Loose Black Tea

Loose Black Tea: Buy the best from China, Assam, Darjeeling, Nilgiri, Nepal, Ceylon & Kenya.

Black tea is perhaps the most familiar to us. These are allowed to oxidise during manufacture but there are considerable variations in method. This gives black tea immense variety of character. Our loose black tea includes Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Nepalese, China, Ceylon and Kenyan teas.
Our are only made by the orthodox method and we have the best quality large leaf grades. Once torn and rolled the green leaves turn black as a natural consequence of being exposed to the air.
This tea is drunk either with or without milk. This depends upon whether it is a light or a full bodied. China and Darjeeling teas are light and are therefore best without. Lapsang Souchong, more full bodied Keemuns and Yunnan are exceptions. Assam, Ceylon, and especially Dimbula teas are more full bodied and therefore should be drunk with milk. All black tea has varying amounts of tannin and this gives it a dry, biscuity character in common.

FeeFo Feedback

Feedback has been compiled from 227 customer reviews

DateProductScoreCustomer Comment

Keemun Peony


I have purchased tea from greys many times. This time i was charged first clas postage.£4.50. why ? this was not requested. ALTHOUGH THIS WAS REPORTED AT THE TIME NO ANSWER HAS YET BEEN RECIEVED. I WANT MY £4.50 BACK. INCEDENTLY 1ST CLASS STILL TOOK 7 DAYS.


Antony Woollard order no 11469

On 17-May-2017 the supplier responded:
Dear Mr Woollard, we have received no email or telephone call from you. 1st Class post was the default shipping chosen but we are trying to rectify this setting error. The £4.50 charge has been refunded. Your order was delayed whilst we awaited additional stock. An 'on-hold' email was sent.

Kenya orthodox tea TGFOP1


Service rating : good choice and efficiently dispatched once ordered.
Product : All teas i have tried from this site have been of good quality, in fact the choice is somewhat overwhelming. However Kenya orthodox tea TGFOP1is my tea of choice.
I'm no expert but it seems to me this tea is what I regard as a traditional tasting tea similar to tea that I enjoyed over 50 years ago (but better). The reason I like it is it has a good strength and body but also with a certain delicacy and nice clean taste. A thoroughly enjoyable compromise.

Assam Mangalam tea SFTGFOP

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Service rating : We are Assam tea lovers and all the teas we ordered have been excellent. We received the teas in a timely fashion and they were well packed. We will definitely order from Grey's again.
Product : Malty, smooth. Delicious first thing in the morning to start the day.

Assam organic tea Jamguri TGFOP1


Still no delivery. Bad communication

On 20-Apr-2017 the supplier responded:
Your order was dispatched next working day. An automated dospatch email was sent. We responded to the email we received from you. Your tea should arrive soon. It can be slow to Australia. Please let us know when it does arrive.

Ceylon Uva Pettiagalla OP tea


Service rating : Well priced, enjoyable tea with good delivery
Product : A very enjoyable tea ......

Nilgiri organic tea Thiashola


Service rating : Good, prompt service and delicious tea.
Product : Fresh smell and taste, with a little tang to remind you that this tea is a bit different; refreshing and fragrant.

Ceylon Organic tea Uva Blackwood

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The recipient got the rea in time and loved it. Many thanks! I'm

Darjeeling Okayti First Flush 2016

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Service rating : Excellent product with rapid service. What more could I ask
Product : a pleasing and enjoyable brew, give it a good long time to develop its full flavour

Nepalese Kathmandu TGFOP organic tea

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Service rating : Tea I was looking for was available to buy in U.K. Prices sensible. Easy to use website. Goods arrived promptly and well packaged. Teas a delight, takes me back to Khatmandu 😀
Product : It takes me back to Khatmandu hospitality