Black Tea

Black Tea

Tea is black tea and there is no other.

But is that really so? When speaking of tea most people seem to think that black tea is the only available tea on the market. This is not the truth.
However, it seems that black tea is still the most common one. But there are so many other teas. Some of them are not really a tea in the true sense of the meaning.

The history of tea goes back to over 2000 years B.C. in China, when it was drunk by the Chinese Emperor for medicinal purposes. But with modern times a lot has changed.In the 17th century tea made its first appearance in England when Queen Catherine of Braganza, wife to King Charles II, made tea drinking a sign of royalty.
Later tea parties became modern and drinking black tea or other tea varieties stayed popular until today. There is one thing what all "real" teas have in common and that is the plant, which actually is the tea plant. It is called Camellia Sinensis.

Black tea is the most processed and oxidised sort which usually has stronger flavour than the other teas which are less oxidised. Nowadays you will not only find he classic tea varieties but also flavoured black teas which respond to the different tastes people prefer.
Flavoured teas very often also have other flowers or fruit which add to their flavour. Here at the Hebridean Tea Store we are offering you high quality loose black teas as well as loose flavoured black teas. If you are unsure if you would like the taste, then you can also order a sample or a small taster bag.



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Hebridean Afternoon TeaAn aromatic Assam blend, full leaves, delicious with some milk or without.Thi..
Hebridean Afternoon TeaAn aromatic Assam blend, full leaves, de...
£5.40/100g Ex Tax: £5.40
Assam black tea decaffeinated.A lot of people nowadays are opting out of caffeine. This can be becau..
Assam black tea decaffeinated.A lot of people nowadays are opti...
£7.80/100g Ex Tax: £7.80
An Taigh Dubh - Hebridean Blackhouse Tea™Unique and exclusive to the Hebridean Tea Store!"The taste ..
An Taigh Dubh - Hebridean Blackhouse Tea™Unique and exclusive t...
£6.00/100g Ex Tax: £6.00
An Earl Grey tea with blue mallow flowers and added citrus notes. This tea has proven to be very ..
An Earl Grey tea with blue mallow flowers and added citrus note...
£5.00/100g Ex Tax: £5.00
This black tea is an aromatic blend is based on an old Russian recipe back from the times, when ..
This black tea is an aromatic blend is based on an old Russia...
£5.10/100g Ex Tax: £5.10
A mild mellow and aromatic Keemun tea with a short leaf from the province of Anhui.This Keemun tea w..
A mild mellow and aromatic Keemun tea with a short leaf from th...
£5.10/100g Ex Tax: £5.10
Black Tea Ceylon OP decaffeinated A very tasty black tea from Ceylon. Tea leaves, not broken. ..
Black Tea Ceylon OP decaffeinated A very tasty black tea fro...
£5.80/100g Ex Tax: £5.80
This Ceylon Orange Pekoe is a selected quality tea coming from altitudes bewtween 1,000 and 2,000 me..
This Ceylon Orange Pekoe is a selected quality tea coming from ...
£4.50/100g Ex Tax: £4.50
Flavoured black tea with chocolate chili taste If you like chili-chocolate, then you will like th..
Flavoured black tea with chocolate chili taste If you like c...
£5.40/100g Ex Tax: £5.40
If you prefer the traditional spices and flavours for a Christmas tea then this flavoured black tea ..
If you prefer the traditional spices and flavours for a Christm...
£5.20/100g Ex Tax: £5.20
Decaffeinated Darjeeling TGFOPIA great Darjeeling full of flavour but without the caffein for amild,..
Decaffeinated Darjeeling TGFOPIA great Darjeeling full of flavo...
£7.80/100g Ex Tax: £7.80
Darjeeling FTGFOPI second flushA blend of fine highgrown teas of the famous gardens in Darjeeling. T..
Darjeeling FTGFOPI second flushA blend of fine highgrown teas o...
£5.40/100g Ex Tax: £5.40
Lovely and flowery taste, bright infusion. From the middle period of the first flush. The Bannockbur..
Lovely and flowery taste, bright infusion. From the middle peri...
£9.50/100g Ex Tax: £9.50
A lovely Earl Grey tea without caffeine There are many reasons why people drink decaffeinated tea..
A lovely Earl Grey tea without caffeine There are many reaso...
£7.80/100g Ex Tax: £7.80
Our French Earl Grey tea is a delicious blend of Earl Grey with a twist.On top of the regular bergam..
Our French Earl Grey tea is a delicious blend of Earl Grey with...
£6.40/100g Ex Tax: £6.40
There are several new Earl Grey styles out in the tea world.This one here as added lavender to the c..
There are several new Earl Grey styles out in the tea world.Thi...
£6.40/100g Ex Tax: £6.40
Flavoured black tea with bergamot taste A classic tea and an absolute must-have is this delicious..
Flavoured black tea with bergamot taste A classic tea and an...
£5.70/100g Ex Tax: £5.70
Premium quality English Breakfast tea in pyramid tea bags.Ideal when you are travelling or on the jo..
Premium quality English Breakfast tea in pyramid tea bags.Ideal...
£4.50 Ex Tax: £4.50
with pear peach tasteYou want to get rid of a few pounds but are struggling with that nagging hungry..
with pear peach tasteYou want to get rid of a few pounds but ar...
£5.80/100g Ex Tax: £5.80
Sometimes the weather can be quite rough up here on the islands or at the coast in general. What..
Sometimes the weather can be quite rough up here on the islan...
£5.00/100g Ex Tax: £5.00
This Vietnamese Mao Feng from Ban Lien is also called a red tea by the local tea farmers. Although t..
This Vietnamese Mao Feng from Ban Lien is also called a red tea...
£10.50/100g Ex Tax: £10.50
Assam FTGFOB I An absolute top quality Assam with a fleshy leaf and high proportion of golden t..
Assam FTGFOB I An absolute top quality Assam with a fleshy l...
£9.80/100g Ex Tax: £9.80
When asking for "chai" most people are thinking of the spicy black tea with milk they can get at mos..
When asking for "chai" most people are thinking of the spicy bl...
£5.20/100g Ex Tax: £5.20
Believe it or not, but our Irish neighbours have an annual tea consumption of 3 kg per person! T..
Believe it or not, but our Irish neighbours have an annual te...
£5.40/100g Ex Tax: £5.40
What comes to mind when you are thinking of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides?An island with ..
What comes to mind when you are thinking of the Isle of Harris ...
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An extraordinary delicious tasting Lady grey blend. The scent and the taste are absolutely stunning...
An extraordinary delicious tasting Lady grey blend. The scent a...
£9.50/100g Ex Tax: £9.50
 flavoured black tea with the sweet scent of the machair.Sweet as the flowers and herbs that gr..
 flavoured black tea with the sweet scent of the machair.S...
£6.30/100g Ex Tax: £6.30
Darjeeling FTGFOP I cl. second flush A pleasant, aromatic second flush with a mild flowery flavou..
Darjeeling FTGFOP I cl. second flush A pleasant, aromatic se...
£7.50/100g Ex Tax: £7.50
A delicious flavoured black tea with strawberry mango taste   I know a bank where the wild th..
A delicious flavoured black tea with strawberry mango taste &n...
£4.90/100g Ex Tax: £4.90
Fancy making your very own mulled wine?Let us help you with that. We have a great mixture of mulled ..
Fancy making your very own mulled wine?Let us help you with tha...
£1.80 Ex Tax: £1.80
You would like some mulled wine but do not want to use a whole bottle?Let us help you with that. We ..
You would like some mulled wine but do not want to use a whole ...
£0.80 Ex Tax: £0.80
 Assam Tea BP (CTC) "Namdang" At the end of the 19th century this tea estate belonged to the ..
 Assam Tea BP (CTC) "Namdang" At the end of the 19th cen...
£5.20/100g Ex Tax: £5.20
Black Tea from Nepal - organic - Jun Chiyabari (handrolled)The success started in 2000 when three de..
Black Tea from Nepal - organic - Jun Chiyabari (handrolled)The ...
£12.50/100g Ex Tax: £12.50
This superb tea comes from organic cultivation from the Yunnan highlands in China.Our top quality pr..
This superb tea comes from organic cultivation from the Yunnan ...
£8.60/100g Ex Tax: £8.60
Organic Vietnam Golden MonkeyWe are delighted to offer you a Mao Feng from Ban Lien in Vietnam. This..
Organic Vietnam Golden MonkeyWe are delighted to offer you a Ma...
£10.50/100g Ex Tax: £10.50
We were looking for a fine tea from the south of India and came across the Thiashola tea garden. The..
We were looking for a fine tea from the south of India and came...
£5.60/100g Ex Tax: £5.60
China Pu Erh Pu Erh is a special fermented tea from the Chinese province of Yunnan.  This so c..
China Pu Erh Pu Erh is a special fermented tea from the Chines...
£8.50/100g Ex Tax: £8.50
Organic black tea from JapanThis is an absolute rarity as you won't find a lot of Japanese black tea..
Organic black tea from JapanThis is an absolute rarity as you w...
£19.00/100g Ex Tax: £19.00
Rose tea - a delicate black tea with rose petals and the taste of roses This great tea is not onl..
Rose tea - a delicate black tea with rose petals and the taste ...
£5.10/100g Ex Tax: £5.10
Darjeeling FTGFOP I first flush A fine, flowery, slightly sweet first flush tea with a well-made ..
Darjeeling FTGFOP I first flush A fine, flowery, slightly sw...
£9.50/100g Ex Tax: £9.50
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