Black Teas

  • African Kenya Tea African Kenya Tea

    Rich and robust, Kenyan tea takes milk very well and is also quite nice when drunk plain. It's the perfect breakfast brew. Here's a hint if you want to be really authentic - add a heaping spoonful of sugar to your tea to have it "African style."

    $5.00
  • Assam Black Tea Assam Black Tea

    The Assam Valley is the largest tea-growing area in the world, in India near the Chinese border. The difficult monsoon climate, black soil and indigenous tea plants of the region produce a tea with a strong full-bodied, malty flavor. Its pleasant taste makes it great as a breakfast tea, and it's delicious with a splash of milk.

    $5.00
  • Ceylon Black Tea Ceylon Black Tea

    Ceylon black tea is black tea that is grown in the hills of Sri Lanka (which was known as Ceylon before 1972). It has a citrus-like crisp aroma, a beautiful reddish color and a strong, assertive black tea flavor. Most Ceylon tea is grown in mountainous regions of the island at elevations up to 8,000 feet. This is some of the world's finest black tea.

    $5.00
  • China Black Tea China Black Tea

    Chinese black tea is the most popular tea in the world today, and is the "everyday tea" of many around the world. It is fermented, which produces a distinctive robust flavor, with the heady aroma of an oak fire, and a coppery reddish brew. Chinese black tea is said to have purifying properties and to benefit weight loss.

    $5.00
  • Earl Grey Tea Earl Grey Tea

    Earl Grey tea is utterly unmistakeable: an aromatic black tea with its distinctive flavor and aroma imparted by the addition of bergamot oil. (What's bergamot oil? It's the oh-so-fragrant extract of the bergamot orange rind, which is also used in many fine perfumes, and in aromatherapy to treat depression.) This cup of tea is invigorating, decidedly refreshing and very English. The leaves are a blend of Ceylon and Indian black teas.

    $5.00
  • English Breakfast Tea English Breakfast Tea

    English Breakfast tea is a full-bodied, robust, very typical English brew. This is because it is a blend of several black teas - Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas, and also sometimes China's distinctive Keemun tea. Its malty flavor will wake up any sleepyhead in a perfect London cuppa tea with milk and sugar.

    $5.00
  • Irish Breakfast Tea Irish Breakfast Tea

    Irish Breakfast tea is a blend of teas traditionally favored by the Irish for its pungent, brisk and malty amber brew. It is a blend of several black teas, usually predominantly Assam black teas. Its dark, potent character is sometimes compared to Irish stout beer. The Irish take this tea (they just call it tea, not Irish tea!) with milk, but it's also great with just a slice of lemon. Enjoy it throughout the day and evening!

    $5.00
  • Lapsang Souchong Tea Lapsang Souchong Tea

    Lapsang souchong is a very special black tea that is making quite an impact recently on the adventurous American palette. A black tea originally from China, it boasts a strongly smoky bold flavor that is absolutely delicious with milk and a small amount of sugar.

    $5.00
  • Oolong Tea Oolong Tea

    Oolong is a traditional Chinese type of tea somewhere in-between green and black in its preparation and oxidation - it tastes somewhere in between as well - not quite malty, not quite grassy. Oolong means dragon, and legends abound concerning the influence of mythological dragons on the development of this special tea. Others say that the leaves look like tiny black dragons when struck by hot water. Let us know what you think! Oolong tea should be brewed strong and bitter, yet leave one's mouth with a faintly sweet aftertaste. This is the perfect tea to accompany your Chinese food!

    $5.00
  • Orange Pekoe Tea Orange Pekoe Tea

    Delicious! A highly fragrant tea, with strong floral and fruity aromas. But there's no orange flavor here - the name can be confusing! Pekoe is actually a name that tea growers use to designate black tea leaves that are very small, hardly even more than a bud! Where the word Orange came from, we're not sure. It may have been that the Dutch East India Company started using it as a marketing shenanigan. In any case, we're stuck with this cute name for a very flavorful blend of longwise-rolled black teas that produces a lovely amber brew. Great with milk.

    $5.00
  • Russian Tea Russian Tea

    Have your own traditional Russian Tea Ceremony with this delicious and mildly smoky-flavored brew! This is a black tea of high quality that is very finely cut.

    $5.00

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

“yummy! the milk thistle seeds are most wonderful! thanks for the little bag of salted roasted cashews - really yummy, and unexpected. And I am sooooo happy to get my shipment of China Black tea. I tried several other kinds of black tea when I ran out, but nothing tastes even close. Such a wonderful tea, so mellow and smooth.”

kyttie, aurora, colorado April 14, 2014