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Last Updated: Mar. 13, 2015 

About Flavored Black Tea

Very dark loose-leaf black tea with bright blue dried flowers mixed inEarl Grey Creme, Loose-Leaf, from Art of Tea, Photo © 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.

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Earl Grey from Mountain Rose Herbs

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: India
Jul. 4th, 2020

This earl grey had the strangest green unripe taste. I wasn’t a fan which is disappointing since I had high hopes after trying their Assam.

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75 / 100

Sort Te Toffee (Nr. 522) from Wohlenberg

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend
Jun. 22nd, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from leaves of black tea (Assam?) and small pieces of fudge (cocoa butter, cocoa powder, milk powder, beta carotene). Pours nearly clear dark copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Intense aroma of toffee, with notes of black tea. Sweetish flavour of fudge, with bitter touches...

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80 / 100
Picture of Strong Lemon (Nr. 152)

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of a blend of black tea leaves and small pieces of dried lemon and lemon peel. Pours slightly hazy copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Intense aroma of lemon, with notes of black tea. Bitter flavour of black tea leaves, with intense but not aggressive notes o...

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80 / 100
Picture of Sweet Orange (Nr. 166)

Half-litre pot at home, made from black tea leaves and small pieces of dried orange peel. Pours nearly clear orangeish brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of orange, with touches of black tea. The flavour is quite the reverse, with the bitter black tea notes being dominant and the sweetish and dry...

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48 / 100
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English Breakfast Lemon from Twinings

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend
May. 11th, 2020

Dry or steeping, this tea smells of lemon candy.

The tea is pretty one-dimensional. The flavor is lemony with a slightly astringent, smoky finish. The spent teabags have a curious pink tinge to them. I'm guessing that it might be something like hibiscus for tartness, though none is specifically listed in the ingredi...

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Earl Grey

Brand:Twinings
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
27
40 Ratings
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Lady Grey

Brand:Twinings
Style:Fruit Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
21
22 Ratings
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Earl Grey

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
17
22 Ratings
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Constant Comment®

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
33
12 Ratings
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Aged Earl Grey™ - Bergamot Black

Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
60
11 Ratings

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Golden Orchid

Brand:Whispering Pines
Style:Vanilla Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
100
4 Ratings
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Ginger Peach

Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
93
7 Ratings
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Blackcurrant Breeze (formerly Blackcurrant)

Brand:Twinings
Style:Fruit Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
92
3 Ratings
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Chocolate Peppermint

Brand:Tea Horse
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
92
3 Ratings
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Sweet Ginger Peach

Brand:Revolution Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
90
3 Ratings

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