Loose black tea, which is probably the most consumed out of all the four types come from three main countries, Assam, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), and China. Each one offers a unique character, some of which are blended together, and provides tea drinkers with a deep rich, earthy, and sometimes sweet/malty cup.
Below are some common and even some exotic varieties from around the world, all which are offered by reputable and recommended online tea shops. Do enjoy!
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Irish Breakfast — Irish breakfast tea from Adagio Teas is a blend of Ceylon and Assam teas which produces a cup with a nice balance of malty and citrus-like notes.
English Breakfast — English Breakfast tea has a nice rich and smoky flavor that serves as a great morning tea. Made from quality Chinese Keemun loose black tea. Goes great with milk.
Assam Harmony — loose leaf black tea is an Indian tea offered by Adagio Teas that has a pleasant sweet-earthy and malty taste consisting of black leaves with golden tips. A great morning tea.
Ceylon Waltz — A medium-bodied, rich tasting black tea from Adagio; Ceylon Waltz makes a cup that is perfect for breakfast and goes great with milk and sugar.
Ceylon Sonata — Ceylon Sonata loose black tea brews a similar cup to Ceylon waltz tea, and has good depth with mild malty tones and a hint of citrus that lingers on the palate.