Introducing our quality loose-leaf black teas

We are Australia’s go-to specialists when it comes to sourcing the finest, high-quality black teas. Select from hundreds of traditional, organic and flavoured black tea fusions blended in Europe and Asia.

Indulge in the rich, well-rounded flavour of organic English breakfast or explore the alluring charms of our chai masala. No matter your preference, The Tea Centre stocks black tea to suit every taste.

Assam Tea

ASSAM MANGALAM TEA

From $13.50
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‘CLASSIC COLLECTION’ WOODEN TEA BOX

$50.00

Bestseller Gift Tins

ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA TIN

$20.00

Assam Tea

AUSTRALIAN BREAKFAST TEA TIN

$20.00

Assam Tea

ASSAM DIMAKUSI TEA TIN

$25.00

Assam Tea

AUSTRALIAN BREAKFAST TEA BAGS TIN

$16.00

Assam Tea

ASSAM DIMAKUSI TEA BAGS TIN

$16.00

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MUMBAI CHAI TEA

From $8.50
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Assam Tea

IRISH BREAKFAST TEA BAGS TIN

$16.00

Assam Tea

TEA FOR SUNDAY TEA BAGS TIN

$16.00

Darjeeling Tea

GOOMTEE DARJEELING PREMIUM TEA TIN

$35.00

Assam Tea

JOONKTOLLEE ASSAM PREMIUM TEA TIN

$30.00

Chinese Black Teas

YUNNAN FINEST PREMIUM TEA TIN

$30.00

Assam Tea

AUSTRALIAN BREAKFAST TEA

From $8.00
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Assam Tea

ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA

From $6.50
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SCOTTISH BREAKFAST TEA

From $6.50
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SCOTTISH BREAKFAST TEA TIN

$20.00

Assam Tea

IRISH BREAKFAST TEA

From $7.00
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Assam Tea

IRISH BREAKFAST TEA TIN

$22.00

Assam Tea

TEA FOR SUNDAY

From $9.00
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Assam Tea

TEA FOR SUNDAY TEA TIN

$28.00

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RUSSIAN CARAVAN TEA

From $8.00
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RUSSIAN CARAVAN TEA TIN

$20.00

Assam Tea

ASSAM DIMAKUSI TEA

From $8.50
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STOCKHOLM BLEND TEA

From $8.50
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STOCKHOLM BLEND TEA TIN

$20.00

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FRENCH EARL GREY TEA

From $8.50
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FRENCH EARL GREY TEA TIN

$20.00

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EARL GREY BLUE FLOWER TEA

From $8.00
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EARL GREY BLUE FLOWER TEA TIN

$20.00

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CREAM BLACK TEA

From $8.50
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CREAM BLACK TEA TIN

$20.00

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CHAI MASALA TEA

From $8.50
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MASALA CHAI TEA TIN

$20.00

Black Tea Fusions

VANILLA CHAI TEA

From $8.50
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Black Tea Fusions

ORIENTAL CHAI TEA

From $8.50
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Free shipping is available for all orders over $70. Alternatively, pop into one of The Tea Centre's nine tea shops located in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.

Black tea

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.

  • Measure out one teaspoon or two grams of black tea per 200ml using an infuser or filter bag.
  • Pour in water at 95°C or just below the boil.
  • Steep broken leaves for 2-3 minutes. Steep larger leaves and flavoured teas for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add a splash of milk, sugar, and/or honey if desired.
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    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.

    Interested in other teas? Look through our selections of green teas and herbal teas to find the ones that are right for you.