Flavored Black Tea

 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2015 

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About Flavored Black Tea | Varieties of Flavored Black Tea | Best (Top-Rated) Flavored Black Tea

About Flavored Black Tea

Loose-leaf black tea with blue flowersEarl Grey Creme from Art of Tea. Photo by A Girl With Tea, CC BY 2.0.
Flavored black tea is black tea that has been blended, flavored, or scented with herbs, flowers, spices, or other ingredients. Because black tea is the default tea in most western countries, when people in the U.S. refer to flavored tea without specifying the type of tea, they often are talking about flavored black tea.

Virtually all countries that consume black tea have some traditions of blending or flavoring their tea. Flavored black tea blends are especially popular in Western tea cultures, especially in Great Britain, France, and the U.S.

In Western tea culture, common flavorings for black tea are fruit, especially lemon or beragmot orange (in Earl Grey tea), or rose petals. Among herbs, spearmint or holy basil are frequently blended with black tea. Chai, or spiced tea, a tradition that originated in India, is also usually made out of black tea, and is one of the most common forms of flavored black tea. Vanilla black tea is another common variety.

Because many black teas tend to have a robust, powerful flavor and aroma, they can be combined with strong flavorings which would easily overpower other types of teas. A British favorite is to flavor black tea with black currant, a berry or fruit with a strong, deep flavor. Black tea can also hold its own alongside strong herbs such as lavender. Black tea can also blend well with floral scents, especially the more powerful ones such as rose. Jasmine tea is less frequently made with black teas, but examples do exist.

Varieties, Kinds, or Types of Flavored Black Tea

Best Flavored Black Tea

The notion of the "best" Flavored Black Tea is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Earl Grey

Brand:Twinings
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
34
30 Ratings
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Lady Grey

Brand:Twinings
Style:Fruit Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
36
20 Ratings
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Earl Grey

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
37
16 Ratings
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Constant Comment®

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
64
9 Ratings
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English Afternoon

Brand:Ahmad Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
37
7 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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Golden Orchid

Brand:Whispering Pines
Style:Vanilla Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
100
3 Ratings
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Chocolate Peppermint

Brand:Tea Horse
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
3 Ratings
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Ginger Peach

Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
94
6 Ratings
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Cardamon Tea (Cardamom Tea, Loose)

Brand:Ahmad Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
89
6 Ratings
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Chestnut Tea

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
88
5 Ratings

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