Birdsong Black is our go-to black tea: strong enough for mornings, complex enough to keep you wanting more. The cup is very aromatic. It resounds with raisin and chocolate notes, and ends with a malty and rounded finish. Since it’s equally delicious hot or chilled, we use it in our tea bar’s Lake Missoula House Chai and Arnold Palmer—which means Birdsong Black has won many admirers over the years.
We direct-source this tea from Bitaco, Colombia’s one-and-only tea farm. The volcanic-rich soils of the high Andes make up a terroir unlike any in the world. Bitaco’s mission includes supporting an ecosystem that hosts large populations of song birds. University students visit this farm to study biodiversity in action.
Bitaco also sits adjacent to a forest reserve, and provides a corridor for mountain flora and fauna. The farm painstakingly safeguards the mountain spring water that feeds into the Bitaco River, which is a vital resource for the downstream town of Bitaco. Farm proceeds benefit a local endowment that supports local education and infrastructure. Learn how Bitaco’s progressive practices contribute to long term social and environmental needs in its community.
Birdsong is an ideal black tea for your daily cup. Colombia might mean coffee to most people, but once you’ve tasted this tea, it might change your mind.
Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.