderately caffeinated, black loose leaf teas provide the perfect pick-me-up for anyone who doesn’t consider themselves to be a morning person.
Thanks to their rich, full-bodied character, black teas are the perfect base for a delicious breakfast blend and an ideal match for a splash of milk.
Unlike green tea, which is light and grassy, black tea has a bolder, sweeter flavour as the leaves combine to give each black tea its own unique profile.
Black tea also offers a variety of health benefits because it contains antioxidants and compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body.
So if you’re a beginner to loose leaf teas and keen to discover just what all the fuss is about, we’ve selected just three of our best sellers to get you started.
The colourful and abundant blend of savoury and spicy ingredients makes this one of the most popular loose teas on the market and as soon as it passes your lips you’ll know exactly why.
Butter Truffle Tea is an exciting tea creation for the sweet tooth and is the perfect first tea to try if you’ve only previously tried the breakfast variety and want to venture into the world of loose leaf tea.
A combination of amarettini biscuits, cardamom and almond flakes makes this a truly luxurious drink, with its buttery, smooth finish it’s delicious both on its own and with a dash of milk.
English Breakfast Tea
Strong and moderately caffeinated, breakfast tea gives a good boost in the morning, as well as providing the perfect complement to a traditional hearty English breakfast.
A traditional blend of black tea the exact recipe for which varies from maker to maker, most English Breakfast tea leaves are sourced from East Africa, Ceylon and Assam, which combine to produce a characteristically full bodied brew.
Fragrant and full of character, the richness of English Breakfast Tea means that it can be enjoyed with milk and sometimes sweetened with sugar, although a good quality English Breakfast tea can be so smooth that it is best enjoyed on its own.
This spiced black tea achieves its wonderful flavour by blending autumnal classics such as cloves and cinnamon sticks with orange, almond pieces and rose blossom.
A small black tea leaf containing a little fibre; with dried fruit and spice, the liquor is bright, with good colour, and transmits the mulled wine character of the aromatics nicely.
A well balanced blend, this is a tea that smells as wonderful as it tastes while being ideal for any time of day and pretty much every occasion; not to mention ideal for those who love black tea and still want to experience an autumnal blend.
Try Our Range Of Black Teas
If you’re keen to discover the benefits of loose leaf teas, we have a fantastic range for a beginner to try.
Whether it’s our breakfast variety, or perhaps one of the many flavoured options available, we believe that you’ll see why this is one of our most popular products.
You can find out more here about our range of black loose leaf tea.