Sangamon Sunset Red is an organic black tea from the ancient tea trees of Yunnan. This tea has beautiful long leaves, with sweet undertones of honey and sour apricot. Hold off on milk or sweetener: the flavor is divine without it. Additionally, this tea received the North American Tea Buyer’s Black Tea Award. We are proud to carry this award winning tea in Missoula, Montana.

Handpicked from the ancient tea trees by the Dai people for millennia, Sangamon Sunset Red comes from Jingmai Mountain in Yunnan. This particular tea is picked after cicada-like bugs feast on the edges of the leaf. The chemistry of the leaf changes due to a reaction to the cicadas agitating the tea leaf. Because the ancient tea trees grow in a natural, rainforest environment, the leaf provides a unique combination of rich antioxidants, nutrients, and minerals.

Sangamon refers to the last interglacial period when glaciers receded (approximately 80,000 years ago), and just before the development of glacial Lake Missoula. This was a period of relative calm, allowing mega-fauna to thrive, including the woolly mammoth and saber tooth cat.


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 Chinese black tea

Average Rating:

(2 customer reviews)


2 reviews for Sangamon Sunset Red

  1. I had always considered myself a strong black tea person until I tried this one. This tea has both the aroma and a lightly sweet flavor of honey that makes for a wonderful drinking experience. I couldn’t bring myself to add any milk or sugar- it was just that good on its own (although I’m sure it would taste lovely with additions too)
    I’ll definitely be purchasing this one again, after trying a few other LMTC teas of course!

  2. I’ve been enjoying this tea for breakfast lately. It’s a great way to jump start my morning without overwhelming my taste buds.

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Sangamon Sunset Red

  • Various
  • Farm Direct
  • Single Origin
  • No
  • Partial
  • Yes
  • No
  • Slight
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A tea that hints of honey and apricot. Light in body, organic.

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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.
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