Black Tea

Black Tea

Shop premium Lake Missoula Tea Company Black Teas. Breakfast Blends, Earl Grey, Flavored Blends, and more.

About Black Tea

If you enjoy caffeine in the morning, then black tea is a great choice for starting your day. Generally, black teas are 100% oxidized and contain more caffeine than other types of teas. Tea leaves may be broken, twisted, or rolled to enhance flavor. Broken leaf tea is typically more potent than its rolled or twisted counterparts, due to the exposure of the entire leaf while steeping. Twisted or rolled teas have varying degrees of sweetness and nuanced flavors.

You might notice some of our black teas are referenced as red tea. That’s because black tea is also known as red tea in many regions of the world, given its coppery red liquor.

Our Sources

We offer a diverse selection of black teas sourced from all over the world. All of our tea farm partnerships offer inspiring stories you can learn about in our blogs and by following us on social media. 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, a 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 directly 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.

136 E Broadway St, Missoula
Judy Hogg
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Sari Barnes
This atmosphere of this shop is so wonderfully cozy and pleasant. The menu has such a nice selection of to-go options and the loose teas to purchase for home brewing are phenomenal and in vast selection. The service was quick and friendly. I came here with my family and we bought many of the different teas to try, as well as some to-go teas. My sister and I really enjoyed their house Chai. It was the perfect amount of spice and tea, like a spicy hug for your soul. I will be recommending this shop to others in the future.
Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories
Ashley Nelson
The atmosphere was so relaxing and pleasant I could stay there all day! The staff are super helpful and polite and helped me with all my questions (not to mention some helpful tips from patrons as well). The tea they have is top notch and all the selection you could ask for