Quality loose-leaf black teas sourced from across the globe
We are Australia’s go-to specialists when it comes to sourcing the finest, high-quality global black teas. Select from hundreds of traditional, organic and flavoured black tea fusions blended in Europe and Asia.
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As seen above, The Tea Centre offers a curated collection of premium loose-leaf black tea for you to explore.
If you’re after a dark brew with strong caffeine content, our range of black tea is the way to go. Black teas have a more tannic and developed flavour and therefore lends themselves to being the perfect, all-around cuppa. It’s not uncommon to add milk or sugar to black teas — however, some Darjeeling and Chinese teas may have flavours that are too delicate for the addition of milk.
Black teas are fully fermented and therefore come in a variety of strengths and flavours. They can also vary in appearance, ranging from red and golden-brown to darker hues when brewed. Black tea is sourced from every corner of the world and the variation in strength and flavour can largely be attributed to the unique growing conditions in the country of origin.
Generally, the more cut, torn, or crushed a tea leaf is the stronger the flavour of the black tea. In addition to this, the presence of tea buds or golden tips somewhat softens the liquor and produces a higher grade tea. Lastly, a tea’s origin (or multiple origins if we’re talking breakfast tea blends) plays a big part in the strength of a tea.
Different types of black tea
Assam traditionally produces strong teas, whereas Darjeeling teas are fairly mild. Both tea-growing regions are in India; however, the differences in climate, soil, altitude, and rain conditions means that the leaves harvested boast completely contrasting teas. This can also be said for other tea growing regions, all of which suffuse their leaves with somewhat differing strengths and flavour profiles.
Our extensive range of high-quality black teas includes strong, medium and light-bodied blends, as well as a delicious, fruity range of fusion teas.
What are the health benefits of black tea ?
There are a number of benefits to drinking black tea. Black tea is great for boosting your gut health and the substantial amount of theaflavins in black tea have been known to improve blood flow while simultaneously reducing bad cholesterol in the body. All of which contributes to improving heart health!
Studies further support the idea that black teas aid the body in metabolising sugar more efficiently. This may contribute to weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and consistent exercise. Lastly, black teas are also known to contain healthy doses of caffeine. Randomised studies on this have shown that black teas are a great alternative to coffee, as they contain less caffeine while still providing the tea drinker with the same levels of alertness and energy. So it is well worth adding our selection of black teas to your kitchen cabinet at home.
Making a pot or a cup of black tea using loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy-to-use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in silk pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.
How do you brew a cup of black tea?
To brew a perfect cup of black tea you need to do the following.
Buy black tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on our tea’s premium quality and work hard to make them both luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. Our black tea range is particularly tempting and aromatic, thanks to available blends like our earl greys, chai, classic breakfast teas, and our famous Stockholm blend. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.