Birdsong Black


This is a smooth, velvety black tea with chocolate notes. Grown at the headwaters of the Bitaco River in Cali, Colombia. Read the description below to learn more.



Birdsong Black Tea

Birdsong Black Tea is one of our pillar black teas. This tea is aromatic, with hints of raisin and chocolate. The finish is malty, full bodied and rounded. This is a direct source tea from Bitaco, Colombia’s single tea farm.

This tea is grown in volcanic-rich soils high in the Andean mountains of Colombia. The farm’s ecosystem supports large populations of song birds. Because of this, universities use the farm to study bird diversity. The tea farm values this biodiversity and part of the farm’s mission is to maintain a healthy environment for birds.

Bitaco is adjacent to a forest reserve, providing a corridor for mountain flora and fauna. The farm goes to great lengths to protect the mountain spring water that feeds into the Bitaco River. The river then flows through the center of the town of Bitaco and is a vital resource to the community. Farm proceeds benefit a local endowment that support local education and infrastructure. Learn how Bitaco, the Colombian farm where Birdsong Black Tea comes from, is forward thinking and contributes to long term social and environmental needs in its community.

For a consistent, strong black tea, Birdsong is a great choice hot or chilled. In addition, this is the tea we use in our Lake Missoula House Chai and our Arnold Palmers at the tea bar!

Organic Colombian black tea.



  1. Heidi

    I mostly buy your teas from the Good Food Store although I need to come to your shop and try teas that the store doesn’t sell! Birdsong Black is my go-to for an afternoon tea with a snack. Very smooth and mild tea flavor, not bitter at all. I serve it to guests who don’t usually like tea–they love it. Also I’m super happy with this tea for making kombucha. Currently I’m drinking a chokecherry kombucha that I made with this tea, and it’s my best batch to date. Coming into the shop soon, maybe tomorrow!

    • Heather Kreilick

      Hi Heidi, So glad to hear you like the Birdsong Black! It’s a fabulous tasting organically grown tea. The chokecherry kombucha sounds amazing! LMTC

  2. Julia Meyer (verified owner)

    I was genuinely surprised that a tea could taste so malt-like! Along with malt and grain flavors, there’s a nice chocolatey taste to it that seems to add to a full, thick body.
    I found that I enjoyed this tea best served with sweets or a dessert, but also found it delicious as a brown sugar tea latte! I think it would make an excellent breakfast tea as well, especially for those slow, quiet mornings.

    • Heather Kreilick

      Hi Julia, Thank you for the kind review of Birdsong Black and you noticed the chocolate notes! We think that comes from the volcanic soils of the Andean mountains where this tea comes from. Since you like Birdsong, you might like Bogota Breakfast, LMTC

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