The Tea Centre’s strong black teas—a hearty brew every time.

Our big and bold range featuring only the strongest black teas: Assams, Ceylon teas, and tasty breakfast blends. All the loose leaves in this collection come from harvests of the common tea plant (Camellia sinensis). They then undergo an oxidation process that deepens the caffeine content of the leaves and turn them into black teas that are rich and strong in flavour.

Reap the benefits by enjoying one of the below strong black teas today!

Assam Tea

AUSTRALIAN BREAKFAST TEA

From $8.00
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Assam Tea

ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA

From $6.50
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Assam Tea

IRISH BREAKFAST TEA

From $7.00
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Assam Tea

TEA FOR SUNDAY

From $9.00
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Assam Tea

ASSAM DIMAKUSI TEA

From $8.50
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Assam Tea

ASSAM RANI TEA

From $9.00
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Assam Tea

EAST FRISIAN TEA

From $8.50
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Black Teas

LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA

From $8.50
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Black Teas

PU-ERH TEA

From $9.00

Black Teas

TC BROKEN ORANGE PEKOE TEA

From $8.00
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Black Teas

YORKSHIRE BLEND TEA

From $6.00
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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.

What is a strong black tea?

At The Tea Centre, we would describe black tea that not only boasts deep malty flavours, but also has a highest caffeine content as a “strong black tea”. Falling into this category are black teas for breakfast that were crafted to match protein-rich meals, black teas from the assamica tea plant varietal (also known as Indian Assam tea), some Ceylon black teas, smoked black teas, Yunnan pu-erh, and our TC Broken Orange Pekoe whose broken leaves allow for a generally bold infusion of flavour.    

Which black tea is the strongest?

In terms of both caffeine content and bold flavour, Assams are generally considered to be the strongest black teas. However, chai black tea fusions also rank high in terms of just flavour as do Earl Greys. Caffeine-wise, breakfast blends are fairly energy-boosting due to their blends containing loose leaves from India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya.

 

Is strong black tea good for you?

Yes, The Tea Centre’s range of strong black teas are beneficial for the mind and body in several ways. Firstly, black tea is a fantastic non-diuretic substitute for coffee due to its healthy caffeine content (you can read more about that here).

Black tea also boasts antioxidants like polyphenols (catechins, theaflavins, and thearubigins) that help boost cell regeneration, which leads to healthier-looking skin and hair. Moreover, such medicinal properties also work to flush out free radicals from the body, lower cortisol levels (the gland that causes stress), and can regulate blood pressure and cholesterol. Overall, strong black teas make for a pretty tasty health tonic!

Consider pouring a cup of strong black tea the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of a freshly brewed Assam or breakfast tea. Be sure to spend time together with those you love, a mug of strong black tea in hand.

 

How to brew a strong black tea & how to make black tea stronger

To brew a perfect cup of strong 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.
  • Ideal on its own. Enjoy!
  • Looking to make your black tea stronger in taste and flavour? A common misconception is to steep the tea for longer (this will only make your tea taste more bitter)! Instead, the best way to make a black tea stronger is to add a secondary tea bag or more loose leaves to the brew.

     

    Buy strong black tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops

    Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our strong black tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our strong black teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with a deeper intensity and strength compared to the other teas across our range. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.

    Making a pot or a cup of strong black tea with 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 biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.

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