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.


Organic Colombian black tea

Average Rating:

(3 customer reviews)


3 reviews for Birdsong Black

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    • 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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Birdsong Black

  • Various
  • Farm Direct
  • Single Origin
  • No
  • Partial
  • Yes
  • No
  • Slight
  • Yes

Rich and velvety with chocolate notes. Grown at the headwaters of the Bitaco River in Cali, Colombia. A world-class tea.

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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.
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.
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.
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