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About Black Tea

If you are someone that likes caffeine and feels rejuvenated, then black tea is a good choice for you, especially in the morning. Generally, black teas are 100% oxidized and have more caffeine than that of other teas. Tea leaves maybe broken, twisted or rolled for maximum flavor. Broken leaf tea is usually stronger as the leaf is more exposed while steeping. The leaf may be twisted or rolled to maximize on flavor nuance and sweetness. Black tea has a coppery red liquor and black tea is often referred to as red tea in other regions of the world. Because of this, some of our black tea names are referenced as red tea.

Our Sources

Our black tea offers a diverse selection and is sourced from all over the world. Our sources come with rich stories. We have strong relationships with all of the farms we work with. We have tea from small farms in Indonesia, the ancient tea trees of Jingmai Mountain, the only tea farm in the Andean Mountains of Colombia, and the beautiful Nandi Hills in Kenya. We get tea from an Assam, India certified Elephant Friendly farm. Our Darjeeling, India tea source is woman owned and actively rewilds part of the farm into corridors for elephants and other animals.

Fresh Tea and Organically Grown

Lake Missoula Tea Company’s black tea is fresh because we order small amounts and direct source our tea whenever possible. Almost all of our tea is organic, and when given the choice, we buy organic. We store our tea properly to maintain quality from the farm to your cup. You can buy this tea online from the list below.